Various - Gotta Have Gospel!

Monday 1st March 2004
Various - Gotta Have Gospel!
Various - Gotta Have Gospel!

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 9157-8878
LABEL: Integrity Gospel 28352
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 2
RRP: £10.20

Reviewed by Kwaku

A compilation of contemporary gospel R&B by crossover artists like Mary Mary, Trin-I-Tee 5:7 and Kirk Franklin, and veterans like Shirley Caesar and CeCe Winans. Wow! A very strong competitor to the 'Wow' series. 28 tracks across two audio CDs, plus a limited edition bonus DVD containing videos by Mary Mary, Kirk Franklin plus mini-documentaries with the likes of Israel explaining the birthing of some of his songs. Anyway, if you want a rocking, upbeat, funky engagement with the Lord, the likes of Vickie Winans, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Byron Cage, Alvin Slaughter, Yolanda Adams and UK's Raymond & Co are on hand to deliver the goods. Quite frankly one can't really argue with the album's subtitle claim that this is "the world's top gospel artists and songs." Show-stealers include Cage's "There Is A Name".

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Mary Mary [Listen]
2. Cece Winans [Listen]
3. Raymond & Co [Listen]
4. Mary Mary [Listen]
5. Kirk Franklin [Listen]
6. Israel [Listen]
7. Trin [Listen]
8. Lisa McClendon [Listen]
9. J [Listen]
10. Ted And Sheri [Listen]
11. Tyrone Tribbett II [Listen]
12. R.J. Helton [Listen]
13. Kirk Franklin [Listen]
14. Yolanda Adams [Listen]

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Product Description
Youre not going to find a bigger deal than this. Two CDs featuring some of the biggest names in gospel music today, plus a DVD with five music videos and interview footage on four hot act 'Gotta Have Gospel'! is a package no self-respecting gospel fan can afford to miss. Mary Mary unveil their new song 'Dance Dance Dance'; Raymond & Co fly the Union Jack with No Limits, and other hits are provided by Kirk Franklin, Kurt Carr, Lisa McClendon and Byron cage, amongst others. The title says it all: you've 'Gotta Have Gospel'!

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