The Inspirational Choir - Sweet Inspiration: Anniversary Release

Published Wednesday 9th January 2008
The Inspirational Choir - Sweet Inspiration: Anniversary Release
The Inspirational Choir - Sweet Inspiration: Anniversary Release

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 5 5 5 5 5
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 33227-13196
LABEL: Roy Francis Productions REP00001

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

A nice idea to re-issue this album (originally released through Columbia Records) to commemorate Bishop John Francis' long time participation in the British gospel scene. Unfortunately, this 1985 recording hasn't aged too well, the major problem is that the producers were clearly trying to capture a white audience with this release and consequently some of the material The Inspirationals were asked to sing during their with Columbia is entirely inappropriate for a full on gospel choir. Some of the stilted arrangements don't help either. Occasionally a glimpse of soul power comes momentarily into view but in truth this is a release of more historic value than an example of British gospel at its best.

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Posted by Euphrosene in Angmering @ 07:07 on Feb 1 2008

I cannot agree with you. I bought a cassette of this many years ago and I still enjoy every track. Great soul stirring renditions of wonderful hymns. I shall certainly be getting the CD version if it is the same.

Reply by TRACEY MASTERS in RUDGWICK @ 14:04 on Mar 13 2009

where can i buy a copy of sweet inspirations by the inspirational choir

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