Spirit Rising, Vol. 2: Inspirational [Columbia]

Spirit Rising, Vol. 2: Inspirational [Columbia]


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Spirit Rising, Vol. 2: Inspirational [Columbia]

This second volume in a series of gospel collections by Mathew Knowles' Music World Music imprint through Columbia Records is a good compilation of contemporary gospel performed fervently by a variety of performers. Knowles is the manager of contemporary R&B group Destiny's Child and father of its lead singer, Beyoncé Knowles, and this association is the linchpin of his musical empire. But he has also made a commitment to gospel music that includes gospel recordings by Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams. The first volume of the series contained music in a more traditional vein, but this one has a distinct hip-hop edge. Tracks like Ramiyah's "I Told" sound like contemporary R&B, except that the message is more religious than romantic. (A female quartet, Ramiyah has a full-length album on Music World Music scheduled.) Destiny's Child guests on two tracks and fits right in. At times, it's easy to forget that the intentions here are spiritual with all the programming and wailing. But Mary Mary's "Somebody," borrowed from their 2000 Thankful album, is a winner, and so is the "Shout It From the Mountain Mix" of Earth, Wind & Fire's "Burnin' Bush" from their 1976 Spirit album.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/04/2003
Label: Sony
UPC: 0696998683327
catalogNumber: 86833

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Philip Bailey   Percussion,Vocals
Maurice White   Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Larry Dunn   Keyboards
Andrew Gouche   Bass
Ralph Johnson   Percussion,Drums
McKay   Guitar
Verdine White   Bass,Vocals
Michael Robinson   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Maurice White   Producer
Jerry Williams   Illustrations
Nikki Giovanni   Liner Notes
Paul D. Allen   Contributor
Paul Klingberg   Arranger,Producer
Tommy Sims   Producer
Charles Stepney   Producer
Leo Sacks   Arranger,Producer
Michael Speaks   Producer
Anson Dawkins   Producer
Eric Dawkins   Producer
Alan Hewitt   Arranger,Producer,drum programming
Kelly Price   Producer
Sylvia Bennett-Smith   Arranger,Producer
Ira F. Stanphill   Composer
Ed Tucker   Producer
Mathew Knowles   Executive Producer
J Moss   Contributor
PAJAM   Producer
Lee Jerkins   Arranger,Producer
Michael Robinson   Arranger,Producer
H.R. Crump   Producer
Lisa Kimmey   Arranger,Producer
Darrel Petties   Producer
J. Peters   Composer

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