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Church songs of soul & inspiration.
Angelou, Maya.
Publication Information:
Universal City, CA : UTV Records, [2003]

Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 computer laser disc.
General Note:
Compact disc.

Program notes on insert in container.
Disc 1 (CD). It's sacred: Church / Dr. Maya Angelou -- The wonder of you / Jennifer Holliday -- Way up there / Patti Labelle -- Reach out and touch (somebody's hand) / Stephanie Mills -- How deep is your love / En Vogue -- You gotta be / Patti Austin -- His eye is on the sparrow / Shirley Caesar -- As / The Fire Choir -- Love me still / Chaka Khan -- Ave Maria / Denyce Graves -- Ooh child / Nnenna Freelon -- What the world needs now is love / Dionne Warwick -- A song for you / Ann Nesby -- Way up there / The Fire Choir -- Reprise / Dr. Maya Angelou.
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Music CD


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Clearfield Library XX(1240675.1) Compact Disc Open Shelf
Audubon Library XX(1240675.2) Compact Disc Open Shelf

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This two-disc set (one music disc and one CD-ROM) isn't your usual collection of spiritual tunes. CHURCH: SONGS OF SOUL & INSPIRATION exists at the crossroads between gospel and R&B. There are hardly any overt gospel tunes here at all, in fact, but the spirit still moves strongly through every cut. A stellar cast of top-shelf female gospel and R&B singers tackles songs that hail mostly from the pop world but are firmly applicable to the theme of faith. En Vogue takes on the Bee Gees' heavenly "How Deep Is Your Love," transforming the subject matter from the secular to the spiritual like Rev. Al Green used to do. Patti Austin does a similar makeover on the Des'ree hit "You Gotta Be." And the Bacharach-David chestnut "What the World Needs Now," given voice here in a newly recorded version by its original interpreter Dionne Warwick, has always been of a strongly spiritual cast to begin with. The collection is book-ended by short selections from poet Maya Angelou, the first a spoken-word piece, the last a gospel rave-up with choir in the grand tradition.

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