Mary Mary - Incredible

Friday 19th July 2002
Mary Mary - Incredible
Mary Mary - Incredible

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Columbia 5043052
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Mary Mary's "Shackles" is a stone classic though if truth be told not everything on their platinum-selling 'Thankful' album was of the same standard. But with their second project Erica and Tina Campbell cover just about every musical base - banging hip hop beats, black church rave ups, soulful ballads and funky R&B grooves while their lyrics are never less than uplifting. Working again with producer Warryn Campbell (Erica's husband) the Inglewood, California sisters wrote nearly all the lyrics and with guest producers including Rodney Jerkins ("He Said") and Mike City ("Give It Up Let It Go") the album exudes R&B class. There's also a superb cover of an old Stevie Wonder song and some testifyin' indicating that their black pentecostal roots have not been erased by pop stardom. Thoroughly recommended.

The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.

Interested in reviewing music? Find out more here.

Sample Track Listing:
0. In The Morning [Listen]
2. God Bless [Listen]
7. Little Girl [Listen]

This track data is supplied by the Cross Rhythms CD/DVD review library. Please note that CD tracks may vary according to release region or product version.

Product Description
'Incredible' is the Atkins sisters' follow-up to 'Thankful' - the album that gave us the monster gospel hit of the year 2000, 'Shackles (Praise You).' With a backdrop that includes infectious hip-hop rhythms and traditional R&B balladry, Incredible is filled with lyrical messages of hope, inspiration, devotion and celebration. Working once again with super hitmaker Warryn Campbell, Mary Mary have created an album filled with edgy grooves and soulful ballads while maintaining the integrity of the duo's spiritual message.

Be the first to comment on this article

We welcome your opinions but libellous and abusive comments are not allowed.

We are committed to protecting your privacy. By clicking 'Send comment' you consent to Cross Rhythms storing and processing your personal data. For more information about how we care for your data please see our privacy policy.