Billy & Sarah Gaines - No One Loves Me Like You

Saturday 1st February 1992
Billy & Sarah Gaines - No One Loves Me Like You
Billy & Sarah Gaines - No One Loves Me Like You

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: Benson CDO2832

Reviewed by Niazi Fetto

Though not yet quite breathing the same air of stardom, as BeBe and CeCe, Billy and Sarah are fast becoming one of THE acts in soul-gospel. They sure can sing. Listen to Billy's silvery tenor glide effortlessly over the tricky musical terrain, while Sarah's sensual alto relaxes and warms you as she shapes the phrases and harmonises superbly with her husband. Indeed, the vocals are what would swing my decision were I buying this album. But I digress. Musically, the album is commercially styled, with some songs, such as the title track, bubbling along in a very CCM sort of way. Others make full use of the beat box and can be quite dancey, though the KLF remain quite safe, if you tweak the bass and volume a little. Lyrics are thankfully without cliche and I had no occasion to cringe except during "That's The Life", the only real turkey on the album, whose hook cannot be given credibility, even by the talent evident here. Producer Joe Hogue, it seems, has a touch of gold in the realms of both production and songwriting, as my favourite tracks were either written or co-written by him, and his production successfully saves the mostly straightforward songs from mediocrity. Final praises go to the saxophone, played masterfully by Mark Douthit. Classy.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Margie in chicago @ 16:27 on Jan 31 2010

The artists are phenomenal. Their music is awe inspiring and it ministers to the heart. The song No One Loves Me Like You is one of my favorites. It has a special anointing. In fact much of thier music is anointed. when I was going through a difficult time in my marriage I found strength and courage as God spoke to my heart and healed me through their music.

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