Sonnie Badu - Lost In His Glory

Published Tuesday 5th February 2008
Sonnie Badu - Lost In His Glory
Sonnie Badu - Lost In His Glory

STYLE: World
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 36060-13401
LABEL: Independent 5060124570174

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Reviewed by George Luke

Sonnie Badu - Croydon-based property developer by day and worship leader by night (and on Sundays, of course) - is grandson of the legendary Ghanaian guitarist Akwasi Manu. This is Sonnie's debut album. Though squarely aimed at the African side of Britain's black church, there's enough variety here to make worshippers from other cultures feel welcome; a hint of Latin here, some smooth jazz there. and it's all so slickly polished in its production, it's not going to scare off anyone who only listens to MOR pop stuff. Highlights include "He That Dwelleth", "No Rock" and a handful of traditional Nigerian choruses lumped together with the rather generic title "African Medley". Noel Robinson drops by and lends his guitar talents to the title track. Saxophonist Mike Parlett also guests, as do jazz guitarist Ciyo Brown and Isaac Aryee (keyboardist for Will Young and Mis-teeq, amongst others). The album's been laid out in that time-honoured pattern the "praise and worship time" in most churches firmly sticks to, so you have four or five slow, ballady songs in succession, bookended on either side by one or two rip-roaring, lively songs. There's probably a good reason why this pattern works when churches use it in worship, but when transferred onto a CD, you just end up with an album that starts brilliantly and then gets really slow and boring in the middle - by which time you've given up, switched off and missed the brilliant ending (unless you're one of those people who loves slow, serene ballads, of course. I'm clearly not). All in all, not bad - but next time, give us more of the ends and less of the middle, please.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. He That Dweleth [Listen]
2. No Rock [Listen]
3. Praise Is What I Do [Listen]
4. Covenant Keeping God [Listen]
5. Worshipper's Cry [Listen]
6. Mercies [Listen]
7. Create In Me [Listen]
8. Baba [Listen]
9. Holy Spirit Breathe On Me [Listen]
10. Hallelujah I Long To Worship [Listen]
11. Lost In His Glory [Listen]
12. The Joy Of The Lord [Listen]
13. African Medley [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by Tinny Mpebe in Botswana @ 13:54 on Jan 14 2015

I thank the Almighty to have blessed us with a son Badu, every time I listen to His music I feel the presence of God.

Posted by joelle in cameroun @ 12:34 on May 23 2014

Minister badu the holy spirit in ur worships has just made to remember who i am and what am call for whitch is to worship jehovah nissi just for that God will take you from glory to glory

Posted by abenasarpongmaa in Accra @ 22:49 on Jan 25 2013

I thank God 4 ur life . U r such a blessing . Since l attended ur concert on december 1, 2012 in accra my life has not been de same . I have been elevated

Posted by Ola in London @ 22:40 on Jan 12 2013

Your songs have really blessed me. Thank God for ur life brother Badu.

Posted by Lorna in New York - Bronx @ 03:23 on Jan 8 2013

I was privileged to hear Soni last year at New Covenant Dominion Church in the Bronx and my Heart , soul and spirit was so tremendously blessed my praise and worship has not been the same . I have his cd and is desperately waiting on more releases to transport me in the presence of God . May God continue to bless you mightily great Levi of God

Posted by mimibeeryl in accra ghana @ 08:54 on Nov 7 2012

i really love this song it uplifts my spirit each time am down and can feel the presence of the lord right there

Posted by dennoh in kenya @ 10:36 on Jul 30 2012

am very thankful 4 God givn badu da song.thankx 4 ua patience.may God bless song baba,touched me nd inspired me.

Posted by princess in kenya @ 08:39 on May 21 2012

come to kenya please. you minister to me with your heart of worship..

Posted by kyei Boniface in konongo (Ghana) @ 09:31 on Feb 18 2012

BABA, we really need your rain
in our lives. To be frank, i like this
song very much.

Posted by Lillian in KENYA @ 13:34 on Dec 26 2011

when is Sonni coming to Kenya?

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