CeCe Winans - Throne Room

Thursday 1st January 2004
CeCe Winans - Throne Room
CeCe Winans - Throne Room

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: Fair Trade Services 000768268520
RRP: £14.99

Reviewed by Brian Edgeley

Nicely presented in a double album jewel case with a photo of CeCe on the front. This album comes with a bonus DVD featuring a Behind The Scenes look at the Making Of The Throne Room and a On Tour featurette; plus three additional songs from the CeCe Winans catalogue. This alone makes interesting viewing. When you finally slip the disc into the CD tray the opening track of ‘Throne Room’ is magnificent! All one minute nine seconds of it! The piece is an instrumental called “Hallelujah To The King”, written by Andrae Crouch and played by The Nashville String Machine. It flows seamlessly into “Jesus You Are Beautiful”, which is for me the best track on the album. CeCe’s vocals are superb and her voice sounds rich and pensive! On the up tempo “No One Else,” her vocals are beautifully controlled and the mix of main vox to BVs works really well with the beat of the song. The other outstanding song is track 14: “Hallelujah Praise”. Here the whole album is lifted with the sounds of modern contemporary Christian gospel music, the choir obviously enjoyed recording this one. Unfortunately, it is placed to far into the album, it would have been better suited to a placement nearer the beginning of the album. However, this may be because the album is divided into two sections: firstly, eight tracks of “Worship and Reflection”; and secondly, eight songs of “Praise and Adoration”. A journey to the Throne Room indeed.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Hallelujah To The King (Intro) [Listen]
2. Jesus, You're Beautiful [Listen]
3. Throne Room [Listen]
4. How Great Thou Art [Listen]
5. You're So Holy [Listen]
6. Oh Thou Most High [Listen]
7. By The Blood (Worthy Is The Lamb) [Listen]
8. Hallelujah To The King [Listen]
9. Thrist For You [Listen]
10. Come Fill My Heart [Listen]
11. Mercy Said No [Listen]
12. All In Your Name [Listen]
13. No One Else [Listen]
14. Hallelujah Praise [Listen]
15. Just Like You, Jesus [Listen]
16. A Heart Like Yours [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by Mraquita in philadelphia, PA @ 18:33 on Nov 1 2007

CeCe keep up the good work cause I still love this cd and I love the new ones
love marquita God bless

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