A Mix of the Upbeat and Soul-Touching
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I've attended Porter's church for more than a year now, and the music has always been one of the most amazing and beautiful parts of the services. There are many talented singers in the choir, all versatile in their ability to touch or excite or involve the audience. This CD does a nice job of involving most of those singers, with a number of solos highlighting their individual strong points. "Much More Than This" displays Chadwick's talent to croon, Margaret's spine-tingling pitch and push in "Can't You See I Love you So," Carolyn's sweet but rootsy voice in "Everything Will be Alright," and Porter's versatility is seen in many of the tracks. This album is a collection of good singles, illustrating the church's focus on love and high spirits, and takes a more modern - almost pop/R&B - take to the traditional subject matter and instruments of gospel. Also a bonus, all the tracks are live - so you can get a feel for the involvement of the crowd."