Group 1 Crew - Power

Published Tuesday 9th May 2017
Group 1 Crew - Power
Group 1 Crew - Power

STYLE: R&B
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 160082-24141
LABEL: Fervent 080688919726
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RELEASE DATE: 2016-08-26
PRICE: £9.97 RRP £12.99

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Reviewed by Stephen Luff

This recording is the first release since 'Fearless' (2012) and features Maxwell Reyes and guests with some in-your-face R&B pop mixed with some sparkling hip-hop interludes. The title track opener is in Bruno Mars-style and is a foot mover that sets the stall out nicely. There are also gentler moments which to my mind bring out the songwriter in Maxwell and make the collection rise above the continuing surge of urban gospel releases. "20-20" explores strength in weakness while "Hold Back The Rain" displays peace through life's ups and downs. There are top guest vocalists a plenty including Bethany Cruz, Jason Walker and Lauren Taylor Bach (of IGN) who delivers beautiful support vocals on the creative "Burn". Clearly Mr Reyes is not done with the Group 1 Crew template yet.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Power [Listen]
2. Phenomenal [Listen]
3. 20-20 [Listen]
4. Download [Listen]
5. Wake Me Up (Amnesia) [Listen]
6. Bad Day Ftg Mr Ree [Listen]
7. Take It All In [Listen]
8. Burn [Listen]
9. Mona Lisa [Listen]
10. On Again Off Again [Listen]
11. I Know Ftg Jor'den Armstrong [Listen]
12. Set Sail [Listen]
13. Inevitable Ftg Chris Cleveland [Listen]
14. People Of A Second Chance [Listen]
15. Best Is Yet To Come [Listen]
16. Hold Back The Rain [Listen]
17. Bonus Track [Listen]

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Product Description
Group 1 Crew has long been the brainchild of vocalist/rapper and founding member, Manwell Reyes. In this brand new season, and with a new touring band line up, Manwell delivers the same hard-hitting, vocally diverse, fresh pop hip-hop he has been known for in his tenure in the CCM industry.

Tracklist

1. Power feat. My Kid Brother
2. Take It All In
3. Burn feat. Lauren of 1 Girl Nation
4. On Again Off Again
5. Bad Day feat. Mr Ree
6. Set Sail
7. Best Is Yet To Come
8. Wake Me Up (Amnesia)
9. Inevitable feat. Chris Cleveland
10. I Know feat. Jor’Dan Armstrong
11. Mona Lisa
12. Phenomenal
13. 20/20
14. Hold Back The Rain feat. Jason Walker & Bethany Cruz
15. People Of A Second Chance
16. Download feat. Anjelah Johnson & Glory

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