This double album combines two rare and early albums from John Michael Talbot on one CD. The Lord s Supper, first released in 1979, is a contemporary choral setting of the Eucharistic Liturgy. Be Exalted, first released in... more » 1986, is a collection of congregational worship music. Artist: John Michael Talbot Format: Audio CD, one disc, 23 tracks Producer: Sparrow Records Track listing:1. Prelude 2. We Shall Stand Forgiven 3. Glory To God 4. Creed I 5. Creed II 6. Holy, Holy, Holy 7. Communion Song 8. The Lord s Prayer 9. Lamb of God 10. Lift High the Banners of Love 11. Our God Reigns 12. King of the Ages 13. Holy is the Lord 14. I Am The Bread of Life 15. Te Deum Laudamus 16. Lord Be Glorified 17. Be Exalted O God 18. Cast Up a Highway (Psalm 68) 19. Gloria Patri 20. Holy Ground 21. Holy Father 22. Glory to the Father 23. Lion of Judah« less
This double album combines two rare and early albums from John Michael Talbot on one CD. The Lord s Supper, first released in 1979, is a contemporary choral setting of the Eucharistic Liturgy. Be Exalted, first released in 1986, is a collection of congregational worship music. Artist: John Michael Talbot Format: Audio CD, one disc, 23 tracks Producer: Sparrow Records Track listing:1. Prelude 2. We Shall Stand Forgiven 3. Glory To God 4. Creed I 5. Creed II 6. Holy, Holy, Holy 7. Communion Song 8. The Lord s Prayer 9. Lamb of God 10. Lift High the Banners of Love 11. Our God Reigns 12. King of the Ages 13. Holy is the Lord 14. I Am The Bread of Life 15. Te Deum Laudamus 16. Lord Be Glorified 17. Be Exalted O God 18. Cast Up a Highway (Psalm 68) 19. Gloria Patri 20. Holy Ground 21. Holy Father 22. Glory to the Father 23. Lion of Judah
Songs Of Praise And Worship ~ The Early Years Of John Mich
Brian E. Erland | Brea, CA - USA | 03/29/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD contains two of John Michael Talbot's earliest releases, 'The Lord's Supper' his third Christian album from '79 which was his first as a Catholic and 'Be Exalted' which was his fifteenth released in '86.
Containing -22 tracks- this compilation of Catholic worship and praise music contains many of the essential Talbot songs that made the name John Michael Talbot a household word in most Catholic homes in the '80's. 'The Lord's Supper' was and probably still is his signature release in the minds of his fans.
Two Wonderful Recordings On A Single Disc
Timothy A. Coates | Richmond, VA USA | 06/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Here are two very nice musical performances; THE LORD'S SUPPER (1979), which provided the "bridge" John Talbot crossed, going from country rock to the more contemplative style many identify with him today. This is a mass and the Spirit seems very present here - the music can lift and help bring freshness. BE EXALTED, released in 1986, is a fine collection of contemporary worship songs, including "Holy Ground" which attracted minor radio attention upon its release and which at least one of us finds lovely and meaningful beyond words. "Lord, Be Glorified" also is included, a simple hymn that formed part of the soundtrack of my college years - oh, those BSU Bonfires..."
For those who may not know
David M Miranda | Western United States | 02/22/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This Lord's Supper came out when CCM was just leaving its infancy and, for those who may not know, was a piece of music born of great personal pain. Christian albums were worth their weight in gold at the time because there were not that many artists and, as far as we were concerned, couldn't produce them fast enough. One or two web pages would have held the entire collection. But this one was radically different as it was a return to a style of music that, while not completely rejected, was the type that CCM was reacting to. John Michael Talbot's first two albums (CD's today) were of a rousing country rock variety and he was a virtuoso on guitar. But then he dropped out of sight for an extended period of time and, amongst us fans, there was no clue as to what happened. And then...The Lord's Supper appeared and it was unique and, I believe, still is to this day. He consented to an interview with CCM magazine and told us that his wife had divorced him. Understand that in that era, a Christian leader who got a divorce lost a lot of credibility (right or wrong). The interview indicates an extraordinarily painful time for the man. It was a wonderful group of believers that loved him back to spiritual health and he chose Franciscan vows. From that sprang this album and you should know that the entire choir is made up of those people, none of whom had ever sung professionally or even been in a studio. The Lord's Supper is a prime example of God redeeming the moment and JMT opening himself to it. In the ensuing years he fell in love and was allowed to marry (which is allowed in his order) and from that sprang Come To The Quiet. So what am I saying? That JMT has done us the service of allowing his pain, his journey, and his relationship to God play out in his music. As far as I can see, he reintroduced worship music back into CCM as these albums sold as much as ever. It is my hope this gives the reader background for an even deeper understanding and appreciation for the depth and the healing music of The Lord's Supper. As the last words of the last song, beseeching God, say, "Lord, we are not worthy. ...only say the word, and we shall be healed"."
Cristal clear | BC, Canada | 04/10/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you want to be swept into glorious worship, buy this album. It's almost as if you are in the midst of an angelic choir at times, and I agree that the lyrics and melodies are wonderful. I am trying to remember an album as blessed and annointed as this one has been in the 20+ years since I first heard it, but none comes close to the Lord's Supper. My husband, who was raised Catholic, was so blessed by the spirit-breathed music, and I have been profoundly moved into deep worship through it. Thank you JMT for sharing your gifts with the body of Christ!"
The Lord's Supper / Be Exalted
Wayne Mitchell | Johannesburg | 08/11/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first heard The Lord's Supper on a vinyl back in the 80's and have been trying to get a copy ever since, and had come to the conclusion that this was out of print, but was thrilled to find the CD still available through Amazon. Although recorded in the late 70's and lyric's taken from liturgies dating back several centuries, even today, this album still has a wonderful ability to move one deeply and profoundly, and the recording has a wonderful flow from track to track, almost making this a concept album, needing to be listened too from start to finish, as many best of John Michael Talbot has track's taken from the original - Lord's Supper, which are wonderful, the album works best as a whole.
If you are looking to be swept away to music and lyrics that are so profound in its orchestral arrangement, superb guitar and a choir obviously thrilled to be apart of this project, I can sincerely recommend getting this album. John Michael Talbot, is able to weave complex lyrics to truly beautiful melodies, and his voice if full of honest conviction and is remarkably inspiring. The Lord's Supper is, for me one of the best with every track, consecutively, moving the listener into a closer experience with what the Lords Supper is all about, for me this is on of his best albums, and it is a huge bonus that Sparrow has also included the album Be Exalted, on this CD, filled with old favorites and also a treat to listen too, although not as coherent as the Lord's Supper, but still wonderful.
As I said it has been some years since I listened to this album, and although it has been 20 something years, putting this CD on, just swept me away and it is for me as wonderful today as it was when I first heard it."