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Hitting the streets on April 7, 2009, SMOKIE NORFUL : LIVE is the latest release from this Grammy winning Gospel artist. Sunrise produced the live show, CD and DVD recording in Memphis this past November. With 12 high definition cameras and over 150 tracks of 5.1 Surround Sound audio, Producer/Director Robert Swope thinks this is one of the biggest sounds to ever come out of the Gospel music world. Not only did Smokie write most of the all new material on the album, but his performance is nothing less than flawless. Get your eyes and ears ready for an explosive project!

Dr. Bobby Jones

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The CD/DVD package celebrates the Ambassador of Gospel Music, Dr. Bobby Jones. Ambassador Jones is joined by the greatest Gospel voices of yesterday and today having old fashioned church in this once-in-a-lifetime production. Proceeds from the sale of this CD/DVD set benefit the Dr. Bobby Jones Gospel Complex for Education & Preservation.

Guest artists include: Tye Tribbett, Karen Clark-Sheard, Micah Stampley, Joe Ligon, Vanessa Bell-Armstrong, Darrel Petties & Strength in Praise, Chris Bolton, Darlene McCoy, Jevon Woods, Derrick Lee, & the Nashville Super Choir.

Track listing includes: Oh How I Love Jesus, I Can Go To God in Prayer, Holy Holy Holy, Something's Got A Hold On Me, Amazing Grace, You Brought the Sunshine.

Filmed in High Definition with Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound. Produced by Stellar Award winning & Grammy Nominated Producer Robert Swope, Faith Unscripted: Dr. Bobby Jones is sure to be this year's biggest seller!


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In July 2007, the Fisk Jubilee Singers® embarked on a Sacred Journey unlike any other in their award winning 136 year history. The Nation of Ghana, the former Gold Coast of Africa, was humbled by the passion of these young men and women as Ghana celebrated its 50 year "Jubliee Anniversary" of Independence. The ensemble carried a bright light, bringing a perfect blend of God's Love and vocal harmonies to each and every soul they touched. From Presidents to Kings, thousands shared tears of joy as the Fisk Jubilee Singers® shared their tradition honored music with the people who originated it hundreds of years ago.

Follow the journey as the 22 piece ensemble traces the roots of their music and discovers how the Negro Spiritual grew from the plains of West Africa to the fields of the American South.

The CD/DVD package, filmed and recorded Live at Elmina Castle in Cape Coast, Ghana, on the West African Coast, presents the music that has made the Fisk Jubilee Singers® famous throughout the world in spectacular High Definition and 5.1 Surround Sound audio. The project is produced and directed by Grammy nominated producer Robert Swope for Sunrise Music Group. See the Producer's Journal here!

TRACK LISTING - Our Father, An' I Cry, Mister Banjo, Didn't My Lord, I Thank You Jesus, Here Is One, Kekeli Tus Kekeli Me, Sweet Home, My Souls Been Anchored, We Shall Walk Through This Valley In Peace, Ride The Chariot, Mawu Nye Lolo


Live from the Tabernacle in Atlanta, Georgia in November 2005, Sunrise captured the final performance of Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers. This remarkable Grammy award winning Gospel Choir performed under the High Definition lens of Sunrise for their last ever release entitled Finalé.

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Release of Volumes One and Two of both the CD and DVD through EMI worldwide was April 4, 2006. As always, all audio is digitally mastered in Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound which puts you, the listener, in a remarkable listening position.

Darrel Petties & Strength in Praise:
Thank Ya Jesus

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Filmed in a recording studio on a spur-of-the-moment whim of Director Robert Swope, this video showcases the intimacy of Darrel and his choir through old fashioned black and white imagery.


Filmed in Nashville, Sunrise produced the definitive DVD of all current material with the Grammy winning Gospel quartet The Mighty Clouds of Joy.

Released in November 2005, this DVD is sure to become a classic among Gospel fans worldwide.

Smokie Norful — "Nothing Without You"

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Sunrise produced the first dvd release from Grammy winning Gospel artist Smokie Norful. This collection of new and previously released recordings was captured in High Definition and mastered in Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound for worldwide release through EMI Gospel.

Included within the dvd are up close interviews with Smokie about his life and his musical career. Says Gospel Now magazine, "This is a must have for every Gospel music fan".


In association with EMI Gospel, Sunrise produced this stunning collection of the biggest names in gospel music today. Look Up Sing Out contains performances by Smokie Norful, The Blind Boys of Alabama, La Shun Pace, Karen Clark Sheard, Darius Brooks, the Mighty Clouds of Joy, KiKi Sheard, the Williams Sisters and numerous others.

Filmed in High Definition and mastered in Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound, this DVD and CD is the first in a series of ongoing releases scheduled for 2005. Sunrise is also creating a four hour television series based on the footage for release to major cable networks. Individual performance videos and select audio cuts will be included on numerous artists studio recording releases as "enhanced CD" product throughout the year as well.

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LOOK UP SING OUT Volume Two was released in Fall of 2005.

LOOK UP SING OUT Volume Three was released Spring of 2006.

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