William McDowell - The Cry: A Live Worship Experience

Published Wednesday 27th November 2019
William McDowell - The Cry: A Live Worship Experience
William McDowell - The Cry: A Live Worship Experience

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 177043-28775
LABEL: Integrity Music

Reviewed by Lins Honeyman

This sumptuous live worship offering from Grammy-nominated gospel artist William McDowell was recorded at the Redemption To The Nations Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee and features over two hours of polished gospel with the overriding aim of celebrating a miracle-working God. McDowell, his singers and a top notch band ensure that this is a polished affair and high octane tracks like "Give Him Praises" and "Nothing's Impossible" start things off in explosive fashion before proceedings quickly drift into mid-tempo smooth soul territory. Many of the tracks here are over the seven minute mark - the overlong "Nothing Like Your Presence" is just shy of a quarter of an hour - and sometimes it feels like McDowell's material is being dragged out somewhat despite the skill and enthusiasm of all involved. Throughout the recording, there's no doubting everyone's fervour for God although the triumphant and victorious nature of sickness-busting, miracle-demanding exhortations like "Even Now" may bring some listeners a degree of pain if they are in a position where healing has not come for whatever reason. A revolving door of high profile guests including Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Yolanda Adams and Trinity Anderson give much needed variety before McDowell and crew end with nearly 14 minutes' worth of the previously released and aptly-titled single "I Don't Wanna Leave".

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