Tag Archives: Page CXVI

Page CXVI Jubilee

5 Mar

PAGE-CXVI-HYMNS-Jubilee-COVERI’ve been a massive fan of Page CXVI from the day dot, pointing you towards their new albums as they’ve trickled out over the last few years. I was chuffed last week to get this email in the post…

To celebrate 7 years of making music together, the members of Page CXVI and The Autumn Film are giving away their entire music catalog for 7 weeks. Between re-arranging the classic hymns, to creating beautiful emotive indie pop music, the band has recorded 11 albums together. Please join them in celebrating this jubilee by catching up on the records you’ve missed or download the entire catalog.

http://pagecxvi.com/jubilee

I couldn’t recommend heartily enough jumping on the Page CXVI bandwagon. They really a doing a great job. Go download and be refreshed!

Yet. Another. Page CXVI. Stream

24 Nov

Is it just me or are Page CXVI very close to have given away (a stream) of their entire new album? Yes that’s right, tantilising taste number 4 has just gone up on their blog. This time Holy, Holy, Holy.

<span><a href=”http://soundcloud.com/pagecxvi/04-holy-holy-holy”>04 Holy, Holy, Holy</a> by <a href=”http://soundcloud.com/pagecxvi”>PageCXVI</a></span&gt;

Either use the search box on the right for more of their songs or just go to their blog.

3rd Teaser from PAGE CXVI

18 Nov

Yep, they really are giving it away. This is the third teaser song from their upcoming 3rd Hymns album.

Enjoy 🙂

<span><a href=”http://soundcloud.com/pagecxvi/05-joyful-joyful-we-adore-thee”>05 Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee</a> by <a href=”http://soundcloud.com/pagecxvi”>PageCXVI</a></span&gt;

and if you missed the other 2!

<span><a href=”http://soundcloud.com/pagecxvi/be-thou-my-vision”>02 Be Thou My Vision</a> by <a href=”http://soundcloud.com/pagecxvi”>PageCXVI</a></span&gt;

<span><a href=”http://soundcloud.com/pagecxvi/01-be-still-my-soul”>01 Be Still My Soul</a> by <a href=”http://soundcloud.com/pagecxvi”>PageCXVI</a></span&gt;

Be Still My Soul

11 Nov

In the build up to the release of their third Hymns album, Page CXVI have got another track on the stream. This time it’s ‘Be Still My Soul.’

To listen to ‘Be Thou My Vision’ check out my other post. Getting in the mood for November 30th now!

<span><a href=”http://soundcloud.com/pagecxvi/01-be-still-my-soul”>01 Be Still My Soul</a> by <a href=”http://soundcloud.com/pagecxvi”>PageCXVI</a></span&gt;

Hymns III – Page CXVI

4 Nov

Well wouldn’t you know it. Those cheeky monkeys known only as Page CXVI are releasing a third album of Hymns (with a forth in the very near pipeline).

The new album, imaginatively titled Hymns III, comes out November 30th. But they’ve been generous enough to provide a free stream of Be Thou My Vision. After one listen my initial thoughts are, “Me likey!”

<span><a href=”http://soundcloud.com/pagecxvi/be-thou-my-vision”>02 Be Thou My Vision</a> by <a href=”http://soundcloud.com/pagecxvi”>PageCXVI</a></span&gt;

Page CXVI ‘HYMNS II’ : Review

4 May

SSAR (single sentence album review): Buy both albums and put on shuffle

A week has come and gone since the release of Page CXVI’s second album, Hymns II (although the albums, at 7 songs each, are more like EP’s). I have to say I’ve enjoyed it…with a few caveats.

1) This second album does not reach the same heights that the first album does, be that in terms of energy, originality or creative expression. Think of the re-imaging of In Christ Alone on the first album. No song is so ‘re-invented’ on Hymns II.  Neither does a song so creatively express the original intent as did the merging of Joy and It is Well. And the high energy guitar and drums seem almost totally absent.

2) The hymns just isn’t as good. This album feels a bit like a list of songs that didn’t make the original cut. Many of the songs have been re-done recently by the likes of Mars Hill or Sovereign Grace and I’m hard pushed to find a reason why the Page CXVI version is better.

All in all this second album is fine, it’s just that the first album was great. My advice (and I’ve been practising what I preach) is to get both albums, add to a single playlist and put on shuffle.

New Page CXVI Hymns Album – Free GiveAway

27 Apr

I’m guessing you’ve already heard of Page CXVI. They appeared a while back with a fantastic album of hymns that had been reset to their own style of music.

The album has been massively successful and has been played to death in my house at least.

In anticipation of the launch of their new album, inventively titled ‘Hymns II’ they are offering a free download of the original hymns album.

All you have to do is click here and your as good as done.

Warning: Downloading the Hymns I album for free will make you want to download the new album when it comes out.

The offer of free download for Hymns I runs from April 27th until May 4th.