Lost & Found

After abandoning a major secular label deal for several moderately successful gospel projects, Deitrick Haddon moves to Verity with an album that should bring him the large-scale recognition he so des

After abandoning a major secular label deal for several moderately successful gospel projects, Deitrick Haddon moves to Verity with an album that should bring him the large-scale recognition he so deserves. Bursting with 17 Haddon originals, plus a medley of classic worship songs, Lost & Found covers a huge stylistic range, with Haddon holding it all together and maintaining a flow that is alternately inspiring, entertaining, reverent, and rocking. Heavy-hitter Donnie McClurkin adds a soaring, soulful cameo on the power ballad "Stand Still," while modern-gospel patriarch Fred Hammond contributes to the infectiously funky "Oh Yeah." "The Praises Go (Up Up Up)" is irresistibly upbeat Latin dance/pop, and "Resting Place" is a pensive reflection on Sept. 11. After far too long spent waiting in the wings, it seems safe to say that Haddon's time has finally arrived.—GE