West Angeles COGIC Mass Choir - No Limit

Published Wednesday 23rd April 2008
West Angeles COGIC Mass Choir - No Limit
West Angeles COGIC Mass Choir - No Limit

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 32981-13672
LABEL: EMI Gospel 5099950234523
RELEASE DATE: 2007-12-07
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by Nigel Harris

Bishop Charles E Blake serves as Presiding Bishop of the six million member Church Of God In Christ, one of the largest denominations in the USA. Since 1969 he has been the pastor of West Angeles Church Of God In Christ, which has grown from a membership of 50 to over 24,000 today. Music is clearly a central element in the worship and ministry of "West A Church", and Bishop Blake leads by example, taking the lead vocals on two tracks on this album, the medleys "Oh Lord I Thank You/I'm So Glad That The Lord Saved Me" and "I Just Want To Praise You/The Greatest Thing In All My Life". Other tracks are led by several the church's gifted singers. This whole album is a celebration of a God with whom there is 'No Limit', and you can't help but be caught up in the power and exuberance of the 100+ singers and the outstanding band. I notice from the liner notes that an additional 14 "studio singers" are listed, so this has clearly been a very professional and carefully crafted project, but the live worship is only enhanced by it. The choir arrangements are impressive and the soloists quite outstanding. As traditional gospel music it is perhaps more mainstream than some, sometimes more cabaret or pop than Pentecostal in influences, but throughout it is pure class. If gospel choirs are your thing, or if you want to sample the best of this genre, this is highly recommended. To get a glimpse of what worship is like at West A, you can watch a performance of the opening track of this album, "Lord Prepare Me" on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJsEE9r-mJc.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Elizabeth Strange in Starke, Florida @ 17:38 on May 16 2008

I would like to purchase the song book for Saints in Praise Volume 2 and No Limit. Are these books available?
Thank you

Posted by Rhoda A. Carter in Woodbury, NJ @ 21:43 on May 9 2008

I'm enjoying my CD's of all Saints in Praise and No Limit. however, I'm interested in obtaining the song books for each volumns 1989, 1991, 1992 2003 and 2007 if available. Where and how to purchase them. Thank you.

Reply by mchele harris in santa ana, california @ 07:57 on Aug 18 2009

I would like the music and words to "For all that you have done."
From no limits-Thanks

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