Previously known for projects with his wife (Mom Winans),
Pop ventures out on his own with this debut solo release.
The patriarch of one of
gospel’s most famous families hits the market
with a unique project, aptly titled Uncensored, and
showcases a return to his quartet roots with a slickly-produced traditional
album that is certain to turn some heads.Producers: Victor and Cedric Caldwell
album release date: June 23, 1999
The bringing together of artists from a unique group of Gospel genres yields a project for the ages, as the elder Winans assembles a group of
background singers that he calls The Winanaires, consisting of
an all-star cast of The Winans, Winans Phase 2, BeBe Winans,
and EMI Gospel artist Darwin Hobbs. This ensemble provides
spectacular vocals true to quartet form.
Pop starts the project
with a studio rendition of “This Train”, a song most recently
appearing on Carleton Pearson’s Live At Azusa 2
project. Also included are several quartet classics and celebrated
church hymns, with one of the standouts being “Throw
Me Overboard” where Pop and The Winanaires go straight to church.
There are also several memorable moments that could be considered
“uncensored” interludes: candid remarks from the Winans
patriarch that deal with issues ranging from studio work to Christian
In addition, great production work from Victor
and Cedric Caldwell makes this project a 'must have' for gospel fans.
Against The Flow
reviewed by Gerard Bonner —
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