Live from New York (Jesus Culture album)

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Live from New York
Live album by Jesus Culture with Martin Smith
Released November 20, 2012 (2012-11-20)
Recorded June 28–30, 2012
Venue Jesus Culture Conference at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Long Island[1]
Genre Contemporary, alternative rock, worship
Length 111:45
Label Columbia, Integrity
Producer Jeremy Edwardson
Jesus Culture chronology
Emerging Voices
(2012) Emerging Voices2012
Live from New York
(2012) Live from New York2012
Unstoppable Love
(2015) Unstoppable Love2015
Martin Smith chronology
Live from New York
(2012) Live from New York2012
God's Great Dance Floor Movement One
(2012) God's Great Dance Floor Movement One2012

Live from New York is a live album by Jesus Culture with Martin Smith. The album was released on November 20, 2012 by Columbia Records and Integrity Media, and produced by Jeremy Edwardson.


Jesus Culture was joined by former Delirious? lead vocalist Martin Smith, and recorded the album live at Jesus Culture Conference in June 2012.[2]


Upon its debut, the album was charted as selling the seventh most amongst Christian albums by Billboard, and the No. 123 most sold albums in the United States.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[3]
CCM Magazine 4/5 stars[4]
The Christian Manifesto 5/5 stars[5]
Christian Music Zine 4.75/5 stars[6]
Cross Rhythms 10/10 stars[7]
Indie Vision Music 4/5 stars[8]
Louder Than the Music 5/5 stars[9]
New Release Tuesday 4/5 stars[10]
Worship Leader 4.5/5 stars[11]

Live from New York has garnered "universal accliam" by the nine review of the album.

AllMusic's David Jeffries called the album a "unique effort".[3] At CCM Magazine, Grace S. Aspinwall proclaimed that "the result is spectacular" with respect to the teaming up of Jesus Culture and Martin Smith on the album, and wrote that "Smith bolsters an already stellar team to greatness."[4] The Christian Manifesto's Calvin E'Jon Moore told that the release has "very few flaws."[6] Joshua Andre of Christian Music Zine evoked how "the 110 minute journey is truly magical and God-breathed!"[6] In addition, Andre found that "Martin is such a great songwriter and brings a certain type of energy to these ballads and upbeat tracks too", which the whole effort was "Well done everyone involved."[6] Cross Rhythms Tony Cummings signaled that "occasionally, recording a live worship album completely blurs the distinction between deft musical expertise and audience participation atmosphere, between Holy Spirit-blown improvisation and thoughtful theological songwriting, between popular art and timeless anointing. This is one of those occasions."[7]

Jonathan Andre of Indie Vision Music surmised that "Martin is still giving us anthems and melodies that are certain to be classics for years to come", which he vowed that the album is "a worshipful experience like no other", and stated that "Live From New York gives a great worshipful experience to any listener".[8] Louder Than the Music's Dave Wood affirmed that "Worship music has never sounded better", and he found that with respect to "the guitar playing on this album is nothing short of world class, with remarkable riffs that float and soar in the background, while passion soaked vocals from Martin and the Jesus Culture team articulate their worship."[9] Furthermore, Wood called this a "simply stunning" album.[9] Mary Burklin of New Release Tuesday said this "is an experience, an album inviting the listener into the room with the band and the audience as they have a corporate conversation with God". and she goes onto proclaim that "the experience is well-crafted through a masterful mix of crowd vocals, the gifted worship leaders, and moments of reflection."[10]

However, Burklin was critical in noting that "although it does not bring much fresh material to the table musically, this is an album worth listening to for those seeking passionate pursuit of God and a deeper connection to His people in the community that is the Church."[10] At Worship Leader, Jeremy Armstrong highlighted that the album "is unique in the Jesus Culture oeuvre because Martin Smith is so present—in a good way", and said the band "once again captured the voice of a generation engaging with God in their native tongue where passion, power, intensity and intimacy converge in a musical rhapsodic prayer."[11]

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1
No. Title Writer(s) Worship Leader/Performer Length
1. "Fire Never Sleeps" Nick Herbert, Martin Smith Smith 6:01
2. "Forevermore" Chris Quilala Quilala 6:03
3. "Pursuit" Daniel Bashta Smith, Kim Walker-Smith 7:19
4. "Walk with Me" Stu Garrard, Jason Ingram, Paul Mabry, Jon Thatcher Walker-Smith 8:31
5. "Waiting Here for You" Jesse Reeves, Smith, Chris Tomlin Smith, Walker-Smith 7:14
6. "Our God Reigns" Smith Smith 5:25
7. "Song of Solomon" Smith Smith 7:51
8. "Set a Fire" Will Reagan Quilala 5:15
9. "Alleluia" Quilala Quilala 8:04
Disc 2
No. Title Writer(s) Worship Leader/Performer Length
1. "I Am in Love with You" Darrell Evans Quilala 4:47
2. "Oh How I Love You" Quilala Quilala 6:41
3. "Holy Spirit" (feat. Smith, Walker-Smith) Bryan Torwalt, Katie Torwalt Jesus Culture 8:09
4. "God Is Coming" Tim Hughes, Smith Walker-Smith 7:25
5. "Show Me Your Glory/Majesty" Kathy Frizzell, Garrard, Nate Ward II, Smith, Walker-Smith Walker-Smith 7:20
6. "Did You Feel the Mountains Tremble?" Smith Quilala, Smith 8:49
7. "I Belong to You" Jeremy Edwardson, Derek Johnson Johnson 6:51
Total length: 111:45


Chart (2012) Peak position
US Billboard 200[12] 123
US Top Christian Albums (Billboard)[12] 7


  1. ^ "New Jesus Culture Album Featuring Martin Smith Releases Today". Charisma. Retrieved 2016-06-10. 
  2. ^ Jesus Culture. "About The Album". Jesus Culture. Retrieved March 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Jeffries, David (November 20, 2012). "Live from New York - Jesus Culture : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved March 30, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Aspinwall, Grace S. (February 1, 2013). "Jesus Culture with Martin Smith: Live From New York (Integrity Media)". CCM Magazine. p. 46. Retrieved March 30, 2013. 
  5. ^ Moore, Calvin E'Jon (May 6, 2013). "Live from New York (with Martin Smith)". The Christian Manifesto. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c d Andre, Joshua (November 19, 2012). "Jesus Culture – Live From New York (Review)". Christian Music Zine. Retrieved March 30, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Cummings, Tony (November 9, 2012). "Review: Live From New York - Jesus Culture with Martin Smith". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved March 30, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Andre, Jonathan (November 29, 2012). "Jesus Culture – Live in New York | Reviews". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved March 30, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b c Wood, Dave (November 5, 2012). "Reviews - Jesus Culture with Martin Smith - Live From New York". Louder Than the Music. Retrieved March 30, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b c Burklin, Mary (November 15, 2012). "Jesus Culture Live from New York:Songs from the Revival". New Release Tuesday. Retrieved March 30, 2013. 
  11. ^ a b Armstrong, Jeremy (November 21, 2012). "Jesus Culture with Martin Smith: Live From New York". Worship Leader. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  12. ^ a b Billboard. "Live from New York - Jesus Culture : Awards". Billboard. AllMusic.