Label: Essential Records
For their fourth release, Leeland returns to their roots -- both musically and spiritually. Inspired by theologians such as Salvation Army founder William Booth, The Great Awakening is equal parts old-time revival meeting and modern worship gathering. It also marks the addition of the Mooring brothers' little sis, Shelly, on bass. Produced by Paul Moak, the project features pleasing sibling harmonies as well as a live concert sound, thanks to the fact that all 11 tracks were recorded live-to-tape. Definitely don't miss "I Wonder" and the title track.