Overview 1. Be Sure 2. Only Call On Jesus 3. I've Been Changed 4. If I Can't Say a Word 5. I'll Be Right There 6. Higher Ground (featuring Missy Elliott, Yolanda Adams, Kim Burell, Dorinda Clark Cole, Mary Mary) 7. Brand New Day (featuring Yolanda Adams) 8. So Good 9. 2nd Chance 10. A Secret Place 11. I Won't Let Go 12. Sacrifice (featuring Kierra Sheard) 13. It's Not Over
Record Label Elektra
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 4.98" Width: 5.64" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Jul 30, 2002
Publisher WORD ACCT# W41160193
ISBN 0012161365 EAN 0075596276726 UPC 075596276726
First let me just say that some of you folks are very judgmental. "Judge not for ye not be judged." The follow up to "Finally Karen" definitely has more of an edge to it. If you're not careful you'll find yourself on the expressway driving to work nodding your head to the bump and bass of "I've Been Changed" or the Missy Elliot composed, "Only Call On Jesus." But what's wrong with this when your bouncing to the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit?
I like this CD because of it's appeal. Karen is the youngest of the legendary Clark Sisters. She manages to incorporate positive lyrics with a very bold urban sound. This is not a traditional gospel CD but it still carries the Word and reaches those that need to be reached (the youth) while trying hard not to ostracize the segment of her audience that's afraid of anything different in gospel music.
My favorites are:
"If I Can't Say A Word" (The breathy backgrounds remind me of Faith Evans - A huge Karen Clark fan - I can hear Karen's influence)
"Second Chance" (this one is beautifully arranged, especially the strings and it's Karen's personal testimony)
"A Secret Place" (Richard Smallwood & company are awesome)
"I Won't Let Go" (I just like Donlad Lawrence's uptempo songs)
It's worth buying!
Awesome Praise and Worship Sep 24, 2005
This is a blessing in the form of music. I enjoyed the entire CD but Secret Place just took me to another level of worship.
"My Fave" RAVE Mar 17, 2005
I think this review is the best of all of of her albums because of the simple fact that she is extremely talented. This album highlights Karen Clark-Sheard as a minister first, then as an accomplished artist. I give this album five stars because that album is just what that is! I love it!
Yeow-za! Jan 14, 2005
Whoa! This CD is great! Karen's voice is in top form and the songs (like 2nd Chance, So Good, Brand New Day, I've Been Changed) arewonderful! IF you are trying to decide, let me tell you GET IT! getitgetitgetit! If only for "A Secret Place"! mm-HM! Oh that song is so powerful! It really really is! I really recomend this to you!
::KCS- KEEP CLEAN SAINTS:: Sep 9, 2004
KAREN CLARK SHEARD'S VOICE IS HERE TO REMIND US OF OUR WALK WITH CHRIST. SHE SHARES, WITH HER LISTENERS, HER EXPERIENCES AND LOVE FOR GOD AS SHE MINISTER THROUGH SONG. AS SHE SINGS SHE LETS US ALL KNOW THAT GOD IS A F0RGIVING GOD AND THAT HE GAVE US ALL MORE CHANCES THAN 1. "2ND CHANCE" IS EXPLAINING THE TRIALS SHE FACED AND WENT THROUGH. YOU HAVE TO "BE SURE" THAT GOD IS ABSOLUTELY #1 IN YOUR LIFE.