NewSong - People Get Ready

Thursday 1st June 1995
NewSong - People Get Ready
NewSong - People Get Ready

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Benson 8441822612

Reviewed by Steve Cox

As that old Curtis Mayfield standard, "People Get Ready", kick-started this album my heart sank with the memory of a recent conversation with some erstwhile Christian friends who pinned me against the musical wall with their pleas for more refrains and overt Jesus proclamations. When this opening track was followed by a song about 'lurv', this old face must have looked a right picture. But, wait a minute, didn't they just mention 'Lord' and, just a moment, why not listen to the real heart of the band? From then on, the album exploded into a marvellous compilation of R&B-tinged pop that includes, at least, three pop-hook tracks that would slot into any chart. With the Cox spiritual antennae properly tuned in, a flip back to the opening tracks revealed a stunning cover of the Curtis Mayfield classic that proved a sumptuous foretaste of an album of real quality. After umpteen plays or more, the album has reached No. 1 in the Cox household chart with Mum and both daughters disputing ownership of this excellent CD. To my erstwhile friends, I urge you listen to an album that's without one crotchet of compromise and you might just be surprised.

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.

Reader Comments

Posted by Don in state of Delaware @ 22:08 on Sep 22 2010

One of top fave cd's by the group, just luv this cd!! I purchased it shortly after the its release in March of 1995. This cd introduced 4 newcomers to the group; while 2 others left the group; very talented group I might add!! This cd contains the prize song "Arise, My Love"(last song to close cd). The first 5 songs heard on the cd grab the listener's attention immediately!! These are well crafted songs garnered for ccm radio airwaves; each song has hit written all over it!! Luv the video hit "My Heart's Already There", I just luv "Where No Man has Gone Before". This cd has got to be at the top of the list for all time best ccm; Great songs!! GOD Bless! -Don

The opinions expressed in the Reader Comments are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms.

Add your comment

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.


Connect with Cross Rhythms by signing up to our email mailing list

Press Forward, Now!
Cross Rhythms Media Training Centre
Artists & DJs A-Z
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z #
Or keyword search


Dedication Room
Live on the edge and shout what you believe in our Dedication Room