© 2011 That Fatal Kiss Music

96 CD Cover In a bid to capture the energy and power of their live shows, theREIGN began recording concerts in early 2010 and are now pleased to announce their very collection of live recordings, featuring a number of their original worship and concert favourites, a few of the most powerful modern worship songs in the church and a couple of secular covers. This collection was released in CD-Extra format, including plenty of bonus multi-media content.
Catalogue Number: TFK006CD

01. Charcoal Skies
02. Mighty To Save
03. Song Of Love
04. Prodigal
05. Baby One More Time
06. Mad World
07. Thank You/I Love The Rain
08. Never Failing Love
09. Praise His Name
10. House Of Worship
11. Where Jesus Touches The Earth
12. Revival

Happy Day
i. Forever (Give Thanks To The Lord)
ii. Hosanna (Praise Is Rising)
iii. Unchanging (Great Is Your Faithfulness)

David Cooper – Vocals/12-string Acoustic Guitar
John Osbourne – Bass Guitar
Phil Gray – 6-string Acoustic Guitar/Vocals
Kathryn Cooper – Piano/Vocals
Paul Ganney – Electric Guitar
Barbara Osbourne – Vocals
Kev Sargeson – Drums
Bethany Cooper – Vocals (tracks 1-13)
Jemma Phillipson – Vocals (tracks 14-15)

Jon Cole – Sound
Tim Canty – Lights
Joel Cooper – Lights

Produced by John Osbourne & David Cooper
Engineered & Mixed by John Osbourne
Post Production by John Osbourne
Photographs by Rachel Ganney
Artwork & Design by David Cooper

Some 5 years after their last album, comes this live offering from one of Yorkshire’s premier praise and worship bands. As an outfit, they have played up and down the UK both in concert and leading the Rock Eucharist. Led by chief songwriter and lead singer, David Cooper, this live album gives the listener the chance to re-live an event or, if you’re hearing of them for the first time, a welcome introduction. I’m glad to say that I’ve seen the band a number of times, and their rousing version of ‘Mighty to Save’ never fails to stir my sprits. While self penned numbers like ‘Charcoal Skies’ engage the listener,’ Song of Love’ appears rather pedestrian, and I found myself “drifting off” mid song. There’s always an element of surprise in the audience when David sings his version of Britney Spears ‘Baby One More Time’ but, somehow, he makes it his own. On this occasion, the band also give a rendition of the old Tears For Fears hit, ‘Mad World’, which is much better that the version that hit the No.1 spot a few years back. Recording a live album tends to highlight all those niggly little faults that you can usually re-record in a studio. On a couple of tracks the backing vocals are a little off key and it rather spoils the songs. However, with powerful songs like ‘I Love the Rain’ and the feel good ‘Never Failing Love’, you can, perhaps, forgive the odd mistake. As a bonus, you can pop the CD into your laptop and access two bonus mp3 files of the band, and that really is a bonus worth having. On this showing, it seems that The Reign will carry on their success for quite some time to come. 8/10
Geoff Howlett, Never For Nothing, October 2011