Marcos Witt - Dios de Pactos

Tuesday 1st March 2005
Marcos Witt - Dios de Pactos
Marcos Witt - Dios de Pactos

STYLE: Latin
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 11473-10315
LABEL: CanZion 706055000421
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by George Luke

In 22 years, Marcos Witt - Latin America's best-known worship leader - has recorded nearly 30 albums. So he should score points for being prolific, if nothing else. 'Dios de Pactos' (Covenant God) was recorded live in Miami and is one of three albums Marcos released in 2003 - the same year he made his first attempt at recording in English. The only English on this, though, is the odd "Come on, everybody" and "Put your hands together" shouted by guest rapper Ray Alonso, who appears on two tracks. As worship albums go, this is musically rather diverse, with brief sermonettes interspersed between the songs. Marcos' classical influences come through on the "Obertura Piano Y Orquesta" (Overture For Piano And Orchestra); from there, we're treated mostly to MOR pop, though he does venture into rock territory on "Celebrare, Me Alegrare" (I Will Celebrate, I Will Be Glad). The real joy for me, though, is the celebratory salsa workout, "Al Rey" (To The King), which closes the set; so good, they did it twice. It's enough to make me forgive him for the cheesy moment at the beginning of the album, when he duets with his young son Jonathan.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Dr Robert Balfour in Wales, U.K. @ 18:58 on Dec 19 2007

I didn't find the singing with Jonathan cheesy, far from it. When I first played in the car, both my wife and myself were deeply moved. The whole CD also helps me in my Spanish learning as it is so clearly sung

Posted by JEN in 78541 @ 00:10 on Jun 10 2007


Posted by jose catalan in dallas texas @ 20:56 on Mar 31 2006

god bless marcos witt because his ah blessing to the world from god.never give up my prayers for you and your family.god blss you today and tommorow and for the rest of our lives.your music has been a blassing in my live since i was 7 years old.god bless you and all the blessing people you have around you.i wish i can meet you some day.

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