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A MESSAGE FROM JOHN ABOUT THE SOUND
i am so excited about the sound [a live recording]. this is the recording that i have been carrying in my heart for a long time. for years i have longed to record a live worship experience that went beyond a recording, and actually became a vehicle for convergence. i feel that was accomplished on this recording.
there were moments on the night that we recorded the sound where we could hear and feel heaven and earth coming together. with the experienced and anointed guidance of legendary engineer & producer, jeff balding these amazing moments were transferred to this recording.
along with the sound of heaven and earth, the sound has the convergence of excellence and anointing. joined by many of the most sought after musicians in nashville, we were able to blend different styles of music to make one sound.
we also had some of our favorite folks join us to sing on the sound. we were honored to have anthony skinner, lindell cooley, as well as my powerful little sister, shi-anne ragsdale eakin. these folks certainly took the recording to the next level.
all of these components combined are what make the sound an album that i am so honored and happy to be a part of. i pray you will be taken to a place of glory and grace as you experience the sound.
WHAT FOLKS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE SOUND
Any “sound check” of true worship will reflect diversity. Worship carries the sound of every tribe, time and territory on the earth. Hearing John Ragsdale’s “the sound” is a journey through time — from the foot-stompin’ sounds of camp-meeting, to the bluesy sway of dingy clubs, to the freestyle rhythm of gospel – with its twins of country and rock, you will touch and be touched by the sights and sound of generations.
“The sound” will attract your soul — dancing while driving to the passionate pulse of the radical praise of John Ragsdale. Be careful, you may have to pull over as the sound of worship wrecks you, as you are drawn into the “Holy Place.” While your soul enjoys the skilled creative sounds this CD so cleverly reflects, your spirit will be seduced to the intimacy and intensity of the “place” where only you — and only for a moment — can abide. Moments that will feel like eternity. In those moments of worship, John slips away and allows the CD to “breathe.” Worship leaders know when its time to decrease so that HE can increase. Moments when Heaven and Earth kiss and you are caught in the middle.
The birth of the new and fresh starts with sound. Ultra sounds show proof of a new born baby. “The sound” will have the new thing God is doing “leaping in your womb”. Can you hear it?
- Author [Legacy Now]
- Pastor [The Life Church of Mission Viejo, CA]
John Ragsdale’s new worship project, The Sound, has truly introduced a new sound of praise and worship to the Body. From the first up-tempoed beat and note of The New Sound, John takes us on a journey in worship. We come to a close with an intimate posture with Christ, as we declare it’s all about You. Well done, John.
- Director [Global Network of Christian Ministries]
- Pastor [Grace Church of Humble]
“I have always had a great love for John’s music. John is not just a musician or great singer though he is both of those, He is an Apostle and Prophet with a gift and a calling to awaken and release our generation to the new things God is doing. He is a matrix, a portal into the deep things of God! Every time I listen I am not only blessed I am challenged; I feel something inside of me awaken and begin pushing me in unison with the Spirit of God that is embedded in John’s music.
John’s new record,” The Sound”, is a great example of what I am talking about. It is simply compelling… from the first moment to the last song you are not just listening, you are being led on a journey into the heart of God where anything can happen. This album is a mosaic of passion, performance and power that leads you to your highest purpose, worship.”
Dr. Phil Brassfield
- Director [Destiny Ministries]
This compilation really is The Sound. It’s The Sound of John Ragsdale’s heart, talent, and passion for Christ radiating out of his music. God has been brewing The Sound in John’s prayers and pipes for years. From start to finish, it is consistently unpredictable. It rocks, it rolls, it swells, and it cries. Few artists transcend background, denomination, musical style and generations. John does.
For more than twelve years John has been both friend and mentor to me, so I think I’m qualified to tell you this about him: The guy’s a freak. His passion for Christ, commitment to his family, and the depth of his ministry makes me proud to be on the same team. Believe me when I tell you this: You want some of what he’s got.
- Pastor [Lake Hills Church - Austin, TX]
The first time I met John Ragsdale I was stunned by his vocal range and his stage presence. After partnering with him for over a decade, I am now impressed with his passion for worship. One of the true worshippers and worship leaders for this generation. John’s voice is still compelling, his writing continues to grow, but it is his passion for worship of Jesus that will beckon you to the throne.
May this album take you on a journey from earth to glory. I’m proud of John and I’m proud of what God is doing with his giftings. Tell everyone far and wide about this album and about falling in love with Jesus again.
- Phillips Craig and Dean
- Pastor [PromiseLand West - Austin, TX]