Walter Hawkins - Love Alive V: 25 Annivesary Reunion (Reunion Volume 1 & 2)
STYLE: Gospel RATING Not Rated OUR PRODUCT CODE: 33473-VHS81 LABEL: Zomba Records 886971554991 FORMAT: VHS video Music video RELEASE DATE: 2007-10-31 RRP: £9.99
Love Alive – 25th Anniversary Reunion, was recorded live at the Paramount Theater, Oakland, California in 1997. Walter Hawkins, one of the most prominent and popular singers in the contemporary gospel/christian scene, presides over a concert that includes two large choirs and inspired, soulful soloists.
This DVD is full of intense and electrified testifying.
Though the subject matter is spiritual rather than secular, Hawkins has a powerful clear voice in the vein of pop music singers like Teddy Pendergrass and the classic soul/R&B vocalists of the 70s. The musical backing is spare: guitars, drums, keyboards, bass and strings (also patterned after the melodious sounds of 70s R&B), providing cushion-like support for the uniformly superb singing.
Guests include Tramaine Hawkins, Edna Tatum.
Key cuts include Marvellous, It’s Right and Good (featuring Tramaine Hawkins), My Gratitude, In the Nick of Time (featuring Chicago native San Franklin), Jesus Made A Way (featuring Shirley Miller), and Cry On featuring Antoine Timmons and Yvette Flunder.