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Alone But Not Alone by Marvin Winans

Cross Rhythms Rating: 9/10
CD: Album
Tags: CD, Album, R&B, Top Rated
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The Winans patriarch, now a pastor, releases a polished solo debut.

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  1. 1. 01 Alone But Not Alone
  2. 2. 02 My Story
  3. 3. 03 Just Don't Wanna Know
  4. 4. 04 I Still Believe
  5. 5. 05 Prelude
  6. 6. 06 I Shall Never
  7. 7. 07 Joy
  8. 8. 08 I'm Over It Now
  9. 9. 09 Come In Out Of The Rain
  10. 10. 10 Try
  11. 11. 11 Peace & Love
  12. 12. 12 Sinner's Prayer
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9/10

Reviewed by David Faulkner

It's a long time since The Winans stopped touring and recording. While they were still functioning their chief lead singer and songwriter Marvin became founding pastor of a Detroit church. He has pursued that calling in the interim and isn't relinquishing it now he's returned to music. But he has found time to bring the Winans' classic soul-gospel sound into the 21st century. Don't expect Timbaland-style production; do expect classic soul. I detected influences from Marvin Gaye, Andrae Crouch, Luther Vandross and Alexander O'Neal on this polished solo debut. There are some fine vocal collaborations with Kim Burrell, newcomer DeShondra Rideout and two of his brothers, Carvin and - poignantly - his now-deceased brother Ronald. Lyrics speak repeatedly of brokenness. Maybe he was thinking of the collapse of his marriage to Vickie Winans. Whatever the inspiration, this is a pastor writing with refreshing honesty, rather than the feel good fantasy that can sometimes pervade Christian song lyrics. Overall, this album is a master class from a true craftsman. Welcome back, Marvin.

Style: R&B
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 29617
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Puresprings Gospel 726838627867
Items: 1
Release Date: 05 Oct 2007

The Winans patriarch, now a pastor, releases a polished solo debut.














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