MiCaH staMpley release Me eP (Music World Gospel) FOR FANS OF: Donnie McClurkin, Jonathan Nelson, VaShawn Mitchell QQQ The Gospel singer/songwriter/worship leader uses his varied musical influences to shape two new songs, re-release four past hits and throw in a Christmas song on his new Ep. “Heaven on Earth” melds contemporary Gospel choir backgrounds with a modern worship track while “There is a Fountain” utilizes Stampley’s dramatic range and church background to refashion a classic hymn. And “Corinthian Song” capitalizes on Richard Smallwood’s famous live Gospel-chorus climaxes. Release Me is yet another solid Stampley Gospel installment. –Andrew Greer WE LIKE: “Heaven on Earth” el deBarge second Chance (Interscope) FOR FANS OF: Soft R&B QQQ Themes of redemption abound on El DeBarge’s return to the public stage after various arrests and legal issues over the last several years. Second Chance chronicles exactly that, with multiple songs, including the powerful title track, that focus on the Detroit R&B crooner’s return to form. The signature soulful love grooves also return with “Serenading you,” so longtime fans should expect an amalgam of the old and new. –Matt Conner WE LIKE: “Second Chance” deitriCK Haddon Church on the Moon (Verity) FOR FANS OF: Tye Tribbett, Mary Mary, VaShawn Mitchell QQQQ Loaded with a bag of fresh beats, relevant rhymes and ultra- smooth R&B methods, Stellar Award-winning Haddon releases his latest challenge to the Christian church—to light up the darkness. Whether on the programmed throw down of “Show Stopper,” ethereal groove of “Gravity,” retro backbone of “Touch Me” or the Sunday Gospel of “Well Done,” the progressive Gospel artist issues a sonic soiree of spiritually charged and musically satisfying songs for the masses. –Andrew Greer WE LIKE: “Reppin’ the Kingdom” UrBan reviews All release dates and album titles are subject to change. For the most up-to-date release schedule, visit www.todayschristianmusic.com/new-releases. UrBan new releases 01.11.2011 vARiOUS WoW GosPeL 2011 2Cd (vERiTy RECORDS/pROviDEnT) 01.11.2011 DOnniE MCCLURKin LiVe in ConCert (vERiTy RECORDS/pROviDEnT) urban 44 CCM