MP3 Rick Founds - After All
An artful blend of compositions designed to gently usher the listener into the presence of the Lord. All 13 tracks feature Rick''s lead vocals, and most include very appealing harmonies and unison contributions by backup vocalists Chariya Bissonette and Co
13 MP3 Songs
GOSPEL: Contemporary Gospel, NEW AGE: Meditation
About the Artist
Rick Founds has been active writing and performing music since his early teen years. He has authored numerous songs of praise and worship, published by Maranatha! Music, Metro One, Inc., Word Music, and others. Churches around the world sing many of Rick''s songs every week, including, "Lord I Lift Your Name On High", "Jesus Draw Me Close", "I Love Your Grace", "Jesus Mighty God", and "I Need You". He calls southern California his home where he continues to work, write, lead worship and enjoy life with his wife, daughters, and an interesting assortment of pets.
Rick Founds Music produces songs of spiritual content, including everything from gentle instrumental pieces for moments of quiet reflection, to songs of contemporary praise and worship for churches world wide. Projects include musical styles ranging from intimate accoustic renderings to high energy rock and roll.
OK, I am biased...,
Reviewer: Dennis Hill (see more about me) from Laguna Hills, CA United States I have known Rick for some time, and admired his many abilities for years. His gift for ushering people into the presence of God is undeniable. He has probably written more songs sung in churches every Sunday, than any other songwriter. (Many people would be stunned to hear all the recognizable songs he has written)
"You''ve Pulled Away the Curtain" and the rest of this CD continue to demonstrate his gift. Give it a listen and you will suddenly find yourself taken beyond the cares of this world, and into His presence.
This CD is Rick''s best effort yet.,
Reviewer: Bryan R. St. Peters from Riverside, CA, USA With the release of his CD project, "After All," veteran contemporary Christian songwriter, guitarist, and worship leader Rick Founds has produced an artful blend of new material along with updated versions of his most successful compositions.
The title track, "After All," showcases everything Rick Founds is known for doing so well: ushering the listener into worship, into the very throne room of God. This new song shows Rick moving into more mature territory, both musically and spiritually. It feels thoughtful, reflective, and the lyrics effectively summarize a life of devotion and worship.
Notable among the CD''s remakes is Rick''s signature song, "Lord, I Lift Your Name on High," a ubiquitous anthem throughout the Christian church. Although not an "unplugged" project, this track comes closest to that sort of intimacy. The composer revisits his song with a slower tempo and straightforward simplicity.
All 13 tracks feature Rick''s lead vocals, and most include very appealing harmonies and unison contributions by backup vocalists Chariya Bissonette and Cory Briggs. The rhythm section is very understated throughout, with soft and subtle Latin percussion by Alberto Salas and the skillful, expressive guitar talents of Gustavo Eraso.
Rick Founds'' "After All" is tastefully constructed with help from some of the best talent in contemporary Christian music, including the venerable Stan Endicott''s production, arrangements, and keyboards, along with Wally Grant''s engineering and mastering. The liner notes include Rick''s song lyrics complete with guitar chords (suitable for church or Bible study worship leaders).
While the CD''s musical style is one of gentle understatement, its message of scriptural worship is loud and clear. With these songs of genuine devotional substance, Rick Founds is clearly hitting his stride as a gifted composer, artist, and worship leader.
(By Bryan St. Peters, Director of Communications and Media for The Harvest Crusades with Greg Laurie.)