Day By Day is Yolanda Adams' truest testimonial of perseverance and faith to date. Inspirational messages, mixed with melody and praise, this album promises to be a record you will treasure. From 'Alwaysness' and 'Be Blessed', both produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, to title track 'Day By Day', Yolanda takes you through a journey of life. Atlantic. 2005.
It is possible that there are singers alive today with more passion, conviction and beauty than Yolanda Adams working in gospel today, but it's doubtful. It's been a full four years since the glory-giving soprano has released a new album of her own music, and it's actually worth the wait. The banging funk tunes are tight and righteous, while the ballads will knock you clean off your feet. There are a host of guest artists on Day By Day
, Kirk Franklin
, Donnie McClurkin
, and others, as well as a half dozen of the hottest producers around. And all of that is cool, but none of them are really that necessary. This woman truly has been blessed with enormous talent, and she uses it judiciously and wisely. In fact, Day By Day
is easily the best contemporary gospel album of 2005. --Mike McGonigal