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|Sweet Honey in the Rock|
Live at Carnegie Hall
Genres: Folk, Pop, Christian, Broadway & Vocalists, Gospel
The magic of Sweet Honey in the Rock lies in the pulse and spirit of the group's performances. No recording can totally re-create the net of energy this powerful collective of women's voices casts over its audience, but Li... more »
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The magic of Sweet Honey in the Rock lies in the pulse and spirit of the group's performances. No recording can totally re-create the net of energy this powerful collective of women's voices casts over its audience, but Live at Carnegie Hall comes darn close. Here the group's members are free to develop songs as long as the spirit moves them--much longer, typically, than on their studio albums. Listen to the driven growls in the traditional folk chant "Run, Run, Mourner Run," the solemn contemplation of "Wade in the Water," and the circular wails and stirring percussion of "Denko" to feel Sweet Honey's spirit pounding through your bones. Live at Carnegie Hall also features several instructive yet tender introductions from founder Bernice Johnson Reagon, an amazingly theatrical presentation of Sonia Sanchez's poem "Letter to Dr. Martin Luther King," and a jazzy a cappella version of Paul Elouard's sensual poem "Peace." --Sally Weinbach
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(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was browsing Amazon to see if I could get my hands on this amazing CD. (I'm glad to know I can.) From beginning to end, each song is riveting and entertaining. "Beatitudes" is one of the most beautiful songs you'll ever hear. "Dear Martin" is a wonderful performance of a poem. If you enjoy a variety of music, incredible harmonies, and worldly, timely subjects, you'll love this CD."
skye mccloud | detroit, oregon United States | 02/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"this was a recording that i had years ago and finally felt the need to repurchase on cd.
if there was any recording that one would require to cover your Sweet Honey In The Rock needs, this has to be the one....it is quite simply flawless...
the energy of their live performance that comes across is amazing...the group is amazing and having had the luck to experience them live, to have a recording that matches that energy, majk & vitality is truly fortunate...
do not hesitate to acquire this masterpiece..."