The Winans - The Light Years

Thursday 1st August 1996
The Winans - The Light Years
The Winans - The Light Years

RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
LABEL: Light 514165157 2

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

There's a strong case to be argued that the contemporary gospel mantle of Andrae Crouch who blazed a trail on Light Records in the 70s was passed on to the four Winans brothers in the early '80s. Now pillars of the gospel community and influential in their own right, this gives a good view of their roots, initially using the same team of musicians as Crouch. What you get here is a selection of Winans classics from their four albums for Light which bear revisiting if only for the joy of tasting again those beautiful harmonies and strong spiritual songwriting. They still cut the mustard, although I do confess that a lot of the appeal is simple nostalgia! I still love the funk of "Fallow Ground" with the Abraham Laboriel bass line. The ballads have a lush mellow beauty and the absolute classic "The Question Is" stands out even amongst the illustrious company here. "Restoration", "I Know Someone", "Trust In God", they're all here and every one an absolute gem for your listening pleasure. Even more enjoyable when you only have to shell out 8.99 of your hard earned for the CD. Somebody at Nelson Word is determined that you get blessed! Absolutely essential listening.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. I Know Someone [Listen]
2. Fallow Ground [Listen]
3. The Question Is [Listen]
4. Goodness, Mercy And Grace [Listen]
5. Restoration [Listen]
6. You Are Everything To Me [Listen]
7. Don't Be Deceived [Listen]
8. I Love You [Listen]
9. For We May Never Know [Listen]
10. If I Labour [Listen]
11. Long Time Comin' (Holdin' On) [Listen]
12. If I Ever Fall [Listen]
13. Bring Back The Days Of Yea And Nay [Listen]
14. You Just Don't Wanna Be Loved [Listen]
15. Tomorrow [Listen]
16. Uphold Me [Listen]
17. Trust In God [Listen]

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