Deitrick Haddon and the Voices of Unity
Rarely does an album and its video warrant separate reviews, however,
this is special. Deitrick Haddon and VOU
releases their first concert
video titled Chainbreaker. Video Production: The Benjamin Group
video release date: August, 1999
This video, recorded at the
Cathedral of Faith in Detroit, Michigan, is the concert from
which excerpts were taken for the Chainbreaker CD. Haddon delivers
an amazing performance on this video, which includes expert lighting, costume
changes, an advanced stage setup, and an amazing band.
Deitrick starts the video with the title cut, complete with an
energetic performance standing in a simulated
jail cell. Accompanying him are the Voices of Unity (VOU), who perform
most of the song with chains around their hands. This high
energy performance serves as a fitting opening for a high-impact,
energy-driven video that is highlighted by amazing vocal arrangements
and breath-taking choreography.
Haddon lets his creative side show on the reggae-inspired “He Never Fails”, where
he dons a dreadlocks wig
and gives an inspired Bob Marley impersonation. Another particularly memorable performance is the dual talkbox battle on Haddon’s hit song “Fire”.
This video also has several cuts that were not included on
the Chainbreaker CD, including live performances of “My Soul”,
“No Me Without You”, and “Hold On To Your Faith”, which Deitrick
performs with a heavy Master P influence. Haddon also performs a
new cut, titled “Tell Somebody”, which is an amazing remix and cover of
Michael Jackson’s “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'”.
Haddon also performs the heartfelt “Don’t Let Me Fall” and takes
time to minister to the Detroit audience with the worship-filled
praise song, “We Worship You”, featuring a special appearance
by Haddon’s father and pastor, Bishop Clarence Haddon. Deitrick
concludes the video with the joy-filled remix of “Live the Life”.
All in all, Haddon has really come into his own with his first concert
video. The Gospel world has anxiously awaited this video from Haddon
and it was certainly worth the wait. Chainbreaker, the video, is a
must have for all Gospel lovers and will establish Haddon
as a household name in the industry.
reviewed by Gerard Bonner —
You can check out the CD review for Chainbreaker here
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