6 New MultiTracks and Split Tracks

We have six new MultiTracks and Split Tracks available.

6 new backing track releases in both MultiTrack and Split Track format all recorded in singable, congregational keys.

  • There’s Nothing That Our God Can’t Do – Passion – Brandon Lake, Jonathan Smith, Kristian Stanfill
    Originally performed by Kristian Stanfill at the “Passion” Conference, and co-written by Brandon Lake from Maverick City and Bethel Music, this upbeat driving praise song is a great way to lift the energy level in your praise and worship set.
  • Run to the Father – Cody Carnes, Matt Maher, Ran Jackson
    The lyrics to “Run to the Father” celebrate God’s grace and identity as both healer and friend. The triple meter of this song gives it a natural “sway” for those times of reflection in your worship services.
  • Your Love Defends Me – Hannah Kerr, Matt Maher
    Co-written by Hannah Kerr and Matt Maher, and recorded by both artists, this version of “Your Love Defends Me” is based on the Hannah Kerr recording providing an opportunity to highlight the female voices in your praise team.
  • God Turn it Around – Anthony Skinner, Jon Reddick, Jess Cates
    Jon Reddick is fast becoming one of the most well-known worship leaders and writers of contemporary Gospel music. “God Turn it Around” is a powerful prayer shared in ballad form asking for God’s intervention.
  • Always – Chris Tomlin, Ben Glover, Daniel Carson, Jeff Sojka, Jess Cates
    “Always” is the title track to the new Chris Tomlin album. This 6/8 meter arrangement follows the original, but is in a lower, more congregationally friendly key.
  • Strongholds – Chris Tomlin
    “Strongholds” is an upbeat praise song from Chris Tomlin, co-written with Ed Cash from We the Kingdom. The catchy melody works well with the positive message of Isaiah 54:17 and 2 Corinthians 10:4.

Available now in MultiTrack and Split Track format.

Two new Chris Tomlin MultiTracks and Split Tracks

We have MultiTracks and Split Tracks of two new Chris Tomlin songs: Always and Strongholds, both taken from his new album Always.

Always” is the title track to the new Chris Tomlin album. This 6/8 meter arrangement follows the original, but is in a lower, more congregationally friendly key.

Strongholds” is an upbeat praise song from Chris Tomlin, co-written with Ed Cash from We the Kingdom. The catchy melody works well with the positive message of Isaiah 54:17 and 2 Corinthians 10:4.

Available now in MultiTrack and Split Track format.

Free MultiTrack from New Batch of Hymns Released

Our free track this month is from a brand new batch of 20 hymn backing tracks from Nathan Drake at Reawaken Hymns.

Jesus Thine All Victorious Love is taken from the brand new album Hymns of the Spirit. It comes with a free simple chord chart.

The song uses the original words from the old hymn with a new melody written by Nathan Drake. The song has an indie rock worship sound. Other songs on the album all use the traditional melodies but with a contemporary feel. You can listen to samples of each song by clicking the video below.

Jesus Thine All Victorious Love comes with the original WAV files for use in a DAW such as Ableton, and Transition Tracks for Worship Backing Band’s Mac/PC or iPad Transition MultiTrack Player. MultiTracks are the simplest and least expensive solution to get a full band sound from your worship team, even if you’ve only got a couple of musicians.

The song is also available as a Split Track. If you’ve not seen our Split Tracks before this is a good opportunity to download one and see what you think of the format. On-screen words and “split track” vocals.

The full list of new hymns available (and links) is:
Abide With Me
Be Still My Soul
Be Thou My Vision
Breathe On Me Breath Of God
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Day By Day
Doxology (Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow)
He Leadeth Me
How Firm a Foundation
I Am Resolved
I Am Thine O Lord
I Need Thee Every Hour
I Surrender All
It Is Well (With My Soul)
Jesus Thine All Victorious Love
Just As I Am
Near The Cross
O The Deep Deep Love of Jesus
Take My Life and Let It Be
The Love of God

10 new backing tracks

10 brand new backing tracks in MultiTrack and Split Track format. We have selected song keys and arrangements to suit congregational worship. The song choice represents a nice mix of genres with old and new hymns, newer songs, some gospel tracks and a couple of older favourites.

Click the video below to listen to the tracks and click the song links to download.

Behold Our God – Sovereign Grace Music

Originally recorded by Sovereign Grace Music, this arrangement has been transposed to a congregational friendly key and can feature a female lead. The lyrics focus on God’s majesty and authority.

I Call You Faithful – Donnie McClurkin

From American Gospel singer and minister, Donnie McClurkin, comes this popular praise song with easy to follow lyrics and up-beat rhythms and grooves. A great song to introduce a different style of music into your worship service.

Once Again – Matt Redman

A classic praise and worship song written and recorded by one the Contemporary Christian Music pioneers, Matt Redman. A great message of God’s mercy and faithfulness in our times of need.

He Will Hold Me Fast – Keith and Kristyn Getty

A beautiful and emotional arrangement based on Keith and Kristyn Getty’s rendition. The lyrics are a powerful message and assurance of Christ’s faithfulness to us.

I Speak Jesus – Here Be Lions / Charity Gayle

A powerful new worship song originally written and recorded by the group, “Here Be Lions,” and more recently performed by Charity Gayle. This arrangement follows the original recording, but is transposed into a more congregational friendly key for both male an female voices.

Resurrection Hymn – Stuart Townend & Keith Getty

An upbeat modern hymn based on Stuart Townend’s live recording. Perfect for Easter or with any message about resurrection or defeating death. Super congregational friendly!

Because of Who You Are – Martha Munizzi / Vicki Yohe

This powerful gospel ballad has been recorded by many artists, but probably most recognised by Vicki Yohe’s version. This arrangement is based on her recording, but placed in a slightly lower/more congregationally friendly key.

Yes I Will – Vertical Worship

One of the most well-known praise and worship songs from the group “Vertical Worship.” The lyrics are filled with the theme of standing firm in our faith and speaking the name of Jesus with confidence.

To God Be the Glory – traditional hymn

This arrangement of the popular traditional hymn, “To God Be the Glory,” is based on the triple-meter swing feel of the recording by Stuart Townend. An easy to sing congregational favourite!

Every Praise – Bishop Hezekiah Walker / Love Fellowship Tabernacle

Get ready to clap your hands and stomp your feet! This up-beat Gospel praise song comes from the Love Fellowship Tabernacle in New York led by Bishop Hezekiah Walker.

 

Not one but two versions of We The Kingdom’s God So Loved

Full band and acoustic versions of this hugely popular song

God So Loved is a great up-tempo, toe-tapping praise song from the group ‘We The Kingdom’ known for their hit ‘Holy Water’.

The song is hugely popular at the moment featuring high in the CCLI charts that monitor which songs are sung in church each week.

We’ve created two versions of the song – a full band version and an acoustic version.

Listen to audio samples of each in the quick video above.

God so Loved is available as a MultiTrack and Split Track.

 

Hymns MultiTrack and Split Track backing tracks

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The struggle we face when we create new backing tracks is often that those new songs are simply not known by the majority of churches, especially the smaller churches that tend to be Worship Backing Band’s main customer base. This means that it can take months or even years before sales really start to come through as the songs become more widely known.

That’s all very different with hymns where we take a well known public domain hymn and record it in a contemporary band style. The traditional hymn is still very recognisable but rather than the organ accompaniment and 4-part SATB harmony, we provide a contemporary band for the music, with some orchestral accompaniment in some songs and give them all more of a modern sound.

Our producer Shawn Thomas has done a great job with our latest releases which include a nice little twist on Come Thou Long Expected Jesus with the melody of Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing in the last verse.

These are in both MultiTrack and Split Track format and each comes with a FREE simple chord chart:

Blessed Assurance
An uplifting arrangement of this timelessly classic hymn using a 12/8 time signature to keep the triple feel of the rhythm, but adding a 4/4 feel to the phrasing. Your congregation will be swaying along!

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
A unique arrangement of this triple-meter hymn starting out with the traditional melody, and then incorporating the melody of “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” for the last verse. A contemporary arrangement with an orchestral feel.

I Have Decided to Follow Jesus
Your congregation will enjoy the worshipful start to this spiritual gospel tune as it builds each verse into a rhythmic celebration. Start out praying and end up clapping!

I’ll Fly Away
Enjoy this southern gospel staple with a dramatic half-time first verse that leads into the hand-clapping, foot-tapping tempo of the remainder of the song.

We’d really encourage our customers from outside the US to check this hymn out if it is new to you. Very popular in the States.

Immortal Invisible God Only Wise
Your congregation will enjoy this contemporary yet orchestral arrangement of this traditional hymn, and your praise band will enjoy the simplified chord progressions!

Listen to samples of the new tracks

Click the video button below to listen to 30 second audio samples of each of the new tracks.

About MultiTracks

MultiTracks can be played using either our own easy-to-use Transition MultiTrack Player (Mac, PC and iPad) or any DAW such as Ableton, ProTools or GarageBand. Mix, mute or solo any instrument stem, repeat any song section with a single click. They are just like working with a live band and can also be used alongside your musicians to fill out the sound.

About Split Tracks

Split Tracks are great for smaller churches on a budget. The tracks have fully adjustable vocals and come with on-screen lyrics. Split Tracks are played using any standard MP4 player such as Windows Media Player or VLC.

Select your backing tracks at worshipbackingband.com or by clicking the song links above

New MultiTracks and Split Track backing tracks released

We have released six more new tracks available now from Worship Backing Band.

These are in both MultiTrack and Split Track format:

Egypt (Bethel)
Powerhouse songwriters and worship leaders Cory Asbury and Phil Wickham join together in creating this unique style of song which begins almost as a worship ballad and then kicks into double-time for the hand-clapping bridge.

God You’re So Good (Passion)
This is a beautiful extended arrangement of the well known chorus “God You’re So Good” with additional lyrics for verses and bridge. An easy to sing and powerful worship song, this will surely be a favorite for your congregation.

This is a Move (Brandon Lake)
What do you get when Gospel artist, Tasha Cobbs, and Contemporary Christian artist, Brandon Lake, get together to write a song? This incredible power-ballad! This arrange (We The Kingdom)ment is loosely based on the Brandon Lake live recording along with elements of the Gospel feel of the Tasha Cobbs recording.

Hope Has a Name (River Valley Worship)
This simple, melodic worship song takes the form of many traditional hymns with verses and choruses, making it a perfect crossover song for blended worship services and congregations.

God So Loved (We The Kingdom)
‘God So Loved’ is a great uptempo, toe-tapping praise song from the group “We The Kingdom” (known for their hit “Holy Water”). This version is based on their live/acoustic arrangement leaving lots of room for vocal harmonies.

House of the Lord (Phil Wickham)
Known for his hits “Battle Belongs” and “This is Amazing Grace,” worship leader and Christian songwriter, Phil Wickham releases this upbeat praise song with lots of room for adlibs and joyful expression.

Listen to samples of the new tracks

Click the video button below to listen to 30 second audio samples of each of the new tracks.

About MultiTracks

MultiTracks can be played using either our own easy-to-use Transition MultiTrack Player (Mac, PC and iPad) or any DAW such as Ableton, ProTools or GarageBand. Mix, mute or solo any instrument stem, repeat any song section with a single click. They are just like working with a live band and can also be used alongside your musicians to fill out the sound.

About Split Tracks

Split Tracks are great for smaller churches on a budget. The tracks have fully adjustable vocals and come with on-screen lyrics. Split Tracks are played using any standard MP4 player such as Windows Media Player or VLC.

Select your backing tracks at worshipbackingband.com or by clicking the song links above

New backing track: God So Loved (We The Kingdom)

New release: acoustic arrangement of We The Kingdom’s God So Loved

God So Loved is a great up-tempo, toe-tapping praise song from the group ‘We The Kingdom’ known for their hit ‘Holy Water’.

When we heard their fantastic live/acoustic arrangement we knew this was a track we needed to get into our repertoire quickly. The song is hugely popular at the moment featuring high in the CCLI charts for use in church.

Listen to our audio sample of the song below.

We have emulated We The Kingdom’s own acoustic feel in our Worship Backing Band arrangement in order to leave lots of room for vocal harmonies. Of course if that’s something you struggle with in your church then you can leave our vocal and backing vocal stems in the mix. Worship Backing Band are the only mainstream backing track provider to include vocals – something we know is essential for many small churches with missing musicians.

God So Loved is available in MultiTrack and Split Track formats.

MultiTracks can be played using either our own easy-to-use Transition MultiTrack Player (Mac, PC and iPad) or any DAW such as Ableton, ProTools or GarageBand. Mix, mute or solo any instrument stem, repeat any song section with a single click. They are just like working with a live band and can also be used alongside your musicians to fill out the sound.

Split Tracks are great for smaller churches on a budget. The tracks have fully adjustable vocals and come with on-screen lyrics. Split Tracks are played using any standard MP4 player such as Windows Media Player or VLC.

12 new kids worship songs available as MultiTracks and Video Split Tracks

We’ve partnered up with kids worship duo Awesome Cutlery to bring you 12 new kids backing tracks in our MultiTrack and video Split Track format.

Rather than the usual plain black backgrounds with our Split Tracks, the Awesome Cutlery ones are kids-friendly with lots of fun graphics.  When you go to the tracks on the Worship Backing Band webstore you can also listen to a 30 second audio sample of the track before you buy. Watch the compilation video below:

Check out the video below for an example of one of the songs. When you purchase the Split Track you will also get the lyric video bundled with the split track audio. Each track has a downloadable lyric sheet included.

Awesome Cutlery is named after Captain Awesomeness and Cutlery Boy, two wannabe superheroes who appear in sketches on the Awesome Cutlery albums, as well as in their live shows.

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In real life, Awesome Cutlery is Gareth Loh and Dan Adams. They are both dads, church pastors and dubiously-skilled superheroes. The Awesome Cutlery songs began life as songs they wrote to sing with their children and in kids’ ministry. Since then they have released two albums and seen their songs used all over the world.

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Awesome Cutlery exists to help families worship Jesus together. Their songs are designed to be sung by all ages, and this specially-selected catalogue from their two albums has been put together for use in churches. The songs cover a host of topics, including the church, prayer, God’s word, the great commission, God’s eternality, and Jesus’ return, all in a way that that everyone can sing and enjoy.

The song list (click for links to buy) is:

Find out more about Awesome Cutlery on their website.

Hymns! 8 new MultiTracks from David Woodman

We are delighted to have released eight new MultiTracks and Split Tracks that are contemporary arrangements of classic hymns. Arranged and recorded by our friend David Woodman, they are taken from David’s new album, Hymnal.

The hymns available are:

About the arrangements

  • All For You (Take My Life)
    A new worship song with an acoustic feel (including cello and hammered dulcimer) based on Take My Life And Let It Be by Frances Havergal.
  • All People That on Earth do Dwell (Doxology)
    An up-tempo praise song which works really well at the start of sung worship; this arrangement combines 2 well-known hymns: All People That On Earth Do Dwell and Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow to the tune Old Hundredth by Louis Bourgeois.
  • Come Let us Sing (Wonderful Love)
    A gentle hymn with a missional edge with a new coda focussing on the wonderful love of Jesus.
  • Here is Love (Amazing Love)
    This well-loved hymn is often reduced to 2 verses, as the language in the other verses was a little archaic. David Woodman has modernised the lyrics and added a coda to give a more contemporary feel.
  • O The Blood of Jesus
    This traditional gospel hymn has been given some extra verses and a bluesy feel.
  • Teach Me My God and King (Breath of God)
    The original 400-year-old lyrics to this hymn are difficult for a modern congregation to engage with, but the core theme (of worship being a lifestyle not just singing songs) is timeless. David Woodman has modernised the lyrics and added a chorus emphasising the 24/7 life of worship that we are called to live.
  • The King of Love
    This traditional hymn set to the tune St Columba has been given a Celtic feel and builds to a resounding note of praise.
  • When I Survey
    This is surely one of the most popular hymns ever written. Whilst most versions are reflective, focussed on the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross, this up-tempo arrangement takes its cue from the hymn’s final lines: “Love so amazing, so divine, demands my soul, my life, my all,” encouraging us to live whole-heartedly for Jesus.

Formats available

The hymns are available in MultiTrack and Split Track format. When you purchase either the MultiTrack or Split Track you also get a free chord chart.

Note that the MultiTracks are NOT configured for our OLD MultiTrack Player. When you buy the MultiTrack you get two versions:

  • The Transition Track for our new Mac/PC/iPad Transition MultiTrack Player
  • The studio Wav files for a DAW such as Ableton (+ you’ll get an Ableton session file configured for Ableton 10.1 onwards)

If you have our old MultiTrack Player you will need to purchase the Transition Player in order to play this song.

About David Woodman

David Woodman is a worship leader and songwriter based in Manchester, UK, where he is also part of the leadership team of Bury Christian Fellowship.
David has also worked as a session musician for many years, including on projects for the Worldwide Message Tribe and Spring Harvest amongst many others.

His most recent album, Hymnal, features his arrangements of classic hymns.
“I’ve been leading worship in various places for 30 years I guess,” David explains, “and I’ve always tried to include more traditional hymns alongside contemporary songs. They often have such a depth to the lyrics. along with memorable tunes that congregations can sing easily. The problem can sometimes be that we arrange and perform them in a way that makes them seem old-fashioned. I’ve always tried to freshen the arrangements up, and the positive response from people has been really encouraging, so I felt it was time to record them and hopefully see other churches use them.”

David plays most of the instruments on the album, but bass was provided by Frank Brierley (an experienced session musician who played for Mike Batt on several projects). Producer Andy Green played keyboards and mixed the album.
“It’s such a privilege to get to do this kind of thing with good friends. Frank and Andy are excellent musicians and we love to play together and laugh along the way. I also wanted to suggest a congregational vibe, so we also had our friends and family join us for a group vocal session, which I found really moving.”

For further information or to buy David’s music, please visit davidwoodmanmusic.com