IDMC - Live & Phaat In London

Wednesday 1st September 2004
IDMC - Live & Phaat In London
IDMC - Live & Phaat In London

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 10074-12430
LABEL: Independent
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Having evolved down the years from a mass choir to a small choir this ambitiously staged live album has some top rate guests, including that gifted worship leader Noel Robinson, the soulful voice of Nathan Prime and that fast rapping raga man The Watchman. In fact it's the song "Trust In The Lord" which gives this album one of its most electrifying moments. In truth, the album takes time to get going, the blandly devotional "Sacrifice Of Praise" followed by the reading of Psalms 150 is a heartening declaration of spiritual intent but hardly makes for the most dynamic of openings. Maybe it works better on the DVD. Then we've got a track called, inelegantly, "Instrumental" but as that's based, rather questionably, on the Jackson Five's "I Want You Back" it was a bit of a relief when some soulful emoting finally started to happen. IDMC are a UK gospel institution and I salute them. But I'm not sure this curate's egg of a live album is the best example of their considerable gifts.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Sacrifice Of Praise [Listen]
2. Psalms 150 [Listen]
3. Instrumental [Listen]
4. Lord I (ftg Noel Robinson) [Listen]
5. I Am Victorious [Listen]
6. Poetry Interlude (ftg Jacque Peart) [Listen]
7. Trust In The Lord (ftg The Watchman) [Listen]
8. Jesus The Same [Listen]
9. Only You (ftg Nathan Prime) [Listen]
10. Down On My Knees [Listen]
11. More Than [Listen]
12. Still Small Voice [Listen]
13. I Got Joy [Listen]
14. Everything's Gonna Be Alright [Listen]

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