STYLE: R&B RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 125838-19310 LABEL: Sony 886919707823 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2012-05-07 RRP: £12.99
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
Despite being an enthusiastic follower of Erica Campbell and Tina Campbell since they first stunned us with their "Shackles (Praise You)" mega-hit of 2000, such is my aversion of reality TV that absolutely nothing would get me watching Mary Mary's TV show on the WE channel. Therefore the caption 'Music featured in and inspired by the WE series' did nothing to encourage me to put this on the CD player. Actually though, it's well up to standard being largely remixes or remastered versions of some of their biggest hits including (of course) "Shackles", "And I" (featuring Kirk Franklin), "Can't Give Up Now" and "Dirt". Sometimes the remixes add little or nothing to the originals, an example of this being "God Bless". It's the two new tracks which most potential buyers will be most interested in, with the title track having some challenging lyrics in the second verse ("It's alright to crawl before you can walk/It's alright to walk before you run/But if you wanna get what you've never got/You gotta do something that you've never done/Go get it"). The other new track, "Sunday Morning", is a declaration of how the Campbells love church done over a reggae rhythm.
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Erica and Tina Campbell, best known as inspirational star duo Mary Mary, return with Go Get It, a stunning new album featuring remastered versions of the duo’s greatest hits, as well as two new incredible songs.
Best-loved hits, including the smash hit Shackles (Praise You), Can’t Give Up Now, and Good To Me (featuring Destiny’s Child) appear alongside new tracks Go Get It (the album’s lead single) and Sunday Morning, which will be sure to please old and new fans alike.
The phenomenal string of successes for their 2011 album Something Big, which featured the hit, Walking, has secured multiple nominations including double Grammy nominations for Best Gospel Album and Best Gospel Song.