Daryl Coley - He's Right On Time: Live From Los Angeles

Saturday 1st June 1991
Daryl Coley - He's Right On Time: Live From Los Angeles
Daryl Coley - He's Right On Time: Live From Los Angeles

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: Sparrow SPR1234
FORMAT: 12 inch vinyl Album

Reviewed by James Attlee

Daryl Coley is hot right now with the contemporary black gospel crowd, and on this showing one can see why. No expense has been spared on this lavish live show - the man comes accompanied by a 13 piece band, backing singers and a 40 strong choir! He has an impressive voice (although is it heresy to say that his pitching sounds a little shaky at times?) shown off to best effect on a ballad like Thy Will Be Done', when he pulls off the kind of superhuman vocal feats expected of a gospel star out under the lights. He can rock as well, and 'I Can't Tell It All' is one of the hardest, funkiest gospel cuts I've heard this year. It's tough, it's slick, the brass blares and the backing singers kick. After that the crowd is hysterical, and Coley goes into an improvised "shout" eventually asking "can we have church for a minute?" - cue for the band to go into one of those incredibly fast gospel jams that would teach your average speed-metal band a thing or two (as usual the black church had it first.) All in all a fine live offering that matches a contemporary cutting edge to traditional gospel abandon.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Janice Rogers in Port Arthur, Texas @ 01:58 on Nov 9 2013

I had the 1990 "Live From Los Angelas" on cassette but lost it when I was moving. Is there any way I can purchase the CD? That was a phenomenal album. Also I would like the album "When The Music Stops." Thank You.

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