Freedom

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All Music Guide - Jared Johnson
The ex-Idol finalist has been discredited on previous releases for sticking with adult contemporary rather than venturing into urban pop. However, to her credit, the brand of contemporary gospel on her 2007 debut, True Beauty, works best for her powerhouse voice. Rather than attempting an ill-fated imitation of Beyoncé or Alicia Keys, Mandisa again finds the sweet spot for her own voice on Freedom. As a result, this album is a slam dunk. Mandisa feels quite "free" and comfortable in her own skin. This safety may be a liability for other artists, yet it seems to bring out the best in her. She wears her convictions on her sleeve on tracks like "My Deliverer," and the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jared Johnson
The ex-Idol finalist has been discredited on previous releases for sticking with adult contemporary rather than venturing into urban pop. However, to her credit, the brand of contemporary gospel on her 2007 debut, True Beauty, works best for her powerhouse voice. Rather than attempting an ill-fated imitation of Beyoncé or Alicia Keys, Mandisa again finds the sweet spot for her own voice on Freedom. As a result, this album is a slam dunk. Mandisa feels quite "free" and comfortable in her own skin. This safety may be a liability for other artists, yet it seems to bring out the best in her. She wears her convictions on her sleeve on tracks like "My Deliverer," and the poignant "Not Guilty." Other highlights include "Victorious," "Freedom Song," and the melodic "You Wouldn't Cry," all of which encapsulate her magical touch with gospel. If you're expecting her to be someone she isn't, you might be surprised at how well she pulls off this album by simply being herself.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/24/2009
  • Label: Sparrow
  • EAN: 5099922677921
  • Catalog Number: 26779
  • Sales rank: 16,211

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 My Deliverer (3:15)
  2. 2 How Much (4:00)
  3. 3 He Is with You (3:59)
  4. 4 The Definition of Me - Blanca (3:30)
  5. 5 Not Guilty (4:35)
  6. 6 Leave It in the Valley (3:40)
  7. 7 Victorious (3:27)
  8. 8 Broken Hallelujah (5:05)
  9. 9 Freedom Song (3:38)
  10. 10 Dance, Dance, Dance (3:10)
  11. 11 You Wouldn't Cry (Andrew's Song) (5:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mandisa Primary Artist
Luke Brown Background Vocals
David Davidson Strings
Shane Keister Piano
Blair Masters Piano, Keyboards
Jerry McPherson Guitar, Electric Guitar
Mike Payne Electric Guitar
Chris Carmichael Violin, Cello, Viola
Dan Needham Drums
Matt Stanfield Keyboards
Jason Eskridge Choir, Chorus
Justin York Guitar
Ronnie Freeman Background Vocals
Michelle Swift Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Christopher Stevens Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Greg Hagan Electric Guitar
Claire Indie Violin
Calvin Nowell Choir, Chorus
Bernard Harris Bass
Sam Mizell Keyboards
Missi Hale Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
James Holloway Drums
Matt Pierson Bass
Technical Credits
Brown Bannister Producer, String Arrangements
Cindy Morgan Composer
Steve Bishir Engineer
Chance Scoggins Vocal Producer
Bill Whittington Engineer
Dave Dillbeck Engineer
Chris Athens Mastering
Jan Cook Art Direction
Aaron Rice Composer
Warryn Campbell Composer
Ronnie Freeman Composer
Christopher Stevens Programming, Producer
Tony Wood Composer
Jeff Pardo Composer
Catt Gravitt Composer
Matthew West Composer
Mandisa Composer
Gina Boe Composer
Sam Mizell Composer, Programming, String Arrangements
Craig Swift Engineer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2012

    Love this

    So inspirational! A lot of them made me cry! (#11's the best!)

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  • Posted September 19, 2011

    Encouraging

    This is something you need to get to make sure you remember you are amazing

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Praise for Mandisa

    I will buy anything Mandisa records; she is that exceptional. So many times we mentally relive our "unforgivable" actions and wonder how we can possibly be forgiven. She helps remind us that God's love is forever and unchanging. We ask for forgiveness; we receive it. Simplicity itself!

    At times it feels like I'm the person she is singing about; my emotions and experiences mirroring the lyrics. In others I can close my eyes and I'm carried along with her to that quiet place I've always imagined. Sometimes dancing is called for and I'm on my feet in a hurry. I don't want to miss a beat! Another excellent CD. Thank you Mandisa!

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