James Ingram - Stand (In The Light) (2009)

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    Why fuss with your classics? With "Yah-Mo Be There," Ingram dares to on this mixed bag of soul covers, inspirational classics, and what would be utterly forgettable originals if not for Ingram's earnest vocals. Not to worry his signature cut and trademark baritone sound exactly the same as they did in ‘82, which begs the question... In any case, Ingram shines best on piano ballads like "Everything Must Change," though the awfully tepid Casio productions throughout threatens to darken even Ingram's most faithful stances. Notable songs: "Everything Must Change," "Mercy," and "Blessed Assurance" Vocals: 4 stars   Lyrics: 2 stars   Music: 2 stars   Production: 1 star
    SoulTrack Call: Mildly Recommended
    Why fuss with your classics? With "Yah-Mo Be There," Ingram dares to on this mixed bag of soul covers, inspirational classics, and what would be utterly forgettable originals if not for Ingram's earnest vocals. Not to worry his signature cut and trademark baritone sound exactly the same as they did in ‘82, which begs the question... In any case, Ingram shines best on piano ballads like "Everything Must Change," though the awfully tepid Casio productions throughout threatens to darken even Ingram's most faithful stances. Notable songs: "Everything Must Change," "Mercy," and "Blessed Assurance" Vocals: 4 stars   Lyrics: 2 stars   Music: 2 stars   Production: 1 star
    SoulTrack Call: Mildly Recommended
     
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