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Songs 4 Worship Gospel: Friend Of God by Various

Cross Rhythms Rating: 6/10
CD: Album
Tags: CD, Gospel, Album
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Compilation of worship anthems by gospel artists such as Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Tye Tribbett and Faithful Central.

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  1. 1. Hosanna - Kink Franklin
  2. 2. Mighty Long Way - Tye Tribbett
  3. 3. Friend Of God - Isreal & New Breed
  4. 4. Because Of Who You Are - Martha Munizzi
  5. 5. Shout To The Lord
  6. 6. Lord I Lift Your Name On High - Keith Staten
  7. 7. How Great Thou Art - Joe Pace
  8. 8. Majesty - CeCe Winans
  9. 9. Open The Eyes Of My Heart - T.D.Jakes And The Potter's House Mass Choir
  10. 10. Above All - Faithful Central
  11. 11. Agnus Dei - Donnie McClurkin
  12. 12. Days Of Elijah - The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
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6/10

Reviewed by David Faulkner

I was sceptical when this CD arrived in the post. A compilation of worship material from gospel artists is fine, but why were seven of the 12 tracks covers of songs from Caucasian, not African-Caribbean sources? Still, I thought, gospel versions of "Lord I Lift Your Name On High" and so on could be a new slant on the well-worn (worn out?) MOR pop worship scene. Mostly, I was disappointed. Too many of the renditions out-MOR the familiar versions. A particular disappointment was Keith Staten's take on "Shout To The Lord", but he wasn't the only one. Better were The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir's "Days Of Elijah" (just a shame that song erroneously states King David as builder of the Temple). Best of all was "Open The Eyes Of My Heart" by Faithful Central. Ultimately, though, it's the originals that stand out here. Israel And New Breed show why they have such a great reputation now on "Friend Of God" and Tye Tribbett out-funks Kirk Franklin's "Hosanna" with his "Mighty Long Way". Overall, then, it's a curious sampler, with more appeal to those who occasionally dip their toes into gospel than the hardcore fans.

Style: Gospel
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 55119
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Integrity 44092
Items: 1
Release Date: 30 Jan 2009

Compilation of worship anthems by gospel artists such as Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Tye Tribbett and Faithful Central.

Songs 4 Worship Gospel - Friend of God is a soulful collection of worship from the biggest names in Gospel music: CeCe Winans, Tye Tribbett, Israel and New Breed, The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Byron Cage, Donnie McClurkin, Marvin Sapp, T D Jakes and more.














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