Where Jesus Touches The Earth

© 2006 That Fatal Kiss Music

theREIGN’s second studio album was launched in June 2006, and listeners will immediately notice a difference. As well as the obvious lineup changes, the new album marks a change in emphasis for the band’s music. Whilst songs such as Song of Love and I Will Love You follow the path of individual and corporate worship begun by their debut, others such as Prodigal, Charcoal Skies and the title track are very much performance oriented and focussed more on the band’s faith and how it interacts with the world.
Catalogue Number: TFK005CD

01. Jesus The King
02. I Will Love You
03. O Come To The Table
04. Prodigal
05. So Beautiful
06. Rise (King Of The Nations)
07. Song Of Love
08. Charcoal Skies
09. This Life (All I Have To Give)
10. We Need You
11. When I Survey
12. Where Jesus Touches The Earth

Ivan Carruthers – Drums
David Cooper – Vocals/Acoustic Guitar
Kathryn Cooper – Vocals
Phil Gray – Acoustic Guitar/Vocals
Paul Ganney – Electric Guitar
Barbara Osbourne – Vocals
John Osbourne – Bass
Jemma Phillipson – Vocals
Simon Reeves – Piano/Keyboard

Jane Sargeson – Saxaphone

Produced by Dave Cartwright & theREIGN
Recorded, Engineered and Mixed by Dave Cartwright @ MaxLife Studio, Hull
Post-Production by Jon Blamire @ The Digital Audio Company, Skipton
Photography & Design by Mark Pierce

Received your new CD today and this by FAR is your best yet. You’ve not only matured musically, but there is a depth of spiritual maturity which surpasses not only all your other albums, but also many other albums and worship songs around. You have certainly developed the sound of ‘the reign’ which is varied and within the range and scope of the voices and musical abilities and genre of its members. Also, it’s encouraging to hear some ‘we’ songs and not just the same old same old individualistic ego-centric ‘it’s all about me, so bless me.’ I’m sure that as these songs move people and congregations out of their individualistic ‘I’ generated and centred bubble existence, they will be able to see the Lord of the Whole Universe and not just of their small patch. The way you have weaved personal devotion to a global and eternal context is refreshing and again smacks of your growing maturity spiritually. All in all a great album and one which lifts the soul to sore above me and not just into the arms of God, but within His sight line to see His world as He experiences and see it. Well done.
Trevor Gregory, Mission Now, June 2006

Some churches have full worship bands but some don’t – this is why The Reign, fronted by singer/songwriter David Cooper, puts so much effort into performing around Yorkshire to give more congregations access to lively modern worship. Full of praise and commitment, the songs on The Reign’s second studio album, Where Jesus Touches the Earth, have plenty of energy and enthusiasm – whilst retaining an element of raw musicianship. One of the best, O Come to the Table, invites the listener to discover more about Christ: “O come now to Calvary, see how He dies. Fulfilling the promise of God the Most High.” In Prodigal, gentle harmonies sit alongside attractive acoustic guitar: “I thought that you were in control but I still tried to do it all.” This album summarises the latest chapter in Cooper’s songwriting – and includes a nice reworking of When I Survey – and some of the songs and themes will definitely earn ‘repeat’ status on car and home stereos.
Howard Dobson, The Good News, September 2006