Jazzz from FrankfurtWhoever put the second comment on there (was that you, Carl?!?)- it´s not correct. They have contributed various worship songs to different projects before, such as "Exodus" and "City on a hill". It´s just that they never had done a whole own album of worship songs before.
The first version of The Beatles "Helter Skelter" was a 27 minute jam, so you can imagine what Ringo was going through pounding away all that time. To convince the guys that he needed a break, he screamed, "I've got blisters on my fingers!" This was included on the fadeout.