Jason Wright & The Master's Touch - Songs Of Declaration

Published Saturday 30th September 2017
Jason Wright & The Master's Touch - Songs Of Declaration
Jason Wright & The Master's Touch - Songs Of Declaration

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 152154-22804
LABEL: Dream Gospel

Reviewed by Lins Honeyman

The compere who introduces this live recording from New York-based gospel artist and minister of music Jason Wright describes the main man as a songwriter, minstrel, professor, arranger and composer. Along with gospel choir The Master's Touch and a supremely tight backing band, the multitasking frontman offers up a collection of high energy tracks that have an overriding theme of claiming authority through Christ. For instance, the likes of "Be Revealed" and "Just Say Yes" petition God for his will to be borne out in the singer's life with the latter - featuring a guest appearance from gospel singer Courtney Franklin - boldly stating that by saying "yes" to God then miracles and blessings will occur. Elsewhere, "Standing On The Promise" and "The Blood" declare victory through Christ whilst "Ye Shall Receive Power" - a superb exposition of relentlessly high octane gospel - carries on with the album's overriding theme. Whilst claiming victory through Jesus is an essential part of being a believer, I do feel there are times when Wright and crew overstep the mark. For instance, the self-explanatory "The Declaration" sees Wright declare a number of things including "riches and wealth in my house", "say it until your bank account fills right up" and "I'm rich, I'm walking in authority" and this arguably smacks more of prosperity gospel preaching than anything else. With an incredible backing band, a top notch choir and some fine solos from Master's Touch members this is quality gospel affair but one that perhaps requires some spiritual discernment from the listener.

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