Various - Bishop David G Evans Presents Automatic Praise! Live
STYLE: Gospel RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 95196-16841 LABEL: 884501047586 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £9.99
Reviewed by Donna Marshall
There are a number of David Evans's around in Christian music. This one is the television evangelist and pastor of Bethany Baptist Church in Lindenwold, New Jersey and this album was recorded live at his church. It opens with "Let Go", a dance track sung by Samuel R Johnson whose vocals are fiery and commanding. Later on in the set there is an alternative mix of "Let Go" that focuses more on the instrumentation. Elsewhere there is "This Joy" written and performed by veteran artist Tracy Shy who has shared the stage with Earth, Wind And Fire and sung backup for Tramaine Hawkins. Tracy performs the fast paced song with passion. Sam Towns' ballad "Hosanna" takes this compilation in another direction. It is a mid-tempo track with beautiful lyrics and impressive vocals from Sam. "Do Something" written and sung by Lonnie Hunter is another danceable track that encourages the listener to do something when praising the Lord with exhortations to wave your hands, dance and shout. If you're looking for gospel worship performed in a variety of styles this album by some impressive grassroots talents is well worth looking out for.
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Gifted Pastor, Bishop David G. Evans, debuts sophomore release with Automatic Praise. Bishop David G. Evans is one of today’s most popular preachers, with the recent success of the CD Healed Without Scars; Evans doesn’t rest on his laurels but instead releases his church’s second musical presentation. Bishop David G. Evans Presents Automatic Praise. Live! The lead single Let Go, lead by Samuel R Johnson Jr is a clever mix of traditional and contemporary. Earnest Pugh leads a riveting rendition of Keith Pringle’s classic Perfect Peace (Why Should I Be Bound). Lonnie Hunter, Minister of Music under Evans, plays a prominent role as he sings VaShawn Mitchell’s composition Dreams and his own creation the funky Do Something. Evans inserts Contemporary Christian songs as well with Sam Towns a worship leader from Australia who brings his flair to tracks like Hosanna and Make A Joyful Noise. Bishop David G. Evans presents Automatic Praise Live! is a lively and moving musical expression of diverse praise.