The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir - Favourite Song Of All
STYLE: Gospel RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 6877-2508 LABEL: Fair Trade Services 080688618025 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £9.99
Reviewed by Jennifer Brooker
Any thoughts that this disc might not be safe to try out on my family while in the car soon subsided under the sheer gloss of this production. It's hard to shimmy to the strains of "He'll Welcome Me" when you're hurtling down the A34, but most of the tracks didn't even tempt us to take our eyes off the tarmac. The many fans of BTC will probably like this album for the very reasons my family did not: this is about as untraditional traditional gospel as you can get, slick, polished, utterly professional - and to my ears indistinguishable from the general run of contemporary US secular pop muzak. I'm tempted to ask a la Brennan Manning, do these guys know Jesus? Not know about or sing about, but know the passion of God. As the title track of this album says, "Its not clever lines and phrases that cause him (God) to stop and listen/But when any heart set free. begins to sing."
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This album is packed with a soulful variety of worship and praise songs focusing on thanksgiving to God for the Body of Christ universally. With songs like 'Hevenu Shalom Alechem, Field of Souls', and 'Use Me', this album is a celebration of the believers desire to fulfill Gods call to reach the masses. Surely, God is moving by His Spirit in all the earth and this album is a celebration of that fact.