The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin

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The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin
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Studio album by Kirk Franklin
Released February 19, 2002 (2002-02-19)
Recorded 2000-2001
Genre Urban contemporary gospel
Label GospoCentric, Arista
Kirk Franklin chronology
Kirk Franklin presents 1NC
(2000)
The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin
(2002)
A Season of Remixes
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin is a live and studio album by Kirk Franklin.

Synopsis[edit]

The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin is the 7th album released by Kirk Franklin. The U.S. release on GospoCentric Records and Arista Records occurred on February 19, 2002 (2002-02-19). The album was intended to be released sometime in mid-June 2001 and early July 2001, then pushed to September 5, 2001 due to needing more time, then pushed to September 25, 2001, due to 9/11 pushed to October 30, 2001 in order to record "911" with Bishop T.D. Jakes and Scene 23, which was recorded September 24, 2001, however, "911" cost the album to be pushed back to December 25, 2001, which was later pushed to May 21, 2002 but fortunately on December 17, 2001 to be announced to be pushed earlier to February 19, 2002. [2] --->

Track listing[edit]

  • Unless otherwise noted, Information taken from Discogs.com[3]
# Title Time Notes
1. Intro 2:09
2. Hosanna 5:07 Strings & Horns arranged by Lloyd Barry
3. Caught Up (featuring Shirley Caesar) 5:57
4. 911 (featuring Bishop T.D. Jakes) 4:41 Background Vocals: Angel Taylor, Chanelle Haynes, Ashley Guilbert, Candy West, Eric Dawkins, John Gray, LeDon Bishop, Tamela Mann & Myron Butler
5. The Blood Song (featuring Donnie McClurkin, Crystal Lewis & Jaci Velasquez) 5:36 Strings arranged by Chris McDonald
6. Brighter Day 5:40 Strings & Horns arranged by Lloyd Barry
7. My Life, My Love, My All 6:22 Strings arranged by Chris McDonald
8. Lookin' Out For Me (featuring Willie Neal Johnson) 5:53
9. He Reigns (The Medley) (featuring Papa San) 4:27 DJ Turntables: Ernie Green
Strings & Horns arranged by Shaun Martin & Lloyd Barry
10. Interlude 2:37
11. Don't Cry (featuring Richard Smallwood) 6:08 Piano: Richard Smallwood
Strings arranged by Chris McDonald
12. The Transition 0:46
13. Always 6:44 Strings arranged by Chris McDonald
14. When I Get There 5:41 Strings & Horns arranged by Lloyd Barry
15. Interlude 0:43
16. Outro (The Blood) (featuring Yolanda Adams & Alvin Slaughter) 5:11 Contains a replayed sample from "The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power" performed by Andraé Crouch & The Disciples[4]
17. Throw Yo Hands Up (featuring tobyMac) 4:28 Bonus Track
Strings & Horns arranged by Shaun Martin

"Throw Yo Hands Up" was featured in the Xbox game Project Gotham Racing under the artist name Souljahz.

Certification and Chart Success[edit]

The album debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 91,000 copies.[5] It was certified Gold on March 20, 2002 (2002-03-20) and Platinum on May 19, 2003 (2003-05-19).[6]


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