Newworldson - All The Way Live!

Published Tuesday 10th September 2019
Newworldson - All The Way Live!
Newworldson - All The Way Live!

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: 859713196162
RELEASE DATE: 2014-11-17
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Lins Honeyman

Anyone who has sampled the studio work of Canadian gospel, soul and funk group Newworldson will know how inventive and tight a unit they are and this set, recorded in West Sussex at the 2014 Big Church Day Out festival, proves that they are just as adept in a live setting. Front man Joel Parisien's soulful vocal performance is the glue that sticks everything together but the band as a whole showcase their innate improvisational skills with a collection of spirituals, old gospel blues songs and originals that have what sounds like a fairly small crowd clapping and cheering in appreciation. One senses that this gig was more of a jam session for the Ontario band with tracks like "Get Right Church" and "99 and Ĺ" - the latter played for the first time and remarkably without rehearsal - running in excess of the 10 minute mark. Elsewhere, Newworldson favourites "Salvation Station" and "Shake Holy Spirit" (complete with spoons solo) get the live treatment to great effect with only a workmanlike version of the Curtis Mayfield classic "People Get Ready" not quite hitting the mark despite some fine soloing from Dale Dixon, Leroy Emmanuel and Dave Watson on sax, guitar and flute respectively. Ultimately what shines through is the sheer musical talent of all involved - none more so than in the shop window-like "Europa" which finds each band member taking their turn to exhibit the gift God has given them whilst offering it back up to Jesus in worship.

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Product Description
Recorded live at the Big Church Day Out 2014.

Canadian pop-soulsters Newworldson have built a reputation for eclectic creativity and outstanding live performances. This album, recorded live at the UKís premier Christian festival, showcases the bandís sure handling of diverse music genres such as pop, gospel, jazz and blues, all built on the bedrock of soul.

Reader Comments

Posted by Bethany Richard in Bishops Stortford, UK @ 10:39 on Jun 2 2015

This album from Newworldson is the long-awaited and much-requested live recording that showcases just how creative and fun this Canadian group can be. The addition of new members since their previous album has transformed their sound and taken them to a whole new level of musical excellence. There is nothing quite like the atmosphere created when Newworldson perform live, but this album comes close, so expect to sing, tap or dance along as you listen to this infectiously joyful and hugely entertaining performance.

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