lovely day — come & take my hand — show me — 3 bro's w/ no fro's (interlude) — good thing — gotee's groovin' — bandwagon — there is a love — joy (interlude) — heart of hearts — a friend — force like this — lovely vibe (interlude) — got... more »ee's groovin' (drumapella)« less
come & take my hand
3 bro's w/ no fro's (interlude)
there is a love
heart of hearts
force like this
lovely vibe (interlude)
gotee's groovin' (drumapella)
Tahja B. from DE PERE, WI Reviewed on 11/6/2006...
Great christian cd
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is awesome. All of Out of Eden's CD are. I have all except one. The voices blend nicely, and they are putting out a very positive message about God. Out Of Eden ROCKS!"
IT ALL STARTED RIGHT HERE...
Knyte | New York, NY | 01/13/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'd first heard Out Of Eden in the spring of 1996, during my first year at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Someone had made me a mixtape filled with Inspirational music, and two acts from that tape grabbed my ear: Anointed, and Out Of Eden. The OOE song that grabbed me instantly was the drumcapella version of "Gotee's Groovin". It was simple, funky, and consistent. I was hooked. Now in 2002, I have yet to tire of this album. To be honest, every time I play it, I love it even more. Now that you have endured my endless raving about the wonderfulness (I know that isn't a word!) of this album, let's jump right into my review...The album begins with a slightly altered "Lovely Day", the breezy and powerful Bill Withers remake that never fails to put me in a good mood. Soothing yet energetic, "Lovely Day" is easily one of the best songs on the album. Next up is "Come and Take My Hand", a decent uptempo that goes for more of the funky feel that makes up the rest of this album."Show Me" is hands down my favorite. Lyrically, the song is powerful and poignant. The music and the harmonies are splendid, especially when the background vocals sing, "Show Me, Another Way, Show Me, Another Wa-ay" during the second chorus. I love the percussion too. "Show Me" is my favorite, my favorite, my favorite...(did I mention that "Show Me" is my favorite?)"3 bros w/no fros" is an interlude that lets us know that this album is a family affair, and it works. "Good Thing" has a frantic, disco feel to it that would probably work really well at a roller-rink. "Good Thing" is also a favorite of mine. The original version of "Gotee's Groovin" is cool, but I like the drumcapella version is much better. "Bandwagon" is excellent; it was the second OOE song I'd heard on that mixtape my friend made for me back in 1996. (Thanks Hawanya!) Up next is "There Is A Love", a beautifully plush, pro-abstinence ballad that communicates its message in a powerful, yet gentle way. "There Is A Love" is an amazingly sweet song folks, please believe it. On this cut, OOE sounds a bit like SWV...The next track is a nice rap by Joy (or Danielle). We move onto "Heart Of Hearts" which holds its own. However, "A Friend" is a quaint, mellow and warm midtempo that features wonderful background vocals and motifs. I really love "A Friend" one too... "Force Like This" does indeed sound powerful, and I like it. The "Lovely Vibe" interlude is fantastic, and it amazes me that something so utterly funky would be included on this project - then again, everything about OOE's first album is more on the funky side. We close the CD with the sonically perfect drumcapella version of "Gotee's Groovin", and then we're done.I own all three albums by "Out Of Eden" (1994, 1996, 1999), and I plan to get their latest album as soon as it comes out. 'Lovin The Day' is the most R&B/Hip-hop oriented OOE album of them all. Their other two (especially 1999's 'No Turning Back') seem to lean towards Pop music. At any rate, this is the album that started it all, and paved the way for the wonderfully "conscious" record company that Gotee Records has grown into today..."
Out Of Eden Creates Music from Paradise!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Lisa, Andrea, and Joy Kimmey have created a superb debut of R&B similar to that of TLC and Brandy. Their voices blend into beautiful, haunting, and grooving melodies sure to get you singing the rest of the day. Did you know Brandy interviewed them on Moesha, and decided to put the first part of "Lovely Day" on her answering machine? These 3 girls just made the cover of the August 1999 CCM Magazine for No Turning Back. Their concern for society and love for God are genuine. This debut is catchy, groovy, dancy, and all-out Jesus! Give it a listen and see if you don't agree!"
Good R&B listenin
Knyte | 05/05/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"One of the better R&B CDz around. I first listened to OOE at a concert and that inspired me to buy both of their CDz and they're awesome! This isn't as good as their second CD, but is still smoooth. They've got a good message about trusting in God and good beats. Best songs are "Lovely Day," "Take My Hand," and "Train to Paradise.""
Out of Eden, more people should hear them
Knyte | 04/02/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Lovin' The Day is a great cd, but like most artist with their first album there is always room for improvement. The release of their sophmore project, "More Than You Know", was a wonderful cd. I give it 5 stars. Out of Eden is a great R&B group and they are starting to get the recognition that they have so long deserved. I can not wait for the release of their third project, because I know that it will be even better than the first two. Like most artists their music has matured to a great level and I believe that it will definitely show on their new album. God bless."