by Donnie McClurkin



Donnie McClurkin must be the hardest working man in the gospel business. McClurkin manages to juggle sold-out tours, appearances on albums by friends such as Kirk Franklin and Bishop T.D. Jakes, guest shots on "Oprah," pastoring his Long Island, N.Y. church, songwriting, and his own recording career without missing a step. One could understand if a double-booked McClurkin took the easy route and issued a so-so record for once; after all, when does this man sleep? But no slacking is in evidence on this mesmerizing fourth release, Again, which showcases McClurkin's outstanding songwriting and beautifully impassioned performance style. Again takes McClurkin's signature blend of R&B, contemporary gospel, and traditional gospel, wraps it all in a reassuring message of a loving God, and spreads the joy around for all to hear. Opening with the gentle title track, McClurkin uses beautiful melodies throughout this release to spread his message. This is surely one of the loveliest records of his career, as evidenced by such beautiful compositions as "Again," the exquisite "Heart to Soul" and the McClurkin-penned "All I Ever Really Wanted." Other standouts include his duet with Yolanda Adams on "The Prayer" (a song made famous by Celine Dion, performed with infinitely more conviction here) and the zesty "I'm Walking." One can't help but marvel at how McClurkin does it again and, er, Again.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/04/2003
Label: Verity
UPC: 0012414319920
catalogNumber: 43199

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Donnie McClurkin   Primary Artist
Terry Baker   Drums
Kevin Bond   Keyboards
Dana Davis   Drums
Jonathan DuBose   Guitar
Steven Ford   Conductor
Carl Gorodetzky   Concert Master
Andrew Gouche   Bass
Doc Powell   Guitar
Olivia McClurkin   Background Vocals
Sherry McGhee   Background Vocals
Nashville String Machine   Strings
Terrance Palmer   Bass
James Perry   Multi Instruments
Keith Taylor   Bass
Jeremy Haynes   Drums
Joey Woolfalk   Acoustic Guitar
Noel Hall   Keyboards
Clifton Brockington   Trumpet
Sheila Ravenel Carpenter   Background Vocals
Rick Watford   Acoustic Guitar
Marvin Thompson   Trombone
Myron Butler   Background Vocals
Ayuana George   Background Vocals
James Cheeks   Alto Saxophone
Margaret Smith   Background Vocals
Darrell Freeman   Bass
DeSabata Robinson   Guitar
Andre Hickman   Percussion
Alex Bond   Cartage
Tayler Bond   Cartage
Michael Bereal   Keyboards
Nelson Jackson   Organ,Keyboards
Tanya McClurkin   Background Vocals
Michelle Shaw   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

David Foster   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Engineer
Percy Bady   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Kevin Bond   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Steven Ford   Arranger,Producer
Humberto Gatica   Engineer
Carl Gorodetzky   String Contractor
Roger Holmes   Executive Producer
Donnie McClurkin   Producer,Contributor,Executive Producer
Chris McDonald   String Arrangements
Dave Reitzas   Arranger,Vocal Engineer
Chris Trevett   Engineer
Charlie Bouis   Engineer
Dan Rudin   Engineer
William Ross   Arranger
Todd Fairall   Engineer
Tara Griggs-Magee   Executive Producer
Jackie Murphy   Art Direction
Ralph Cacciurri   Engineer
Dorenne Stramler   Engineer
Patricia Williams   grooming
Rich Tapper   Engineer
John Saylor   Vocal Engineer
James Cheeks   Orchestration
David Ashton   Engineer
Ron Benner   Engineer
Jochem van der Saag   Arranger

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Again 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Again holds its own next to Live in London. My favorite song on the CD is Holy, and the DVD accompaniment is a must-have BONUS!!! I find the lyrics both "wise and insightful," ever-beckoning and ushering into the precious Presence of the Lord.
read-more-books More than 1 year ago
Best song was Create in Me.