The Clark Sisters - The Definitive Gospel Collection

Published Friday 2nd January 2009
The Clark Sisters - The Definitive Gospel Collection
The Clark Sisters - The Definitive Gospel Collection

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 49145-14801
LABEL: Word 8874072
RELEASE DATE: 2008-09-30
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Dancin' Dave Derbyshire

These four sisters from Detroit are, of course, pioneers in "crossover" gospel so it's particularly galling that this "definitive" collection doesn't contain their stone classic "You Bring The Sunshine". But then that wasn't on Word, and the compilations in this series look no further than that one label. Still, there are some good cuts here from their three albums 'Bringing It Back Home' (1990), 'Conqueror' (1988) and 'Heart & Soul' (1986), the Clark sound is very evident with soft deep vocals on some tracks and others guaranteed to get your toes tapping. The high pitch notes and melismas - runs of many notes on one syllable - are a pleasure to hear along with the classy rich harmonies of their vocals and how the audience responds on the live tracks. If you don't have the source albums you may want to investigate.

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