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Vanessa R. Williams – ‘Psalm Full Of Soul’ album review
4.25 Overall Score

Label:

Self-released

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Babbie Mason, Commissioned, CeCe Winans

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Vanessa R. Williams – ‘Psalm Full Of Soul’ album review

CCM Magazine - imageReally an equal-parts trio of gospel vocalist Vanessa R. Williams, producer Vince Evans, and renown Jewish composer Norma Brooks, this unique project brings the best of those worlds together to launch Psalm Full Of Soul. An album comprised of music from all walks of life and with its centralized source is found in David’s Psalms, Williams beautifully captures the ancient scriptures in melody and, at times, in tongue. Continuing on its uniqueness, of the few tracks that aren’t rooted in Psalm—“Eternal Light” featuring Blind Boys Of Alabama—actually ends up being one the album’s high points. Musically, Evans’ production is evident and shines with rich jazz tones, reggae, classical, and even straight-up Motown flair—Psalm Full Of Soul is accurately named, and has something for everyone. While it may not immediately jump out to the typical contemporary Christian core, its variance of styles and expert musicianship can’t be ignored.

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About The Author

Kevin Sparkman
Managing Editor

After both on-stage and front-office experience in the Christian recording industry, (including co-founding Exit 3 Entertainment, Inc. and General Manager of hip-hop label Beatmart Recordings), Sparkman returned to Salem in 2014 from a Dir. of Communications position in the United Methodist Church. He became the Managing Editor of CCM Magazine in January 2015.

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