Alive! 20th Anniversary Concert

Alive! 20th Anniversary Concert

by Darrell McFadden & the Disciples
     
 
Darrell McFadden and his vocal quartet, the Disciples, celebrate their 20th anniversary with this lengthy live set, looking back on their gospel career so far. The group can perform traditional, hip-shaking uptempo material such as the closer, "Shackles," but much of the time they sound like a religiously inspired version of a late-'60s

Overview

Darrell McFadden and his vocal quartet, the Disciples, celebrate their 20th anniversary with this lengthy live set, looking back on their gospel career so far. The group can perform traditional, hip-shaking uptempo material such as the closer, "Shackles," but much of the time they sound like a religiously inspired version of a late-'60s or early-'70s soul/R&B outfit so that, for example, "That's What He Did for Me," with its punchy horn section, could have been recorded at the old Stax studio in Memphis, while "City" has the feel of the "Psychedelic Shack"/"Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" period of the Temptations, complete with screaming electric guitar solo. McFadden has a gritty, husky baritone that recalls the Temptations' David Ruffin at times, but mostly sounds like Teddy Pendergrass fronting Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes. He testifies as well as singing, and even manages to musicalize some of his stage directions; in "Long as I Got Jesus (That's Alright)," he at one point is chanting, "Move those cameras out the way!" "I've learned how to dial 911 for real," he proclaims in the ballad "Refuge," but for the most part he is less interested in preaching than in emoting as his means to communicate his fervent Christian faith. The tendency to fade out each track saps the set of energy and causes the album to lack the momentum a live recording can develop. Just when things seem ready to take off, the sound goes down, and the next song changes the mood. Nevertheless, McFadden proves himself to be a master showman, and he sounds like he's more than ready for another 20 years of praising Jesus in song.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/21/2011
Label:
World Wide Gospel
UPC:
0747656310427
catalogNumber:
3104

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Intro/Be Ready
  2. That's What He Did for Me
  3. I'm on My Journey Now
  4. I've Come This Far by Faith
  5. Two Face
  6. Lord, Send Me
  7. I'll Be Alright
  8. I Believe
  9. I'm So in Love with Jesus
  10. Long as I Got Jesus (That's Alright)
  11. City
  12. Never Alone
  13. Refuge
  14. He Can, He Will
  15. Depending on You
  16. I Can't Even Walk (Without You Holding My Hand)
  17. Shackles
  18. Wilderness

Disc 2

  1. Intro/Be Ready
  2. That's What He Did for Me
  3. I'm on My Journey Now
  4. I've Come This Far by Faith
  5. Two Face
  6. Lord, Send Me
  7. I'll Be Alright
  8. I Believe
  9. I'm So in Love with Jesus
  10. Long as I Got Jesus (That's Alright)
  11. Intro/City
  12. Never Alone
  13. Refuge
  14. It's a Wonder (What God Can Do)
  15. He Can, He Will
  16. Lay Down My Life for the Lord
  17. Depending on You
  18. There's a Blessing Here for You
  19. I Can't Even Walk (Without You Holding My Hand)
  20. Shackles
  21. The DMD Interview with Bishop Sam Williams
  22. Introducing the Disciples
  23. Introducing McFadden
  24. I'm on My Journey Now
  25. Shame on You
  26. DMDTV Clips

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Darrell McFadden & the Disciples   Primary Artist
Darrell McFadden   Group Member
Sam Williams   Master of Ceremonies
James Clark   Keyboards
Joey Williams   Guitar
Nathaniel Thomas   Group Member
Antrun "Tron" Sherrills   Group Member
Prathan "Spanky" Williams   Group Member
Ervin Williams   Guitar
Ullysses J. McKiver   Hammond B3
Terance Key   Group Member
Anthony Sherrills   Group Member
Andrew "Drew" Jones   Vocals
Robbie Baldwin   Group Member

Technical Credits

Darrell McFadden   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Spanky Williams   Producer,Graphic Design,Video Director,Layout
Kerry Douglas   Executive Producer,Marketing,Promoter
James Clark   Programming
Black Kat   Graphic Design,Layout
Darrell McFadden & the Disciples   Producer
Prathan "Spanky" Williams   Producer
Ervin Williams   Producer
Joey Walden   Engineer
Tyrone Duddlee   Monitors
Mario Moffit   Monitors
Willie Hodges   Video Director

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