Under an Open Heaven, Vol. 1

Under an Open Heaven, Vol. 1

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by Wess Morgan
     
 

Wess Morgan sticks to a fairly traditional gospel approach on Under an Open Heaven, relying on a call-and-response style with his backup choir and a band prominently featuring a churchy organ. The songs are straightforward praise & worship, and when Morgan isn't anticipating the choruses of his songs, he acts as cheerleader. "I don't know what you came to do,"See more details below

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Wess Morgan sticks to a fairly traditional gospel approach on Under an Open Heaven, relying on a call-and-response style with his backup choir and a band prominently featuring a churchy organ. The songs are straightforward praise & worship, and when Morgan isn't anticipating the choruses of his songs, he acts as cheerleader. "I don't know what you came to do," he tells his audience during "I Will Sing of Your Great Love," "but I came to praise the Lord." Similarly, in "Praise Medley: Enter In/I Love You," he declares, "We didn't come here to play. … We came here to praise the name of Jesus." He does this notably on his big ballad hit, "I Choose to Worship." Unlike many gospel singers, Morgan is not heard doing much preaching or giving much personal testimony, at least as the album is edited; sometimes the tracks fade out while he is speaking. At one point, he does hint at his own story, however, when he notes that the judicial system was once after him. On the latter parts of the album, he tries some different musical styles, giving a Latin beat to "Sing Unto the Lord," adopting an Earth, Wind & Fire funk sound for "Under an Open Heaven," and turning over "I Cannot Fail the Lord" to one of his backup singers to treat like a traditional pop ballad of the mid-20th century. But for the most part, this is traditional gospel music, relying on Morgan's abundant enthusiasm to put it across.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/19/2010
Label:
Bowtie World Music
UPC:
0829569817528
catalogNumber:
8175
Rank:
29384

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Wess Morgan   Primary Artist
Tammy Taylor   Background Vocals
Suzanne Young   Background Vocals
Elijah Holt   Drums
Nathan Young   Background Vocals
Shane Parker   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Jonathan Brown   Piano,Keyboards
Olivia Mack   Background Vocals
Alton Gibson   Organ
T.J. Herrick   Saxophone
Robert Matthews   Background Vocals
Shawnel Corley   Background Vocals
Mike Claiborne   Bass
Haley Reed   Background Vocals
Piper Jones   Background Vocals
Sedric Stevenson   Organ
Adrianna Cochrane   Background Vocals
Joseph Morgan   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Magen Long   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Bill Gaither   Composer
Nashville String Machine   String Section
Gloria Gaither   Composer
Natalie Wilson   Wardrobe Assistant
Doris Akers   Composer
Tre Corley   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,rhythm arrangement
Nathan Young   Arranger,Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Jonathan Brown   Arranger,Producer,String Arrangements
Paul Corley   Executive Producer
Wess Morgan   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Yolanda Morgan   Executive Producer
Nathan M. Young   Producer
William Hubbard   Composer
Myles Rutherford   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Orlando Jaurez   Composer
Sean Pennington   Executive Producer
Chad Pennington   Art Direction,Layout
Delana Rutherford   Composer
Everett "E" McCauley   grooming
Joseph Morgan   Composer,Executive Producer
Kelvin Leach   Wardrobe Assistant

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