With six albums to their credit and seven Grammy
awards, it's hard to believe that this is the first
'greatest hits' project for Take 6. Take a look in any CD
bin and you will find many such compilations from
artists with far less exposure and with much less
album release date: July 20, 1999
And yet, with two brand new tracks, this disk
offers more than just a handy collection of their most
popular vocal grooves from years past. The sextet
teams up with CeCe Winans on "One And The Same",
providing a sure-fire quiet storm which celebrates the
duality of Jesus Christ. The words are beautifully expressive:
"the Healer and the Wounded,
the Shepherd and the Lamb".
The other new track is
"The Best Stuff In The World Cafe", which is a swingy,
modern-day, allegory that expresses the non-preachy Gospel theme that the group is
Added to the mix are notable selections from albums
where Take 6 appeared as guests, including
their contribution (with Stevie Wonder) to the
Handel's Messiah: A Soulful Celebration concept
"U Turn" from
the 1989 Joe Sample "Spellbound" project, "Setembro"
from Quincy Jones' Back On the Block, and "Destiny"
from the still-charting Prince of Egypt Inspirational
A 'greatest hits' set wouldn't be one if didn't
include favorites. There are seven on that count,
taken from four of Take 6's previous
six projects, including "Spread Love", "Fly Away" and
"Biggest Part of Me".
It's not often that a greatest hits collection offers
as much as this.
reviewed by Stan North —
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