- Released: June 24, 1997
- Label: Light Records
- 1.Great Is Thy Faithfulness / To God Be The Glory
- 2.No Cross, No Crown
- 3.Long as I Got King Jesus (Don't Need No One Else)
- 4.No Not One
- 5.If You Believe
- 6.More Than Enough
- 7.My Soul Has Escaped
- 8.Because He Lives
- 9.The Blood Rushes
Personnel: Johnathon Debose (guitar); Steven Ford (strings, horns, organ, synthesizer, bass, percussion, background vocals); Anthony Walker (piano); Jaread Deal (synthesizer, bass); Jeffrey Davis (drums, percussion); The Straight Gate Mass Choir, Marc Britt, Carolyn Brown, Delores Coleman, Jayne Dawkins, Andrew Ford III, Jean Ford, LaRue Ford, Shanelle Ford, Syretta Ford, Rodney Harris, Michelle Johnson, Gregory Roberts, Paul Scott, Joseph Wiley (background vocals).
Recorded live at the Straight Gate Church, Detroit, Michigan.
LIVE IN DETROIT was nominated for a 1998 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album.
Just as Vickie Winans is one of contemporary gospel music's best singers, this CD is one of the genre's best recordings. The live performance was recorded in Detroit before an audience of gospel enthusiasts and true believers. The intensity of that faith comes across in the rapport between the Grammy-nominated and Stellar award-winning Vickie Winans and her audience. A keynote of the gospel idiom is the ability of its musicians to have church anytime, anywhere, regardless of whether in a church or secular setting. Winans makes clear her intent to have church in the Detroit Auditorium. Like a good daughter of the church, she opens with praise in "To God Be the Glory." The message continues in the music with the next selection, "No Cross, No Crown," penned by Reverend James Cleveland. Inspiration continues to run strong with another Cleveland tune, "Long As I Got King Jesus," as well as "More Than Enough," "Because He Lives," and "My Soul Has Escaped." Another high point is the moving "No, Not One." The gospel diva is joined by an array of outstanding artists, including the Ford Family, Trinity, Michelle Johnson, and Rodney Harris. Together, they take their audience for a mountain-top experience in praise & worship. The feeling of fervent devotion is captured to a rare degree and is available for the listener to share on this recording. ~ Rose of Sharon Witmer