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Greater by Sherwin Gardner

Cross Rhythms Rating: 3/10
CD: Album
Tags: CD, Album, Gospel
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An album of live worship recorded in Antigua.

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  1. 1. Restoration
  2. 2. Song Of Praise
  3. 3. Trouble
  4. 4. Because Of You
  5. 5. Because Of You (Reprise)
  6. 6. Greater
  7. 7. Greater (Reprise) Ftg Todd
  8. 8. Hope Of Nations
  9. 9. New Life
  10. 10. We Will Not Be Shaken
  11. 11. Just As I Am
  12. 12. Praises Never Stop
  13. 13. Praises Go Up Ftg Deitrick Haddon
  14. 14. Because Of You (Studio)
  15. 15. I'm A Winner (Bonus Track)
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3/10

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Cross Rhythms have long been admirers of Sherwin Gardner. If you know your reggae gospel history, he was the Caribbean visionary who saw to it that the modern sounds of dance hall weren't solely the preserve of artists who extolled the party life with sexually explicit songs. Sherwin's courageous invention of gospel dance hall, along with his expert renditions of other styles of reggae, resulted in a flow of successful albums, culminating with the truly excellent 'Nascent' album for Christafari's Lion Of Zion label in 2012. Sherwin is now pastoring a church in Antigua and 'Greater' was recorded there. The opener "Restoration" features a girl ensemble of seven singers with Sherwin "doing a Kirk Franklin", forgoing singing in favour of shouts and exultations over a simple R&B-cum-dance groove played on keyboards. When Sherwin does get to sing on a slow ballad, we hear that his voice is as good as ever, though mysteriously the track fades out and only returns for a "reprise". Later on on the album, Sherwin brings in a couple of big American guests and Todd Dulaney and Deitrick Haddon add some vocals. But this album left me mystified by Sherwin's abandonment of his reggae roots. There is no trace of the style that first brought him success. Instead, 'Greater' sounds like the kind of stylised, international gospel worship album that churches in Los Angeles, London and plenty of other places are today serving up for their congregations. While the lyrics here are often banal, no doubt Pastor Gardner has a grasp on what his congregation wants and needs. But this is still a hugely disappointing album.

Style: Gospel
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 164728
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Tyscot 475447
Items: 1
Release Date: 09 Jun 2017

An album of live worship recorded in Antigua.

Producer, recording artist and singer/songwriter Sherwin Gardner is a Godly force who since the age of 16 has been spreading the gospel around the globe. He has shared the stage with many of today's gospel greats including Kirk Franklin, DA T.R.U.T.H. and Israel Houghton; now Gardner looks to make his mark on the world with his debut Tyscot release entitled GREATER. Stand out tracks on this hit laden album include "Restoration," a high energy song declaring God's restorative power, the Island flavoured make you happy song ironically dubbed "Trouble" celebrating the fact that as believers we have the victory, and the lead radio single "Because of You," Sherwin's beautiful song of praise, worship, reflections and understanding that God's plan prevails; that he (Gardner) lives, breathes, and owes everything to Him!

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For more information about Sherwin Gardner, check the Sherwin Gardner Artist Profile on the main Cross Rhythms website for news stories, feature articles, interviews and much more. (Link opens in new window)













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