Released in July 2014, “Cold World” is an album by Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens.
Track Listing : 1.Sinner – 02:52 . 2.Movin’ – 02:47 . 3.Heaven Is Mine – 02:51 . 4.Bound For The Promised Land – 02:50 . 5.It’S A Cold, Cold World – 03:19 . 6.I Don’T Know – 03:47 . 7.Get Up, Child – 03:28 . 8.One Day – 04:04 . 9.I Earned Mine – 02:59 . 10.Humble Me – 04:06 . 11.Thank You Lord – 02:24 . 12.Everybody Knows (River Song) – 03:00
Musicians : Naomi Shelton – Vocals . Saundra Williams – Vocals, Tambourine . Alba Ponce De Leon – Vocals . Bosco Mann – Guitar, Tambourine . Max Shrager – Guitar . Thomas Brenneck – Guitar . Cliff Driver – Piano . Jimmy Hill – Organ . Fred Thomas – Bass Guitar . Brian Floody – Drums . Mikey Post – Drums
Production : Produced By Cliff Driver, Gabriel Roth
Package : Dulce Pinzón – Photography . Jacob Blickenstaff – Photography
Recorded 2013 – 2014.
Released In July 2014 By Daptone Records.
Like the i-Tals, the “ooohs” and echoing parts, as well as their set-up lyrics, lend a dimension to the discussion that makes room for sinner and saint alike.
Like the best sermons, this is to be enjoyed as a whole for the message it’s imparting and not casually sampled out of context. Those looking for the perfect formula for crafting an ideal gospel or soul record need look no further than Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens’ Cold World. A real gem.
If her label defines itself by the past tense, Shelton understands that gospel is rooted in the present (the tribulations we face today) and the future (the promise of eternity in heaven). It may seem like a minor distinction, but on Cold World, it’s the difference between revival and revivalist.