Albertina Walker - Let's Go Back: Live In Chicago

Saturday 1st June 1996
Albertina Walker - Let's Go Back: Live In Chicago
Albertina Walker - Let's Go Back: Live In Chicago

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: Benson CD04234

Reviewed by Matt Parker

Acclaimed as the Queen of gospel music, Grammy award winning Walker releases a long awaited live album of both older and new songs by various artists. Although essentially a live album (it was performed in front of people), a lot of mixing and overdubbing went into this recording, ultimately producing a very realistic sound (I didn't realise 'til I read it). Walker is backed by an absolutely top class band, most noticeably musical director Derrick Lee at piano and featured vocalists include Shirley Ceaser and Dorothy Norwood among others. Musically, 'Live In Chicago' doesn't stick to the tried and tested formula of many gospel recordings. It ventures into light gospel/jazz in "Life Can Be So Beautiful" and what can only be described as gospel/blues in "In Shady Green Pastures" - listen for yourself! Bottom line? 'Live In Chicago' is refreshing, sincere and leaves you feeling satisfied.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Holding On To Our Love [Listen]
2. In Shady Green Pastures [Listen]
3. Life Can Be So Beautiful [Listen]
4. Talk It Over With The Lord [Listen]
5. Thy Way, O Lord [Listen]
6. On The Battlefield [Listen]
7. Know He Can, Believe He Will [Listen]
8. I'll Take Jesus [Listen]
9. I Won't Last A Day Without You [Listen]
10. Hold To God's Unchanging Hand [Listen]
11. What A Fellowship [Listen]
12. Till We Meet, Till We Meet [Listen]

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