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MP3 Heart of the City Worship Band - What We Really Need

An exciting eclectic mix of jazz, reggae, Gospel, rock, alternative and latin representing the diversity of the HOTC Worship Band.

13 MP3 Songs
GOSPEL: Contemporary Gospel, POP: 90''s Pop

"What We Really Need" is the first recording by the racially eclectic Heart of the City Worship Band. The songs on this project are not your typical "Praise and Worship" fare. The CD starts with a bang with the rockin'' "We Believe You" and jumps right into the rock gospel song "Rise Up" featuring the hot HOTC horn section. From there the album takes you through through Caribbean flavored songs "We Celebrate the Love of God", and the popular song "IT IS GOOD"-again accented by Heart of the City''s great brass section and big vocal sound. "We Will Not Offer You" is a combination of Reggae and swing that is reminiscent of the music of "Sting". Then the album shifts gear into the "in your face" lyrics and stark alternative production of "What We Really Need". The next song is funky gospel song that''s a prayer entitled "Let Your Love Flow". The eight cut, "I Will Sing Unto the Lamb" is a mixture of a "Negro spiritual" feel with a Messianic praise style. "We Choose to Bow" is guitar driven minor ballad (that has also been arranged by Allegis music and recorded by Azusa Pacific Choir in a orchestra "Quo Vadis" type feel"). This song could be described as a song of militant submission. "Open the Eyes of Our Hearts" (no, not the Paul Baloche song) is a powerful, slow gospel song that''s a prayer taken from the book of Ephesians. "We Love You, Lord" is a pop ballad featuring African American, Nancy Ellis who, on this song, has a sort of Diana Ross sound to her voice. The 12th cut, "Right Here, Right Now" features Sandy Adler and is a powerful, praise ballad that truly soars. And the last cut, features Dan Adler "live" with an Epilogue of the title cut. This project is exciting, refreshing and features honest, deep lyrics that will touch your heart.

The Heart of the City Worship Band is a 22-member group with 12 vocalists, a 4 piece brass section, drums, percussion, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass guitar and keyboards. Based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota and led by founding members and ministry directors, Dan and Sandy Adler, this group has been leading regular inter-racial, inter-denominational worship gatherings called Heart of the City Worship Celebrations in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area since August of 1996. Each of the members of this group comes from different churches and denominations. Their different ethnicities include African-American, Caribbean-American, Latino, Hmong, Chinese, Filipino, Native American, East Indian and Caucasian. The focus of their ministry is on bringing racial and denominational unity and reconciliation to the Body of Christ through worship.

The Heart of the City Worship Band is known for the variety of styles of worship music that they use. Their musical styles go from Black Gospel to hymns, contemporary praise and worship, Reggae, Latino, jazz and rock. Some of their songs are also sung in Spanish and in Hmong, reflecting the make-up of their band and many of the churches of the city.

If you would like to book the Heart of the City Worship band, you can do so by calling 763-315-1917 or emailing them at dadler@https://www.tradebit.com or through their website at https://www.tradebit.com

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