Chris Tomlin CD “HELLO LOVE” Review & give away

Chris Tomlin Hello Love


Want this CD free?  Read to the end of my review to find out how!

Chris Tomlin’s latest project “Hello Love” is another anthem rousing worship inspiring project from a well known name.  The production is very tasty, with the expected typical thumping Tomlin-style anthems such as “Sing Sing Sing” and “God of This City” which I think is the stand out tune on this project.  And, there is more.  “God Almighty” and “I Will Rise” where simple turns into soaring orchestration.

The songs are strong, but I sense I move to address the broadening
audience Chris Tomlin has acquired.  His music is on the top CCLI
charts and is as mainstream in church music today as hymns.  My only
complaint is that the production does not capture as well the energy
that Tomlin exudes in live recordings and settings.  And, this
production is huge.

The layering might make some wonder if they could pull off these in
their churches.  Regardless, the accessibility to worship leaders is
still there.  In fact, as a piano playing worship leader, the trend in bringing that instrument back in a modern way is present in this recording.  So,
that might make some of my worship leading readers happy.

In summary, I recommend this CD to my worshiping community.  I give it 4 stars out of 5!

So, you want it free?  Simply leave a comment.  I will draw out of a hat the winner from the comments left on Thursday evening.  The winner will get a FREE CD!

[Disclosure:  I often will review and write about CDs, books and materials I deem relevant to my ministry and blog.  These are often given to me by the various publisher and record companies.]

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Rich Kirkpatrick

Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer, Speaker, and Musician. Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition by Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

212 comments

  1. I’ve heard bits of the album at a friend’s church and I’m pretty excited to dig in and learn some of the music. So… I guess I’ll be getting the CD either way, but FREE would be awesome!

  2. I’ve heard bits of the album at a friend’s church and I’m pretty excited to dig in and learn some of the music. So… I guess I’ll be getting the CD either way, but FREE would be awesome!

  3. I’ve heard bits of the album at a friend’s church and I’m pretty excited to dig in and learn some of the music. So… I guess I’ll be getting the CD either way, but FREE would be awesome!

  4. I’ve heard bits of the album at a friend’s church and I’m pretty excited to dig in and learn some of the music. So… I guess I’ll be getting the CD either way, but FREE would be awesome!

  5. Thanks for the review….. pick me, pick me!!

  6. Thanks for the review….. pick me, pick me!!

  7. Thanks for the review….. pick me, pick me!!

  8. Thanks for the review….. pick me, pick me!!

  9. Tomlin’s work is great, looking forward to this CD, will have to add it to my short list if I don’t win 🙂

  10. Tomlin’s work is great, looking forward to this CD, will have to add it to my short list if I don’t win 🙂

  11. Tomlin’s work is great, looking forward to this CD, will have to add it to my short list if I don’t win 🙂

  12. Tomlin’s work is great, looking forward to this CD, will have to add it to my short list if I don’t win 🙂

  13. this is a genius way to get your stats up….hurry up and put another new post thats really catchy! i wish i was as smart as you. and yes i am kissing up so you will pick me.

  14. this is a genius way to get your stats up….hurry up and put another new post thats really catchy! i wish i was as smart as you. and yes i am kissing up so you will pick me.

  15. this is a genius way to get your stats up….hurry up and put another new post thats really catchy! i wish i was as smart as you. and yes i am kissing up so you will pick me.

  16. this is a genius way to get your stats up….hurry up and put another new post thats really catchy! i wish i was as smart as you. and yes i am kissing up so you will pick me.

  17. I’ll bite… Love your blog, Rich. My wife and I used to worship with you at HCBC NW in Austin. We helped coordinate the StillPoint ministry, which you also played at a few times IIRC. Fun memories.

  18. I’ll bite… Love your blog, Rich. My wife and I used to worship with you at HCBC NW in Austin. We helped coordinate the StillPoint ministry, which you also played at a few times IIRC. Fun memories.

  19. I’ll bite… Love your blog, Rich. My wife and I used to worship with you at HCBC NW in Austin. We helped coordinate the StillPoint ministry, which you also played at a few times IIRC. Fun memories.

  20. I’ll bite… Love your blog, Rich. My wife and I used to worship with you at HCBC NW in Austin. We helped coordinate the StillPoint ministry, which you also played at a few times IIRC. Fun memories.

  21. i only want the cd if you hand deliver it to redding 🙂

  22. i only want the cd if you hand deliver it to redding 🙂

  23. i only want the cd if you hand deliver it to redding 🙂

  24. i only want the cd if you hand deliver it to redding 🙂

  25. We LOVE Chris Tomlin’s music here in the Southeast. Love to hear the new CD. Thanks for the offer.

  26. We LOVE Chris Tomlin’s music here in the Southeast. Love to hear the new CD. Thanks for the offer.

  27. We LOVE Chris Tomlin’s music here in the Southeast. Love to hear the new CD. Thanks for the offer.

  28. We LOVE Chris Tomlin’s music here in the Southeast. Love to hear the new CD. Thanks for the offer.

  29. Pick me because I like to win!

  30. Pick me because I like to win!

  31. Pick me because I like to win!

  32. Pick me because I like to win!

  33. Great Review Rich. He’s one of my fav’s. Everything he touches turns to gold, but it’s a total God thing. You can tell in his music/words that his faith just keeps growing stronger and stronger. My respect for Chris Tomlin just continues to grow.
    Great idea to give away the CD. Your creativity never ends. Keep up the great work. Miss ya around Redding.

  34. Great Review Rich. He’s one of my fav’s. Everything he touches turns to gold, but it’s a total God thing. You can tell in his music/words that his faith just keeps growing stronger and stronger. My respect for Chris Tomlin just continues to grow.
    Great idea to give away the CD. Your creativity never ends. Keep up the great work. Miss ya around Redding.

  35. Great Review Rich. He’s one of my fav’s. Everything he touches turns to gold, but it’s a total God thing. You can tell in his music/words that his faith just keeps growing stronger and stronger. My respect for Chris Tomlin just continues to grow.
    Great idea to give away the CD. Your creativity never ends. Keep up the great work. Miss ya around Redding.

  36. Great Review Rich. He’s one of my fav’s. Everything he touches turns to gold, but it’s a total God thing. You can tell in his music/words that his faith just keeps growing stronger and stronger. My respect for Chris Tomlin just continues to grow.
    Great idea to give away the CD. Your creativity never ends. Keep up the great work. Miss ya around Redding.

  37. I heard NewSpring Church do a version of God of The City. We have to do that one soon. The same thing goes for Reign in Us by Starfield!

  38. I heard NewSpring Church do a version of God of The City. We have to do that one soon. The same thing goes for Reign in Us by Starfield!

  39. I heard NewSpring Church do a version of God of The City. We have to do that one soon. The same thing goes for Reign in Us by Starfield!

  40. I heard NewSpring Church do a version of God of The City. We have to do that one soon. The same thing goes for Reign in Us by Starfield!

  41. I love Tomlin’s sound. You captured exactly how I feel about his cd’s. I feel like it’s old folks music.. But then you watch him ok YouTube and everything insense and there is a ton of energy. Excited to hear it!

  42. I love Tomlin’s sound. You captured exactly how I feel about his cd’s. I feel like it’s old folks music.. But then you watch him ok YouTube and everything insense and there is a ton of energy. Excited to hear it!

  43. I love Tomlin’s sound. You captured exactly how I feel about his cd’s. I feel like it’s old folks music.. But then you watch him ok YouTube and everything insense and there is a ton of energy. Excited to hear it!

  44. I love Tomlin’s sound. You captured exactly how I feel about his cd’s. I feel like it’s old folks music.. But then you watch him ok YouTube and everything insense and there is a ton of energy. Excited to hear it!

  45. Thanks for the great review. I can’t wait to hear it and hopefully it will be for free when I win, win, win!

  46. Thanks for the great review. I can’t wait to hear it and hopefully it will be for free when I win, win, win!

  47. Thanks for the great review. I can’t wait to hear it and hopefully it will be for free when I win, win, win!

  48. Thanks for the great review. I can’t wait to hear it and hopefully it will be for free when I win, win, win!

  49. Might as well just hand over the goods, I will win. I’ve heard most of this and it is really good. 4 out of 5 is close, I might give it a half more, since Tomlin went in a little bit of direction change.

  50. Might as well just hand over the goods, I will win. I’ve heard most of this and it is really good. 4 out of 5 is close, I might give it a half more, since Tomlin went in a little bit of direction change.

  51. Might as well just hand over the goods, I will win. I’ve heard most of this and it is really good. 4 out of 5 is close, I might give it a half more, since Tomlin went in a little bit of direction change.

  52. Might as well just hand over the goods, I will win. I’ve heard most of this and it is really good. 4 out of 5 is close, I might give it a half more, since Tomlin went in a little bit of direction change.

  53. I wonder if Chris Tomlin has ever been attacked by his band’s drum shield.

  54. I wonder if Chris Tomlin has ever been attacked by his band’s drum shield.

  55. I wonder if Chris Tomlin has ever been attacked by his band’s drum shield.

  56. I wonder if Chris Tomlin has ever been attacked by his band’s drum shield.

  57. Haha singley…awesome!
    I already have it so no worries about adding me. The album is definitely produced. I think that is ok though. About half of his stuff is live with Passion so he has a ton of that already.

  58. Haha singley…awesome!
    I already have it so no worries about adding me. The album is definitely produced. I think that is ok though. About half of his stuff is live with Passion so he has a ton of that already.

  59. Haha singley…awesome!
    I already have it so no worries about adding me. The album is definitely produced. I think that is ok though. About half of his stuff is live with Passion so he has a ton of that already.

  60. Haha singley…awesome!
    I already have it so no worries about adding me. The album is definitely produced. I think that is ok though. About half of his stuff is live with Passion so he has a ton of that already.

  61. Wow that a lot of comment. I really appreciated this review. Chris Tomlin is really great. I love the creativity and heart off all the Passion guys, but mainly Crowder 🙂

  62. Wow that a lot of comment. I really appreciated this review. Chris Tomlin is really great. I love the creativity and heart off all the Passion guys, but mainly Crowder 🙂

  63. Wow that a lot of comment. I really appreciated this review. Chris Tomlin is really great. I love the creativity and heart off all the Passion guys, but mainly Crowder 🙂

  64. Wow that a lot of comment. I really appreciated this review. Chris Tomlin is really great. I love the creativity and heart off all the Passion guys, but mainly Crowder 🙂

  65. Chis Tomlin is quite the talent. He captures the essence of worship in all of his songs, which makes it really easy to go straight to the throne room while listening. I have his stuff in all my worship playlists.
    Thanks for the review Rich!!

  66. Chis Tomlin is quite the talent. He captures the essence of worship in all of his songs, which makes it really easy to go straight to the throne room while listening. I have his stuff in all my worship playlists.
    Thanks for the review Rich!!

  67. Chis Tomlin is quite the talent. He captures the essence of worship in all of his songs, which makes it really easy to go straight to the throne room while listening. I have his stuff in all my worship playlists.
    Thanks for the review Rich!!

  68. Chis Tomlin is quite the talent. He captures the essence of worship in all of his songs, which makes it really easy to go straight to the throne room while listening. I have his stuff in all my worship playlists.
    Thanks for the review Rich!!

  69. Well I love Chris Tomlin, so I’ll bite too 🙂 And that’s a high recommendation!

  70. Well I love Chris Tomlin, so I’ll bite too 🙂 And that’s a high recommendation!

  71. Well I love Chris Tomlin, so I’ll bite too 🙂 And that’s a high recommendation!

  72. Well I love Chris Tomlin, so I’ll bite too 🙂 And that’s a high recommendation!

  73. I’d be keen to have it if you’ll mail it to New Zealand…

  74. I’d be keen to have it if you’ll mail it to New Zealand…

  75. I’d be keen to have it if you’ll mail it to New Zealand…

  76. I’d be keen to have it if you’ll mail it to New Zealand…

  77. I must say that I was surprised by what I heard on iTunes… I HATE “Jesus Messiah” (hate may be a strong word, but in comparison of most of Tomlin’s work, that’s about says it), but what I’ve heard of the rest of the disc has really impressed me.

  78. I must say that I was surprised by what I heard on iTunes… I HATE “Jesus Messiah” (hate may be a strong word, but in comparison of most of Tomlin’s work, that’s about says it), but what I’ve heard of the rest of the disc has really impressed me.

  79. I must say that I was surprised by what I heard on iTunes… I HATE “Jesus Messiah” (hate may be a strong word, but in comparison of most of Tomlin’s work, that’s about says it), but what I’ve heard of the rest of the disc has really impressed me.

  80. I must say that I was surprised by what I heard on iTunes… I HATE “Jesus Messiah” (hate may be a strong word, but in comparison of most of Tomlin’s work, that’s about says it), but what I’ve heard of the rest of the disc has really impressed me.

  81. Great review, I’ve not heard a lot from this CD, but if it’s Tomlin it’s got to be decent right?

  82. Great review, I’ve not heard a lot from this CD, but if it’s Tomlin it’s got to be decent right?

  83. Great review, I’ve not heard a lot from this CD, but if it’s Tomlin it’s got to be decent right?

  84. Great review, I’ve not heard a lot from this CD, but if it’s Tomlin it’s got to be decent right?

  85. Is it weird that I had (have) a chance to receive, review and giveaway this album on my blog, passed it up, yet I keep entering to win on everyone else’s blog?
    Please enter me in the drawing!

  86. Is it weird that I had (have) a chance to receive, review and giveaway this album on my blog, passed it up, yet I keep entering to win on everyone else’s blog?
    Please enter me in the drawing!

  87. Is it weird that I had (have) a chance to receive, review and giveaway this album on my blog, passed it up, yet I keep entering to win on everyone else’s blog?
    Please enter me in the drawing!

  88. Is it weird that I had (have) a chance to receive, review and giveaway this album on my blog, passed it up, yet I keep entering to win on everyone else’s blog?
    Please enter me in the drawing!

  89. I am not ashamed of the gospel… I’m also not ashamed to ask for a free CD. I am however willing to admit that it is predestined as to who shall receive said CD. LOL
    Alan

  90. I am not ashamed of the gospel… I’m also not ashamed to ask for a free CD. I am however willing to admit that it is predestined as to who shall receive said CD. LOL
    Alan

  91. I am not ashamed of the gospel… I’m also not ashamed to ask for a free CD. I am however willing to admit that it is predestined as to who shall receive said CD. LOL
    Alan

  92. I am not ashamed of the gospel… I’m also not ashamed to ask for a free CD. I am however willing to admit that it is predestined as to who shall receive said CD. LOL
    Alan

  93. Count me in!

  94. Count me in!

  95. Count me in!

  96. Count me in!

  97. as much as I want this album – Rachelle wants it more so it’s not all about me its all about her – please let her have it Rich!

  98. as much as I want this album – Rachelle wants it more so it’s not all about me its all about her – please let her have it Rich!

  99. as much as I want this album – Rachelle wants it more so it’s not all about me its all about her – please let her have it Rich!

  100. as much as I want this album – Rachelle wants it more so it’s not all about me its all about her – please let her have it Rich!

  101. Count me in the giveaway. (I’m just here for the food).

  102. Count me in the giveaway. (I’m just here for the food).

  103. Count me in the giveaway. (I’m just here for the food).

  104. Count me in the giveaway. (I’m just here for the food).

  105. Count me in the giveaway. (I’m just here for the food).

  106. Count me in the giveaway. (I’m just here for the food).

  107. Count me in the giveaway. (I’m just here for the food).

  108. Count me in the giveaway. (I’m just here for the food).

  109. Rich, Rich, Rich. Has it come to this? Shameless bribery of a CD to drive up activity on your Blog? Well it worked because I’m just as shallow and want anything Tomlin puts out. 🙂

  110. Rich, Rich, Rich. Has it come to this? Shameless bribery of a CD to drive up activity on your Blog? Well it worked because I’m just as shallow and want anything Tomlin puts out. 🙂

  111. Rich, Rich, Rich. Has it come to this? Shameless bribery of a CD to drive up activity on your Blog? Well it worked because I’m just as shallow and want anything Tomlin puts out. 🙂

  112. Rich, Rich, Rich. Has it come to this? Shameless bribery of a CD to drive up activity on your Blog? Well it worked because I’m just as shallow and want anything Tomlin puts out. 🙂

  113. Great review. Tomlin’s work is so amazing, put me on the list, please…

  114. Great review. Tomlin’s work is so amazing, put me on the list, please…

  115. Great review. Tomlin’s work is so amazing, put me on the list, please…

  116. Great review. Tomlin’s work is so amazing, put me on the list, please…

  117. What if Tomlin himself goes to your blog and enters and wins? Would he get the CD? Hmmm, even better, if one of your worship team members wins,(me) will I get the CD? Hmmm, what if, ok I ran out of thoughts

  118. What if Tomlin himself goes to your blog and enters and wins? Would he get the CD? Hmmm, even better, if one of your worship team members wins,(me) will I get the CD? Hmmm, what if, ok I ran out of thoughts

  119. What if Tomlin himself goes to your blog and enters and wins? Would he get the CD? Hmmm, even better, if one of your worship team members wins,(me) will I get the CD? Hmmm, what if, ok I ran out of thoughts

  120. What if Tomlin himself goes to your blog and enters and wins? Would he get the CD? Hmmm, even better, if one of your worship team members wins,(me) will I get the CD? Hmmm, what if, ok I ran out of thoughts

  121. Great review! I heard a few Chris Tomlin songs online the other day.

  122. Great review! I heard a few Chris Tomlin songs online the other day.

  123. Great review! I heard a few Chris Tomlin songs online the other day.

  124. Great review! I heard a few Chris Tomlin songs online the other day.

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