Packaging: 4 panel digipak. There is certainly nothing ordinary about Commissioned. As pioneers in contemporary gospel music, and way ahead of their time, the 6-man Detroit-based group soared high on Ordinary Just Won't Do. First released in 1989, the album reached #4 on Billboard. Propelled by strong song-writing, gloriously sweet harmonic jams and a street-edge, Commissioned simply nailed it for thousands upon thousands of youth across the country. With the vocals of Fred Hammond, Keith Staten, Karl Reid and Mitchell Jones paving the way and supported by instrumental genius of Michael Brooks and Michael Williams, the group spread the gospel with a sound that remains unparalleled. This 20th Anniversary Edition reissue comes packaged in a full color digipak with enhanced original artwork and is properly remastered for a high quality audio experience! Stan North, Managing Editor of GOSPELflava dot com contributes liner notes exclusive to this release. Classic album reissued in full color digipak. Exclusive liner notes by Stan North, Managing Editor of GOSPELflava dot com.
The group Commissioned epitomizes style and substance. There is nothing ordinary about Ordinary Just Won't Do. It's classy right down to the album cover and CD label. I can't help wondering, if their smooth and intricate vocal harmonies, and their winsome combination of R&B, pop, funk and inspirational, made them forerunners for gospel artists that have followed, and have, like them, enjoyed crossover appeal. This CD reached #4 on Billboards' Top Gospel Albums list. Fr … more