Shirley Caesar - He Will Come...Live

Friday 1st December 1995
Shirley Caesar - He Will Come...Live
Shirley Caesar - He Will Come...Live

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 15549-CAS2602
LABEL: Word 7019493602
FORMAT: CD Album
RELEASE DATE: 1995-09-04
RRP: £2.50

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

I've kind of lost count of the number of Shirley's live albums...but I'm not complaining for certainly recording the gospel matriarch as she storms along in front of a choir robed-swaying throng and with a congregation urging her on to rafter-raising heights is an impossible-to-beat formula. This was recorded at (very deep breath) the Greater Bibleway Miracle Temple International Fellowship Of The Apostolic Faith (don't you wish your church had a name like that?) in Atlanta, Georgia and bristles with passion and gutsy exuberance. There's a cooking rhythm section complete with some sassy horns, some excellent new material and the version of "He Will Come" featuring one of Shirley's famed folksy sermonettes about a little boy is the kind of spiritual communication some find to be contrived sentimentality but which will grip any black gospel buff. Wonderful, timeless stuff.

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