Cornerstone (Hillsong album)

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Cornerstone
Live album by Hillsong Church
Released 3 July 2012
Recorded 30 October 2011
Genre Contemporary Worship
Length 75:48
Label Hillsong Music Australia
Producer Executive Producers:
Joel Houston
Reuben Morgan
Producers:
Reuben Morgan
Andrew Crawford.
Co-Producers:
Autumn Hardman
Ben Fielding
Ryan Taubert
Hillsong Music Australia
Live praise & worship chronology
God Is Able
2011
Cornerstone
2012
Glorious Ruins
2013

Cornerstone is the twenty-first album in the live praise and worship series of Christian Contemporary music by Hillsong Church. It reached No. 2 on the ARIA Albums Chart,[1] debuted at No. 2 in the U.S.A. iTunes and No.  32 on the Billboard 200 chart, also was the No. 1 Christian Album on Billboard Christian Top.

Its first single was "Hope of the World", a song written by Jason Ingram, Reuben Morgan and Matthew Bronleewee, that also is available in Studio Version, in the Deluxe Edition (Digital).

Two (live) music videos has been released on their VEVO channel: "Hope of the World" and "Cornerstone" featuring Reuben Morgan and David Ware respectively.

Recording[edit]

It was recorded at the Allphones Arena in Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney Australia, the Sydney Entertainment Centre, and the Hillsong Convention Centre by Reuben Morgan, Joel Houston, Darlene Zschech and the Hillsong Worship Team on 30 October 2011 and in early 2012. The worship night was called "Together As One: Our Live Album Recording".

Vision & Inspiration[edit]

The following text has been used on various websites to promote the release of the CD and DVD:

"Together, we are His house, built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets. And the cornerstone is Christ Jesus Himself" (Eph 2:20 NLT).

Recorded with tens of thousands in worship, this album captures the heart and sound of Hillsong Church globally and represents the coming together of the Hillsong worship team from around the world; including Reuben Morgan, Joel Houston, Ben Fielding, Annie Garratt and Darlene Zschech, Hillsong UNITED, and international teams from London and Stockholm.

Hillsong LIVE remains committed to inspiring and empowering the authentic worship of Jesus and resourcing the Body of Christ, everywhere.

Track listing (CD)[2][edit]

# Song Author Worship Leader Backing Vocal Length
1 Endless Light Dean Ussher & Karl Cashwell Jad Gillies Joel Houston 4:18
2 Beneath the Waters (I Will Rise) Brooke Fraser & Scott Ligertwood Annie Garratt 5:13
3 Cornerstone Edward Mote, Eric Liljero, Jonas Myrin, & Reuben Morgan Dave Ware Annie Garratt 6:49
4 I Surrender Matt Crocker Matt Crocker Darlene Zschech 5:46
5 Hope of the World Reuben Morgan, Jason Ingram, & Matthew Bronleewee Reuben Morgan Annie Garratt 4:08
6 All My Hope Reuben Morgan & Jason Ingram Annie Garratt Joel Houston 5:30
7 Grace Abounds Ben Fielding & Dean Ussher Dean Ussher Darlene Zschech& Joel Houston 5:02
8 Running Matt Crocker & Scott Ligertwood Jonathan Douglass (JD) Jad Gillies & Joel Houston 4:04
9 Children Of The Light Joel Houston Joel Houston Jonathan Douglass (JD) 4:37
10 Stand In Awe Ben Fielding & Reuben Morgan Ben Fielding Annie Garratt 5:55
11 Love Knows No End Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan, & Harrison Wood Dave Ware Darlene Zschech 5:18
12 Greater Than All Autumn Hardman & Dave Hodgson Jad Gillies Annie Garratt 5:57
13 Love So High* Matt Redman, Chris Tomlin, Reuben Morgan, & Jason Ingram Matt Crocker 4:56
14 I Desire Jesus* Scott Ligertwood Darlene Zschech Rueben Morgan 6:04
15 Praise Him* Matt Crocker & Nathan Finochio Matt Crocker 4:37
16 Hope of the World (Studio Version)** Reuben Morgan, Jason Ingram, & Matthew Bronleewee Ben Fielding 3:38
17 Cornerstone (Studio Version)** Edward Mote, Eric Liljero, Jonas Myrin, & Reuben Morgan Dave Ware 3:26
18 Running (Studio Version)** Matt Crocker & Scott Ligertwood Matt Crocker 3:50
19 The Grace Zone is a World of Blessing (Talk)** Brian Houston Brian Houston 21:37

(*Tracks only on Deluxe / **Tracks only on Deluxe Digital)

Track listing (DVD/Blu-Ray)[3][edit]

# Song Author Worship Leader Duration
1 Running Matt Crocker & Scott Ligertwood Jonathan Douglass (JD) 4:04
2 Endless Light Dean Ussher & Karl Cashwell Jad Gillies 4:18
3 I Surrender Matt Crocker Matt Crocker 11:05
4 I Desire Jesus Scott Ligertwood Darlene Zschech 6:07
5 Grace Abounds Ben Fielding & Dean Ussher Dean Ussher & Darlene Zschech 7:32
6 Love Knows No End Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan, & Harrison Wood Dave Ware 5:18
7 Praise Him Matt Crocker & Nathan Finnochio Matt Crocker 4:32
8 Children of the Light Joel Houston Joel Houston 4:37
9 Hope of the World Reuben Morgan, Jason Ingram, & Matthew Bronleewee Reuben Morgan 4:47
10 All My Hope Reuben Morgan & Jason Ingram Annie Garratt 5:30
11 Love So High Matt Redman, Chris Tomlin, Reuben Morgan, & Jason Ingram Matt Crocker 4:51
12 Stand In Awe Ben Fielding & Reuben Morgan Ben Fielding 6:30
13 Greater Than All Autumn Hardman & Dave Hodgson Jad Gillies 6:02
14 Beneath the Waters (I Will Rise) Brooke Fraser & Scott Ligertwood Annie Garratt 6:28
15 Cornerstone Edward Mote, Eric Liljero, Jonas Myrin, & Reuben Morgan Dave Ware 7:37

Personnel[edit]

Worship Leaders:

  • Reuben Morgan - Executive Producer, Worship Leader
  • Joel Houston - Executive Producer, Worship Leader
  • Ben Fielding - Worship Leader
  • Matt Crocker - Worship Leader
  • Jad Gillies - Worship Leader
  • Annie Garratt - Worship Leader
  • Jonathan Douglass (JD) - Worship Leader
  • Dave Ware - Worship Leader
  • Dean Ussher - Worship Leader
  • Darlene Zschech - Worship Leader

Songwriters:

  • Reuben Morgan
  • Joel Houston
  • Ben Fielding
  • Matt Crocker
  • Dean Ussher
  • Nathan Finnochio
  • Jason Ingram
  • Chris Tomlin
  • Matt Redman
  • Eric Liljero
  • Edward Mote
  • Jonas Myrin
  • Brooke Ligertwood
  • Scott Ligertwood
  • Karl Cashwell
  • Harrison Wood
  • Matthew Bronleewee
  • Autumn Hardman
  • Dave Hodgson
  • William Batchelder Bradbury

Frontline Singers:

  • Jay Cook
  • Jenny Deacon
  • Katie Dodson
  • Hannah Hobbs
  • Sam Knock
  • Brad Kohring
  • Hayley Law
  • Eric Liljero
  • Jill McCloghry
  • Sheila Mpofu
  • Sloane Simpson
  • Katrina Tadman
  • Marcus Temu

Drums:

  • Dan McMurray
  • Harrison Wood

Bass:

  • Ben Whincop
  • Bob Mpofu

Keys:

  • David Andrew
  • Autumn Hardman
  • Peter James
  • Aaron Polley

Guitars:

  • Nigel Hendroff
  • Timon Klein
  • Jarryd Scully
  • Isaac Soon

Acoustic Guitars:

  • Matt Crocker
  • Ben Fielding
  • Jad Gillies
  • Nigel Hendroff
  • Joel Houston
  • Reuben Morgan
  • Dean Ussher

Percussion:

  • Simon Kobler
  • J.P. Starra

Pump Organ, Accordion, Glockenspiel:

  • Ben Tennikoff

Banjo:

  • Matt Crocker

French Horn:

  • Elizabeth Gorringe

Trombone:

  • Marc Warry

Violin:

  • Lauren Hodges

Cello:

  • Celeste Shackleton

Backline Technician:

  • Paul Cox

Hillsong Senior Pastors:

Instruments[edit]

  • Reuben Morgan: Rickenbacker Guitars, Martin Guitars, and Duesenberg Guitars (in "Beneath The Waters (I Will Rise)").
  • Ben Fielding: Collins Guitars.
  • Matt Crocker: Taylor Guitars.
  • Timon Klein: Fender Guitars.
  • Nigel Hendroff: Duesenberg Guitars.
  • Isaac Soon: Fender Guitars.
  • Jad Gillies: Gibson Guitars and Gretsch Guitars (in "Cornerstone").
  • Joel Houston: Gibson Guitars & Martin Guitars.
  • Ben Whincop: Lakland Basses.
  • Dean Ussher: Martin Guitars.

Singles[edit]

  • "Hope Of The World" (2012)

Formats[edit]

  • Standard CD (12 LIVE Songs, 1 Bonus Track)
  • Standard DVD (15 Video Songs, 2 Bonus Features)
  • Standard Digital Download (12 LIVE Songs, 1 Bonus Track)
  • Standard Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy (15 Video Songs, 15 Video Songs HD (Blu-ray), 15 Digital Videos, 2 Bonus Features)
  • Australian Special Limited Edition CD + DVD + Digital Copy (15 Video Songs, 15 Digital Videos, 15 LIVE Songs [Special Packing]) [Sold Out]
  • Deluxe Edition CD + DVD (15 LIVE Songs, 15 Video Songs, 2 Bonus Features)
  • Deluxe Digital (15 LIVE Songs, 3 Studio Songs, 1 Talk)

Critical reception[edit]

  • New Release Tuesday : I eagerly await each new Hillsong release and Cornerstone is truly stellar and is the top overall album by Hillsong LIVE. Every single song could be added to your Sunday morning worship set.
  • Louder Than The Music: This album is full of great songs that will be used for times of worship.

Extended play[edit]

Cornerstone is also a related live extended play by Hillsong Church, which was released in May 2012. The EP includes two songs in two different versions, live and studio.[4]

Extended play track listing[edit]

# Song Author Worship Leader Backing Vocal Length
1 "Cornerstone" (Studio Version) Edward Mote, Eric Liljero, Jonas Myrin, & Reuben Morgan Dave Ware 3:26
2 "Hope of the World" (Studio Version) Reuben Morgan, Jason Ingram, & Matthew Bronleewee Ben Fielding 3:38
3 "Cornerstone" (Live) Edward Mote, Eric Liljero, Jonas Myrin, & Reuben Morgan Dave Ware Annie Garratt 6:49
4 "Hope of the World" (Live) Reuben Morgan, Jason Ingram, & Matthew Bronleewee Reuben Morgan Annie Garratt 4:08

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position[5]
UK Albums Chart 99[6]
UK Alternative Albums 12[7]
Billboard 200 32[8]
Billboard Christian Albums 1[9]
Billboard Digital Albums 19[10]
Canadian Albums Chart 64[11]
ARIA Top Albums 2[1][12][better source needed]

Chart procession and succession

Preceded by
The Hurt & The Healer by MercyMe
Billboard Christian Albums number-one album
21 July 2012 – 28 July 2012
Succeeded by
Murdered Love by P.O.D.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discography Hillsong". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Hillsong Live: Cornerstone". emicmgdistribution.com. Retrieved 2012-04-04. 
  3. ^ "Hillsong Live: Cornerstone DVD". emicmgdistribution.com. Retrieved 2012-04-27. 
  4. ^ "Hillsong Live: Cornerstone EP". facebook.com. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "iTunes - iTunes Charts". Apple. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  6. ^ Top 100 Official UK albums 14 July. Theofficialcharts.com. Accessed 2012-7-09.
  7. ^ Top 100 Official UK Alternative albums 14 July. Theofficialcharts.com. Accessed 2012-7-09.
  8. ^ Top 200 Billboard.
  9. ^ Billboard Christian Albums.
  10. ^ Billboard Digital Albums.
  11. ^ "CANOE - JAM! Music - SoundScan Charts". Jam.canoe.ca. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  12. ^ ARIA Charts/Facebook Photo.