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The Power Of One [edit]
by Israel Houghton & New Breed | Genre: Praise & Worship | Release Date: March 24, 2009

Multiple GRAMMY, Stellar and Dove Award winner, Soul Train Award winner and double RIAA certified Gold-selling artist Israel Houghton returns to his roots as a solo artist with The Power Of One. Releasing March 24, 2009 on Integrity Music/Columbia Records, the album features the youthful and musically masterful energy that has made Israel among the most highly influential tastemakers across a variety of musical genres. The album also features guest vocals from such genre-leading artists as tobyMac, Martin Smith of Delirious?, Mary Mary and Chevelle Franklin.

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01. My Name Is Iz
02. Everywhere That I Go
03. Just Wanna Say
04. Surely Goodness (featuring Chevelle Franklyn)
05. The Power Of One (Change The Word)
06. U R Loved
07. Moving Forward
08. I Receive
09. Saved By Grace
10. Every Prayer (featuring Mary Mary)
11. Sing (Redemptionís Song) featuring Martin Smith
12. Better To Believe (featuring Tommy Sims)
13. You Found Me (featuring Toby Mac)
14. My Tribute Medley: My Tribute/How Great Is Our God
15. Saved By Grace Instrumental
16. I Just Wanna Say - Behind The Song
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17. The Power Of One - Behind The Song
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18. U R Loved - Behind The Song
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19. Everywhere That I Go - Behind The Song

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Top 10 Album Of 2009 | Posted January 04, 2010
Israel has always impressed me with various songs throughout the years ("Again I Say Rejoice," "Say So," "Friend Of God"), but I've never been captivated by an entire album of his. The Power Of One is his career defining album, containing incredibly anointed choruses of praise, and I haven't been able to put it down all year.

Stepping away from the live atmosphere of The New Breed, the group he has headlined since the early 90's, Israel's first solo album still feels like a collaborative, live event, featuring guest artists like Mary Mary, tobyMac, Martin Smith (Delirious?) and reggae vocal queen, Chevelle Franklyn, along with soaring vocal choral arrangements. The result is a very polished studio album that feels like a living, breathing live event.

The songs are still injected with Israel's gospel and reggae roots, giving this album massive amounts of soul than your average modern praise and worship release. As a result, you truly feel the emotions of these songs. It's more than vertical worship. Israel is an anointed songwriter and vocalist and it comes through clearly on every track.

Highlights for me are "Just Wanna Say," "Everywhere That I Go" and "Saved By Grace." There are two songs that stop me in my tracks every single time, and those are "Moving Forward" and "I Receive." If you don't purchase this album, buy these two tracks. They are some of the best moments of personal worship I've had all year long.

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Blah | Posted August 13, 2010
I didn't like this album at all, I think it's probably my least favorite of all of them. It was just...boring in my opinion. I'd get any of the other albums rather than this one.

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good | Posted August 12, 2010
This is such a great album. I listened to it and it took a while to take it all in because the sound is different from Houghton's previous music. But it is really good music in the end. I love the heart of worship that Houghton has and I pray that he'll continue to make great music to GLORIFY God and bring others closer to GOD.

Top songs: Sing Redemption's Song. Moving Forward. I Receive. Surely Goodness.


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gizmodad (75)

alright | Posted August 10, 2010
This is actually an alright album. The songs that I've listened to have been great. This is my first experience with Israel Houghton and he hasn't dissapointed.

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Israel Houghton | Posted January 25, 2010
I haven't listened to every single song on this CD yet but the ones I've have heard are amazing. I really like Every Prayer, Just Wanna Say, and Power of One.

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Just Wanna Say | Posted December 09, 2009
Well, I just want to say that I love the sound of this. Just wanna say is a great song about God being with us and therefore not having any reason to fear. It also is upbeat and mixes message with great music.

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So Many Styles | Posted December 03, 2009
This album has so many styles and ranges on it that it can be listened to by almost anyone. It has great lyrics along with great backing instruments that make this album great. The fact that it is very diverse also helps this album get a great rating.

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amzing gift | Posted March 25, 2009
man my dad bought fr my bday cuz we're big israel fans lol. its a really awesome cd i just got when i came back from school, this probably my favorite worship cd ever. if u r a musician then u hav to check out the music cuz these guys will blow yuour socks and thats coming from a drummer/bassist(me) , and a pianist(dad)

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