STYLE: Gospel RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 713-1398 LABEL: Hosanna! Music 18462 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2001-03-09 RRP: £10.20
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
This is, stunningly, the 100th release in the Hosanna! Music series albums and the fact that the worship should sound as fresh and vital as on this release brings credit to Christendom's most successful praise corporation. Mobile, Alabama's Integrity Music, and California worship leader Tommy Walker. Where once Hosanna! albums rested in the languid hinterland of easy listening, this is explosive, funky, jazz, pop, R&B praise absolutely overflowing with energy and instrumental virtuosity. Check out that stunning sax solo (Justo Almario) on "Give Us The Sounds" for instance. Beautifully arranged and produced by Tommy and another session seasoned veteran, drummer Bob Wilson, and with exemplary R&B gospel voices like Linda McCrary and Kristle Murden occasionally cropping up to add their praise to the heady, live worship, this definitely warrants investigation.
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'Never Gonna Stop' is the perfect recording to celebrate Hosanna! Music's 100th album! Recorded live in Los Angeles, California, this joyful album captures a new sound of praise and features worship leader Tommy Walker along with world-class musicians like Bob Wilson and Jerry Watts. You'll celebrate with songs like 'How Good And Pleasant', and 'Never Gonna Stop', and worship the Lord with ballads like 'He Knows My Name' and 'When All Is Said And Done'.