Shirley Caesar - Hymns

Friday 16th November 2001
Shirley Caesar - Hymns
Shirley Caesar - Hymns

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 4371-4526
LABEL: Word 080688615420
FORMAT: CD Album
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

When I first heard about this project I was momentarily fearful that Nashville execs were going to force the gospel matriarch to sing Victorian era hymns with the Don Marsh Orchestra or someone providing lush, easy listening accompaniments. I needn't have worried. These hymns are done with all the feel of black church, even though it is a studio recording, and are all the timeless oldies ("Come Ye Disconsolate", "Amazing Grace", "There Is Power In The Blood") that suit Shirley's earthily declamatory style. There's a publicity grabbing duet with Destiny Child's Michelle Williams on "Steal Away" to sell the project and the whole effect is an album that could have been recorded 20 years ago. If it had been, we'd still be listening to it.

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2. Steal Away To Jesus ( Feat. Michelle Williams Of Destiny's Child) [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by EVANG. DIANE HAVARD in CHICAGO,ILLINOIS @ 00:07 on Jun 16 2007

PRAISE THE LORD!!!!!!!!

PASTOR SHIRLEY CEASAR HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY FAVORITE SINGER SHE HAS KEPT ME SO ENCOURAGE EVEN WHEN I COULD'NT ENCOURAGE MYSELF. I LOVE YOU PASTOR CEASAR CONTINUE SPREADING THE WORD WITH YOUR SINGING AND PREACHING. MAY GOD BLESS YOU.
P.S. I HAVE ALL YOUR TAPES,CD'S AND DVD. LOVE YOU EVANG.DIANE HAVARD



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