Mark Lowry - Lowrywood: Mark Lowry Goes To Hollywood
STYLE: Southern Gospel RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 14981-10773 LABEL: Gaither Music Group SHD2610 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £5.99
Reviewed by Aaron Ferris
Mark's 25th year of ministry has been marked with this music and comedy feast recorded live in Hollywood. Over a quarter of the total running time is given to introductions and song links giving Mark ample time to display his renowned wit. In an early exchange with the audience, Mark welcomes the varied denominations gathered with the crowd yelling back in response to their denomination being mentioned with Mark quipping "just think somebody's wrong!" This is the start of close interaction between Mark and his audience. The comedy is good in places but don't be surprised to find yourself hitting the forward skip after the first listen. The music and vocals demonstrated by the various artists including The Isaacs, Michael English and of course Mark himself, is technically flawless but is an acquired taste. An unaccompanied trio are a touch of class pulling off great dynamics on the "Lord Of The Dance" track, a vocal delight. I suspect though that overall, the DVD will be a better purchase than the CD.
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For more than a decade, Mark Lowry has been winning hearts all over the world with his side-splitting comedy and his gift for communicating through song. Now, for the first time ever, Mark Lowry goes to Hollywood! This delightful evening of music and fun features Mark Lowry at his best as he makes us laugh, makes us think, and sings to our souls. Special guests include Michael English, Bill Gaither, The Isaacs, Lordsong, Reggie Smith, Stan Whitmire, plus Karen Harding and the 'ReMarkable Choir'. Mark and this long line-up of guest artists bring together the excitement of Hollywood and the deep-down joy of the Good News!