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The Preacher's Wife Soundtrack

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  • Audio CD (Nov. 27 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Sony Music
  • 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: #49,812 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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Preacher's Wife ~ Soundtrack

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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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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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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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 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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This, along with her debut, is my favorite of Whitney's albums. Whereas the latter displays her command of the theatrical, dramatic middle-of-the road material that helped propel her to mega-stardom, this album finds her in the rawer and more spontaneous world of gospel (her home; she once remarked "My root is not black or white. It's not R & B. My root is in gospel.") But it isn't just "going back to church"; she's singing about the very People she thanks and proclaims her love for at every one of the many awards shows she's been on: God and Jesus . And this love shows, especially on "I Love the Lord", which isn't just a great performance (the New York Times called it "the most bravaura vocal performance of [the year]); this is a recording of a genuine and intimate Spiritual experience.
The inspiration in this album is not only found in her religious material [which varies from the shouts of "Hold On, Help is on the Way", to the lullaby of "Who Would Imagine a King" (oooh, how beautiful her voice is when she sings in hushed tones!), to the funk re-working of "Somebody Bigger Than You and I"(I would love to hear her and her collaborators record an entire contemporary gospel album in the vein of this track!)], but also in the non-specifically religious (but still Spiritual) cuts ("My Heart is Calling" being the only exception; I think I'm the only one who likes this track).
Whitney gets incredible support in the Georgia
Mass Choir on six of the songs, and from gospel music's first lady, Shirley Caesar(in the roof-raising "He's All Over Me").
This album, along with her debut and her tracks on "The Bodyguard" and "Waiting to Exhale" soundtracks, are indispensible for ANY and EVERY lover of good music.
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