Darlene McCoy - Darlene McCoy

Published Wednesday 20th June 2007
Darlene McCoy - Darlene McCoy
Darlene McCoy - Darlene McCoy

STYLE: R&B
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 23323-12535
LABEL: EMI Gospel EGD64435
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RELEASE DATE: 2007-05-04
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

EMI Gospel spent a long time getting the right producers to showcase their gospel signing Darlene and for my money it's been well worth the effort. The first cut "I Believe", produced by Fred Jerkins, is everything urban gospel is good at - a seriously funky groove and a vocal which bites with all the soul power that only an experienced diva can muster. The next track "If There Were No You", produced by our old friends PAJAM, is equally tasty. In fact, throughout the productions by the aforementioned as well as Tommy Sims and Antonio Neal are top notch and although the lyrics here seldom get beyond very familiar territory (examples, "Let your love always surround me/I adore you, I adore you/Because of who you are" or "The Lord will shine his light your way/Thank you Father/For shining your light on me") the voice and production values are so strong that one can forgive the clichés. All in all, outstanding urban gospel.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. I Believe [Listen]
2. If There Were NO You [Listen]
3. Good To Me [Listen]
4. Fallen In Love [Listen]
5. Be With You [Listen]
6. For The Sisters - Interlude [Listen]
7. Finally [Listen]
8. Amazing [Listen]
9. Simply Because [Listen]
10. I Dore You [Listen]
11. I Wanna Thank You [Listen]
12. U-N-I-T-Y [Listen]

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