I'll Say Yes

I'll Say Yes

by The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir



With absolutely nothing to prove, the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir continued doing what it does best with I'll Say Yes, its 26th recording and first for worship music giant Integrity Music. Perhaps because of this new partnership, choirmaster Carol Cymbala went ahead and cherry-picked the baker's dozen tunes contained on I'll Say Yes, some of which are easily the choir's most congregationally accessible yet. That means the songs aren't all about the dynamic singing troupe, but also about the parishioners gathered for the live recording, who appear to have a great time singing along to gospel-pop arrangements of songs from the likes of Chris Tomlin ("Holy Is the Lord"), Darlene Zschech ("Worthy Is the Lamb"), and Kurt Carr ("I Never Lost My Praise") -- all of them church music veterans in their own right. On more than one occasion, Cymbala goes back to performance mode, and that's when I'll Say Yes is robbed of some of its appeal, not because the songs lack spirit or passion, but because they hinge on repetition and pomp to leave an imprint. Live in the sanctuary this grandness may go over well, but on record it tends to make the experience drag a bit. But then again, that's nothing new: opulence and extravagance have always been hallmarks of the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir. They may be more worshipful this time around, but in essence, I'll Say Yes is yet another helping of exactly what Cymbala and her minstrels have been offering listeners for more than three decades.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/29/2008
Label: Integrity Media
UPC: 0886972173221
catalogNumber: 721732

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir   Primary Artist
Javier Solís   Percussion
Michael Archibald   Drums
Dave Cleveland   Guitar
Carol Cymbala   Worship Leader
Tom Hemby   Guitar
Nashville String Machine   Performing Ensemble
Craig Nelson   Bass Guitar
Oliver Wells   Keyboards
Jonathan Woodby   Hammond Organ
Karen Melendez   Soloist
Susan Quintyne   Soloist
Oliver W. Wells   Keyboards,Keyboard Overdubs
Kareem Riley   Keyboards
Garett Buell   Percussion
Michael Olatuja   Bass,Bass Guitar
Jason Michael Webb   Keyboards
Eliode Guillaume   Guitar

Technical Credits

Luther Barnes   Composer
Lari Goss   Orchestration
Carol Cymbala   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,Audio Production
Chris McDonald   Orchestration
Oliver Wells   Composer
Darlene Zschech   Composer
Oliver W. Wells   Orchestration,Production Director,Overdub Arranger
Judith Christie McAllister   Composer
Melissa Mattey   Engineer
Louie Giglio   Composer
Chris Tomlin   Composer
Sharon Marsh   Monitor Engineer
Walter Jaruczyk   Monitor Engineer

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I'll Say Yes 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
taravella More than 1 year ago
This CD is one of Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir's greatest one. The worship songs on this CD are awesome.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've been to the Brooklyn Tabernacle before, and this music really grew on me. I love all of the songs, especially tracks 3, 5, 8, and 10. I admire their sound very much, and appreciate that their goal is to worship God and point people to Him.