Giving You Nothing But Praise
However, with the sudden burst of Boston-based Here II Praise on the national recording scene, that may soon change. This album is strongly supported by Daryl Coley and his Integra production team. In fact, Coley steps in and takes lead vocals on one of the finest cuts of the project, a jazzy, reworked "Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah".
However, it is with young newcomer Robbie Lewis at the controls of both production, much of the song-writing, and choir direction that catapults the 20-odd members of Here II Praise into uncharted urban jazz territory.
Some will hear elements of Ben
Tankard here; others will hear a definite James Hall
influence. However, the fact is that the sounds
coming from this disc are unique in gospel music. On
the one hand, there are the jazzily produced,
vocoder-heavy contemporary cuts such as "You Don't
Have to Be Afraid" and "I'm So Glad".
— reviewed by Stan North —
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