VIP Mass Choir Ftg John P Kee - Live At The Fellowship

Published Tuesday 14th October 2008
VIP Mass Choir Ftg John P Kee - Live At The Fellowship
VIP Mass Choir Ftg John P Kee - Live At The Fellowship

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 17423-14244
LABEL: Verity 828766807226
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Tom Lennie

As well as his recordings with New Life Community Choir in Charlotte, North Carolina, John P Kee (known as the "Prince of Gospel" not least because his middle name is Prince) has regularly produced live recordings of the Victory In Praise Mass Choir at the annual conference run by Kee. The 2005 convention was apparently marked by "the presence of worship, and the aroma of his glory carried us to new dimensions." Kee wrote all songs on this 73-minute venture, which typically illustrates the breadth of his songwriting and musical styles. There are plenty of high praise foot-stompers, the funkiest of which is "Let Us Praise Him". More elegant and gently-flowing are the more adorational numbers - standouts include "Great Is Our God", "I Call Him Holy" and "He Is God", based on the perseverance of Daniel in the face of his foes. Unfortunately, that song is a rare example of Kee's lyrics being both interesting and original - another is on "I'm Not Available", a forceful statement against deception and sin. A recurring delight of this disc is that various guest soloists crop up here and there - a notable example being Curtis Lewis Jnr's velvety take on the intimate "Oh How We Worship", which song is subsequently given a reprise by Kee himself. A couple of tracks have a definite Caribbean influence - such as the simple but infectious "In Your Presence". This is a fine and varied performance, and an apt showcase of Kee's work.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Bread Of Heaven [Listen]
2. In This House [Listen]
3. Great Is Our God [Listen]
4. Let Us Praise Him [Listen]
5. I Call Him Holy [Listen]
6. Walk With Me [Listen]
7. He Is God [Listen]
8. Bless You Name [Listen]
9. I'm Not Available [Listen]
10. In Your Prsence [Listen]
11. Oh How We Worhship [Listen]
12. Oh How We Worhship (Reprise) [Listen]
13. Let Us Praise Him (Reprise) [Listen]
14. Great Is Our God (Reprise) [Listen]

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Product Description
Recorded at the Victory in Praise annual convention, this project captures 14 of the most inspired gospel songs.
You will be roused to your feet from the very first notes of 'In This House', moved with the majestic 'I Call Him Holy' and celebrate with the Caribbean-inflected 'In Your Pres'ence and 'Rockin' Praiz'.

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