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The Preacher's Wife

4.6 out of 5 stars 36 customer reviews

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  • Audio CD (Nov. 27 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony Music Canada
  • Run Time: 123 minutes
  • ASIN: B000002VSN
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 36 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #43,265 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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1. Believe In You And Me
2. Step By Step
3. Joy
4. Hold On, Help Is On The Way
5. I Go To The Rock
6. I Love The Lord
7. Somebody Bigger Than You And I
8. You Were Loved
9. My Heart Is Calling
10. I Believe In You And Me (Single Version)
11. Step By Step (Remix)
12. Who Would Imagine A King
13. He's All Over Me
14. The Lord Is My Shepherd
15. Joy To The World

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By this time in her career, Whitney Houston had a formula sound, and here she leans on it hard, surrounding herself with adult contemporary heavy-hitters like Diane Warren and Babyface. This wasn't the monster her previous records were, most notably The Bodyguard soundtrack, even though it seems to be an overt attempt at satisfying the same audience. Her voice is as crystalline as ever, but overall it seems a somewhat soulless effort, even though the themes are much more secular than she's braved before. --Scott Wilson

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Whitney Houston has always been my favorite female musicians and i think she does a good job in all her songs.
The song `Waitng to Exale' has been one song that can up lift ones thoughts and feelings. It has a direct meaning thats unquestionabe.It certainly captures ones mind especially where women are concerned.It surely uplifted my thoughts.
she really expresses how a women feels after she has been cheated and waisted.one can actually feel the hate of a women wh has been cheated on in her voice.she says that sometimes she cries and feels like killing someone.but, that doesnt happen instead she takes that cheater back in her life.
Whitney plays the role of the strength and tolerance of a women in love in this song.she also mentions the diffent things that a women can do for the love of men and money.i just love her flow and lyrics in this song.she also presented this song in her movie Wating To Exale.which was well acted.
I think she did a tremondous job in this song everything was well presented, the soundtrack,lyrics,flow and most of all the beautiful and amazing voice.
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Whitney Houston has done it again. Her new release The Preacher'sWife is a must for any fan who thought the girl was a 'one
dimensional voice' on her previous releases. This girl can really deliver the goods and being a major fan of Gospel, R & B &
Bluesy Soul, anybody who digs those sounds will be knocked out by Whitney's performance on all. "Step By Step" is offered
in 2 different versions, a 'clubby Dance' remix and a lighter 'poppier clubby' Dance mix. Both are fine. Her roots in Gospel are
bubbling on "Joy," "I Go To The Rock" & He's All Over Me" on which she is joined with Shirley Caesar and The Georgia
Mass Choir. These tunes will lift you totally up to the heavens! The ballads are also strong and "You Were Loved" is primo. "I
Believe In You And Me" also is offered in 2 different versions, a beautiful slow ballad (for me the best one) and a more 'fluffy'
single version. Cissy Houston & The Hezekiah Walker Choir offer "The Lord Is My Shepherd" marvelously. By the way "Step
By Step" (either version) & the slow ballad version of "I Believe In You And Me" are smashes! Boy I'd love to hear her do an
all Jazzy-Blues album!
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Since her career started in the mid 80's, Whitney Houston dominated in true R&B form, a form that has kept her going for several years. Surprisingly, almost nobody remained familiar with Whitney's roots in music.
When Whitney Houston starred in The Preacher's Wife in 1996, she showcased a true display of force dominance and honesty with her music. To be honest, the music was the most exciting music of Whitney's career in the movies, even better than the 1992 movie, The Bodyguard.
While many people still don't label Gospel as a kind of force in music on the radio these days, the music Whitney Houston has shown on this album, is a great starter into Gospel music. The songs here are beautiful, from I Believe In You And Me, a cover from The Four Tops, to Step By Step, written by Annie Lennox of the Eurythmics.
Although many people don't consider labeling Whitney Houston in the field of Gospel music, the music from The Preacher's Wife is about as good as it gets, from a category of music that still is heavily ignored.
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Whitney Houston went back to her roots with this soundtrack, where she started her career, which was singing gospel music. That remarkable voice has never been so strong and focused on its material. The music is featured in the 1996 motion picture The Preachers Wife, in which Whitney starred in alongside Denzel Washington.
Most of the songs made an appearance in the movie, from stirring gospel music like Joy, Hold On Help Is On The Way, I Go To The Rock, I Love The Lord, Who Would Imagine A King, Joy To The World and more. There is also some new music from Whitney, which is more radio friendly. I Believe In You And Me appears on the soundtrack in both original version and single version, the original being more traditional in ballad form and the single version a little more radio friendly. Step By Step is also included twice, the original and a remix version. My Heart is Calling is another nice addition, but my favorite has to be You Were Loved, in my opinion one of the best Whitney Houston songs ever, its definately my favorite. This is something to check out for sure.
This is a really nice soundtrack if you really liked the movie, or like this type of music. What prompted me to buy this was the fact that it was Whitney, but after seeing the movie, the music put me in such a good frame of mind that I knew I had to have it, this music is special and makes you happy. I highly reccomend it to everyone.
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How can you go wrong with Whitney Houston and the Georgia Mass Choir? Or with Whitney Houston and the first lady of gospel Shirley Ceasar? As a former choir member, I love the genre. And while I never sounded nearly as good as these folks, this CD brought back fond memories of standing in the choir loft on Sunday mornings. She has said that during the filming of the movie, she always sang live because "You don't lip synch with the Georgia Mass Choir." It's a real treat to see those performances. Whitney makes you feel all of these songs, but my favorites are "Joy" and "I Love the Lord" which was praised by the New York Times as the most virtuoso vocal performance of that year. I will admit that I am not objective because I am a huge Whitney Houston fan. Personal problems aside, this is one flawless singer who had been blessed with excellent pipes.
I thought it was cute that when a previous reviewer mentioned that her daughter wanted to know why Whitney and the choir were singing about rocks in one of the selections. And I agree that this music can touch anyone. That's the beauty of gospel music, and I'm not talking about that watered down Kirk Franklin stuff either. This is that down-home, old school gospel music. The music of our parents and grandparents. The duet with Shirley Ceasar, He's All Over Me, is a classic gospel workout.
I remember the year that Whitney boycotted an awards show because this CD wasn't considered for honors in the gospel category, but it can actually be put into many categories -- gospel, seasonal, soundtrack. There are some R&B tracks including a remake of I Believe in You and Me and Step by Step, but I bought this CD for the gospel tracks. I would love to hear Whitney do an entire album of hymns or standards.
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