Donnie McClurkin Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary of Iconic Album

Twenty years ago, three-time Grammy Award winner Donnie McClurkin decided a live recording across the pond in the UK was the best direction for his sophomore album.

As it turns out, he was right. The platinum plus selling album Live in London and More… positioned the singer for global ministry and caused his musical career to skyrocket. Producing signature songs such as “That’s What I Believe”, “Great Is Your Mercy”, and the crossover hit “We Fall Down”, Live In London and More… remains one of gospel music’s most significant and important projects.

McClurkin recently returned to London for back-to back anniversary sold out concerts at New Wine Church located at Gateway House. The lively energetic sound from the audience singing almost drowned out McClurkin when he performed the all-time favorite “Caribbean Medley”. The two hour set included “Great Is Your Mercy”, “We Fall Down”, “Stand” and several other popular tunes by the artist.

“I was blessed in London 20 years ago and sent around the world. After all the awards, sales and notoriety I had to come back to say thank you,” says McClurkin.

The two-night celebration was hosted by Pastor Kola Taiwo, Senior Pastor of New Wine Church and Premier Gospel Radio’s Muyiwa Olarewaju. This included including a FaceBook Live chat about McClurkin’s forthcoming release titled A Different Song, set for release on November 15th.

The anniversary concerts not only reunited McClurkin with London, it also re-established a bond with the powerful group of singers that recorded the now iconic album, two decades ago. The singers: Sheila Carpenter, Vincent Freeman, Annette “Queenie” Lenox, Sherry McGhee, Andrea Mellini and Duawne Starling traveled the globe with McClurkin for years. Their amazing voices blended with McClurkin’s distinctive raspy tenor sound ushered in a beautiful, melodic presence and experience that the audience graciously welcomed. Katrina Spence did a great job filling the spot for Lenox, who was unable to make the trip.

In another significant musical reunion, McClurkin teamed with award winning producers Kevin Bond and Trent Phillips to co-produce the Live in London anniversary concerts, while Phillips also served as Music Director.

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