All This for a King: The Essential Collection
Distilling the best of The David Crowder Band’s hugely influential catalog down to 13 tracks (plus one new tune), All This for a King captures the group’s freewheeling creativity as well as its fervent faith. Crowder and his bandmates won the admiration of listeners beyond the borders of Christian music for their ability to blend folk, rock, pop, and electronica into a uniquely compelling whole. All This for a King touches on the ensemble’s key elements with pulsating techno tracks (“Here Is Our King”), uplifting ballads (“Wholly Yours,” “The Glory of It All”), simmering string-accented tracks (“Open Skies”), and tender acoustic pieces (“How He Loves”). Swirling remixes of “Shadows,” “After All (Holy)," and “No One Like You” capture the group’s boldly progressive edge, fusing dance floor rapture with spiritual exaltation. Fans will especially appreciate the newly recorded “This I Know,” a stomping hosanna of praise that harkens back to Crowder’s folk roots. For both latecomers and longtime devotees, All This for a King offers a no-filler summation of DCB’s finest moments.