From Now On

From Now On

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by Dawkins & Dawkins
     
 
Although 13 years passed between the release of Dawkins & Dawkins' third album, Focus, in 1998 and that of their fourth, From Now On, in 2011, a listen to the later disc makes it seem like only yesterday. Unfortunately, from a marketing point of view, that's because the duo of gospel brothers Anson and

Overview

Although 13 years passed between the release of Dawkins & Dawkins' third album, Focus, in 1998 and that of their fourth, From Now On, in 2011, a listen to the later disc makes it seem like only yesterday. Unfortunately, from a marketing point of view, that's because the duo of gospel brothers Anson and Eric Dawkins has not updated its sound in the ensuing years. From Now On sounds like an album made shortly after its predecessor, not more than a decade later, with trends in hip-hop having moved on in the fast-changing styles of contemporary R&B. "Time and change happen to everyone," the Dawkins brothers acknowledge in the first single, "Get Down," but they are here making music in a neo-soul
ew jack swing fashion, and that went out of fashion some time back. Fortunately, a slavish adherence to the most recent sounds is more important in secular urban music than in urban gospel. Probably, many of the Dawkins' old fans will be just as happy that there isn't a rap intruding anywhere in From Now On. Leaving style aside, the brothers take a somewhat prescriptive tone in their original gospel tunes, offering admonishments to their listeners. "We were called to love the unlovable," they preach about their fellow Christians in "Ordinary," "but instead we've become untouchable." They do not exempt themselves from criticism, however, noting God's perfection, while admitting in contrast, "Then there's me, full of sinful pride." Still, other Christians can help, without being judgmental. "If you see me doing wrong," the Dawkins sing in "Pray for Me," "Why don't you pray for me/There's no need to cast a stone/Why don't you pray for me?" These are arguments with which the faithful cannot take issue. The music on From Now On may not be timely, but the message remains timeless.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/26/2011
Label:
Light Records
UPC:
0015095724120
catalogNumber:
7241
Rank:
56757

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dawkins & Dawkins   Primary Artist
Craig Brockman   Organ
Kevin Randolph   Keyboards
Michael Ripoll   Guitar
Warryn Campbell   Keyboards
Donte Winslow   Trumpet
Teddy Campbell   Drums
Marcus Hodge   Keyboards
Agape Jerry   Guitar
Deudre Thomas   Bass
Mike Ripoll   Guitar

Technical Credits

Dawkins & Dawkins   Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer
Anson Dawkins   Composer
Eric Dawkins   Composer
Paul Boutin   Engineer
Ian Boxill   Engineer
Juan Winans   Composer
Derek Clark   Engineer
Warryn Campbell   Composer
Damon Williams   Art Direction
Osinachi Nwaneri   Composer,Producer
Antonio Dixon   Composer,Producer
John Adams   Engineer
Alex Teamer   Engineer
Tony Dixon   drum programming
Ailene Holmes   Composer
James Robinson   Executive Producer

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From Now On 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Edward4 More than 1 year ago
I like this cd very much!!!
Gilmer_Girls2 More than 1 year ago
This CD is Awesome and every song is good!...Compelling Gospel lyrics with an old school R&B feel...Highly Recommended! If you have never heard these two talented brothers, you must check them out!