The Clark Sisters - Heart & Soul

Published Wednesday 1st December 2010
The Clark Sisters - Heart & Soul
The Clark Sisters - Heart & Soul

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 10826-17450
LABEL: Rejoice REJR5010
FORMAT: 12 inch vinyl Album
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

At the time of its release in 1990 this album quickly became the Detroit sisters' most successful release despite having had a crossover hit with "You Brought The Sunshine" back in 1981. Packed with great vocal performances and a couple of Clark classics, despite the sometimes dated '80s production, 'Heart & Soul' stands up pretty well. Highlights include "Smile, God Loves You" which is built on a similar groove to "Sunshine" and the superbly funky "Time Out". Obviously vocally, this is pretty amazing since the tight harmonies of The Clark Sisters are justifiably legendary so a song like "There Is A Balm In Gilead" really ministers and "I Am Blessed" shows off their talents. The ballad "Pray For The USA" is a bit cloying but then I am British! Currently the album is out of print, like a lot of their '80s output, which is a shame and another example of the shallowness of catalogue in the gospel scene.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Desmond Roberson in Orlando, FL @ 20:32 on Aug 10 2007

I was just looking for some old Clark Sister stuff, and ran across your page. The Clarks were in my spirit today because they are here in Orlando today, and i cant go. My dream was to meet them, but im in school all night. I would love to be blessed with more of their old stuff. Its a true blessing to even find the lod albums. So u said let u know, lettin u know. Thanks N advance. PEACE & LOVE, DESMOND

Posted by wayne in donalsonville,georgia @ 16:50 on Nov 3 2006

i would like to order heart and soul and sincerely on cd. how can i get that?

Reply by Ivan in SC @ 04:27 on Mar 29 2007

WOW! 2 weeks ago the Lord blessed me to find "Heart and Soul" on vinyl at a local store here. 1 copy was left (no surprise)! I dont know what i did with my tape though. If i find it, i can send it to someone if the Lords will because i do have the vinyl. Thank God for K- mart which now has a cd/mp3 player/tape player/vinyl player ALL IN ONE!! Just let me know... God bless you all

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Reply by ivan in sc @ 22:21 on Jan 15 2007

i have heart and soul on tape :-) dont know about cd

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