3 Winans Brothers - Foreign Land (Deluxe Edition)

Published Monday 19th October 2015
3 Winans Brothers - Foreign Land (Deluxe Edition)
3 Winans Brothers  - Foreign Land (Deluxe Edition)

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 157582-23172
LABEL: Absolute 0099923527329
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RELEASE DATE: 2015-08-21
RRP: £13.00

Reviewed by Andrew Wallace

Anyone familiar with the gospel scene will be well aware of the stamp the Winans family have made on the scene and the impact they have had. Three of the family members who are all brothers - Carvin, Marvin and BeBe - have now created a new incarnation. Continuing in the vein of their past success this new album sticks to the winning Winans' formula with rich silky vocals, smooth R&B grooves, funky bass lines, tight horns and soulful harmonies. The brothers give a top-notch performance, their voices interplaying and blending beautifully. Production by Rodney Jerkins and Daniel Weatherspoon is slick and allows the vocals to take centre-stage. "If God Is For Us" is a powerful soul ballad, each brother contributing solo vocals and reaching a rousing climax with a gospel choir breaking in at the end. "Move In Me" is a funky upbeat song where Marvin backed by a stirring horn section sings of the work of the Holy Spirit. "I'm Not Ashamed" is another energetic jam and a bold declaration of faith with Marvin even sampling a bit of the Stevie Wonder gem "Higher Ground". "I Really Miss You" is typical of the slower offerings, an emotional song of tribute to their late brother Ron who died in 2005. An impressive addition to the Winans' catalogue.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Dance (Louie Vega Funk House Radio Edit) Ftg The Clark Sisters [Listen]
2. Your Love Will Never End [Listen]
3. If God Be For Us [Listen]
4. I Am Not Ashamed [Listen]
5. I Choose You [Listen]
6. Foreign Land [Listen]
7. Move In Me [Listen]
8. I Really Miss You [Listen]
9. A Little Bit [Listen]
10. Please Don't Go [Listen]
11. Just Between Me And You [Listen]
12. Negitive 2 Positive [Listen]
13. Dance [Listen]

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Product Description
The Winans family legacy continues with 3 Winans Brothers’ release of Foreign Land (Deluxe Edition), the first album from multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning Gospel legends, BeBe, Marvin, and Carvin Winans, as one group.

Released in the UK by Absolute Recordings under exclusive license from BMG Rights Management, Foreign Land has been updated to include two extra tracks mixed by Louie Vega.

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