16 Songs, 1 Hour 30 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This is where the Hillsong franchise was born, and the Australian act’s straightforward sound remains largely unchanged on their 24th live album. OPEN HEAVEN/River Wild has a traditional, hymn-like feel compared to other modern worship projects, particularly evident on the stirring title track and the passionate praise of “Jesus I Need You.” Longtime Hillsong writers Reuben Morgan and Joel Houston lend their talents to the cause, exploring theological themes that sustain listeners long after the music stops.

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This is where the Hillsong franchise was born, and the Australian act’s straightforward sound remains largely unchanged on their 24th live album. OPEN HEAVEN/River Wild has a traditional, hymn-like feel compared to other modern worship projects, particularly evident on the stirring title track and the passionate praise of “Jesus I Need You.” Longtime Hillsong writers Reuben Morgan and Joel Houston lend their talents to the cause, exploring theological themes that sustain listeners long after the music stops.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
253 Ratings
253 Ratings
The Proffessa ,

No thanks

Sounds like everything else. No original lyrics. No sense of the anointing. Give us what you gave us back in the day. Stop letting cool young adults steer the musical ship and let the old timers who've been with Jesus give us meat. What happened to songs like "He is Lord," "Made Me Glad," or "Worthy is the Lamb?" Hillsong has followed the way of every other culturally relevant church musically. Take back your style. Give us back the anointing.

YesBrian ,

Yo

This album is so lit

Falaskan ,

The same

Hillsong is great on passion, and has been working on writing songs a bit less simple than previously, but now they all just sound the same. I listened to every clip, and there seems to be no effort to write upbeat songs anymore. Almost every song on this, and they’re last couple of albums, is chock full of nothing but contemplative, lounge style music, with a intentional bent on sounding like they just downed a full bottle of Ambien before they started singing.

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