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The Union Of Sinners & Saints – ‘Self-titled’ album review
5 Overall Score

Label:

Suite 28 Records

For Fans Of:

Petra, Whiteheart, Newsboys

We Like:

“Christ The Lord Is Risen Today”

The Union Of Sinners & Saints – ‘Self-titled’ album review

The Union of Sinners & Saints, CCM Magazine - imageAs longtime members of Petra and Whiteheart respectively, singer John Schlitt and guitarist/producer Billy Smiley sure know how to rock loud and proud. But rather than resting on past laurels or cashing in on nostalgia, the veterans have formed the brand new band The Union Of Sinners And Saints with some of Christian music’s finest players and are translating their classic sensibilities to today. Whether it’s a blazing cover of the classic hymn “Christ the Lord is Risen Today” (in the tradition of the Petra Praise series) or a stable of entirely new originals, the guys aren’t shy about their faith or witnessing to the world at large. And even with more than a dozen million album sales behind them, Schlitt, Smiley and the band sound as musically hungry as ever with a straight ahead melodic rock collection that ranks right up there with either co-leader’s best work.

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About The Author

Andy Argyrakis
Contributing Editor

Andy Argyrakis is a Chicago-based entertainment writer/photographer who appears in the Chicago Tribune, Illinois Entertainer, Daily Journal, Concert Livewire, Hear/Say Magazine and Image Chicago (to name a few). Additional photo credits include Fuse TV, Live Nation, Nikon, Pollstar, Celebrity Access, Paste Magazine, MTV.com and Vibe.com. He’s also the author/narrator of "Access Matthews" (an audio CD tracing the career of Dave Matthews Band) and spends considerable time on tour, including outings with Arlo Guthrie, The Guess Who, Madina Lake (on Linkin Park’s Projekt Revolution) and Gospel Music Channel’s "Gospel Dream" (where he served as season one judge).

  • Shannon Hutchinson

    The Union Of Sinners And Saints album is fantastic, especially for those of us that like and want Christian Rock. Most everything has gone to Praise and Worship which has its place, but there aren’t many bands doing Christian Rock anymore which is sad. These guys rock and rock about Christianity, but it’s not Praise and Worship. I miss bands and songs like these. Great album!