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Wow Gospel 2001

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Various Artists
WOW Gospel 2001

If you missed this fabulous year in gospel music, itís a sad thing. But cheer up! Help is on the way.

With a premium crop of new artists and a spectacular rise for some of your favorites, the year in recap is a lovely journey. If you missed it, WOW Gospel 2001 will rewind and show you what happened.

WOW Gospel 2001Verity Records once again pulls together with Myrrh, Wellspring, EMI Gospel, Tommy Boy Gospel, JDI Records, Crystal Rose and newborn F.Hammond Music to present the hottest Gospel 'year in review' that exists.

Chart toppers like Mary Maryís "Shackles", Donnie McClurkinís "We Fall Down", and John P. Kee and New Lifeís "Right Here" are in the number, as well as a few new surprises.

Fred Hammond delivers a hot new single from his new label: "I Anoint Myself" featuring longtime RFC vocalist PamKenyon M. Donald, is blazing with the usually superior production of gospelís finest. And there's the extra bonus of the live version of Fred and RFC's own "I Want My Destiny" that was previously only available on the concert video of Purpose By Design.

EMI Gospel is off and running with the pretty voice of Toronto-bred Londa Larmond. Her bouncy single "Once" gives you a taste of what is to come later this year.

True to previous WOW patterns, there is some traditional flava with Norman Hutchinsí "Battlefield", and some contemporary bang with Tonéxís "Personal Jesus". Then thereís a whole lot in between: Cece Winans' "Alabaster Box", Hezekiah Walkerís "Letís Dance", Donald Lawrenceís "Godís Favor" and Marvin Sappís "Nothing Else Matters".

Word Records is also highlighting the brotherly motown team of The Wordd, namely Stan and Chris Jones, who boast the production genius of Tony Rich on the acoustic "Better Day".

Click on this image to download your digital audio postcard souvenir of WOW Gospel 2001Adding to the great sound is the fact that a portion of the proceeds from the sales of this album will go to help the City of Princeville, NC and youíve got more purpose in a single release than a person can handle.

Weíve only mentioned twelve or so of the thirty-two songs selected to represent the cream of the 2000 crop. Click on these links for a complete track listing of Disc One, and Disc Two.

So if this sampling excites you, make sure you grab a hold of your two-disc set before it makes its way out the door!


Producers: Various
album release date: February 6, 2001
Verity, EMI, Tommy Boy, JDI, Crystal Rose, Columbia, Word, Wellspring


ó reviewed by Melanie Clark ó



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