THE MISSION BELL signals Delirious's intent. It's a call to prayer, a cry out to God, a warning that nothing can ever be the same again. From the war cry of 'Paint The Town Red' to the tears at the...
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THE MISSION BELL signals Delirious's intent. It's a call to prayer, a cry out to God, a warning that nothing can ever be the same again. From the war cry of 'Paint The Town Red' to the tears at the feet of 'The Miracle Maker', from the abandon of 'Here I Am Send Me' to the brokenness of 'Stronger', THE MISSION BELL rings with an urgency and a passion like no other Delirious? album before.
So what happened? Musically the album's twelve tracks cast a net over the previous years, moulds, shifts and shapes them. Guitars are bold, melodies inspired, ambiance unavoidable. What has shifted even further are the lyrics. There's an honesty and fragility about them, seen in tracks like All This Time: "so how can I serve God and wealth? I can captivate an army but I can't control myself. . ." Take Off My Shoes takes things a step further, pleading with God to "hold me, blow all the pride from my bones with your fire' breathe on this heart made of stone, keep it pure."
With THE MISSION BELL it's all about finding yourself ready to move on with God, seizing the day and taking the time. Now Is The Time gets to the heart of the matter: "now is the time for us to shine, shine with the light of Christ divine. No compromise, for all heaven cries 'now is the time'." Amen to that, brother.
- 1. StrongerDelirious0:59
- 2. Now Is The TimeDelirious0:59
- 3. Solid RockDelirious0:59
- 4. All This TimeDelirious0:59
- 5. Miracle MakerDelirious0:59
- 6. Here I Am Send MeDelirious0:59
- 7. Fires BurnDelirious0:59
- 8. Our God ReignsDelirious0:59
- 9. Love Is A MiracleDelirious0:59
- 10. Paint The Town RedDelirious0:59
- 11. Take Off My ShoesDelirious0:59
- 12. I`ll See YouDelirious0:59
Delirious was making waves in its native land of England long before its music hit the world. The band was born in January 1996, but the story of these five musicians began six years ago in Littlehampton, England. In an effort to reach British youth, the Arun Community Church started a monthly outreach service called Cutting Edge. At that time, drummer Stewart (Stew) Smith and Becca Jupp, wife of Delirious keyboardist Tim, were leading the youth group at Arun. Martin wrote new music for each of the gatherings and when he, Stew and Tim had six songs, they recorded a demo. The band became known as Cutting Edge and the tape as Cutting Edge One. Increasing demand for new music led to Cutting Edge Two in 1994; by the time Cutting Edge Three and Four were released in 1995, bassist Jon Thatcher and guitarist Stuart Garrard (Stu G) had joined.
After the band went full-time, they changed their name to Deliriou5?. In 1996, Delirious bridged the gap between their Cutting Edge days and their more aggressive musical direction with Live and In the Can. It was then followed by King of Fools that became an international success.
The band is famous with classic songs that are sung by churches all over the world. Some of these songs are 'I Could Sing of Your Love Forever,' 'Deeper,' 'History Maker,' and many more.