Just the Beginning

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All Music Guide - Todd Sterling
Like the majority of gospel releases dropped in the 21st century, Just the Beginning is a live recording of stomping worship numbers, soaring ballads, and good old-fashioned preaching. Kurt Carr, with the help of his golden voiced Kurt Carr Singers, bares his soul for God and sings himself hoarse on the two-disc set. Carr, who says God directed him back to "pure church music" for this outing, gets the audience lathered up in praise and on fire for the Lord. "I Am the One," finds Carr and his singers sharing the biblical story of the ten lepers Jesus healed, of which only one turned back to offer thanks. Anyone who has felt the healing hand of God brush their life will ...
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All Music Guide - Todd Sterling
Like the majority of gospel releases dropped in the 21st century, Just the Beginning is a live recording of stomping worship numbers, soaring ballads, and good old-fashioned preaching. Kurt Carr, with the help of his golden voiced Kurt Carr Singers, bares his soul for God and sings himself hoarse on the two-disc set. Carr, who says God directed him back to "pure church music" for this outing, gets the audience lathered up in praise and on fire for the Lord. "I Am the One," finds Carr and his singers sharing the biblical story of the ten lepers Jesus healed, of which only one turned back to offer thanks. Anyone who has felt the healing hand of God brush their life will appreciate the song's uplifting message. Swirling organ swells and ivory piano fills tangle like vines around the angelic vocals of the Carr singers. Carr gets long-winded during a few of the preaching segments, which slows the disc's momentum considerably. Some of the songs nearly collapse under their own weight for the same reason. Live in person, these types of lengthy jams and sermon segments probably resonate deeply, but on record they become monotonous. Still Carr's heart is in the right place, and that counts for a lot. Songs like "Right Time," a roof raising number that starts off slow but quickly blows up, and "Great Jesus," a synthesized ballad tempered by breathy vocals, cut right to the core of the Christian faith: Jesus is all a believer needs (and now is the time for salvation). Considering Carr's popularity, Just the Beginning is an appropriate title for this collection.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/28/2008
  • Label: Gospocentric
  • UPC: 886972975320
  • Catalog Number: 29753
  • Sales rank: 89,504

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Beginning (1:00)
  2. 2 Overture (5:24)
  3. 3 Peace and Favor Rest on Us (5:35)
  4. 4 Grateful People Grateful Praise - Nakitta Glegg-Foxx (6:29)
  5. 5 God Is a Healer (5:37)
  6. 6 God Is a Healer (Reprise) (1:25)
  7. 7 I Am the One - Destry Bell (8:38)
  8. 8 Kurt Ministers (5:13)
  9. 9 Just the Beginning (7:19)
  10. 10 Introduction (0:56)
  11. 11 I Believe God (7:34)
  12. 12 Right Time Right Place (6:36)
Disc 2
  1. 1 My Shepherd - Kurt Carr Singers (5:32)
  2. 2 Testimony (1:47)
  3. 3 Spiritual Makeover - Nakitta Foxx (7:01)
  4. 4 Great Jesus (5:58)
  5. 5 Blessed Be the Rock (4:00)
  6. 6 Blessed Be the Rock (Reprise) (2:21)
  7. 7 Ten Thousand One Million (6:17)
  8. 8 Introducing Narcissus Hinton-Brown (4:26)
  9. 9 Don't Let Your Light Go Out (4:17)
  10. 10 We Exist to Give You Praise (7:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kurt Carr Primary Artist, Keyboards
Terry Baker Drums
Vonnie Lopez Vocals
Liz Vaughn Vocals
Sheryl Harper Drums
Faith Howard Vocals
Donyle Jones Vocals
Yvette Williams Vocals
Rick Watford Guitar
Troy Bright Vocals
Michelle Prather Vocals
Daniel Austin Vocals
Gene A. Moore Jr. Vocals
L'Tanya Moore Vocals
Nikki Potts Vocals
Zacardi Cortez Vocals
Brandon Winbush Vocals
Krystle Harper Vocals
Timothy Mason Keyboards
Technical Credits
Grant Green Engineer
Kurt Carr Arranger, Composer, Producer, Executive Producer, Orchestration, Vocal Arrangements
Terry Baker Programming
Lloyd Barry Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Michael Hanson Engineer
John Jaszcz Engineer
Herb Powers Mastering
Greg Lawrence Engineer
David Habegger Engineer
Josh Cheuse Art Direction
Simeon Baker Engineer, overdub engineer
Kirk Denson Engineer, Live Sound
Haniel Trisna Engineer
James "Jazzy" Jordan Executive Producer
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