Songs of Emotional Healing

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The theme of CeCe Winans' ninth album, Songs of Emotional Healing, is contained in the title. The all-ballad collection is devoted to offering spiritual support for the emotionally battered, and Winans starts at the bottom with "It's Gonna Get Better," a song intended to dissuade potential suicides. "Please don't throw your life away," she implores, "Joy will come." Winans' vocal similarity to Michael Jackson, who died in the year preceding this album's release, gives the song a disconcerting element that is unintended but hard to ignore. Having persuaded her listener that life is worth living, Winans moves on to "The Healing Part," asking "What About You" before ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The theme of CeCe Winans' ninth album, Songs of Emotional Healing, is contained in the title. The all-ballad collection is devoted to offering spiritual support for the emotionally battered, and Winans starts at the bottom with "It's Gonna Get Better," a song intended to dissuade potential suicides. "Please don't throw your life away," she implores, "Joy will come." Winans' vocal similarity to Michael Jackson, who died in the year preceding this album's release, gives the song a disconcerting element that is unintended but hard to ignore. Having persuaded her listener that life is worth living, Winans moves on to "The Healing Part," asking "What About You" before declaring "You Are Loved." Then, the overtly religious section kicks in, as, against an acoustic piano, she reveals "He's Concerned," adding "His Strength Is Perfect" and "He's Always There." Strangely, the album then concludes with "Comforter," which is sung to God and makes it sound like He is offering comfort to the survivors of someone who has died. Maybe Winans is simply covering all her bases; if she can't stop a suicide, at least she and her God can move on to the survivors and deal with them. Of course, there's not really that much rational thought behind the album's songs; the point is that God is here to help, and CeCe Winans is here to convey His message in her soothing voice.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/18/2010
  • Label: Emi Gospel
  • EAN: 5099963110821
  • Catalog Number: 31108
  • Sales rank: 31,838

Album Credits

Performance Credits
CeCe Winans Primary Artist
Margaret Bell Background Vocals
The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir Guest Appearance
Donna McElroy Background Vocals
Eric Darken Percussion
Ronn Huff Conductor
George Cocchini Guitar
Carol Cymbala Choir Director
Juanita Edwards Background Vocals
Vicki Hampton Background Vocals
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar
Marabeth Jordan Background Vocals
The London Session Orchestra Strings
Blair Masters fender rhodes
Ann McCrary Background Vocals
The Nashville String Machine Strings
Kayla Parker Background Vocals
Tony Rich Drums, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Tommy Sims Bass
Kirk Whalum Tenor Saxophone
Chris Willis Background Vocals
Angie Winans Background Vocals
Gavyn Wright Concert Master
Ron Hemby Background Vocals
Duane Starling Background Vocals
J.D. Blair Drums
Ced C Keyboards
Lisa Cochran Background Vocals
Gayle Mayes Background Vocals
Dan Needham Drums
BeBe Winans Background Vocals
Jan Harris Background Vocals
Jerard Woods Background Vocals
Debbie Winans-Lowe Background Vocals
Tiffany Palmer Background Vocals
LeAnne Palmore Background Vocals
Jovaun Woods Background Vocals
Nissi Walls Allen Background Vocals
Drew Ramsey Acoustic Guitar
Michael Rippoll Electric Guitar
Vic C Bass
Darrell Tibbs Percussion
Wanda Atkins Background Vocals
Debi Selby Background Vocals
Christopher Harris Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Steven Curtis Chapman Composer
Jeremy Lubbock String Arrangements
Danny Duncan Engineer
Ronn Huff String Arrangements
Carl Marsh String Arrangements
Ann McCrary Vocal Arrangements
Kayla Parker Composer, Vocal Arrangements
Mike Poole Engineer
Tony Rich Composer
Todd Robbins Engineer
Tommy Sims Composer
Brock Walsh Composer
Bill Whittington Engineer
Angie Winans Vocal Arrangements
Duane Starling Vocal Arrangements
CeCe Winans Composer
Tim Akers String Arrangements
Ced C Arranger, Engineer, Vocal Arrangements, Instrumentation
BeBe Winans Vocal Arrangements
Jerry Salley Composer
Jeff Roach Programming
Andy Selby Engineer
Madeline Stone Composer
Jamie Houston Composer
Tiffany Palmer Vocal Arrangements
J.B. Baird Engineer
Void Caprio Engineer
Chris Yoakum MIDI Tech, Pro-Tools
Ryan Kyzar MIDI Tech, Pro-Tools
Denise Walls Allen Composer
Derek Blanks Art Direction
Vic C Arranger, Engineer, Vocal Arrangements, Instrumentation
Michael Linney drum programming
Dennis Matkovsky Composer
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