Tribute: The Songs of Andrae Crouch

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A fitting tribute

Mar 24, 2002
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Pros:The best Christian songwriter's best songs sung by the best contemporary artists.

Cons:None.

The Bottom Line: This tribute album is absolutely fabulous. A must have for the Christian music-lover's library.


Anyone who really knows Christian music knows Andrae Crouch - or at least knows his music. Crouch has written some of the most well-known Christian music of our time. Various contemporary Christian artists collaborated to record arrangements of eleven of Crouch's best-loved songs.
Below is a list of the songs and artists, with comments on some of my personal favorites!

1. Take Me Back - CeCe Winans
2. Jesus is the Answer - Michael W. Smith This is an amazing arrangement of the popular praise chorus. I enjoy Smith with a full choir in the background. And he does this great funky voice style that is so catchy, you just have to sing along!
3. I Dont Know Why Jesus Loved Me - Twila Paris
4. Its Gonna Rain - Bryan Duncan
5. Through It All - Wayne Watson A smooth, prayerful song of thanks to God and recognizing that He is with us through everything we go through. Watson is beautiful on this arrangement.
6. It Wont Be Long - The Winans
7. The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power - Clay Crosse Clay Crosse fans wills love this. It is classic Crosse and the message of the song is the redemptive power of Christ's blood. Wow!
8. This is Another Day - Take 6 This is an a cappella version of Crouch's song of thanks for a new day. Take 6's men make beautiful harmonic sounds. Definitely a favorite of mine!
9. Soon and Very Soon - The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir Anything the Brooklyn Tab sings sounds like heaven. Their arrangement of Soon and Very Soon is no exception. How could Brooklyn Tab singing about seeing the Savior be anything but spectacular!
10. Cant Nobody Do Me Like Jesus - First Call
11. My Tribute (To God Be The Glory) - Andrae Crouch and All Star Choir A brilliant finale. This is probably Crouch's most famous song. And this arrangement brings Crouch himself back to sing with a choir consisting of close to 100 singers including Big Tent Revival, Rebecca St. James, Bob Carlisle, Vestal Goodman, Jessica Simpson and all the albums soloists. It brings chills every time I hear it. This is a song will you will listen to over and over.

The inside album cover contains Crouch's comments about each song on the album and it so inspiring to read. This album is the whoe package... great singers, great songs. It doesnt get any better than this!


Recommend this product? Yes


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