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Wow Gold
Various Artists
Wow Gold
Genres: Pop, Rock, Christian
 
  •  Track Listings (15) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (15) - Disc #2

Aptly titled Gold, this CD features the crème de la crème of the songs that have shaped the face of Christian music since the 1970s. The compilation pulls together many of the original recordings that spent time in the spo...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Wow Gold
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 3
Label: Benson
Original Release Date: 6/20/2000
Release Date: 6/20/2000
Genres: Pop, Rock, Christian
Styles: Compilations, Praise & Worship, Rock & Alternative
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 083061053321

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Aptly titled Gold, this CD features the crème de la crème of the songs that have shaped the face of Christian music since the 1970s. The compilation pulls together many of the original recordings that spent time in the spotlight, providing a snapshot of what is imbedded within the hearts and minds of any seasoned Christian-music fan. Featuring artists from all genres, Gold presents a perfect cross section of the industry's most respected talent. With a flavor to satisfy every appetite, acoustic rock, gospel, heavy metal, worship, vocal, and contemporary sounds fashion a wild ride that leaves no moment mundane. Nowhere else would Stryper's "To Hell with the Devil" and Twila Paris's "He Is Exalted" share time on the same project. Wow! This is a true wonder indeed, bringing nostalgic memories and renewed inspiration to any Christian-music enthusiast. --Israel Button

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Member CD Reviews

Ronald S. (Tony) from TULSA, OK
Reviewed on 12/26/2009...
Excellent songs and excellent artists. Very enjoyable.
Steve S. (Reno-ness) from ARROYO GRANDE, CA
Reviewed on 6/7/2007...
Why should the Devil have all the good music?
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

CD Reviews

Professional CD, unprofessional selection.
Scott Hay | Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | 06/30/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Basically, the creators of the WOW CDs have once again created controversy over their selections. Take for example, their DC Talk pick. "Jesus Freak" was much more landmark and ground breaking and influential than "What If I Stumble" even if it was 'harder'. Their Kirk Franklin pick is questionable, but ok. "Stomp" was definately all influential and ground breaking, but so was "Revolution" which probably would have been better for this CD.How about their Newsboys pick? WHERE THE HECK IS "SHINE"? "I'm Not Ashamed" again, is an ok pick. But it's definately not the best one they could have taken. Same goes for Delirious ("Gravity" or "Deeper"), Avalon ("Adonai"), Larry Norman ("I Wish We'd All Been Ready"), and Ray Boltz ("The Anchor Holds").I must admit though, their Carman pick was a good one for a change. Someone actually did some research for that one. Anyway, if you're up for a nice CD, get this set. But don't expect the absolute best songs from each and every artist."
Listen carefully
eowyn00 | 07/25/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"WOW Gold is perhaps the definitive collection of music outlining the soul of the christian music industry. Cuts like "Why should the devil have all the good music?" and "My Tribute" are pieces of history and part of the heritage of christian music. The inclusion of "Easter Song" by Second Chapter of Acts, "You put this love in my heart" by Keith Green, and "Awesome God" by Rich Mullins, are tributes to artists who made a mark in the world by their personal lives and testimonies in addition to their music. WOW Gold is not a collection of biggest sellers - it is a history. "What if I Stumble" by dc Talk is not the group's biggest seller, but it is a testimony to the heart of the group and the christian music industry as a whole. "Not Ashamed" by the Newsboys is a piece that bears testimony to the calling the group has focused on; standing up for the Truth, even when the world finds it offensive. The only song in the collection that should definately not be there is Kirk Franklin's "Stomp". Gospel is a genre that needs to be represented and Kirk Franklin is an artist who has made his mark in the industry. But, "Stomp" is just not a good representative piece. Something else should definately have been chosen. This album spans an incredible collection of musical styles. From Stryper to Keith Green to Jars of Clay to Bob Carlyle, this is an incredible collection of music and one i am proud to own."