Memoirs of a Worshipper

Memoirs of a Worshipper

by Byron Cage
     
 

A possible explanation for Byron Cage's declining star in gospel may have something to do with audience perception. As the music fades in the tender worship ballad "You," from 2012's Memoirs of a Worshipper, Cage asks his audience, "Do you love him?" The audience seems to misunderstand his reference to God, prompting a clarification: "Not 'Do you love me?' but See more details below

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A possible explanation for Byron Cage's declining star in gospel may have something to do with audience perception. As the music fades in the tender worship ballad "You," from 2012's Memoirs of a Worshipper, Cage asks his audience, "Do you love him?" The audience seems to misunderstand his reference to God, prompting a clarification: "Not 'Do you love me?' but 'do you love him?'" This awkward exchange is in some ways indicative of the trouble Cage has had reconnecting with listeners, particularly after plateauing with An Invitation to Worship, but especially after hitting rock bottom with Live at the Apollo: The Proclamation. Memoirs of a Worshipper is a return to form for Cage but is not a comeback -- nothing here quite reaches the heights of "The Presence of the Lord Is Here" or "I Will Bless the Lord." Cage still can't shake off the frenetic gospel workouts, songs a bit too chaotic to qualify for corporate praise. It's not long, though, before Cage gets a handle on the proceedings and begins to actually lead worship the best way he knows how. That means he does more singing than sermonizing, more worshipping than showboating, more balladeering than floor-stomping -- in essence, more of God and less of him. It is when Cage doesn't lose sight of the fact he is a worshipper first and a celebrity last -- he was once heralded as "the prince of praise" and ran with it -- that the praises roll off his tongue. Like pages from a diary, here's hoping Cage looks back on Memoirs of a Worshipper as a point when things took a turn for the better.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/19/2012
Label:
Verity
UPC:
0886979707726
catalogNumber:
797077
Rank:
78094

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Performance Credits

Byron Cage   Primary Artist
Fred Hammond   Vocals
Lawrence Jones   Guitar
DeWayne Woods   Vocals
Calvin Rodgers   Drums,Musical Direction
Philip Feaster   Keyboards,Musical Direction
Mumen "Mookie" Ngenge   Vocals
Quadrius Salters   Keyboards
Arron W. Lindsey   Keyboards
Mark Hubbard & The United Voices For Christ   Choir, Chorus
Alan "Snoop" Evans   Bass
Jeremiah Hicks   Vocals
Veda Whisnant   Vocals
Ebony Ford   Vocals
Lynne Adams   Vocals
Clifton Ross   Vocals
Arreiun Tucker   Keyboards
Reginald Jackson   Vocals

Technical Credits

Danny Duncan   Engineer
Aaron Lindsey   Composer
Rudolph Stanfield   Composer
Derrick Starks   Composer
Byron Cage   Composer,Executive Producer
Gerald Haddon   Composer
DeWayne Woods   Director
Vlado Meller   Mastering
Chris Triplett   Composer
Johnathan Dunn   Composer
Jevon Hill   Composer
James "Jazzy" Jordan   Executive Producer
Amante Lacey   Composer
Dave Lindsey   Engineer
Juante Hall   Composer
Daniel Johnson   Composer
Tammi Haddon   Composer
Arron W. Lindsey   Arranger,Producer,Horn Samples
Denise Trotman   Art Direction
Lehman Gray   Engineer
Donnell Phillips   Composer
Donnie Reis   Composer
Matthew Goodloe   Composer
Tracey Artis   Management,Booking

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