That the Christian environment does not have to be created by proxy songs like �Morning has broken� by Cat Stevens has been proved again.
The nineteenth album by Hillsong Church is deep into worshipping by praising God. They do it very effectively through their music which immediately takes you God-ward. The songs ring true without being overbearing. Reuben Morgan, Darlene Zschech and Joel Houston have excelled themselves, we daresay. Brooke Fraser has, for the last time, taken the mantle of the worship leader on this album. The album was recorded at Sydney Entertainment Centre and released in the United States in 2010.
Three tracks will surely be played again and again even if someone is not very religious: �The Father�s Heart� and �Hillsong London�. The bonus tracks numbering 5 are a delight to hear too.
What does A Beautiful Exchange espouse? What commodities are exchanged? Well, it is the sacrifice and redemption. Mankind was granted redemption by Jesus� sacrifice on the cross. The theme runs through all the songs like �our God is Love� and �Forever Reign�.
This album attained number 1 position on the Australian iTunes albums chart in July 2010. It had also reached number 4 on the US. Billboard Christian Albums chart saw the album debuting at number 1 on July 2010. It also made inroads into mainstream by reaching number 40 on the Billboard 200 chart.