STYLE: Gospel RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 7523-7280 LABEL: GospoCentric 757517004723 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £9.99
Reviewed by Kwaku
Recorded live at the New Birth Cathedral in Atlanta, Georgia, one has no qualms about this minister being described as the Prince of praise and worship, because he amply lives up to the title by delivering the goods. From the opening “Magnify” to the taking-it-to-church colder “Still Say Yes” this delivers the goods. Not happy-clappy, but there’s no doubt you’re in church, where the focus is solely on praising the Lord. This is accentuated powerfully by the magnificent choir and the unambiguous songs sung in a preachy style by the minister. Quite frankly, there isn’t anything else to say, apart from the fact that if you want the church in your living room, this will do the job magnificently. A veritable praise and worship gem.
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Described as 'a born worshipper', Byron Cage has over 15 years experience in leading worship at two of America's larger churches. His self-titled debut album was recorded live at the New Birth Cathedral in Atlanta, and produced by gospel veteran Kurt Carr. It features songs written by Michael Brooks (Commissioned), Kurt Carr and Britain's own Duke Kerr, amongst others. Byron is accompanied by a choir made up of members of the Kurt Carr Singers, plus his own group, Purpose. Together, they lead us through such soul-stirring songs as 'Thou Art A Shield for Me (Psalm 31), There Is A Name,' and 'The Glory Song.' Highly recommended.