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|Bebe Winans & Cece|
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B, Christian, Gospel
While dated by its synthesized keyboard work, Heaven still stands as some of the best work BeBe and CeCe Winans have done. BeBe had a hand in writing each tune, with the exception of Paul Simon's "Bridge Over Troubled Wate... more »
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While dated by its synthesized keyboard work, Heaven still stands as some of the best work BeBe and CeCe Winans have done. BeBe had a hand in writing each tune, with the exception of Paul Simon's "Bridge Over Troubled Water." The interplay of the two voices is striking amid the marriage of popular music's production values and Christian-based lyrics. Additionally, this disc laid a foundation that ushered in a new phase of contemporary gospel, paving the way for solo careers and the likes of Kirk Franklin and Sounds of Blackness. Heaven features longtime compatriot Whitney Houston as guest vocalist (nearly a decade later, CeCe and her old pal would have a hit with their track on the Waiting to Exhale soundtrack), and the duo caught some flak when some folks thought their material wasn't Christian enough. --Paige La Grone
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Bebe and Cece's best work to date.
Troy Lilly | Odenton, MD, near Baltimore | 03/31/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Although I am only 14 years old, this album, Heaven, has become one of my favorite cd's. My father bought this cd about 10 years ago and I have loved it since he first played it. If you want a gospel cd that is classic and inspirational, I reccomend this one."
Kirk Franklin wasn't the first!
Reginald D. Garrard | Camilla, GA USA | 03/21/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It seems as though fans of urban contemporary gospel think that Mr. Franklin was the first to have success on both the gospel and pop charts. Back in the 60's and 70's, Edwin Hawkins and Andrae Crouch scored big with songs that appealed to a wide audience.In the late 80's and early 90's no one was larger on the gospel charts than the Winans siblings. BeBe and CeCe's music was a blend of religious ambiguity that allowed it to be seen as both secular and sacred. Some may have had issues with that melding but it worked for the pair and brought them legions of fans.1988's "Heaven" showcased the two with such memorable and inspiring tunes as the title cut, "Celebrate New Life", "Hold Up the Light" (with guest Whitney Houston)" and a jaw-dropping rendition of Simon and Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" that puts the original to shame.This is one album that supplies enough spiritual "food" to satisfy any "hunger"."
BeBe and CeCe Winans Rock!
Reginald D. Garrard | 10/29/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When I first became a Christian, this was my first tape by a Christian artist or artists. I absolutely fell in love with the sweet sounds of this brother and sister team. The best was when my husband and I got to see BeBe and CeCe live in Lakeland Florida, along with their family, the Winans. Best concert I've ever been to, before or since."