Review: I Win – Marvin Sapp
But brothers and Sisters, this is real life and real ministry and as the saying goes, there is no testimony without a test. Marvin lived through what he calls “the most traumatic experience” of his life when his beloved wife of 22 years lost her battle with colon cancer in 2010. Instead of allowing heartbreak to shatter his soul, Pastor Sapp used it to fuel his talent and through his pain, penned “My Testimony”, the first single from his new CD & DVD entitled I WIN, saying, “It is a transparent, introspective look at what I came through and how, in the midst of it all, I still maintained and am maintaining my faith…”
This highly anticipated release by Marvin Sapp will be in stores April , 2012 but can be pre-ordered at iTunes, Amazon.com and Walmart.com. The project saw this Grand Rapids, Michigan native traverse the Great Lakes to the east coast to record live at Evangel Cathedral just outside of Washington, D.C.
Mega-producer Aaron Lindsey’s touch is palpable once again on what has now become a habitual collaboration with Sapp. Lindsey lends an unparalleled musicality which never overpowers the vocalist on such numbers as the church-friendly “Teach My Hands to War” and the uber-contemporary “Keep it Movin”. Although “My Testimony” can be discounted by cynics and naysayers as being part two or arguably part three of his colossal 2007 hit tune, this ballad stands singularly as a declaration and a mission statement for the album.