Brenda Goudeaux - Glory, Honor And Praise

Published Wednesday 12th December 2007
Brenda Goudeaux - Glory, Honor And Praise
Brenda Goudeaux - Glory, Honor And Praise

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 5 5 5 5 5
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 33406-13221
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Andy Cooper

This is Brenda's second album, who's main claim to fame is being co-founder and pastor's wife of the Calvary Christian Center in Sacramento, California. So naturally the ministry aspect of this release is very strong: "With You" is about living with the love of Jesus, "O Taste And See" is straight from the Psalms, "Sweet Adoration" is indeed a song of adoration to our God. This album's producer is Levi Seacer Jr, who has previously worked with Sounds Of Blackness and Prince, so the quality is guaranteed: the rhythms are strong and funky, soulful brass and organ punctuate the grooves, and the bass lines go deep. But unfortunately the weakest link in the whole set is perhaps the most important: the lead vocals. Brenda is surrounded by so much songwriting, arranging, producing talent that it shows up her own lack a bit too much. Some computer trickery is brought into play to improve things, particularly in the ballads, but even so, she lacks the sparkle and presence needed to raise her above the fine foundation provided by her friends. Pitch is not a problem (though it's the easiest aspect to fix), but general ability of expression, dynamic range, confidence, pitch range and personality are all areas where more work is needed. It's like the finest, fruitiest wedding cake. . .with the plainest of decoration. So there's no great reason to make this purchase unless you have been touched by Brenda's ministry first-hand and are sure you would like more.

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Reader Comments

Posted by sis 4sho in california @ 20:09 on Dec 6 2009

Brenda is the bomb as usual !!! She helped me thru my roughest times 20 yrs ago and she has continued to mentor the women of Sacramento and the world. God bless her and the success of this album is unstoppable. Just like Brenda.

Posted by Philly Rol @ 10:32 on Nov 4 2007

Your music has a deliverance anointing, please an thank I shall I say. Thats when someone has given me something and I want more.

Much love, Agape style

Posted by Jamie in PHX @ 01:49 on Oct 23 2007

Everytime I listen to this CD my world changes!!! I saw her in concert in Sacramento and was blown away.....She is the real deal!!!!! Can't wait for the next CD!!!!

Posted by Tony Hall in Canary Islands @ 19:35 on Oct 21 2007

This CD is the hottest & latest in Contemparay Gospel Music. This is just the start of a wide spread epidemic of this Great Artist and guest singers!

If you haven't bought the CD or booked Brenda Goudeaux for a concert show.......I don't know what you're waiting for!

I Just want to give a Shout out to my Spiritual Mom, special guest artist, keep'n it real Phil! guest artist, writer's producer's and all that have been invovled on the CD Project.....Just keep doing yo thang!

Peace & Increase!

T. Hall

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