by Israel & New Breed


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Surrounded on either side by live albums, Israel & New Breed's Real is in the minority as a full-on studio album. Having made a name for themselves touring the country and putting on larger-than-life praise & worship concerts, going into the studio could have been a fish-out-of-water experience for Israel and his crew. Though the color of the project is certainly different, including sounds otherwise not heard from this group, including the occasional drum sample and sweeping string segments, Israel's musical integrity and hallmark quality make the studio seem as natural a fit as the stage. The lack of an audience to interact with does dampen some of the electricity that his devoted fans have come to expect. If the listener can transition and appreciate this giant of the gospel music world in a new context, there are some real gems to be found and appreciated. The dramatic arrangements are epic in scope, and the band kicks with surgical precision, as always. Every tune has a different timbre, a different color, which is a welcome change from the limiting nature of live projects. Of course the fidelity is lush and exciting. All acquainted with his work know Israel to be one of the most exciting gospel artists of the day. The addition of Real to their collection will only strengthen that conviction.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/29/2002
Label: Sony
UPC: 0696998675520
catalogNumber: 86755

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Israel & New Breed   Primary Artist
Tata Vega   Vocals
Javier Solís   Percussion
Howard McCrary   Vocals
Jeff Bailey   Trumpet
Bekka Bramlett   Background Vocals
John Catchings   Cello
David Davidson   Violin
Mark Douthit   Saxophone
Jonathan DuBose   Guitar
Dan Dugmore   Pedal Steel Guitar
Carl Gorodetzky   Conductor
Barry Green   Trombone
Mike Haynes   Trumpet
Tom Hemby   Guitar
Pattie Howard   Vocals
Jean Johnson   Vocals
Sam Levine   Flute
Aaron Lindsey   Piano,Hammond Organ
Doug Moffett   Saxophone
Kristle Murden   Vocals
Nashville String Machine   Strings
Tommy Sims   Acoustic Guitar,Bass
Sharon Williams   Background Vocals
Chris Willis   Background Vocals
Tim Akers   Keyboards
Dan Needham   Drums
Andrew Ramsey   Guitar
Janna Pastin   Vocals
Jerard Woods   Background Vocals
Tiffany Palmer   Background Vocals
LeAnne Palmore   Background Vocals
Danielle Stephens   Background Vocals
Delores Cox   Vocals
Pam Gregory   Vocals
Shane McConnell   Vocals
Carol Dennis   Vocals
Jovaun Woods   Background Vocals
Paul Garcia   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Cole Young   Vocals
Mattie Calloway   Background Vocals
Michelle Nipp   Vocals
Jennifer Duncan   Background Vocals
Bobby Taylor   Oboe

Technical Credits

Danny Duncan   Engineer
Don Moen   Executive Producer
Lloyd Barry   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Barry Paul   Engineer
Tommy Sims   Producer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,Oboe Arrangement
Tim Akers   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Chris Thomason   Executive Producer
Paul Garcia   Programming,Engineer

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