The Preacher's Wife Soundtrack
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|1. Believe In You And Me|
|2. Step By Step|
|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|
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
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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!
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.
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.
Most recent customer reviews
This is the music that Whitney was born to sing. She should have become a serious gospel singer & preacher!Published on Sept. 4 2013 by janeke 46 - email@example.com
I loved this album! Whitney's mix of gospel and inspirational songs are fabulous here! I love her joyful Joy to The World and I go To the Rock. Read morePublished on July 13 2004
Mutli platinum selling artist Whintey Houston puts her best foot forward on "The Preacher's Wife Soundtrack. Read morePublished on June 8 2004 by Mikeisha Best
Although not her most recent, this is one of Whitney's most inspirational, soul filled and spirited projects. Read morePublished on Jan. 4 2004 by Darren
Editorial critic Scott Wilson is way off base with his review of this one. This is one of Whitney's most inspirational, soul filled and spirited projects. Read morePublished on Jan. 4 2004 by Darren
If this was woulda came out the same time as Aretha Franklins AMAZING GRACE album, it woulda gotten major props. Especially since Whitney can sing. Read morePublished on Aug. 13 2003
This CD is another of Whitney's greats. She got to take it back home to the church where she came from and her heart still is. Read morePublished on Jan. 12 2003 by Andre W. Maloy
I guess Whitney succeeded in having Gospel music crossing borders and reaching listeners that normally wouldn't give a hoot about this type of music. Read morePublished on Dec 18 2002 by fabio-italy
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. Read morePublished on July 20 2002 by Michael Kerner