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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Jeremy Riddle - Furious - CD Giveaway and Review

Vineyard Worship artist and worship leader Jeremy Riddle has announced the release of his new studio album entitled, Furious. The album is set for release on September 20 via NewDay Distribution. In my opinion, Jeremy sounds like Bono from U2 meets Phil Wickham. The music lyrics and style are very moving, you find yourself loving every single song as it transitions from one to another, and before you know it, you're at the end. So you do what I do, you press play again! It's simply that good! If you're looking for an album that will lift your dry spirit, this one will do it!

Riddle began production on the album nearly a year ago with Dove Award winning producer Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, Matthew West, David Crowder Band) at the helm. Cash’s contribution forms the backbone of the album which also features production from Bobby Hartry, a long time Riddle collaborator. The project follows Prepare The Way: Live, an album recorded in front of a live audience in Corpus Christi, Tex., earlier this year from Vineyard.

Riddle describes Furious saying, “It’s hard to come up with words that depict the magnitude of Christ’s love – the depth and width of it. Furious doesn’t work outside of the context of love; we tend to translate the word as angry, but I see it as a super-powerful force; stronger, deeper, broader than our vocabulary can fully describe."

Four years on the road as a touring worship leader eventually took its toll on Jeremy, so in January 2011, the former jr. high youth pastor came on staff as worship community pastor at Bethel Church in Redding, Calif. Working under pastors Brian and Jenn Johnson, Jeremy facilitates a worship community of over 200 people within the church.

“My wife (Katie) and I have always had a heart to serve the local church and never wanted to do the full-time travel thing for very long, so it felt like a good time to transition into something different,” Jeremy says. “I’ve developed such an appreciation for the fruit that has been sowed from my life – personally and artistically – by being part of a local community.”

Consequently, several of the tracks on Furious are also featured on Be Lifted High, the most recent album from Bethel Church.

“These songs are a reflection of being part of something bigger than just me,” Jeremy says. “Through some significant growth in understanding and living out humility from a very independent place, I’ve shifted into a place where I can’t even claim this record is completely inspired by me. There are so many elements of the album that could never have flowed from me had I not been connected to people walking out life with me.”

My personal favorite that has really spoken to me, was Fall Afresh! It's like water to a very thirsty and parched spirit that will awaken by the end of the song. The lyrics have spoken volumes to me. Another favorite is Furious, the title track to his album. I know that this one will be played a lot on the radio stations. Hands down this CD is a 5 out of 5 stars!

The message Jeremy seems to be getting across on this album is how great God is, and how much he truly does deserve all of our praise and worship! I received this CD, Furious, compliments of Propeller and Jeremy Riddle for my honest review and know you want this one to add to your praise and worship collection. For more information on this CD, the artist, Jeremy Riddle, and even where you can hear a clip of each of the 13 songs on this CD, click on the links below:

You can also find Jeremy on Facebook by clicking here.
You can tweet Jeremy Riddle on Twitter by clicking here.

Thanks to the generous folks at Propeller, Vineyard Music and Jeremy Riddle, they are offering a giveaway CD of Furious to one lucky follower of my blog, Reviews From The Heart. Here's what you need to do to enter to win!

1. Be a follower of my blog, Reviews From The Heart.

2. Be a resident of the US or have a US shipping address! Please No P.O. Boxes.

3. I need a way to contact you so please include your email address. You can include it along with your comment and use the words (at) and (dot) instead of the symbols! Without it, I have no way of letting you know you've won. So don't miss out. Leave me a comment and tell me why you'd love to win a copy.

The giveaway will end on September 25th, and I will notify the winner via email at that time.


  1. my niece would love this CD
    she plays guitar and likes singing gospel songs

    amhengst at verizon dot net

  2. Forgot to say I am a email subscriber and GFC to


  3. I am a follower and email subscriber. I would love to win this cd. I love listening to all types of music.


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