Ricky Dillard Directs "The New G" (The New Generation Chorale) - Worked It Out

Sunday 1st June 1997
Ricky Dillard Directs "The New G" (The New Generation Chorale) - Worked It Out
Ricky Dillard Directs

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: Crystal Rose SSD0129
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Pippa Rimmer

BOOM! Knocked out by a belter of an opener, "Every Knee Shall Bow", I managed to regain my composure and recover enough to listen to the rest of this album. The whole experience is an explosion of gospel sounds with a vibe so infectious it should come with its own antidote serum! "Worked It Out" is the funk-inspired title track with a serious geddup-and-dance groove as Ricky and the New Generation Chorale interact and really vamp it up. Thankfully it doesn't just come in one flavour- fast - but also in a welcome 'slow' flavour. On the mellow "Through It All" (yep, the oldie written by Andrae Crouch), singer Robin Covington gives it all she's got while the New G choir whoop it up and have church right there in the background. Plenty of gloryin', praisin' and havin' church! An abundance of "Sing it, girl" and "Yes, Jesus" on the solo bits! You're treated to the full gospel works that pulls all the stops out (and a few irreplaceable inner ear parts too). If you like it slick, loud and livelier than a three-week-old pair of socks, this is the one for you!

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