James Grear & Company - Gettin' It Together

Saturday 1st May 2004
James Grear & Company - Gettin' It Together
James Grear & Company - Gettin' It Together

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: Liquid 8 LIQ12105
RRP: £14.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

A slow, sinuous funk groove opener "Never Seen" defiantly proclaims the absolute dependability of God with switched leads Jack Yates Jr and Rachel Hurst hollering up a storm. But next up is a choir ballad "Faithful Is He" similar to the kind of over elaborate vocal arrangements and lush accompaniments beloved by Richard Smallwood. Next up is a cover of the old Youngbloods '60s anthem "Get Together". And so the mixture of musical approaches continues throughout. Lead singers Demarcus Green, Angela Stewart and Lakesha Clark are all pretty strong and some of the arrangements are well programmed modern R&B. Worth investigating even though somewhat unfocussed.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Never Seen [Listen]
2. Faithful Is He [Listen]
3. Get Together [Listen]
4. Authority [Listen]
5. For The Rest Of My Life [Listen]
6. God Gets The Glory [Listen]
7. No More [Listen]
8. Once More [Listen]
9. That's What My God Will Do For You [Listen]
10. In God I Trust [Listen]
11. Something's Happenin' [Listen]
12. Angels [Listen]

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