Written by: Laura Chambers (November 27, 2017)

After 20 years of music and ministry, Planetshakers debuts its first Christmas release, optimistically titled Planetshakers Christmas Volume 1.

“Hark” gives the hymn a bit of a pop refresh. In the process, it loses its reverent feel in favor of a jumble of sounds in the background that kind of distract from the lyrics.

“Joy To The World”, in contrast, is less complicated; the music follows the lyrics pretty closely, saving most of the grace notes for the wordless portions of the song and the outro.

“Silent Night” bumps the song’s tempo upwards a bit, but otherwise does nothing to mar the quiet, calm atmosphere as described to us by its lyrics.

“It’s Christmas”, the sole original track on this EP, describes the wondrous atmosphere of the season, inviting everyone to recall the reason for the holiday and rejoice.

Planetshakers haven’t produced anything revolutionary with their Christmas EP, but it’s still worth listening to at least once.

3.2/5

Released: December 1, 2017

Label: Planetshakers Ministries, under exclusive license to Integrity Music


Track Listing:

  1. Hark (3:13)
  2. Joy To The World (2:47)
  3. Silent Night (3:49)
  4. It’s Christmas (3:40)

4 Tracks, 14:00

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More from Planetshakers:

  • When the Planet Rocked (2001)
  • So Amazing (2001)
  • Phenomena (2001)
  • Rain Down (2003)
  • Open Up the Gates (2004)
  • (My King) Praise & Worship (2004)
  • All That I Want: Live Praise and Worship (2006)
  • Worship Him: 25 of Planetshakers’ Greatest Worship Anthems (2006)
  • Pick It Up (2006)
  • Always and Forever (2006)
  • Arise (2006)
  • Praise Him (2006)
  • Saviour of the World (2006)
  • Free (2007)
  • Never Stop (2007)
  • Evermore (2008)
  • All For Love (2008)
  • Beautiful Saviour (2008)
  • One (2009)
  • Heal Our Land (2010)
  • Reflector (2011)
  • Nothing Is Impossible (2011)
  • Decade: Lift Up Your Eyes (2012)
  • Deeper (2012)
  • Even Greater (2012)
  • Limitless (2013)
  • Endless Praise: Live (2014)
  • Nada es Imposible (2014)
  • This Is Our Time: Live (2014)
  • Outback Worship Sessions (2015)
  • #LETSGO (2015)
  • Overflow (2016)
  • Legacy (Live) [Deluxe Version] (2017)

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