Jimmy Needham - Vice & Virtue Cross Rhythms Radio Airplay Audio Samples Available

Vice & Virtue by Jimmy Needham

Cross Rhythms Rating: 9/10
CD: Album
Tags: Pop, CD, Album, Top Rated, Chart, Airplay
R&B-influenced music from a CCM hitmaker.

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  1. 1. Vice & Virtue
  2. 2. Thank You
  3. 3. Momma Didn't Raise No Fool
  4. 4. All We Need Is Need
  5. 5. Sirens
  6. 6. Only You
  7. 7. Forever And Ever Amen
  8. 8. Mr Nice Guy
  9. 9. Better Man
  10. 10. Jekyll & Hyde
  11. 11. The Story (A Spoken Word)
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Reviewed by Rob Birtley

Hailing from Houston singer/songwriter and R&B artist Jimmy Needham has never fit the standard stylistic template of a CCM artist delivering as he does an eclectic blend of R&B, jazz and pop. 'Vice & Virtue' is Jimmy's seventh album and came with Needham in the midst of internal crisis, an overwhelming sense that he just wasn't measuring up spiritually. A well-known quote from Pastor Timothy Keller led him to asking a series of self-searching questions and his reflections have resulted in this album. The opening title track poses that eternal question just how much of our virtue is self-serving and how much truly serves the Lord, set against a heavy R&B soundtrack. Next up is "Thank You", which reminds this listener of early Michael Jackson and is the album's most radio accessible track. A number of tracks stand out including "All We Need Is Need", "Only You" and "Sirens", the latter featuring the Quebe Sisters. The songsmith asks questions and charts the path of his walk with God throughout the album. "Forever And Ever Amen" (originally written and recorded by country star Randy Travis) may seem an odd choice for this album but given the full R&B brass/Hammond treatment and gospel harmonies it slips in seamlessly. "The Story (A Spoken Word)" charts the creation, the fall and resurrection in the form of a rap and is stunning. A highly original work.

Style: Pop
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 156394
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Inpop 859714159906
Items: 1
Release Date: 19 May 2015

R&B-influenced music from a CCM hitmaker.

Album explores idea that even on our best days we struggle with sin. Relevant and challenging lyrics by an eclectic and diverse musical artist.

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Pop CD Cross Rhythms Radio Airplay Audio Samples Available

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Pop with plenty of soul, jazz and rock style from a Houston-based songsmith.

For more information about Jimmy Needham, check the Jimmy Needham 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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