Helen Shapiro - What Wondrous Love Is This British Product Audio Samples Available

What Wondrous Love Is This by Helen Shapiro

Cross Rhythms Rating: 10/10
CD: Album
Tags: Worship, CD, Gospel, Album, Top Rated
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A new gospel album from the versatile vocalist.

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  1. 1. Bless The Lord O My Soul
  2. 2. Lovely Jesus
  3. 3. Hinei Ma Tov
  4. 4. Blessed Are The People
  5. 5. I Was Glad
  6. 6. Jacob's Ladder
  7. 7. Song From Isaiah 53
  8. 8. What Manner Of Man Is This
  9. 9. Rivers Of Babylon
  10. 10. Many Will Call
  11. 11. Come Let Us Return
  12. 12. What Wondrous Love Is This
  13. 13. I'm Gonna Wait On The Lord
  14. 14. He Giveth More Grace
  15. 15. Great Is Thy Faithfulness
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Reviewed by Phil Thomson

Here we have, arguably, one of the finest voices ever to grace the British pop industry. After a lengthy hiatus the smoky voiced songstress returns with a new set again demonstrating her Messianic Christian faith. Here the veteran again demonstrates her effortless style and virtuosity in such titles as "Bless The Lord Oh My Soul", "What Manner Of Man Is This", "Rivers Of Babylon", "He Giveth More Grace". Want a few facts? Helen Shapiro had sold millions of albums around the world by the age of 16, in more recent decades had 17 years as lead jazz vocalist with the legendary band leader Humphrey Lyttleton, and back in the early '60s, The Beatles first national tour was as her support act. Now, while longevity is not always a virtue in the music world, "What Wondrous Love Is This" is an example of someone who just gets better and better. It's Shapiro's first Christian album in 12 years and is a masterpiece; assured, celebratory, constantly surprising. What else? Oh yes, at times poignant, at times theatrical - mostly, a brassy, bluesy jazz-tinged and deeply felt testament to her Jewish roots, full of Biblically-based lyrics and inspired arrangements to bless the soul. I am truly grateful Miss Shapiro's remarkable career is still baring fruit.

Style: Gospel
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 87560
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: MANNACD043
Release Date: 31 Mar 2010

A new gospel album from the versatile vocalist.

What Wondrous Love Is This heralds the stylish return of Helen Shapiro with her first Gospel album for more than 12 years. Helenís Jewish roots underpin lyrics which are permeated with worship and reverence, while elements of Gospel, Jazz, Blues, Swing and Samba wrap her ever distinctive voice in a sophisticated surround.

While her songs are soaked in Praise, they are delivered with both power and poise, strength and subtlety, always oozing the kind of class that has earned this celebrated singer such an international reputation.

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Double CD of new recordings of 30 of the worship veteran's best known songs.

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For more information about Helen Shapiro, check the Helen Shapiro Artist Profile on the main Cross Rhythms website for news stories, feature articles, interviews and much more. (Link opens in new window)
Posted by Roy Wood at 20:26 on Mar 7 2014

I have a copy of Helen's Gospel Outreach DVD. I have also seen her live twice. Once at the theatre in Hunstanton and a second time in a local church where i live. She is a very warm person, also adds humour in her testimony.

Roy Wood's rating: 9/10

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