Witness Protection

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All Music Guide - Andree Farias
Dave Hollister beat out Kelly Price and SWV's Coko to become the most successful urban B-lister to go gospel in 2006. His debut in the genre, The Book of David, Vol. 1: The Transition, shot to the top of Billboard's gospel tally and cemented him as a new force in sanctified urban music, but it did more than that: it proved that you can do gospel and still keep it real. Witness Protection picks up right where Transition left off, but only stylistically: Hollister is no longer interested in bringing to light the demons of his past, but to leave them behind and get his praise on. The levity doesn't mean the album is rife with empty hallelujahs or silly praise workouts. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andree Farias
Dave Hollister beat out Kelly Price and SWV's Coko to become the most successful urban B-lister to go gospel in 2006. His debut in the genre, The Book of David, Vol. 1: The Transition, shot to the top of Billboard's gospel tally and cemented him as a new force in sanctified urban music, but it did more than that: it proved that you can do gospel and still keep it real. Witness Protection picks up right where Transition left off, but only stylistically: Hollister is no longer interested in bringing to light the demons of his past, but to leave them behind and get his praise on. The levity doesn't mean the album is rife with empty hallelujahs or silly praise workouts. Instead, the crooner lets listeners in on his new lot in life -- Hollister grew up in church, but Witness Protection shows a man worshiping not because he has to, but because he wants to. An émigré of contemporary R&B, Hollister doesn't skimp on slickness because he's found God; on the contrary, Witness Protection offers some of the most true to form R&B confections gospel has seen in 2008. Hollister keeps things unabashedly grown and sexy here: his loverman tendencies haven't gone anywhere, with a mature vibe that recalls former colleagues Ginuwine, Avant, and Jaheim. The big difference, though, is that Hollister is now crooning for the Lord, nailing the vocals with more soul and self-assurance than he ever did during his post-Blackstreet days. As Witness Protection testifies, the brother is doing all right: just two albums in and almost without trying, Hollister has climbed the ranks of urban gospel to become one of its strongest, most effortless proponents.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/5/2008
  • Label: Gospocentric
  • UPC: 886972873121
  • Catalog Number: 728731
  • Sales rank: 81,983

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'm Here (3:33)
  2. 2 Glow (4:02)
  3. 3 More of You (4:27)
  4. 4 Standing (5:07)
  5. 5 Striving (4:33)
  6. 6 I Know I Can (6:03)
  7. 7 Church (4:33)
  8. 8 The Greatest (4:03)
  9. 9 Don't Stop (4:48)
  10. 10 Calm da Seas (4:18)
  11. 11 Look Up (4:47)
  12. 12 Secret Place (3:49)
  13. 13 Bless Me (4:02)
  14. 14 You Are (4:29)
  15. 15 Just Worship (5:38)
  16. 16 Champion (6:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dave Hollister Primary Artist, Vocals, Bird Calls
Jonathan DuBose Jr. Guitar
Carl Gorodetzky Strings
The Nashville String Machine Strings
Denise Jackson White Bird Calls
Suquilah Stillwell Bird Calls
John J. Moore Bass
Atozzio Towns Bird Calls
Jevon Hill Organ, Piano, Drums, Keyboards, Synthesizer Bass, Bird Calls, Guest Appearance
Erica Smith Bird Calls
Jayshawn Champion Bird Calls
Rick Benjamin Bass
Technical Credits
Dave Hollister Composer, Producer, Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Bruce Irvine Engineer
Chris McDonald String Arrangements
The Nashville String Machine String Arrangements
Herb Powers Mastering
Dan Rudin Engineer
Keith Douglas Management
Bob Engel Engineer
Steve Kovacs Engineer
George Cumbee Engineer
Aaron Holton Engineer
Jevon Hill Composer, Producer, drum programming
James "Jazzy" Jordan Executive Producer
Jayshawn Champion Composer
Marqus Curtis Composer
Maria P. Marulanda Art Direction
Rick Benjamin Arranger
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