Tye Tribbett - Greater Than

Published Wednesday 13th November 2013
Tye Tribbett - Greater Than
Tye Tribbett - Greater Than

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 138667-20954
LABEL: EMI Gospel 5099972195727
RELEASE DATE: 2013-08-05
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Having recovered from the personal scandals which almost bankrupted his career the best selling gospel star returns with a live concert set which has already reached number one on Billboard's Gospel chart. Live worship, particularly with the kind of flashy, adrenaline-pumping praise party favoured by Tribbet, can often make for exhausting listening and these tracks, recorded in churches in Miami and Los Angeles, is, in truth, hard to take at one sitting though no one can deny the exemplary musicianship and theatrical flare on offer here. Having said that, its strengths are undeniable. The melodically shifting "Nobody" has some attention-grabbing lyrics ("He is a heart fixer/Mind regulator/He is my healer") and with its funky synths and a choir coming on like a vocal jazz orchestra swapping licks with the sassy horn section, the effect is sheer excitement. Another track, "You Are Everything", has more than a bit of Euro dance pop about it while "Better" is almost a traditional choir ballad. There are plenty of inventive touches in the arrangements, for instance, the early stages of "He Turned It" feature some neo-polka Vengaboys licks while Tye even introduces the old George Harrison pop rock hit "I Got My Mind Set On You". For this reviewer, though, the eclecticism is sometimes overdone.

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Product Description
Tye Tribett is set to release his fifth and highly anticipated album Greater Than. With a career of groundbreaking and chart-topping, albums, hit singles and career achievements. Tribbett's musical style has always been considered forward and refreshing, he is a true talent and amazing stage performer. His ministry speaks to the heart of a new generation and his uniqueness is unmatched and unparalleled. From the opening performance of his new single, Same God at the 28th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards Tribbett received rave reviews and a standing ovation. His upcoming album Greater Than is set to be a fan favourite and placing Tribbett's newest release where he is known to be, next level.

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