BeBe & CeCe Winans - Open Mic Karaoke: BeBe & CeCe Winans Vol 1

Monday 1st March 2004
BeBe & CeCe Winans - Open Mic Karaoke: BeBe & CeCe Winans Vol 1
BeBe & CeCe Winans - Open Mic Karaoke: BeBe & CeCe Winans Vol 1

RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: Sparrow TKD77998R
FORMAT: CD Mini-album
RRP: £8.80

Reviewed by Trevor Kirk

In my review of Avalon's 'Open Mic Karaoke' album elsewhere this issue, I wondered whether that esteemed group was a good choice for the treatment. Looking at this one, I wonder again, only this time I’m a lot more certain in my opinion, that amateur church singers trying to do a BeBe & CeCe is not a good idea. The four tracks here are stone classics from BeBe and CeCe's halcyon years (1987 to 1991) and any mere mortal trying to do justice to these songs has no chance of sounding anywhere near convincing. 10 squares for the material, two for the idea – split the difference ….

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Addictive Love (without Lead Vocals) [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by Kimmy in Myrtle Beach @ 04:01 on Dec 8 2005

I have to disagree with the above comment. My cousin sang a Bebe and Cece Winans song at my sister's wedding and because her voice is exceptionally beautiful, it was as if CeCe was there singing it live.
I also sang a song from CeCe at my best friend's wedding. It was 'For Always'. One lady, a complete stranger, came up to me and said my voice was so beautiful that she could not stop crying.
So, yes, Bebe and Cece Winans are extraordinary, but, there are some average people out there that sing and 'do justice' just as well.
Sorry you haven't gotten a chance to hear them.

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