Lucinda Moore - Blessed, Broken & Given

Published Thursday 21st October 2010
Lucinda Moore - Blessed, Broken & Given
Lucinda Moore - Blessed, Broken & Given

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OUR PRODUCT CODE: 95195-16839
LABEL: Tyscot 014998418525
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RELEASE DATE: 2010-09-20
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by Keren Perrott

The North Carolina-based singing evangelist has made no bones about the difficulties lived out through her marriage and subsequent divorce, which gave rise to her self-titled debut in 2006, followed by 'Blessed, Broken & Given' four years later. One thing is clear; for all her trials and tribulations Moore has undeniable talent and a passion for Christ that cannot fail to take you on a journey of praise. From start to finish this album is bursting with infectious energy and meditative worship. The first three tracks, opening with "We Celebrate The Cross", are real belters with all the bells and whistles that US gospel does so well. But, it's the arrangements on the more contemplative tracks such as "There's A River" and "I Need Thee" showcasing Moore's powerful voice over the incredibly tight gospel choir of the Elizabeth Baptist Church, Atlanta, which work best. Some may find Moore's honesty and candour regarding her personal struggles and achievements rather uncomfortable listening and her story raises many questions that aren't (and indeed cannot be) answered even on a 15-song album but this is still a powerful and highly charged album.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. We Celebrate The Cross [Listen]
2. We Praise Your Name [Listen]
3. Fruit Of My Lips [Listen]
4. There's A River [Listen]
5. Bishop's Prayer [Listen]
6. I Need Thee [Listen]
7. Speak Lord [Listen]
8. Great In Zion [Listen]
9. Days Of Elijah [Listen]
10. Let The Praises Flow [Listen]
11. Breakthrough Shout [Listen]
12. Blessed, Broken & Given [Listen]
13. Blessed, Broken & Given (Reprise) [Listen]
14. Fire Baptized Medley [Listen]
15. Never Be The Same [Listen]

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Product Description
Very few people know this, but Lucinda Moore sang to cope with the pain of an abusive childhood. On her new album ‘Blessed, Broken & Given’, she crafted songs that will not only please your ears but heal your soul. Though the story behind the record is unfortunate, the songs featured are inspiring, spirit-filed and powerful.

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