DELIRIOUS? PEERS OFFER PRAISE AS BAND RELEASES HISTORY MAKERS: GREATEST HITS
TODAY WORLDWIDE, NOV. 17 NORTH AMERICA!
Michael W. Smith, tobyMac, Chris Tomlin, Bill Hearn, Mercy Me, Darlene Zschech, Joyce Meyer, More, Laud 17-Year History of This Internationally Acclaimed, Gold-Selling Band
Final, Sold-Out Farewell Concert in London Nov. 29
Nashville, TN (November 6, 2009) –The UK-based, RIAA Certified Gold-selling, GRAMMY-nominated and Dove Award winning band Delirious? releases its History Makers: Greatest Hits CD today (Nov. 6) worldwide and Nov. 17 in North America on Kingsway (Survivor) with EMI CMG Distribution. The album includes the definitive Delirious? songs that inspired a generation of worshippers to live life “out loud,” and that continue to be sung today throughout the world by literally millions of people every week. Included in this collection are such genre defining modern worship classics as “I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever,” “Did You Feel The Mountains Tremble,” “Majesty,” “My Glorious” and “Shout To The North.”
Known as the forerunners of the modern worship movement and as one of the industry’s best live bands, Delirious? and the band’s songs are praised by its peers:
Delirious? is the band that has continued to set me on fire when I hear their music. I love these guys. My first tour was with them, and I still count those days as some of the most important days of my music-life…I couldn’t be more proud to call them my friends. – Chris Tomlin
“Majesty” is, to me, what I would call a picture perfect song. Every word is perfectly placed to paint a picture of God’s mercy, grace and grandeur. It is a timeless melody, anointed lyrics and, I believe, will be sung for generations. – Michael W. Smith
I will never forget that moment when I first heard Delirious?. I found myself screaming to my father in the next office to come and hear this amazing song and began dancing around the office like I was a child again. – Bill Hearn, EMI Christian Music Group President and CEO
They’ve [Delirious?] redefined the praise and worship scene; these guys are true artists who point the way to God. They’re also one of those rare bands whose music appeals to nearly all generations. – TobyMac
Delirious? is one of the most important bands in the past 10 -15 years, not to mention my all-time favorite band. They have worn their passionate love for Christ on their sleeves while making some of the most creative music of any genre. – Bart Millard (Mercy Me)
For many years now, Delirious? have been inspiring us in our pursuit of Christ through their creative genius and uncompromising message of faith and hope through music. Mark and I count it one of life’s greatest riches to call these guys and their families our friends… – Darlene Zschech
“Our God Reigns” is a song that immediately struck a cord with me. It’s an awesome reminder that no matter what life throws at you- both challenges big and small- that God is always in control and that He seeks to bring His justice to the broken hearted of this world. Its message is powerful and encourages me to do whatever I can to help people who are suffering and in need of experiencing God’s love. – Joyce Meyer
I remember the first time I ever listened to “Obsession.” I was blown away by the honesty and passion. It was a worship song like I had never heard before – fresh lyrics full of imagination and vivid imagery with a deep heart-cry for more of God. I would listen to this song again and again, crying out to God, telling him how much I loved him and how much I wanted to know him more. – Tim Hughes
I love “Our God Reigns.” I’ve heard it many, many times and it never fails to move me. They say that nothing in the Psalms was abstract – the writer was a soldier so he sang about spears and shields. In the same way, this song is so powerful because it is specifically about certain heart-breaking situations. Then over all of the pain and confusion the song declares King Jesus and His kingdom reign – a kingdom which ushers in hope, truth, restoration and joy. What a powerful anthem. – Matt Redman
Including the songs mentioned by Delirious?’s peers above, the full History Makers: Greatest Hits CD track listing follows:
Majesty (Here I Am)
I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever
Did You Feel The Mountains Tremble
Shout To The North
Find Me In The River
My Soul Sings
Our God Reigns
Lord You Have My Heart
In addition to the History Makers: Greatest Hits CD, Delirious? has compiled a Limited Edition two-CD, 30-song collection and a DVD featuring all 13 of the band’s concept music videos. With both contemporary and worship tracks represented across the two CDs, the band members have also put together a 58-page booklet for History Makers: Greatest Hits (Limited Edition) that charts their journey over the last 17-years. All wrapped in a cardboard slipcase, only 12,000 copies will be available worldwide beginning today.
Taking its songs on the road one last time, the band leaves behind sold out concerts in the US and around the world. Delirious? is currently on its final tour of Europe with a series of sold out concerts leading up to the final event at London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo Nov. 29.
Over the last decade, Delirious? touring highlights have included closing for the Pope in front of a million people in Germany, playing in front of hundreds of thousands in India, headlining the 2004 Olympic Celebrations at the Omonia Square in Athens, Greece, touring with Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams and Matchbox 20, and headlining at SWR3’s Arena of Sound 2004 music festival, where more than 80,000 fans filled the Schlossplatz in Stuttgart, Germany.
Having released 14 albums and selling nearly three millions recordings, and with seven Top 40 general market UK chart singles and two Top 30 general market UK chart albums, Delirious? grew out of the UK “Cutting Edge” youth meetings in the early 1990s. Regarded internationally as the galvanizing force that changed the face of worship worldwide, Delirious? members currently have 22 songs on the CCLI charts. With its music being played and sold in over 100 countries, the band has also been honored with two Gospel Music Association International Awards.
Delirious? is lead vocalist Martin Smith, guitarist Stu G, keyboardist Tim Jupp, bassist Jon Thatcher and drummer Paul Evans, who took over for Delirious? founding member Stew Smith in 2008.