Mississippi Mass Choir - Emmanuel (God With Us)

Thursday 1st June 2000
Mississippi Mass Choir - Emmanuel (God With Us)
Mississippi Mass Choir - Emmanuel (God With Us)

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
LABEL: Malaco
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Trevor Kirk

As value for money CDs go, this takes the accolade - over 78 minutes of rip-roarin' choral pyrotechnics have been crammed on, and the wreckin' starts right at the beginning of track one and it doesn't let up. The album is a celebration of the choir's 10th birthday, with guests at the party including Melvin and Doug Williams, sons of choir founder Frank Williams. As for the material, it's exactly what you'd expect from an outfit of this calibre, and with none of the 13 tracks shorter than four minutes 40 seconds, choir and soloists get loads of elbow room to do their thing. If you're a gospel choir enthusiast, this will not disappoint.

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