A New Hallelujah

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A New Hallelujah
Live album by Michael W. Smith
Released October 28, 2008
Recorded June 20, 2008 at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas
Genre Worship
Length 1:08:58
Label Reunion Records
Producer Michael W. Smith
Michael W. Smith chronology
It's a Wonderful Christmas
(2007)
A New Hallelujah
(2008)
Wonder
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic Positive[1]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4.5/5 stars[2]

A New Hallelujah is a live album by Christian recording artist Michael W. Smith. Released in October 2008, this is Smith's third album of worship music, and his fourth live album. A New Hallelujah was recorded on June 20, 2008 at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas.[1] A DVD version of the album was released in March 2009.

Track listing[edit]

Album release
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Prepare Intro"   Michael W. Smith 1:00
2. "Prepare Ye the Way"   Michael W. Smith 5:05
3. "A New Hallelujah" (featuring the African's Children's Choir) Michael W. Smith, Debbie Smith, Paul Baloche 5:47
4. "When I Think of You" (featuring the African's Children's Choir) Michael W. Smith 4:28
5. "Mighty to Save"   Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan 7:53
6. "Shout Unto God"   Joel Houston, Marty Sampson 4:08
7. "Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)"   Chris Tomlin, Louie Giglio, John Newton 5:34
8. "Deep In Love With You"   Michael W. Smith, Debbie Smith, Christa Black 6:32
9. "Healing Rain/Let It Rain"   Michael W. Smith, Martin Smith, Matt Bronleewe, Michael Farron 3:20
10. "Majesty"   Martin Smith, Stu Garrard 4:19
11. "I Surrender All" (featuring Coalo Zamorano) Judson W. Van DeVenter 3:51
12. "Grace"   Michael W. Smith, Martin Smith 4:21
13. "Michael W. Smith sharing"   Michael W. Smith 1:44
14. "Help Is On the Way" (featuring Israel Houghton) Michael W. Smith, Israel Houghton, Debbie Smith, Christa Black 5:16
15. "The River is Rising"   Michael W. Smith 5:41
Total length:
71:31

Credits[edit]

Music
  • Michael W. Smith: vocals, keyboards, acoustic guitar, drums (1), arrangements
  • Jim Daneker: keyboards, Hammond B3 organ, programming
  • Ben Gowell: electric guitar
  • Adam Lester: electric guitar
  • Christa Black: violin, acoustic guitar, background vocals
  • Matt Smallbone: bass guitar
  • Michael Olson: drums
  • Matt Payne: drums (1)
  • Spence Smith: drums (1)
  • Stephen Jackson: background vocals
  • Aimee Jones Beard: background vocals
  • Fiona Mellett: background vocals
  • Michael Mellett: background vocals, choir director
  • The Lakewood Church Choir: adult choir
  • The African Children's Choir: children's choir; directed by Alice Nabwami
  • Coalo Zamorano: Spanish solo (11)
  • Isreal Houghton: guest vocals (14)
Production
  • Michael W. Smith: producer
  • Michael Blanton: executive producer
  • Bob Ezrin: executive producer
  • Terry Hemmings: executive producer
  • Traci Sterling Bishir: production coordination
  • Chaz Corzine: associate producer
  • Joey Ciccoline: tour manager
  • David Turner & Julia Tracy: tour leaders
  • Rob Burrell: engineer, mixing
  • Hank Williams: mastering
  • Louis Deluca: photography
  • Tim Parker & Ron Roark: design
  • Michelle Box: A&R production
  • Jason McArthur: A&R coordination
  • Trish Townsend: stylist[1]

Reception[edit]

A New Hallelujah won two Dove Awards at the 40th GMA Dove Awards, for Best Inspirational Recorded Song and Best Praise & Worship Album.[3]

Charts and certification[edit]

Peak Certifications
(sales threshold)
US
200
US
Christ
US
Digital
19 1 19
  • US sales: 23,000[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Allmusic "A New Hallelujah". Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  2. ^ Jesus Freak Hideout "A New Hallelujah". Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  3. ^ Gospel Music Update "Dove Awards Celebrates 40th Year". Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  4. ^ KNET 180 Radio "A New Hallelujah". Retrieved December 11, 2011.