London Community Gospel Choir with Paul Carrack
‘Soul To Soul’
UK Single Release April 11th 2010
From the new album ‘Glorious’ released March 29th 2010
First single from the new album by the Nation’s Favourite Choir features the sublime voice of
Britain’s premier soul man Paul Carrack
A voice known to millions around the world has joined with one of the most-loved and respected choirs to
record a soulful, goosebump-inducing affirmation of love.
Paul Carrack’s career spans forty years and in that time he has become one of the most recognised voices in
British music appearing on over sixty albums. The former vocalist of Mike and The Mechanics and the voice
behind world-wide hits such as Ace's 'How Long', Squeeze's 'Tempted', the timeless classic 'The Living Years',
and his own many records as a solo artist, Paul has performed with the London Community Gospel Choir
many times, including at their 21st Anniversary Concert at Abbey Road.
The London Community Gospel Choir, which was founded by Rev. Bazil Meade in 1982, is largely recognised
as the pioneer of gospel music in the UK and the Nation’s Favourite Choir. The choir of choice for sporting
occasions (including the 2009 FA Cup), celebrity events (such as Wayne Rooney’s wedding & Live 8) and TV
shows such as X Factor and Royal Variety Performance, the LCGC have also sung with some of the world's
biggest artists, from Madonna, La Roux and Elton John to Gorillaz, Spiritualized and P Diddy, and for such
notable dignitaries as Nelson Mandela.
‘Soul To Soul’ is the first single from the London Community Gospel Choir’s new album ‘Glorious’. This
‘Glorious’ album by the Nation’s Favourite Choir is evidence of the power and beauty of the human voice. On
their first ever ‘crossover’ album, the London Community Gospel Choir showcase their extraordinary voices,
glorious harmonies and stunning arrangements. As well as ‘Soul To Soul’ the choir mix classic songs ‘Let It
Be’, ‘Now That We Found Love’ ‘Hallelujah’ and U2’s ‘One’ with some of the most enduring inspirational
anthems, such as ‘Amazing Grace’, ‘Abide With Me’, ‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot’ and ‘We Shall Overcome’.
Recorded at the infamous Abbey Road Studios and at Air Studios, ‘Glorious’ will be the London Community
Gospel Choir’s first ever 'crossover’ album – they have previously released nine gospel albums. With a new
found wave of appreciation for big vocal harmony singing – including the phenomenal success of US TV show
Glee, now enjoying huge chart success with a UK Number 1 album, and the BBC’s big rating TV show ‘Last
Choir Standing’ – as well as platinum selling ‘choral’ CDs (The Priests, Only Men Aloud, Fron Male Voice
Choir), this record by the London Gospel Community Choir shows vocal harmony singing at its glorious best.
Rev Bazil Meade, founder and principal of the choir, explains why they have recorded this unique record:
“The choir performs to audiences around the world and, as well as singing pure gospel music, the
performances include a broader range of musical styles. After more than two years of planning, we believe
that this album reflects their live shows and their wonderful ability to present this glorious music without
If any evidence is needed of the power and glorious beauty of the human voice, LCGC provides it – their
sound is, literally, spine-tingling. A collective of the finest voices in the country, the choir members are of all
ages, races, religions and backgrounds and, although rooted in the glorious gospel tradition, their unique
style also spans soul, R’n’B and swing-beat and is delivered with irresistible energy and choreography.
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LCGC were the sound of ITV's 2009 FA Cup coverage with the theme song ‘Abide With Me’. Their glorious
rendition brings a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘community singing’, as was evidenced when they led
the crowd, and raised the roof, by singing it on the pitch at Wembley last year before the 2009 FA Cup Final.
The choir recently led the vocal celebrations at Twickenham’s centenary match when England met Wales in
the Six Nations 2010 and they have already been invited to play a role in the lead up to the London 2012
A Glorious record by the Nation’s Favourite Choir
Glory, Glory, Hallelujah
U2’s One Down In The River To Pray
Hallelujah Now That We Found Love
When The Saints Go Marching In Amazing Grace
Soul To Soul Abide With Me
Let It Be Swing Low…
God Is Love We Shall Overcome
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