Amber Bullock - Thank You

Published Wednesday 29th May 2013
Amber Bullock - Thank You
Amber Bullock - Thank You

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: Music World PD0069
FORMAT: CD Mini-album
RRP: £6.99

Reviewed by Lins Honeyman

Despite being a relatively short debut release at only seven tracks, it's clear why St Louis-born gospel singer Amber Bullock won the US TV talent show Sunday Best back in 2011. For instance, the likes of the opener "Thank You Lord" and the gospel workout "We Must Praise" see the singer flex her substantial vocal cords before betraying a stylistic versatility with a stunning Ella Fitzgerald-like performance in the late night jazz exposé "For Every Mountain". Elsewhere, the diva pleasingly covers Dorinda Clark-Cole's "If It Had Not Been For The Lord" and white boy Chris Tomlin's "How Great Is Our God" (which is now a regular in the worshipping black church's repertoire). These tracks put Jesus to the forefront and further showcase Bullock's exemplary vocals before a brace of Richard Smallwood songs ("Secret Place" and "A City Called Heaven") close what is an accomplished debut from one of gospel music's brightest rising stars.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Thank You Lord [Listen]
2. For Every Mountain [Listen]
3. We Must Praise [Listen]
4. If It Had Not Been For The Lord [Listen]
5. How Great Is Our God [Listen]
6. Secret Place [Listen]
7. A City Called Heaven [Listen]

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Product Description
Amber Bullock, the St. Louis, Missouri native and single mother of two-year old Amya, topped a talented field of singers to win BET’s 2011 Sunday Best crown. Bullock is the second artist to have a CD project released on Mathew Knowles’ Music World Gospel label, under the Sunday Best franchise. She is also co-managed by Music World Artist Management. The Season 4 winner released an EP, Thank You, on December 6, 2011. The CD debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart.

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