STYLE: Gospel RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 50256-DVD244 LABEL: Columbia 44181 FORMAT: DVD Music video ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2008-11-28 RRP: £12.99
Reviewed by Andy Cooper
The music CD of 'Stand Out' already has a Cross Rhythms nine square review, and this companion DVD only adds to that. The longer running time allows the DVD to show full length versions of the songs, with extended introductions and improvised endings. Extra goodies include interviews with Tye's family (including two cute little girls), the band sharing their vision, some spot-on preaching from Tye and a bonus beach party concert! The standout feature though has to be the Greater Anointing choir: not only do they give a dynamic vocal performance, but they dance like crazy while doing it! Every square centimetre of the stage is used, and their movements increase the excitement of the music. They are truly a gospel choir for the 21st century and have to be seen to be believed. Mime artists, ballet dancers and others provide some carefully choreographed visual creativity from time to time, augmenting the message within the music: "Prodigal Son" is particularly effective in that respect. This guy deserves the awards and nominations coming his way.
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New Jersey-based gospel singer, songwriter, choir director and multi-instrumentalist Tye Tribbett formed the ensemble Tye Tribbett & Greater Anointing, or GA, in the late 1990s.
The group was asked to back country superstar Faith Hill on her tour in 2000, resulting in a flurry of appearances and recording work with everyone from Will Smith, Usher and Mary Mary to Don Henley, Justin Timberlake and Sting.
Their first official recording, 'Let Go, Let God', appeared on Dreamworks’ Prince Of Egypt compilation in 1998. The live recordings 'Life' and 'Victory Live' followed with critical acclaim in 2004 and 2006.
Tye Tribbett is one of gospel’s most exciting performers as well as being an anointed speaker.