Take It Back

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All Music Guide - Andree Farias
The timing of Take It Back, the third release from Dorinda Clark-Cole, seemed too good to be true. Released in the wake of the Clark Sisters garnering three long-overdue Grammys for their comeback smash Live: One Last Time, the disc was unleashed at the cusp of Clark mania, but the promotional push doesn't belie the disc's own strengths. Take It Back happens to be Clark-Cole's strongest effort thus far, perhaps because it was recorded entirely in the studio: the Clarks have a thing for cutting albums live, but their charismatic background sometimes gets the best of them, resulting in naturally over-the-top vocalizations. Not so with Take It Back: while some songs do have ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andree Farias
The timing of Take It Back, the third release from Dorinda Clark-Cole, seemed too good to be true. Released in the wake of the Clark Sisters garnering three long-overdue Grammys for their comeback smash Live: One Last Time, the disc was unleashed at the cusp of Clark mania, but the promotional push doesn't belie the disc's own strengths. Take It Back happens to be Clark-Cole's strongest effort thus far, perhaps because it was recorded entirely in the studio: the Clarks have a thing for cutting albums live, but their charismatic background sometimes gets the best of them, resulting in naturally over-the-top vocalizations. Not so with Take It Back: while some songs do have an unmistakable COGIC stamp ("Take It Back," "Got to Hold On"), the controlled environment of the studio keeps Clark-Cole contained, resulting in some pretty terrific church. While Clark-Cole really kills this COGIC-styled material, she proves a stylish songstress in the more urbanized selections, like the breathtaking "Yesterday," an encouraging ballad that sounds like a long-lost b-side from 2nd Chance, the Elektra debut from sister Karen Clark-Sheard. Clark-Cole sounds hippest in songs like "Return" (featuring cousin J. Moss) and "It's Okay" (a duet with niece Kierra "KiKi" Sheard), but the more modern context is never out of place, mainly because Clark-Cole knows how to seesaw between sacred and secular sensibilities -- that's was one of the trademarks of the Clark Sisters. That's the reason Take It Back is Clark-Cole's best album yet: more so than any other outing from a solo Clark, it succeeds at knitting together all the eras of the renowned gospel family -- past, present, and future -- all on one disc.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/15/2008
  • Label: Gospocentric
  • UPC: 886971002720
  • Catalog Number: 710027
  • Sales rank: 148,446

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Faithful (3:43)
  2. 2 Yesterday (4:49)
  3. 3 Got to Hold On (5:12)
  4. 4 Take It Back (6:44)
  5. 5 Make Me Real (4:43)
  6. 6 Praise Your Way Out (4:02)
  7. 7 It's Okay (4:10)
  8. 8 No Weapon (5:27)
  9. 9 Return (4:01)
  10. 10 If I Were (4:02)
  11. 11 Turn It Around (5:40)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dorinda Clark-Cole Primary Artist, Background Vocals
John P. Kee Piano, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Errol Dixon Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
David Curry Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Jonathan DuBose Jr. Guitar
Andrew Gouche Bass
Barry Green Trombone
The Nashville String Machine Strings
Terrance Palmer Bass
Kevin Powell Organ
Tony Russell Bass
Eddie Brown Organ
Vinnie Ciesielski Trumpet
Maurice Fitzgerald Bass
Sheila Lakin Background Vocals
Garland Waller Organ, Background Vocals
David Blakely Organ
Jeanette Taylor Background Vocals
Marvin McQuitty Drums
Tim Mole Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Kierra "KiKi" Sheard Background Vocals
Chris Johnson Drums
Keith Newton Bass
LaTonya Smith Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Darrell Freeman Bass
J Moss Vocals, Background Vocals
Lejuene Thompson Background Vocals
Connie Johnson Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Michael Bereal Organ, Piano
Jimmy Bowland Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Paul "PDA" Allen Vocals
Miranda C. Ward Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Aaron "Arvis" Dixon Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Errol Cooney Guitar
Bill Brown Jr. Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Angel Chisholm Vocals
Ricky Watford "Bishop" Guitar
Phillip Lassiter Horn
Technical Credits
John P. Kee Producer
Carnell Murrell Composer
Lloyd Barry Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Dorinda Clark-Cole Composer
James Moss Composer
Herb Powers Mastering
Derrick Starks Composer
Shawn McLemore Composer
Walter Kearney Composer
Asaph Ward Audio Production
J Moss Producer
Paul "PDA" Allen Producer
Brian Bradley Engineer
Michelle Lukianovich Art Direction
Stêphanie Meyer Composer
Rodney Levens Composer
Willie Wood Composer
Dan Davis Composer
James "Jazzy" Jordan Executive Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    She's Taking it all back

    Dorinda you have outdone yourself with this album. If I could rate this album higher I would. She's such an annointed vocalist, songwriter, and preacher. This is a phenominal album and I would recommend any Gospel fan to buy it. Everyone please support Mrs. Cole.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Dr. Dorinda Clark Cole

    This CD has some of the best songs on it although I have only heard two. Dr. Cole is taking worshiping God to a whole new level. As her song says I'M GONNA TAKE EVERYTHING THE DEVIL HAS STOLE FROM ME! Dr. Cole, keeping praising him, until he says, "Servant, Well Done."

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