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WOW Gospel 2002
     

WOW Gospel 2002

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The successful WOW franchise spotlights gospel in this annual two-CD retrospective of the previous year's top names and songs. Contemporary gospel gets its due on the first disc, which opens with Kirk Franklin's rousing urban-Latin concoction, "Unconditional." Sean "P. Diddy" Combs's foray into the field is represented with "You," a hip-hop gospel number Combs co

Overview

The successful WOW franchise spotlights gospel in this annual two-CD retrospective of the previous year's top names and songs. Contemporary gospel gets its due on the first disc, which opens with Kirk Franklin's rousing urban-Latin concoction, "Unconditional." Sean "P. Diddy" Combs's foray into the field is represented with "You," a hip-hop gospel number Combs co-wrote and co-produced, which features guest vocalists Faith Evans and Hezekiah Walker, among others. Elsewhere, the diversity of today's contemporary gospel is represented by the pop-leaning Anointed ("If We Pray"), a soulful version of "Jesus Children of America" from Stevie Wonder with Bebe and Marvin L. Winans, and Beverly Crawford's "Run to the Water." Traditional gospel makes up the second set, and it's a solid collection featuring some of the most notable releases from 2001. The Grammy-nominated Bishop T. D. Jakes and the Potter's House Mass Choir open with the joyful cry "When My Season Comes," setting the stage for powerful performances from Yolanda Adams, Donald Lawrence and the Tri City Singers, and Dottie Peoples. Gospel lovers, say "Amen!"

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim A. Smith
The WOW Gospel series of projects has been one of gospel music's top compilation series. Each project, since its debut in 1998, has either reached gold or platinum record status. The 2002 edition should follow in the same footsteps of its predecessors. WOW Gospel 2002 keeps with the successful pattern of featuring the "Top 30 songs by the Top 30 artists" of the past year, and there are some good ones included on this two-CD/cassette set: CeCe Winans, John P. Kee, Richard Smallwood, Yolanda Adams, Fred Hammond, and Hezekiah Walker, among others. As an added bonus, included is the song "You" from Sean "P-Diddy" Combs' 2002 gospel project, Thank You. The beat-driven track features vocals appearances by Faith Evans, Carl Thomas, Hezekiah Walker, and 112, along with others.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/05/2002
Label:
Verity
UPC:
0012414318824
catalogNumber:
43188

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Christianaires   Track Performer
Anointed   Track Performer
New Life Community Choir   Track Performer
Stevie Wonder   Track Performer
Faith Evans   Track Performer
Carl Thomas   Track Performer
CeCe Winans   Track Performer
Marvin Sapp   Track Performer
Deitrick Haddon   Track Performer
Virtue!   Track Performer
Remixx   Track Performer
Darwin Hobbs   Track Performer
Lejuene Thompson   Track Performer
New G   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Daryl Coley   Producer
Ricky Dillard   Producer
John P. Kee   Producer
Richard Smallwood   Arranger,Producer
Yolanda Adams   Producer
Kurt Carr   Composer,Producer
Ben Tankard   Producer
Derek Allen   Producer
Percy Bady   Producer
Kevin Bond   Producer
James Bullard   Producer
Cedric Caldwell   Producer
Victor Caldwell   Producer
Sean "Puffy" Combs   Producer
Steven Ford   Producer
Kirk Franklin   Producer
Fred Hammond   Producer
Sanchez Harley   Producer
Donnie McClurkin   Producer
Jerry Peters   Producer
Tommy Sims   Producer
Michael Taylor   Producer
Pastor Hezekiah Walker   Producer
Jason White   Producer
Mario Winans   Producer
Dottie Peoples   Producer
Donald Lawrence   Producer
Bobby Sparks   Producer
Cedric Thompson   Producer
Paul Porter   Producer
BeBe Winans   Producer
Tony Dixon   Producer
Keith Wonderboy Johnson   Producer
Lee Williams   Producer
Spanky Williams   Producer
Kim Burrell   Producer
Dan Muckala   Producer
Mark Ballard   Producer
Kevin Randolph   Producer
Chris Rodrigues   Producer
George Dean   Producer
Warryn Campbell   Producer
Jimane Nelson   Producer
Glen Stevenson   Producer
Phillip Armstrong   Producer
Ray Jr. Braswell   Producer
F. Darnell Davis   Producer
Haddon Brothers   Producer
Matthew Harris   Composer

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WOW Gospel 2002 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this cd. I read the other listener's review and had to say something about it. True, I didn't recognize many of the songs when I borrowed the CD from a friend. But the more I listened to it, I loved it. I am hooked. WOW Gospel keeps getting better and better. I can't wait for 2003. New artists are especially good. The whole album is good. It's worth the money. Praise God, now I can worship Him more and more everyday with my headphones!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've never even heard of most of these songs, but purchased the cd because I'd mostly been pleased with the WOW Gospel compilations in previous years. Unfortunately, I think the 2002 songs were compiled by someone who does not listen to gospel music. This was more like a gospel music sampler than a ''best of'' cd. I'd ask for my money back if you could return a cd based on lack of satisfaction alone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The compilation is simply awesome. Great work by the artists and musicians. God's work is at hand, and He never fails. I was inspired and deeply moved by gospel's greatest, and so will you. Thanks for stirring up the gift.