CECE WINANS Songs of Emotional Healing (PureSprings Gospel) FOR FANS OF: Yolanda Adams, Whitney Houston, Donnie McClurkin QQQ Hand picking personal favorites from her multi-platinum discography, Christian music legend, CeCe Winans, foregoes a well-deserved Greatest Hits package for a themed compilation CD collating eight songs designed to refresh and restore. Even though the track’s original release dates span 15 years, the collection vibes with remarkable relevancy, a testament to Winans’ timeless musicality. But even with a carefully selected set list and an aggressive price point, Songs of Emotional Healing offers no new material. If you overlooked the Gospel diva’s fi ne archives thus far and need spiritual salve, this is a great place to start. Otherwise, make your own mix. - Andrew Greer WE LIKE: “He’s Concerned” LYNDA RANDLE Woman After God’s Own Heart (Gaither Music Group) FOR FANS OF: Gaither Vocal Band, Selah, The Crabb Family QQQQ Continuing her streak of popular inspirational recordings, Southern Gospel favorite, Randle, releases an all- new recording of songs compiled to encourage women in their spiritual journeys. Whether instigating corporate praise on the scriptural opener, “Psalm 84:11,” covering Twila Paris’ beloved “Warrior is a Child” or delivering good ‘ole church soul on “And He Will,” a spunky duet with Gordon Mote, Randle’s prosperous alto resonates Gospel hope through each musical phrase. The only distractive footnote is the curious inclusion of Buddy Greene’s antiquated original recording “Virtuous Woman” with no trace of Randle. - Andrew Greer WE LIKE: “And He Will” (w/ Gordon Mote) MYRON BUTLER & LEVI Revealed . . . Live in Dallas (EMI Gospel) FOR FANS OF: Marvin Sapp, Karen Clark Sheard, Smokie Norful QQQ Returning to his roots for his debut live recording, young industry veteran Myron Butler charges the Lone Star State with a night of enterprising Urban Gospel. Accompanied by the skintight vocalizing of his uber-gifted backup outfi t, the former God’s Property director guides an eager audience through twelve musically dynamic and spiritually potent tunes. Add guest appearances by Kirk Franklin and Smokie Norful and a surprisingly spiritually enterprising interpretation of Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time,” and Butler’s concert experience is a shining revelation indeed. - Andrew Greer WE LIKE: “Revealed” URBAN REVIEWS All release dates and album titles are subject to change. For the most up-to-date release schedule, visit www.CCMmagazine.com/music/upcoming_ releases. URBAN NEW RELEASES 05.04.2010 GRITS QUARANTINE (REVOLUTION ARTS/PROVIDENT) 05.11.2010 JOSHUA’S TROOP TROOP NATION (NEW HAVEN RECORDS/PROVIDENT) 05.18.2010 LYNDA RANDLE WOMAN AFTER GOD’S OWN HEART (GATHER MUSIC GROUP/EMICMG) CECE WINANS SONGS OF EMOTIONAL HEALING (PURE SPRING GOSPEL/EMICMG) DEWAYNE WOODS MY LIFE’S LYRICS (VERITY RECORDS/PROVIDENT) 06.08.2010 FOREVER JONES GET READY (EMI GOSPEL/EMICMG) DARWIN HOBBS CHAMPION LIVE (UNIVERSAL MUSIC/EMICMG) TRAVIS GREENE STRETCHING OUT (UNIVERSAL URBAN 44 CCM