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Michael W. Smith: A New Hallelujah - Live
Michael W Smith A New Hallelujah - Live
Actor: Michael W. Smith
Director: Steve Gilreath
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests
NR     2009     1hr 28min

1. Prepare Ye The Way — 2. A New Hallelujah — 3. When I Think Of You — 4. Mighty To Save — 5. Shout Unto God — 6. Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) — 7. Deep In Love With You — 8. Healing Rain/ Let It Rain — 9. Majesty — 10. I Sur...  more »

     
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Actor: Michael W. Smith
Director: Steve Gilreath
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests
Sub-Genres: Pop, Other Music, Religion & Spirituality
Studio: Reunion
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 03/17/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2009
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 28min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 8
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Less emotional but more satisfying
Michael Dalton | Eureka, CA United States | 03/19/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I will never forget what a friend told me in connection with Michael W. Smith's (MWS) Worship DVD. After my friend's dad died, he was alone and isolated. Worship DVD was a lifeline that kept him from getting lost in grief. Over and over again he would watch it with tears in his eyes. It was one of his few sources of consolation.

I remember how moved I was the first time I saw it. The opening segment and song medley are electrifying. A New Hallelujah DVD also has a dramatic opening (something characteristic of Smith's live performances) but it doesn't quite reach the same level of excitement.

It was also inspiring on Worship to see and hear 15,000 young people enthusiastically worshipping God on some classic contemporary praise and worship songs. A New Hallelujah is set in a larger venue (Joel Osteen's church) with a more subdued audience.

MWS set the bar high on that first release. What it lacked technically it made up for in passion. However, in some ways, A New Hallelujah DVD is more satisfying. It's a little more artistic. Some songs have more depth lyrically and musically, and it's technically superior as far as the stage, lighting, sound and camera work. For those who are tired of the rapid MTV-style movement often seen in concert videos, this has a welcome relaxed pacing.

One reason the first DVD was such a phenomenon is that some of the songs, though simple, were classics. This DVD comes close to that on songs like "Mighty to Save." Smith is also in fine form on "Deep in Love With You," a signature MWS ballad addressed directly to God. Another highlight is seeing Uganda's African Children's Choir sing and dance in their colorful clothing.

It's hard to replicate a prior experience. It's best to approach this as something new rather than a continuation of an earlier event. A New Hallelujah may not be as moving, but it is rewarding for those who appreciate excellence.
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Awesome worship DVD
Wilma Kay Arthaud | 05/28/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Nice to see a wonderful Christian artist at work & bringing the house down with his praise for Jesus Christ!!!! Keep carrying this product & many like it. Thank you, thank you!!!"
AWESOME AS ALWAYS!
G. Fruit | Eau Calire, WI USA | 04/22/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As usual this is an awesome concert DVD from Michael W. Smith. I love the beginning of the concert with the drums as well as the song Mighty To Save. Highly recommended by me. The only thing that disappointed me a little is that there isn't as much special features on this DVD as there are on the other DVDs he has made. Still an awesome concert though."
Outstanding!
Larry Butts | CLAYTON, NC United States | 04/20/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a great worship experience.

The music, video, sound quality and the flow of the concert are all outstanding. I have already watched it several times. With my upconverting DVD player over HDMI, it has near-HD quality. The videography is very well done. It always contributes and never detracts from the music.

The only things I wish they had added is options for on-screen lyrics and the ability end the concert after the 14th song (Where the CD ends). The remainder is more of an encore.

I liked the behind the scenes extras. You realize how much effort goes into capturing a live concert for video."