Darryl Henry - Exhortation, Praise & Edification

Published Tuesday 31st July 2018
Darryl Henry - Exhortation, Praise & Edification
Darryl Henry - Exhortation, Praise & Edification

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 167912-26318
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Lins Honeyman

Philadelphia-based gospel singer, producer, arranger, preacher and multi-instrumentalist Darryl Henry's latest album kicks off with the calypso-tinged "Something On The Inside" to highlight the difference Jesus will make in a person's life and to set the scene for a varied collection of original songs. Whilst sounding a bit on the dated side with its cheesy synth brass and smooth sax fills, this nonetheless satisfying and accomplished release from Henry covers a lot of ground stylistically with the funky "What A Mighty God" and the Cuba-influenced "A Life Time Of Praise" sitting comfortably next to the simplistic but enjoyable old school dance track "The Jesus Song" - all of which showcase Henry and his choir's ability to pull off some stellar gospel vocal performances with ease. As the title suggests, a number of themes are touched upon with Henry offering up worship to his God in the likes of the upbeat "Zion's Praise" whilst various tracks contain assured preached passages to allow the exhortation and edification boxes to be ticked. The wide-ranging nature of the album in both a thematic and musical sense makes this an intriguing release, though some of its cheesier moments drag it down.

The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.

Interested in reviewing music? Find out more here.

Sample Track Listing:
1. Something On The Inside [Listen]
2. More Than A Conqueror [Listen]
3. What A Mighty God [Listen]
4. The Jesus Song [Listen]
5. Wonderous Name [Listen]
6. Giving It All To You Jesus [Listen]
7. I've Been Meaning To [Listen]
8. One More Chance [Listen]
9. Zions Praise [Listen]
10. He Gave His Best [Listen]
11. A Life Time Of Praise [Listen]

This track data is supplied by the Cross Rhythms CD/DVD review library. Please note that CD tracks may vary according to release region or product version.

Be the first to comment on this article

We welcome your opinions but libellous and abusive comments are not allowed.

We are committed to protecting your privacy. By clicking 'Send comment' you consent to Cross Rhythms storing and processing your personal data. For more information about how we care for your data please see our privacy policy.