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Israel & New Breed Releases First Live Recording In 5 Years, Jesus At The Center, August 14

All New 2-Disc Album & DVD From Multiple GRAMMY, Stellar, Dove Award Winners Recorded Live At Lakewood Church Features Special Guest Vocalists: James Fortune, Jason Nelson, Michael Gungor, T-Bone, Bishop Michael Pitts, And More

 
 
Israel & New Breed - Jesus At The Center
Israel & New Breed - Jesus At The Center
PRLog - Jun. 6, 2012 - NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Following two back-to-back Billboard Top 200-selling, GRAMMY Award-winning solo
studio albums, Israel Houghton returns with New Breed for their first live
recording in five years, Jesus At The Center, releasing Aug. 14 on Integrity
Music.  Recorded live with thousands of worshippers at Houston's Lakewood
Church, this double-CD, 17 song album with three additional studio singles
features Israel & New Breed returning to their roots, delivering new anthems for
the modern day church.  The recording follows the group's critically acclaimed,
GRAMMY Award-winning, A Deeper Level (2007).

Joining Israel & New Breed to produce the studio version of the soon to be
released Christian AC single from Jesus At The Center, "Your Presence Is
Heaven," is hit maker Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, Britt Nicole), while acclaimed
vocalists Jason Nelson and James Fortune are featured on the studio version of
"It's Not Over (When God Is In It)." Other guest vocalists featured on the live
recordings are Aaron W. Lindsey, Michael Gungor, T-Bone, Bishop Michael Pitts,
Jeremiah Woods, Daniel Johnson, Charlin Moore, Adam Ranney, Tina Baker, Onaje
Jefferson, Krystle Harper and Israel's daughter, Mariah Houghton.

"The overarching story of the album is that sometimes we can be so 'churched'
that we can lose sight of the 'who, what, why' of worship," says Israel
Houghton.  "This project simply places Jesus where he is supposed to be. We
intentionally removed the metaphors and simply focused on his name."

Co-writing all the songs, except the Bob Dylan cover, "To Make You Feel My
Love," and "You Have Me," by Michael and Lisa Gungor, Israel said that it was
time to do another live album with New Breed.  "We've always been known for what
we do live and we felt like we had songs that could serve as a resource to the
church worldwide."

It was that spark that ignited the recording.  "The concept started with the
title track, 'Jesus At The Center.' We felt strongly that it was necessary to
make sure that these were all Christ-centered songs that would, for the most
part, find a place of effectiveness in the worship experience of any church.
'Rez Power,' 'Your Presence Is Heaven,' 'Speechless,' 'Jesus The Same' - these
songs accomplish that and resource worship teams and listeners alike," notes
Israel.

In addition to the Jesus At The Center two-disc album, a companion DVD was
recorded live in high-definition and features all 17 songs along with behind the
scenes footage, story behind the song vignettes and other bonus material.  
Israel & New Breed will also simultaneously release an exclusive iTunes(r) LP.  
The LP follows Houghton's Love God. Love People. LP that became the first-ever
Christian artist iTunes LP and first LP, mainstream or Christian, which included
various interactive capabilities.  The Jesus At The Center LP will not only
include the new music, but also video Work Tapes, a Photo Montage and the "Jesus
At The Center" video tutorial.

The full Jesus At The Center track listing follows (not final sequence):

2-CD
1.  The Intro - Colossians 1:15-20
2.  Jesus The Same
3.  Rez Power
4.  No Turning Back
5.  Te Amo - featuring T-Bone
6.  I Call You Jesus
7.  Oh, How I Love Jesus
8.  Jesus At The Center
9.  Jesus At The Center (Reprise)
10. Speechless
11. It's Not Over (When God Is In It)
12. Your Presence Is Heaven
13. More And More
14. Hosanna Medley (Hosanna / You Have Me / You Hold My World / Moving Forward)
15. Feel My Love
16. Overflow
17. More Than Enough

Bonus Tracks:
18. It's Not Over (When God Is In It)- featuring Jason Nelson and James Fortune (Studio Version)
19. Your Presence Is Heaven (Studio Version)
20. Jesus At The Center (Studio Version)

DVD
1.  The Intro - Colossians 1:15-20
2.  Jesus The Same
3.  Rez Power
4.  No Turning Back
5.  Te Amo - featuring T-Bone
6.  I Call You Jesus
7.  Oh, How I Love Jesus
8.  Jesus At The Center
9.  Jesus At The Center (Reprise)
10. Speechless
11. It's Not Over (When God Is In It)
12. Your Presence Is Heaven
13. More And More
14. Hosanna Medley (Hosanna / You Have Me / You Hold My World / Moving Forward)
15. Feel My Love
16. Overflow
17. More Than Enough

In 1995, Israel and Meleasa Houghton founded New Breed Ministries, an
organization they continue to run and that is comprised of noted musicians and
singers who serve within their respective churches and together serve the Church
at large.  Since then, Israel & New Breed has amassed a legion of followers that
crosses generational lines with popularity across African American, Latin and
Caucasian listener lines. While blasting down barriers, Israel has been
fittingly graced with 2 Gold-selling albums, 3 GRAMMY Awards, 12 Dove Awards, 2
Stellar Awards and a Soul Train Award.

Active as worship leader in his local church, Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church,
Houston, Israel has served as worship leader at Hillsong conferences and
Franklin Graham crusades. He has written or co-written 11 CCLI Top 500
favorites, been featured on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, accompanied Alicia
Keys at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards for a performance of George Michael's
"Freedom '90," and performed at the 50th Annual GRAMMY Awards. He uses his own
multi-cultural upbringing as a reference point with a desire to draw people of
all races, ages and cultures together. More information on Israel & New Breed is
available at www.newbreedmusic.com.

About Integrity Music:
Kingsway and Integrity Music compose the music division of David C Cook, a
nonprofit global resource provider serving the Church with life-transforming
materials. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Kingsway and Integrity
Music's resources are distributed in more than 160 countries and sold worldwide.
Additional information can be found at http://kingswayworship.com and
www.integritymusic.com.

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