The White Album (Hillsong United album)

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The White Album [a remix project]
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Remix album by Hillsong United
Released 4 March 2014
Recorded 2013
Genre Contemporary worship music
Length 66:12
Label Hillsong Australia
Producer Joel Houston (Executive Producer)
Hillsong United chronology
Zion Acoustic Sessions
(2013)Zion Acoustic Sessions2013
The White Album
(2014)
Empires
(2015)Empires2015

The White Album is the first remix album by Australian contemporary worship music band Hillsong United. It was released on 4 March 2014.[1][2] The album reached No. 48 on the Billboard 200 and also appeared on its component charts: No. 1 on Top Electronic Albums, No. 4 on Top Christian Albums and No. 22 on Top Digital Albums.[3]

Background[edit]

On 21 January, Hillsong UNITED posted the official cover artwork for the album, and announced that will be available for Upfront members first. They post "Excited to announce something new for us," making reference to their first remix project ever.[4]

On 24 January, they announced the first remix available (on Upfront) "Like An Avalanche".[5]

On 30 January, they posted the official track listing by uploading the back cover of the album.[6]

The songs were made available for free. Now you can purchase on their website for $15.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[7]
Cross Rhythms 9/10 stars[8]
Indie Vision Music 3/5 stars[9]

AllMusic's David Jeffries reviewed The White Album and found it was "Built for the 20-plus crowd that might crave a little synth with their CCM".[7] The project takes the group's favourite track and "hands them over to producers and DJs for repurposing. The results are either expected yet spot-on or surprising plus very welcome".[7] In May 2014 Stephen Curry of Cross Rhythms declared it "contains remixes of popular Hillsong United songs from various projects, giving them a new sound or twist in the process".[8]

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition[10]
No. Title Writer(s) Original album appearance Length
1. "With Everything" (Tim Yagolnikov Remix) Joel Houston This Is Our God 5:24
2. "Scandal of Grace" (Chad Howat Remix) Matt Crocker, Houston, Ben Tennikoff Zion 4:58
3. "Like An Avalanche" (Eric Owyoung Remix) Houston, Dylan Thomas Aftermath 4:16
4. "Aftermath" (Chislett / Tennikoff Remix) Houston Aftermath 3:37
5. "Aftermath" (Stacy King Remix) Houston Aftermath 2:07
6. "Hosanna" (Tim Yagolnikov Remix) Brooke Fraser All of the Above 6:19
7. "All I Need Is You / Came To My Rescue" (Medley / Lark Remix) Marty Sampson, Thomas, Joel Davies Look to You / United We Stand 4:54
8. "From the Inside Out" (Black Rodeo Remix) Houston United We Stand 5:26
9. "Search My Heart" (Solomon Olds Remix) Crocker, Houston Aftermath 4:33
10. "The Stand" (Jeremy Edwardson Remix) Houston United We Stand 4:39
11. "Oceans" (Lark Remix) Crocker, Houston, Salomon Ligthelm Zion 5:14
12. "Love Is War" (Darren King Remix) Houston Zion 5:45
13. "Where Feet May Fail" (HXLY KXSS Remix) Crocker, Houston, Ligthelm Zion (Remix of "Oceans") 4:55
14. "Relentless" (Young and Free Remix) Crocker, Houston Zion 4:05
Total length: 66:12

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[11] 9
US Christian Albums (Billboard)[12] 4
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[13] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Capitol Christian Distribution". Capitolchristiandistribution.com. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Hillsong United Announce New Record 'The White Album [the remix project]' is Coming Soon". BreatheCAST. 22 Jan 2014. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "The White Album: Remix Project – Hillsong United – Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "The White Album (Remix Project) - Hillsong United". Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "The White Album (Remix Project) "Like An Avalanche" Available - Hillsong United". Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "The White Album (Remix Project) Track listing". Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c Jeffries, David. "The White Album: Remix Project – Hillsong United". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Curry, Stephen (14 May 2014). "Review: The White Album (Remix Project – Hillsong United". Cross Rhythms. Cross Rhythms. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  9. ^ Zandi, Ian (29 May 2014). "Hillsong United - The White Album". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "The White Album (iTunes US)". iTunes (US). 4 May 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
  11. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Hillsong – United - The White Album". Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  12. ^ "Hillsong United Chart History (Christian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  13. ^ "Hillsong Chart History (Top Dance/Electronic Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 20 July 2016.