Victory Live!

Victory Live!

by Tye Tribbett & G.A.Tye Tribbett & G.A.


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After a solid yet otherwise understated in-studio debut, contemporary gospel supergroup Tye Tribbett & G.A. took to the stage of a Philadelphia megachurch to record the follow-up, Victory Live!, thus offering a more true-to-form representation of the group's sound, synergy, and spirit. Ironically and perhaps coincidentally, Victory Live!'s predecessor, 2004's Life, had more in common with Philly in the way it married urban gospel with neo-soul tendencies, but overall it was too polite an album to really catch anyone by surprise. Victory Live! is different: it explodes right out of the gate to position itself as one of the most unusual, spellbinding contemporary gospel spectacles of 2006, if not of the entire history of the subgenre. The album's sonic ambitions recall those of gospel provocateur Tonéx -- himself a kindred spirit of bandleader Tye Tribbett -- but here things aren't overblown to the point of exhaustion or showmanship. Instead, Tribbett makes sure his agenda for the disc -- to inspire the faithful to use praise to declare victory over their own inadequacies -- isn't obscured by the pyrotechnics, which are already formidable to begin with. By keeping a firm footing on high-powered gospel vocals, Tribbett is able to gel an endless palette of sensibilities, including ferocious funk-rock ("Victory," "I Want It All Back"), Celtic pop ("Hallelujah to Your Name"), bossa nova (Andraé Crouch's "Bless the Lord"), pop
ock ("No Other Choice"), inspirational ("Seated at the Right Hand of God"), and even straight-up Broadway ("Everything Will Be Alright," "Sinking"). Such an extensive laundry list of styles could've been a hot mess if handled any differently, but Tribbett is a church boy: he and his troupe know where they are, so they stick to the program and try as best as possible to keep it churchy. While on occasion things do get too grand for their own good, Victory Live! is a triumph in the end: it stretches the boundaries of gospel music to places that it's never been.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/23/2006
Label: Sony
UPC: 0828767752624
catalogNumber: 77526
Rank: 61936

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tye Tribbett & G.A.   Primary Artist
Curtis Jones   Trombone
Dean McKinney Moore   Alto,Group Member
Kim Burrell   Track Performer
Angela White   Alto,Vocals,Group Member
Dana Sorey   Organ,Keyboards
Darnell Miller   Guitar
Diatiema Daniels   Soprano,Group Member
George "Spanky" McCurdy   Drums
Tye Tribbett   Bass Guitar
Cachet Bailey   Alto,Group Member
Lionel Brown   Tenor (Vocal),Group Member
Candace Felder   Soprano,Group Member
Danté "Telly" Felder   Alto Saxophone
Shannon Murray   Soprano (Vocal)
Delandria Mills   Flute
Theljon Allen   Trumpet
Dionne Bowens   Alto,Group Member
Aaron Camper   Vocals,Tenor (Vocal),Group Member
Daneen Parham   Alto,Group Member
Darnell Parham   Tenor (Vocal),Group Member
DeMaris Tribbett   Soprano,Vocals,Soprano (Vocal),Group Member
Kimberly Tribbett   Alto,Group Member
Shante Tribbett   Alto,Vocals,Group Member
Jerome White   Tenor (Vocal),Group Member
Shaylah Stevens   Soprano (Vocal)
Parris "Diddy" Bowens   Keyboards
Shukriyyah "Peahie" Parham   Soprano (Vocal)
Candace Felder   Soprano (Vocal)
Leonard "Pudge" Tribbett   Percussion
Christopher "Chris" Stevens   Trumpet
Dania Daniels   Soprano (Vocal)
Delandria Mills   Guitar
Carolyn Benjamin   Soprano (Vocal)
Cachet Bailey   Alto
Angela White   Alto

Technical Credits

Thom Cadley   Engineer
James Poyser   Executive Producer
Erwin Gorostiza   Art Direction
Dana Sorey   Producer,Audio Production
Ryan Moys   overdub engineer
Fusako Chubachi   Art Direction
Tye Tribbett   Composer,Audio Production
Chauncey Childs   Executive Producer

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