WOW Gospel 2017 by Various
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
A few years back, around the time the record industry finally decided that ministry music made by white people should be called "Christian music" and that music mostly made by African-Americans should be called "gospel", the major Christian companies in the US joined together to launch two series of albums which all these years on have clocked up impressive sales and has become the MAJOR samplers in both fields. 'WOW Gospel 2017' is the latest in a series which shows no sign of running out of steam or artists and songs to profile. Disc one features hot cuts from Hezekiah Walker, Israel Houghton (ftg Tye Tribbett), Vashawn Mitchell, Fred Hammond and Tamela Mann while Disc two gives us William Murphy, Jekalyn Carr, Tasha Cobbs (ftg Kierra Sheard), Travis Greene and Marvin Sapp. As usual the vocal performances are epic, the songs are a mixed bag ranging from powerful to simplistic and the move from studio slickness to live church abandon can sometimes jar. But such is the case with all the WOW gospel samplers. . . and this is still a pretty good one.
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 164107
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: 471528
Release Date: 27 Jan 2017
Vashawn Mitchell, Fred Hammond, Tamela Mann and others on two CD sampler.
WOW Gospel 2017 is the premier annual collection of top selling artists from Traditional to Contemporary Gospel! This power packed compilation returns with the best Gospel praise anthems, ballads and radio hits of the year.
The WOW Gospel 2017 double disc CD set and companion DVD features 31 tracks from legendary & ground-breaking gospel talents like Donnie McClurkin, Kirk Franklin, Todd Dulaney, Tasha Cobbs, Erica Campbell/Big Shizz & many more!
Previously garnering gold and platinum certifications along with a core faithful fan base, this WOW Gospel installment may be the best yet! The companion DVD will feature live and concept videos from William Murphy, Casey J, Jonathan McReynolds, and Israel Houghton/Tye Tribbett to name a few.