THE JOURNEY, the icon’s first album in over 6 years was released this summer on Riverphlo Entertainment and features 15 power-filled songs. Teaming up with long time producer & friend, Riverphlo president/CEO Luther “Mano” Hanes, Crouch offers what has widely been considered the best album of the year.
Hanes has the gifted ability to tap into Crouch’s artistic genius having worked with him on his last album, “Mighty Wind” and truly showcased Crouch at his peak. THE JOURNEY is a solid collection of timeless songs that are worshipful and inspiring.
The musical production and vocal arrangement shine on THE JOURNEY includes several heavy-hitting collaborations.
Among the highlights: Chaka Khan and Sheila E. on the upbeat anthem “All Around the World.” The incomparable Kim Burrell along with Take 6 beautifully deliver the stirring ballad “Faith” and the current radio smash, “Let The Church Say Amen” featuring Pastor Marvin Winans. Celebrating a life-long career that has included numerous accomplishments: 18 solo albums, 9 Grammy Awards, and countless accolades.
THE JOURNEY entered in the top 10 on Billboard’s Gospel chart and was Crouch’s highest debut on Billboard’s Gospel Chart in recent times. Available this holiday season is the exclusive, My Life, My Journey Collection offered on www.ACTheJourney.com. This special bundle is a must-have for music and gospel lovers.
A comprehensive package that includes, THE JOURNEY CD & bonus DVD (includes interview and performance footage from the exceptional recording process of the album); “Live In Los Angeles” concert DVD (recorded last Summer with 14 live tracks of classic Crouch hits); an enhanced single of “The Promise” (includes instrumental track, music video and sheet music); an autographed picture of Andraé Crouch and THE JOURNEY songbook.
“The music reaches people. It can encourage them. I feel like I have to do it because there is somebody out there who needs to hear the gospel,” said Crouch. “That’s all I want in life is to be remembered as a guy that really loved God. I want God to use me.”
THE JOURNEY has also received critical acclaim. Andraé was featured in Essence.com, CCM Magazine, TheGrio.com, Christianity Today, NPR, the 700 Club, Tavis Smiley Radio Show and others. Crouch was honored at Verizon’s How Sweet The Sound Choir Competition finale event in Los Angeles in October where he was presented the “LIVING LEGEND” award, by fellow icon Chaka Khan.
THE JOURNEY is distributed by Universal Christian Music Group/ Fontana Distribution. For more information log onto www.ACTheJourney.com.