Virtue - Testimony

Published Friday 2nd June 2006
Virtue - Testimony
Virtue - Testimony

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 18534-9540
LABEL: Integrity Gospel 000768396421
RRP: £2.99

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

Along with Trin-I-Tee 5:7 and Anointed, Virtue were one of those R&B groups of the '90s that had a fresh sound, tight harmonies but unlike their contemporaries, they never translated talent into sales. Leaving their label and singing to the new DarkChild Gospel label, the three sisters are being re-launched and with 'Testimony', perhaps now is the time for the group to really explode. Their new sound, confident vocals and strong songs make this sound fresh and exciting and with production from the renowned Fred Jerkins III, if this album doesn't hit, it won't be through lack of talent on board. Rapper extraordinaire T-Bone helps out on the infectious "123 Praise!" and elsewhere blue eyed soul sister Martha Munizzi makes a guest appearance, though listening to the white label I'm reviewing from I'd be hard pressed to tell you where she makes her contribution! Standouts? There are loads but I keep pressing the repeat button for the title track's powerful message, the groovy clubby "Follow Me" and the old time yet thoroughly modern gospel groove of "Get Up" which sounds like an uncredited Tonex track. The results here are fine and this is R&B gospel the way it's meant to be!

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Product Description
Since the formation in the 90s, this vocal group of sisters has released four projects and received multiple nominations for Grammy, Stellar and Dove Awards.
Their latest project, Testimony, was produced by and features the irresistible songwriting of Fred Jerkins III (Destiny's Child, Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston) and LaShawn Daniels (Destiny's Child, Brandy, Michael Jackson). These infectious songs transcend musical boundaries with masterful segues from R&B to Pop to Contemporary Gospel.
Testimony showcases Virtue’s signature harmonies and worshipful emotive style with club-savvy, groove-driven songs. Their authentic message is evident as they set out to seize the music scene and move into the greatness of their calling.

Reader Comments

Posted by xrilla miya in south africa @ 11:58 on May 28 2012

hello virtue, its mr miya in south africa, i bought you album last year in december while working as a warehouse temp, i just happened to bump into this blessful, spiritual uplifting trio album that changed and revived my faith, it did wonders to me and blessed me mor and mor, i haven't heard your other albums yet, but just so you guys know, Testimony is really blessing me and a bunch of freinds that i borrowed and referred your cd to, i can not stop taking this everywhere with me, may God continue to bless your work and lives....... Amen

Posted by Carl Brown in Ipswich, England @ 00:43 on Nov 27 2007

Some of your tracks are more Rnb, then so called Rnb acts are suppossing to be! But with you, you always make sure there is a noice dose of Soul in the mix, with a dash of Funk for good measure. And of course your message comes across loud and proud. Well done. You must be proud of this album.

Posted by cee-jay in enugu state,nigeria @ 00:33 on Nov 7 2007

hi viture
am an R&B singer in nigeria,wish to tell ya to
keep on with the gooooooooooooooood gift God gave ya
hope you will love to be in nigeria some day
love ya

Posted by Car0w in nederland @ 17:39 on Feb 4 2007

its great !!

Posted by amber duncan in nc @ 13:57 on Sep 18 2006

awesome album. several dance grooves that are off the hook. the praise songs are annointed and beautiful. this is my choice cd at the moment. get krunk with 1-2-3-praise!!!!!

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