Kingdom Come

As principal writer and producer of the first major motion-picture soundtrack of all-new gospel material, gospel golden-boy Kirk Franklin rises to the occasion in glorious fashion, delivering nine new

As principal writer and producer of the first major motion-picture soundtrack of all-new gospel material, gospel golden-boy Kirk Franklin rises to the occasion in glorious fashion, delivering nine new songs (with a 10th by labelmate Kurt Carr) that dazzle. Easily the most extensive collaboration of major gospel and mainstream R&B artists ever ventured, Kingdom Come showcases a head-spinning array of talent. Jill Scott, Carl Thomas, Shawn Stockman, and Mary Mary, among others, join forces with such modern gospel luminaries as Franklin, Carr, Trin-i-tee 5:7, One Nation Crew, and Natalie Wilson & SOP. Franklin and Scott exult on the joyful, infectious title track. Thomas, with Wilson and SOP, is devastating on the heart-rending "Daddy's Song," and Stockman sounds anointed on the poignant, inspirational ballad "Stand." Kingdom Come is an absolute triumph, from opening note to final fade.—GE