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WHAT THE MUSIC CRITICS ARE SAYING ABOUT "LOVE GOD. LOVE PEOPLE ."

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WHAT THE MUSIC CRITICS ARE SAYING ABOUT "LOVE GOD. LOVE PEOPLE ."

“Referring to Israel Houghton as simply a worship leader wouldn’t paint a whole picture of his vast repertoire throughout the vertically-framed Love God. Love People. In addition to moments of contemporary congregational praises, the singer/songwriter switches hats between soul, R&B, funk and rock, benefiting all the more from famous friends like Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, Michael Gungor and members of Take 6, all of whom make vibrant appearances on an already uplifting album.” – CCM



“Spreading the message of God’s love as manifested through mankind set to a soundtrack of ‘soul music’ at its most profound, internationally acclaimed artist/composer/producer Israel Houghton has done it again. Building on the theme of his Grammy-winning 2009 offering The Power of One, Houghton returned to the studio, this time London’s famed Abbey Road Studios, to record his new masterwork, Love God. Love People., with a little help from his friends.” – Gospel Today

“Houghton is the current administrator of gospel music milk and honey. Incorporating easy melodies into intricate band tracks, Houghton exhibits technical proficiency without forfeiting each song’s accessible catchiness.” – ChristianityToday.com

“Houghton, one of modern gospel’s innovators, knows music… he incorporates modern sounds and classic gospel along with world music to craft a sound that is distinctly identifiable and relentlessly original…Love God. Love People. perfectly sums up Israel Houghton’s music and his ministry. He clearly views his music as a means to minister to people, and inspire them to love God and love God's people. Of course, it helps that message go down a lot easier when an artist makes music that people want to hear. And Israel Houghton has always had that part down. Recommended.” – SoulTracks.com

“Love God. Love People. delivers the kind of wonderfulness Houghton’s audience has come to expect, and which should continue to surprise listeners outside his core church market.” – CBA Retailer + Resources

“Love God, Love People goes down as a musical and spiritual masterpiece. Musicians are already salivating, and worship leaders will eagerly dig into the material. Music lovers will be more than pleased and most of all, many will be encouraged in their Christ walk and will be challenged to help others.” – GospelFlava.com

“In the spirit of the Bible’s greatest commandment reflected by its title, Israel Houghton’s new album is both simple and epic—a clearly ambitious mix of R&B, gospel, pop, worship, and rock packed with big moments that all come down to loving God and loving your neighbor. And like a life faithful to that call, this special record brings joy, issues challenges, and finds true rewards.” – Crosswalk.com

5-Star review: http://www.christiantoday.com/article/israel.houghton.delivers.another.scorching.gospel.album.with.love.god.love.people/26623.htm

2 good reviews: http://www.theworshipcommunity.com/review-love-god-love-people-israel-houghton/

Grade “A” review: http://alphaomeganews.org/content/2010/09/israel-houghton-2/