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(5/5/2004) GrapeVine Magazine

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Jim Cowan

When It’s All Said and Done

Jim Cowan has been making original praise and worship songs for well over two decades.  Recently, he has taken time off to promote his latest album When All Is Said and Done.

If the title track sounds familiar to you, it’s perhaps because you own either Integrity Music’s Revival In Belfast or Intimate Worship recordings.  Jim Cowan’s original songs have made some significant inroads in the last few years, and so it may seem surprising that it has taken this long for a whole album of entirely original material to come forth.

In this latest indie release, Jim Cowan pulls out all the stops, bringing in an intimate orchestra to accompany his ballads.  Highlights include a stirring rendition of “In His Holy Chambers”—a powerful “Holy Holy Holy” song, in a minor key.  “For Your Name is Holy” (previously recorded on Integrity’s Jerusalem Arise) works in the same vein, and would do well as a medley.  The best song is “Altar Call”, using simple, repetitious lyrics that you can close your eyes and worship.  (Just don’t do this when driving).

When It’s All Said and Done is short on songs that can be used for congregational participation, and there are no plans for a songbook release.  Nonetheless, there are certain songs on this release that will benefit soloists of congregations, and for your own personal spiritual walk.

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