Spirit Rising, Vol. 1: Praise & Worship [Columbia]

Spirit Rising, Vol. 1: Praise & Worship [Columbia]

     
 

This first volume in a series of gospel collections by Mathew Knowles' Music World Music imprint through Columbia Records is a good compilation of traditional gospel performed fervently by a variety of performers. Knowles is the manager of contemporary R&B group Destiny's Child and father of its lead singer, …  See more details below

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This first volume in a series of gospel collections by Mathew Knowles' Music World Music imprint through Columbia Records is a good compilation of traditional gospel performed fervently by a variety of performers. Knowles is the manager of contemporary R&B group Destiny's Child and father of its lead singer, Beyoncé Knowles, and this association is the linchpin of his musical empire. It has allowed him to range through the holdings of Columbia Records to assemble this disc. Most of the tracks are recent recordings, but the Mighty Clouds of Joy's "I've Been in the Storm Too Long" is from 1979, Deniece Williams' "God Is Amazing" dates back to 1977, and Mahalia Jackson's "How I Got Over" goes all the way back to 1961. Appropriately, the set concludes with Knowles' protégées, Destiny's Child, doing a gospel medley in Rotterdam in May 2002. (That they no doubt sang "Bootylicious" in the same show is not likely to bother anybody; gospel is more about feel than dogma.) The older songs are more impressive than the newer ones, in general, but Israel & New Breed's leadoff track, "Who Is Like the Lord," gets things off to a fast start; Kenneth "Wonderboy" Johnson's "Send a Revival" is an old-fashioned, up-tempo church rocker with a contemporary message for early 2003, given its exhortation to the Lord to "touch the President" and its statement that "in a time of war, we need peace"; and Damon Little's "You Can't Straddle the Fence" is equally moving, if taken at an easier pace.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/04/2003
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998683228
catalogNumber:
86832

Tracks

  1. Who Is Like the Lord  -  Israel & New Breed
  2. May the Lord God Bless You Real Good  - Bishop Clarence E. McClendon
  3. True Love  - Darrel Petites
  4. God Is Amazing
  5. Send a Revival  -  Keith Johnson & the Spiritual Voices
  6. You Can't Straddle the Fence  - Damon Little
  7. Glad About It  - Joe Pace
  8. I'm Talking 'Bout Jesus  - Alvin Slaughter
  9. We Sing Praises  -  Straight Gate Mass Choir
  10. Lord I Want to Be Holy
  11. I've Been in the Storm Too Long
  12. How I Got Over
  13. I Surrender All  - T.D. Jakes
  14. Gospel Medley: You've Been So Good/Now Behold the Lamb/Jesus Loves Me [

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
James Jamerson   Bass

Technical Credits

James Cleveland   Producer
Maurice White   Producer
Jerry Williams   Illustrations
Nikki Giovanni   Author
Errol Bailey   Cover Illustration
Steven Ford   Producer
Fred Hammond   Producer
Joe Hogue   Producer
Paul Mills   Producer
Jerry Peters   Producer
Irving Townsend   Producer
Alvin Slaughter   Producer
Buster & Shavoni   Producer
Gary Oliver   Producer
Marcus Dawson   Producer
Beyoncé   Producer
Joseph Pace   Producer
Mathew Knowles   Executive Producer
Johnavon Sauls   Producer
Traditional   Composer
Ray Jr. Braswell   Producer
Israel Houghton   Producer
Darrel Petties   Producer

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