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Throne Room is the sixth studio album by multiple Grammy-winning gospel artist CeCe Winans. In comparison to Winans' previous projects, this one is more inspirational, with more traditional songs. This was not one of Winans' most commercially successful projects as the only single spawned from the release did not even chart. Winans' follow-up album, Purified, did much better.

Throne Room
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 9, 2003
RecordedEarly 2003
GenreGospel, Worship, R&B
Length70:33
LabelPuresprings Gospel, Epic Records
ProducerVictor Caldwell
Cedric Caldwell
Cece Winans chronology
CeCe Winans
(2001)
Throne Room
(2003)
Purified
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Christianity Today4/5 stars[2]
Cross Rhythms8/10 stars[3]

Contents

Album backgroundEdit

Winans had talked of a follow-up album to Alabaster Box but delayed in releasing it, upon finally recording the album, Winans stated:[4]

Track listing [5]Edit

  • Unless otherwise noted, Information is taken from Discogs.com[6]
  1. Hallelujah To The King (Intro) (Andraé Crouch) - 1:09
  2. Jesus, You're Beautiful (Nate Sabin) - 4:54
    *Acoustic Guitar: Michael Ripoll
    *Background Vocals: Melinda Doolittle
  3. Throne Room (CeCe Winans, Andraé Crouch) - 4:47
    *Guitar: Carlos Pennell
    *Background Vocals: Ternae Jordan Jr. & Melinda Doolittle
  4. How Great Thou Art (Stuart K. Hine) - 6:17
    *Acoustic Guitar: Michael Ripoll
    *Background Vocals: Melinda Doolittle
  5. You're So Holy (CeCe Winans, Cedric Caldwell, Victor Caldwell) - 5:26
    *Background Vocals: Duane Starling, Dwight Fredricks & Melinda Doolittle.
  6. Oh Thou Most High (CeCe Winans, Cedric Caldwell, Victor Caldwell) - 3:36
    *Guitar: Paul Jackson Jr.
    *Background Vocals: Melinda Doolittle
    *Additional Background Vocals: The Born Again Church Choir
  7. By Thy Blood (Worthy is the Lamb) (CeCe Winans, Cedric Caldwell, Victor Caldwell) - 3:53
    *Background Vocals: Melinda Doolittle
    *Additional Background Vocals: The Born Again Church Choir
  8. Hallelujah to the King (Andraé Crouch) - 4:02
    *Guitar: Paul Jackson Jr.
    *Background Vocals: Melinda Doolittle
    *Additional Background Vocals: The Born Again Church Choir
  9. Thirst For You (John Ragsdale Jr.) - 5:00
    *Background Vocals: Jerard Woods, Jovaun Woods & Leanne Palmore
  10. Come Fill My Heart (Bruce Stevens, Lanette Crute, Tiffany Deonna Martin) - 5:02
    *Guitar: Carlos Pennell
    *Background Vocals: Jerard Woods, Jovaun Woods & Leanne Palmore
    *Additional Background Vocals: The Born Again Church Choir
  11. Mercy Said No (Dedicated to Ronald Winans) (Greg Long, Dave Allen Clark, Don Koch) - 5:00
  12. All In Your Name (Carvin Winans, Dana Davis) - 5:02
    *Guitar: Paul Jackson Jr.
    *Drums: Mark Nemer
    *Background Vocals: Jerard Woods, Jovaun Woods & Leanne Palmore
    *Additional Background Vocals: The Born Again Church Choir
  13. No One Else (CeCe Winans, Cedric Caldwell, Victor Caldwell) - 3:48
    *Guitar: Carlos Pennell
    *Background Vocals: Angie & Debbie Winans.
  14. Hallelujah Praise (CeCe Winans, Cedric Caldwell, Victor Caldwell) - 4:09
    *Guitar: Paul Jackson Jr.
    *Background Vocals: Cynthia Pasley, Melinda Doolittle, Jerard Woods, Jovaun Woods, Leanne Palmore & Joint Heirs
    *Joint Heirs: Darcey Stewart & Moiba Mustapha
  15. Just Like You, Jesus (CeCe Winans, Cedric Caldwell, Victor Caldwell) - 4:45
    *Kids Vocals: Camille Caldwell & Ryan Caldwell
    *Additional Background Vocals: Melinda Doolittle
  16. A Heart Like Yours (CeCe Winans, Wendy Waldmann, Adrian Gurvitz) - 3:39
    *Drums: Mark Nemer
    *All Background Vocals: The Born Again Church Choir
Notes
  • All tracks produced by CeCe Winans, Cedric Caldwell & Victor Caldwell.
  • Strings arranged & conducted by Jim Gray.
  • Strings performed by Nashville String Machine
  • All Other Instruments played & arranged by Cedric Caldwell & Victor Caldwell.

Singles and music videoEdit

While no official music video was shot for Throne Room, AOL Video and the Urge Store (among others) re-organized footage from Winans' concert DVD as a music video for "Hallelujah Praise". "Hallelujah Praise" was the only single spawned from the release.

Bonus DVDEdit

The first 1,000 copies of Throne Room were issued with a DVD that contained exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes moments, live performances, and the "More Than What I Wanted" music video.

TouringEdit

After the release of the album, Winans embarked on a 25-city tour with Anointed that had no admission fees. The success of the concert warranted a DVD, and one was released in 2004.

Sales chart positionsEdit

Album
Chart (2003) Peak
position
U.S. Top Gospel Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 32

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Christianity Today review
  3. ^ Edgeley, Brian (January 2004). "CeCe Winans - Throne Room". Cross Rhythms (78).
  4. ^ CeCe Winans Official Biography Archived 2007-08-25 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Amazon Throne Room Listing
  6. ^ Winans, CeCe. "Throne Room (CD, Album)". PureSprings Gospel, etc. 2003. https://www.discogs.com/CeCe-Winans-Throne-Room/release/5197556