Sunday, April 3, 2011

Review and Giveaway: Rebecca St. James

I've never had the opportunity to review a music CD before!  The chance to review the newest project by Rebecca St. James -- and especially to give one away -- was too fun to pass up.  "I Will Praise You" is her first studio project since 2005, and it is wonderful.  Of course, the fact that I haven't acquired more than one or two new praise CDs in the last decade helps too... It is great to have something new to add to my collection.  I've listened to this CD about a dozen times in the last three days.

From the publisher:
Rebecca St. James charts yet another new course with I Will Praise You, a new collection of worship songs she terms “ her most personal recording to date.” From the opening notes of track one, listeners are offered a welcoming connection with Rebecca’s recognizably authentic vocal warmth and delivery. More than anything, I Will Praise You represents the latest steps in Rebecca’s life long journey towards the presence of God.
Rebecca is holding a Listening Party, where you can go preview the CD.  And here you can watch her explain one of the songs on this album, Shine Your Glory Down.



My thoughts:  Oh, I simply love this CD!  The music is amazing, as I would expect from Rebecca St. James.  And the second song, You Never Let Go, reminds me of friend and her daughter, a child I've been praying for over the last five and a half years.  So owning the song is great.

My favorite aspect, though, is in the CD insert.  There is a Bible reference and a short statement about each of the songs.  Reading those as I listened made the songs even more meaningful.

The CD is being released on Tuesday... but if you want to win one, I have the opportunity to host a giveaway.  To enter, you must make a comment on this post telling me why you would like to win this CD.

There are some additional ways you can enter as well.  Leave me a comment telling me which you have done:
  • Follow this blog via Google Friend Connect
  • Follow this blog via Networked Blogs
  • Like Rebecca St. James on Facebook and tell her you entered a giveaway at Footprints in the Butter
  • Be my friend on Facebook
  • If you are participating in the Ultimate Blog Party, tell me and link to your intro post
Every day, you can get an entry for either or both of the following:
  • post a relevant comment on any of my non-giveaway blog entries
  • share this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter or on your blog.  Give me a link if appropriate.
This giveaway will end on Saturday, April 9 at midnight Mountain Time.  Or when I get up on Sunday morning.  I will use random.org to draw a winner and will do what I can to contact the winner.  If I am unable to easily determine an email address, or if the winner does not respond within 48 hours, I reserve the right to draw a new winner.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance
with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

32 comments:

Tess said...

I have an older Rebecca St. James cd and I would love to get her new one because we have enjoyed her music.

Cristi said...

I love Rebecca St. James, and I've already heard the first three songs on her new album. It sounds great. (Plus, I might need another version of You Never Let Go for my collection.)

Cristi said...

I follow w/ GFC.

Cristi said...

I follow you with Networked Blogs.

Cristi said...

I'm your friend on Facebook. (I think these past few comments mean I stalk you online in many different ways.)

Cristi said...

I posted on Rebecca St. James's wall on FB.

Tristan said...

I would love to win this because I'm always so encouraged by good worship music and seem to need lots of encouragment lately.

Tristan said...

I already follow you on GFC!

Tess said...

I already follow you with GFC

Tess said...

I'm already your friend on Facebook

bkittie said...

It has been a long time since I've purchased a new CD, and I could really use some new uplifting music.

Emily Freelove said...

I would love to win the CD so I could play some nice relaxing music in the mornings!

savingwithaplan@gmail.com

Emily Freelove said...

I follow via GFC!

savingwithaplan@gmail.com

Emily Freelove said...

I follow via Networked blogs.

savingwithaplan@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I don't have any of Rebecca St James recordings, but I do listen to her on Pandora! :-)

~eunice b
tigergal01 @gmail .com

Anonymous said...

Follow via GFC

~eunice b
tigergal01 @gmail .com

Missy said...

I just LOVE Rebecca St. James. I have her Christmas album, it is amazing. Also, I have a 10 year old daughter, we love to listen to christian music, especially music from strong christian women. It gives us the opportunity to talk about how to act, dress, etc. as a young girl growing up in this world.

Jay said...

I would like to win because her music is great.
rbjj32825[at]lycos[dot]com

Latoshia said...

I would love to win because it's wonderful to have music we can listen to - there are no good radio stations here! I have heard great things about her music! hpb157@yahoo.com

Latoshia said...

I friended you on facebook! hpb157@yahoo.com

Jan said...

I'd love to win the CD. I've heard Rebecca St. James on satellite radio, but don't have any of her CD's.
janmessali (at) gmail.com

Jan said...

I follow you via GFC.
janmessali (at) gmail.com

Very Blessed Mamma said...

I haven't heard any Rebecca St. James in while, but would love to.

Very Blessed Mamma said...

I'm a follower.

Laura said...

Wow, I haven't listened to her in awhile!!! laura_licious101(at)hotmail*com

Tess said...

I posted a comment on your Reading Aloud Challenge post of 4/7

Tess said...

I'm participating in the Ultimate Blog Party. here is my link:
http://circlingthroughthislife.blogspot.com/2011/03/its-party.html

nickandkatherine said...

I would love to win her cd because I adore her music.

nickandkatherine said...

I like Rebecca on fb

nickandkatherine said...

I shared the giveaway on fb

nickandkatherine said...

I commented on Go Go Kabongo

nickandkatherine said...

I shared the link on fb again today