Yolanda Adams - The Praise And Worship Songs Of Yolanda Adams
STYLE: Gospel RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 7993-7744 LABEL: Verity 012414322227 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2003-06-06 RRP: £12.99
Reviewed by Kimberly Ward
This album claims to be a "compilation of classic Yolanda Adams songs". However, it's a disappointing selection from Yolanda's old albums and should have been much better. It starts slow and continues in the same low-key, over-laid back vibe that leaves the listener wanting more soul, grander ballads and entertaining numbers that bring down Heaven. Apart from the lyrics, which convey the always welcome message of God's love, the music is tired and uninspired and a couple show their age with synthesisers straight from the ‘80s. Yolanda also tries too hard to display vocal range by hitting high notes, then abruptly reverting to lower notes and back again in an erratic fashion that's neither necessary nor impressive. I was trying really hard to like this album, knowing Yolanda is a gifted and anointed singer, but alas, this is a dull compilation.
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Yolanda Adams continues to deliver with this new album following hard on the back of 'Believe. '
'The Praise & Worship Songs of Yolanda Adams' is a fine collection of well-known tracks and performances from gospel's premier female vocalist. This statuesque former model and children's teacher has made her permanent mark on gospel music over the past decade enjoying success as a mainstream artist without giving up her gospel roots.
A great starting choice for those new to choosing gospel albums. Includes: 'You Changed My Life, Let Us Worship Him.'