Worship leader and songwriter Elias Dummer has just released the vinyl version of his latest album "The Work (Vol 1)." The vinyl version features some beautiful artwork by the incredible Julia Veenstra (with a unique inside sleeve, too). It is also different sonically from the digital version and it has a different track-order. When you purchase the vinyl version, you will get a digital copy of the album too for free.
The album follows a successful near-decade run with The City Harmonic who, with songs like "Holy (Wedding Day)", the seminal "Manifesto", were awarded Canada's prestigious Juno Award, 11 Covenant Awards, and multiple appearances on the Billboard charts. In the years since the band parted ways, Dummer helped to plant The Village UMC, a fast-growing United Methodist church in Nashville where he now lives with his wife and five children.
Beginning in November 2018, Dummer released three preview songs: "Enough" (written with Jeff Johnson from Passion City Church and Tom Eccleshall from London's KXC Worship), "This is Holy Ground" (co-written with Sarah Reeves) and the infectious "Heartbeat". In just a short time since, the songs appeared on over 3,000 curated playlists with streams in the hundreds of thousands prior to release.
Early reviews assure that the album does not disappoint, with Hallels 4.5 star review suggesting: "this album gives serious thought to the question: can worship music be both profound and cool? With Dummer's "The Work Vol.1" the answer is a resounding yes." JesusFreakHideout adds: ""Enough" has really struck a chord...featuring a wonderfully singable chorus and lyrics that many of us need to be reminded of every day."
To purchase the vinyl version of the album, click here.