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... Mountain High Valley Low is the third and final instalment for now and was the the first of the three released in 2000 compared to 2001 for Believe and 2005 for Day by Day, So with the release of her latest album this year I decided to complete the three requested album reviews now. **Mountain ... Read review
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Mountain High... Valley Low - Yolanda Adams

Recognized in the last decade as one of modern gospel's seminal voices, Yolanda Adams is ... more

clearly poised to take up the torch from
foremothers such as Mavis Staples and Aretha
Franklin with her Elektra debut, Mountain High...
Valley Low. Adams brings her music to a wider
audience not by watering down her message, but by
making a record of supreme power, conviction, and
glorious beauty, incorporating elements of
traditional gospel, hip-hop, jazz, and R&B into
daring arrangements. "The Things We Do" is a
gorgeous ballad with samples of JFK and MLK
speaking some of their most famous words of
commitment. And "Yeah," easily one of 1999's best
R&B singles, is a masterfully ebullient song of
praise and dedication marrying thick, funky beats
with divinely soulful vocals. A bright and shining
testament to faith in a higher power, Adams uses
her extraordinary vocal prowess to uplift her
listeners and to elucidate the pure joy of
spiritual and musical flight. She not just crosses
but banishes lines of separation. --Paige La Grone

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High up a mountain

AdvantagesGreat vocals. tracks

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"...a couple of weeks ago. Mountain High Valley Low is the third and final instalment for now and was the the first of the three released in 2000 compared to 2001 for Believe and 2005 for Day by Day, So with the release of her latest album this year I decided to complete the three requested album reviews now. **Mountain High...Valley Low** This is Yolanda Adam's major record label debut courtesy of the Elektra label. With a major label comes major ..." Read review
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Title Mountain High...Valley Low, Mountain High Valley Low
Performer Yolanda Adams
Genre Gospel
Release Date 13/11/2000
Original Release Year 1999
Label / Distributor Elektra / Arvato Services, Elektra / Cinram Logistics
Sub Genre Contemporary Gospel
Pieces in Set 1
Studio / Live Studio
Stereo STEREO
Format Performer
EAN 75596243926
Catalogue Number 7559624392

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Album Notes Personnel includes: Yolanda Adams, Kelly Price (vocals); Ron Huff (conductor); Warryn "Smiley" Campbell, Buster, Shavoni, Kevin Bond, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis (various instruments); Bruce Gaitsch (acoustic guitar); Dave Forman, Mike Scott (guitar); Ricky Grundy, The Nashville String Machine (strings); Tim Carmon (piano); Keith Thomas (keyboards, bass, drum, programming); Stokely (drums, percussion); Jeremy Haynes (drums); Mark Hammond (drum programming); Mary Mary, Victoria Purcell, Vanessa Williams, Raymond Reeder, Richard Smallwood, Vision, Debbie Wynans, Marva King (background vocals); Bryant Pugh, Darrin Atwater, Anthony Lyons, Mark Walker, Roger Ryan.
Producers include: Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Richard Smallwood, Fred Hammond, Warren Campbell.
Engineers include: Anthony "A.J." Jeffries, Buster, Shavoni.
MOUNTAIN HIGH...VALLEY LOW won the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album.
'90s gospel phenomenon Adams' major-label debut is about as high-gloss as it gets--the great production team of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis is all over it--and if you weren't paying careful attention, you might not even notice that it was religiously themed; the opening "Time to Change," for example, with its lyrics about "a woman from down the streetatryin' to get the attention of a married man" sounds more like hip-hop social realism than a paean to the Lord.
It's not long before the listener gets the message, though; by the time "That Name" comes up, a massive production number that goes from a placid piano/strings intro to a mass choir blow-out with Adams' sultry alto soaring serenely above the din, you know there's some serious testifying going on here. The bottom line is that while the album's mix of gospel, hip-hop, and soul is designed for maximum cross-over appeal, it undeniably works, and has the capacity to strike even the secular as uplifting; in fact, you'd have to be pretty cold not to be moved by "The Things We Do," a hymn of praise complete with samples from JFK's inaugural address and Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech.
2. Yeah
3. Fragile Heart
4. That Name
5. In the Midst of It All
6. The Things We Do, Things We Do
7. Open My Heart
8. Wherever You Are
9. He'll Arrive (Coming Back)
10. Continual Praise
11. Already Alright

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