Sherlie Matthews | We Come As One

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We Come As One

by Sherlie Matthews

Raw, homemade renditions of ten original sacred songs, featuring a'cappella, ballad and up-tempo, hand clapping gospel tunes.
Genre: Spiritual: Praise & Worship
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Amazing Grace
4:17 $0.99
2. He Looks Upon the Heart
4:04 $0.99
3. Touch Me Jesus
3:22 $0.99
4. Whom in Heaven
2:13 $0.99
5. Poor Old Jonah
4:12 $0.99
6. Everybody Should Come
3:48 $0.99
7. I Could Have Made You a Puppet
3:04 $0.99
8. Wiser Than Wise
4:07 $0.99
9. I’m Gonna Praise His Holy Name
3:16 $0.99
10. We Come As One
3:46 $0.99
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Album Notes
'10 sacred songs gone bad'

My monumental CD's cover features a crudely drawn self-portrait. On the bottom inlay label, I've included an accurate list of the titles and times. As an added goodie, I’ve included the lyrics to all of the songs, on the inside of the cover booklet...just in case…

Most singer/songwriters would never dream of allowing the public into their bedroom recording studios for years and years to listen to their raw renditions of original songs. Casting aside all pride and pseudo-self-importance, I've opened my door to you, my adoring old and new fans. I've stepped away from the tasks of song-writing and singing background for major and minor artists and created a one-of-a-kind piece of history just for YOU! Original homemade recordings, flaws included…

I love the sound of children’s voices, so I’ve included one of my favorite songs, “Touch Me Jesus” sung by ‘A Band of Angels.’

I challenge any artist, who is brave enough, to cover any of the songs herein represented. My publishing company, Jesus Music (ASCAP), will be eternally blessed to issue mechanical licenses.

Because CDBaby has to pay their faithful employees, I couldn't offer this CD for free, like I’d envisioned. Hence, the minimal cost of $9.90 is the lowest equitable price. Of course, you may purchase the individual songs for the nominal cost of 99¢ from iTunes and many other online distributors. So, splurge and listen to 39 minutes and 20 seconds of "10 sacred songs gone bad.” A DJ told me it promises to become a collector's item. lol!

For fun, I created a homemade video of the song, “He Looks Upon The Heart.” It features actor/model, Ashtyn Long. His life perfectly reflects the message of the production. To watch the video, click on the link at the bottom left side of this page.



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mark reilly

Do not let the word, SACRED, scare you off, sinners!
Do not let the word, SACRED, scare you off, sinners!

I wish famed session singer, Sherlie Matthews, had stepped out front
more often during her lengthy career. When the likes of Niecy, Minnie,
Syreeta, Susaye, Clydie, Merry and Venetta came to the forefront of pop
music, Sherlie was content staying in the background…singing as well as
writing and producing. Sherlie, alongside those ladies, was featured
on recordings so highbrow and far too numerous to mention. She
certainly could have flaunted and strutted her stuff along with the
very best of them. I have a feeling Sherlie’s ego is in check, which
makes her the real deal in my humble observation.

This review is for Sherlie’s solo work, not all of the songs she’s
graced. Long story short…I am so glad Sherlie stepped out front for
this collection of sacred songs.

A musician well known in her field of expertise for the sweetening ear
candy and classic vocal samples she provides, Sherlie gets to show off
her harmonies and vocal range in wild abandon on this recent release of
homemade treasures. Check out track #9, “I’m Gonna Praise His Holy
Name”…reminiscent of the Chicago group, The Gems, in her girl group
gospel delivery. One minute or so into this track, I was hooked on the
refrains and overall feeling coming thru my speakers. I replayed that
track several times repeatedly after the first listen. All of the
soaring high notes do not leave our Sherlie in the least bit winded on
this constantly building track…the spirit is pushing her on ….so
evident in this track.

Also catchy, is the song, “I Could Have Made You A Puppet.” I wasn’t
real clear on the message but think her vocal was inspired. She later
explained that the song represented God talking about endowing his
created beings with free will.

Her obvious heart, soul and charisma come through loud and clear on
this CD in its entirety. Although the production leaves a little to be
desired, Sherlie is totally out front announcing the audio shortcomings
of this recording. The basic home spun feeling is refreshing and
sincere and never over mixed, muddled or saccharine and the songs are
hardly similar in style or delivery, yet sometimes uneven in production
as Sherlie stresses. No matter, the CD is a real potpourri.
What Sherlie’s voice provides, is a perfect compliment to intricate
harmonies while keeping them seemingly simple and pure. Ms Matthews’
efforts were not wasted on my ears. An aficionado of the fabulous
diva, I was thrilled to see what Sherlie had to offer and how she fit
into the harmonies I’ve heard her featured on. Top 40 radio has
included the adventurous Sherlie for so many years now. Her versatility
and moods display well on this recording collection.

Do not let the word SACRED scare you off sinners! Sherlie is above all
else, ‘fun to listen to.’ An unsung sangin’ hero who will be treasured
after only two listens to these tracks by the awesome diva that is
Sherlie Matthews. Developing her compositions further with more glossy
production values would indeed be a win-win situation for record buying
fans and distributors alike.

On track #1, Sherlie is found in basso territory. An unusual rendition
of the standard “Amazing Grace”…I kind of wished it was acappella,
since it really is all about the vocals after all. On track #3, “Touch
Me Jesus,” I discovered some static, which wasn’t a James Brown sample
but a touch of down home reality.

Track #4, “Whom In Heaven,” finds Ms Sherlie delivering an awesome
acappella…ethereal and trippy. I enjoyed this first on MYSPACE where I
discovered the elusive Sherlie Matthews. I recognized her name
instantly and immediately started seeking out her product. Track #8,
“Wiser Than Wise,” has more of the wondrous ethereal vocals and a
strong hook to the original lyric, I thought.

Blessed with an impressive vocal range, Sherlie is obviously content in
the background. But now that we get to familiarize ourselves with the
subliminal vocals that have been programmed into the ear candy of a
generation, so evident on music by the likes of Ronstadt, Steely Dan,
Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Elton, etc….check this gal out…singer to the
stars! Ms Sherlie is something very special!

Mark Reilly/mbibemusic