Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers - Finale: Limited Collectors Edition (4 disc set)

Published Thursday 28th September 2006
Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers - Finale: Limited Collectors Edition (4 disc set)
Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers - Finale: Limited Collectors Edition (4 disc set)

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: EMI Gospel EGD54967
FORMAT: DVD Music video
RELEASE DATE: 2006-05-01
RRP: £19.56

Reviewed by Trevor Kirk

After years spent in the technological wilderness, last Christmas we bought a DVD player, and now we don't know what we ever did without one. Possessing this piece of kit has enabled me to be able to recommend this mega-value, double CD and double DVD release by EMI Gospel of the farewell concert of one of the better US gospel choirs of recent years. Donald Lawrence and the Tri-City Singers first got together in 1991, and their career since then has been littered with hit albums, especially the Grammy-nominated 'A Song-Writer's Point Of View' from 1993, which was my first experience of their distinctive style, part urban, part R&B, part praise and worship. Listening to the audio alone doesn't convey the exuberance of the event; although some of Donald's direction is a tad obtrusive, and the purple shirt and matching tie with huge pink spots that he wears for the first part of the gig would offend the Clothing Taste Police, everyone has a great time, and hats off to the Tri-City guys and gals for endurance - the total playing time of the two audio CDs is over two hours and 20 minutes. Add some inspired soloists, especially LeJuene Thompson, and a guest appearance by gospel veteran Daryl Coley, and you have a audio-visual treat for all aficionados of the genre.

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Posted by martin faverus in holland @ 00:11 on Mar 12 2008

il love this album This is the best album i ever see nd listen in my live. But what is the name of that sister that hase sing the of the nails.

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