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Just the Beginning
     

Just the Beginning

by Kurt Carr
 
Like the majority of gospel releases dropped in the 21st century, Just the Beginning is a live recording of stomping worship numbers, soaring ballads, and good old-fashioned preaching. Kurt Carr, with the help of his golden voiced Kurt Carr Singers, bares his soul for God and sings himself hoarse on the two-disc set. Carr, who says God directed him back to

Overview

Like the majority of gospel releases dropped in the 21st century, Just the Beginning is a live recording of stomping worship numbers, soaring ballads, and good old-fashioned preaching. Kurt Carr, with the help of his golden voiced Kurt Carr Singers, bares his soul for God and sings himself hoarse on the two-disc set. Carr, who says God directed him back to "pure church music" for this outing, gets the audience lathered up in praise and on fire for the Lord. "I Am the One," finds Carr and his singers sharing the biblical story of the ten lepers Jesus healed, of which only one turned back to offer thanks. Anyone who has felt the healing hand of God brush their life will appreciate the song's uplifting message. Swirling organ swells and ivory piano fills tangle like vines around the angelic vocals of the Carr singers. Carr gets long-winded during a few of the preaching segments, which slows the disc's momentum considerably. Some of the songs nearly collapse under their own weight for the same reason. Live in person, these types of lengthy jams and sermon segments probably resonate deeply, but on record they become monotonous. Still Carr's heart is in the right place, and that counts for a lot. Songs like "Right Time," a roof raising number that starts off slow but quickly blows up, and "Great Jesus," a synthesized ballad tempered by breathy vocals, cut right to the core of the Christian faith: Jesus is all a believer needs (and now is the time for salvation). Considering Carr's popularity, Just the Beginning is an appropriate title for this collection.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/28/2008
Label:
Gospocentric
UPC:
0886972975320
catalogNumber:
29753

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Performance Credits

Kurt Carr   Primary Artist,Keyboards
Terry Baker   Drums
Vonnie Lopez   Vocals
Liz Vaughn   Vocals
Sheryl Harper   Drums
Faith Howard   Vocals
Donyle Jones   Vocals
Yvette Williams   Vocals
Rick Watford   Guitar
Troy Bright   Vocals
Michelle Prather   Vocals
Daniel Austin   Vocals
Gene A. Moore   Vocals
L'Tanya Moore   Vocals
Nikki Potts   Vocals
Timiney Figueroa-Caton   Vocals
Zacardi Cortez   Vocals
Brandon Winbush   Vocals
Krystle Harper   Vocals
Nakitta Clegg   Vocals
Timothy Mason   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Grant Green   Engineer
Kurt Carr   Arranger,Producer,Executive Producer,Orchestration,Vocal Arrangements,Audio Production
Terry Baker   Programming
Lloyd Barry   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Michael Hanson   Engineer
John Jaszcz   Engineer
Greg Lawrence   Engineer
David Habegger   Engineer
Josh Cheuse   Art Direction
Simeon Baker   Engineer,overdub engineer
Kirk Denson   Engineer,Live Sound
Haniel Trisna   Engineer
James "Jazzy" Jordan   Executive Producer

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