Habakkuk Music recording artist Lisa Page Brooks is back with a brilliant new album – “Ready” – that is delighting fans and music critics alike. A Breathecast.com music journalist writes that, “[Lisa] truly shines on these 13 tracks with her Yolanda-esque alto… she sings with so much passion that she could blow the roof off.” And fans across the social networking blogosphere are hailing the CD as “your best work yet” and “triumphant.”
As a result of all of the great buzz, “Ready” has debuted at #19 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart and gifted Brooks with her highest solo chart debut yet. The set was produced by Brook’s longtime producer/husband, Michael Brooks, a founding member of the legendary `80s contemporary gospel band Commissioned, and it takes its title after Brooks’ jazzy remake of one of the group’s 1989 fan favorites. If you consider the state of our nation as a whole, the question `Will you be ready when Jesus comes/’ is so befitting, and thought provoking,” she says.
The new album features several thought provoking moments. Brooks sings about destiny on the finger-snapping radio single “God Thing” and seeks a spiritual revolution on the acoustic “Heal the Land.” There’s a Caribbean vibe on “Empower Me” and a funky soulfulness on “The Wonder.” She also offers her trademark church-wrecking theatrics on inspiring ballad “Love Somebody Else” and the hymn “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.”
The velvety alto also creates a neo-soul aura on “Going Home” and brings passion to mid-tempo favorites such as “More,” “I Love You” and “Triumph” (which features a vocal assist from Brook’s daughter, Tasha, who also did some of the backing vocal arrangements for the set). Brook’s son Justin also contributed to the CD by co-producing the soul-stirring ballad “Better Than Life” – Brook’s first ever composition.
Brooks was a founding member of the Grammy Award nominated `80s quartet Witness that created contemporary gospel hits such as “Clap Your Hands” and “Standard.” Brooks launched a solo career in the late `90s and has enjoyed radio hits such as “God is Good,” “Waiting” and the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs #1 hit “I Want To Say Thank You.” For more on Lisa Page Brooks, log online at www.habakkukmusic.com.