Vernessa Mitchell - Destiny

Thursday 1st October 1992
Vernessa Mitchell - Destiny
Vernessa Mitchell - Destiny

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 11504-21161
LABEL: Benson CDO2816

Reviewed by Fran James

This album is so hot it sizzles! It's Vernessa's fourth, a thoroughbred straining at the leash in the Benson sta­ble; the 70s saw her chart topping high energy for Motown. Vernessa's voice is now a dedicated instru­ment soaring into ecstacy or funkily ground on a neat set of sacred songs, complemented by the ultra smooth BVs, tricky overdubs and state of the art pro­duction of Rahni Song. It's an album for the church, addressing such topics as hypocrisy in "Be For Real" (reminiscent of Lavine Hudson) and rekindling "First Love". "Changes" exhorts the believer to go out into the world. The title track is inspirational R&B with a powerful bassline. While stylistically the anthemic "Reap" shows traces of Prince and Hammer. "Ya'll bettaa get with it, what's a matta wit choo

The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.

Interested in reviewing music? Find out more here.

Be the first to comment on this article

We welcome your opinions but libellous and abusive comments are not allowed.

We are committed to protecting your privacy. By clicking 'Send comment' you consent to Cross Rhythms storing and processing your personal data. For more information about how we care for your data please see our privacy policy.