|LABEL: Sparrow Records|
SPECIAL EFFECT(S): This collection features 12 of the group's No. 1 hits and three new tracks, including one with Avalon newbie Melissa Greene (previously with Truth) who replaces Cherie Adams.
PRODUCER(S): Brown Bannister and Tedd T. (new tracks), Brown Bannister and Charlie Peacock (previously recorded tracks).
Today's music market is a "Best Of" dream, so if you've got it, flaunt it. For Avalon, six hit albums earned the vocal foursome such flaunting rights with countless Christian radio chart-toppers and a packed trophy case that would make Tiger Woods proud. This Grammy-nominated vocal group assembled their A-list tracks to make Testify to Love: The Very Best of Avalon a must-have for any fan of pop music.
Testify delivers 12 of the group's 17 No. 1 hits including "The Glory," "Testify to Love," "I Don't Wanna Go" and "Adonai." These are balanced by three new songs, "Pray,” "New Day" and the first radio single, "Everything to Me," which introduces new group member Melissa Greene.
In addition to member musical chairs, other life circumstances necessitated a retrospective at this point. Avalon lost a dear friend last summer in Grant Cunningham, the man who originally brought the group together and served as their label point person and songwriting contributor. To this end, Testify assembles the best of what Avalon did with Adams and Cunningham while giving fans a taste of what's to come with Greene. Testify perfectly preserves the past while signaling an equally bright future.