Mary Mary - Mary Mary

Published Monday 1st August 2005
Mary Mary - Mary Mary
Mary Mary - Mary Mary

STYLE: R&B
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 13063-2766
LABEL: Columbia 5204692
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RELEASE DATE: 2005-07-18

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Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

After the success of their 2000 single release "Shackles" it seemed like sisters Erica and Tina Campbell would be an act to straddle mainstream and gospel arenas but they haven't managed to equal that original success. Their second album 'Incredible' was dogged by delays which cost them momentum and didn't seem to have the same marketing muscle and record company support afforded its predecessor. So now we come to album number three and the girls are back with their best album yet. Always blessed with strong songwriting and vocal talents, they've refused to compromise the message and this release is packed with excellent stuff and a few surprises. Highlights include the strong, real life testimony of "Believer" where the girls map out times when God has intervened in their lives. The first single, "Heaven" has a catchy '60s Motown feel to it and warns people to get ready for eternity. On "Biggest Greatest Thing", the girls do their best Andrews Sisters impression on a swinging big band number. It's glorious, outrageous fun! At the other end of the scale "The Real Party" is a celebratory number. "Yesterday" is an old fashioned gospel ballad which would move a church congregation anywhere! "Love You That Much" is another highlight with its understated funky groove. "And I" features Kirk Franklin doing his usual talky bit in between the lines and the girls creating a really pretty melody. Only occasionally do they falter. Particularly on "Save Me" which is the weakest thing here. Overall though, it's fabulous gospel R&B and the girls are back on form.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Believer [Listen]
2. Biggest, Greatest Thing [Listen]
3. Heaven [Listen]
4. Real Party, The (Trevon's Birthday) [Listen]
5. Save Me (feat. -Baby Dubb-) [Listen]
6. Yesterday [Listen]
7. What Is This [Listen]
8. Love You That Much [Listen]
9. Stand Still [Listen]
10. And I (feat. Kirk Franklin) [Listen]
11. Speak To Me [Listen]

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Product Description
Expressing their true heart and ministry, the eagerly awaited self-titled new CD from the sensational Campbell sisters is here!
Tina and Erica's superb vocals deliver life-changing messages of hope and inspiration through lyrics that are reality-driven and faith-based. Highlights include 'Heaven' , a hip-upbeat tune of encouragement, 'Love Somebody', a message of helping others to seek God, and 'Yesterday', a song about how to forget the past and reach for hope for tomorrow.
Don't keep this CD to yourself, bless your friends with a copy too!

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Posted by Rebecca A gbezin in United Kingdom @ 11:51 on Sep 23 2005

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