Make your own free website on Tripod.com

COMMISSIONED Online!

Commissioned: Irreplaceable Love

Home
COMMISSIONED: An Overview
The Original COMMISSIONED
More of the Original Commissioned
Commissioned : Number 7
Commissioned: Matters of the Heart
Commissioned: Irreplaceable Love
Commissioned: Time and Seasons
The Commissioned Reunion Live!
Karl Reid
Mitchell Jones
Keith Staten
Fred Hammond
Michael Brooks
Michael Williams
Eddie Howard, Jr.
Maxx Frank
Marvin Sapp
Montrel Darrett
Marcus Cole
Chris Poole
Artists Related to Commissioned
Commissioned News
The Winans Online
The Winans & Commissioned Home

Background Track: "Dominion" by Commissioned (lead vocals: Mitchell Jones (wah-ooh, oh...), Marvin Sapp; Montrel Darrett, Karl Reid; written by Dana Davis, Gary Crawford, Mitchell Jones; from their album Irreplaceable Love)

After the album Matters of the Heart, Commissioned members Fred Hammond and Michael Williams left, with Fred Hammond going totally solo (He first went solo in 1991). So Commissioned needed a new lead singer, and they found it in Montrell Darrett, a former Navy sailor, and also a writer, arranger, and producer for Virtue, Sharon Riley, and John P. Kee.

commirreploveinscovpic1.jpg

commissionedirrep2.jpg

This album from Benson Music was released in 1996. At this time Commissioned was down to 5 members, but if you look at the cover and see only four members, don't be mislead as I was. Most people mistake Maxx Frank as Montrell Darrett, but don't be deceived, Montrell Darrett isn't even pictured (don't ask why or how, I don't even know how it happened).
This album was different from earlier ones. As Fred Hammond left, Commissioned lost a part of its signature round tenor sound. Commissioned also transitioned from an urban sound to more of a R&B sound, thanks to Boyz II Men members Shawn Stockman and Wanya Morris, who wrote the songs "Irreplaceable Love" and "They Must Know".
This album opens and ends with a "meditation" by Maxx Frank, that sounds like you're in a Church of God in Christ or a Baptist church. The next song is "Dominion", and Mitchell Jones, Montrell Darrett, and Marvin Sapp's singing. This song is an example though, of how Commissioned has lost its signature round tenor sound, but Commissioned still does sound pretty good. "Breakin' Away" utilizes Montrell Darrett's rap skills, and also is different than earlier albums as it has more of an R&B sound. "Until My Change Comes" is written by Montrell Darrett, and sounds nice, it even has a round sound as in earlier albums. Maxx Frank does a nice job on the organ. "Do You Still Love Me" is the first of the album's slow, R&B tracks. It sounds pretty good. "They Must Know" has become a favorite of mine. It was written by Wanya Morris, and reminds me of the earlier Commissioned song, "Only What You Do For Christ Will Last", as they both share the repeated lyric "They Must Know". Mitchell Jones does a great job singing the lead on this song, and I like how Marvin Sapp comes in around the end. I also like how "They Must Know" flows into the next track the interlude of "More Than I" composed by Maxx Frank and Mitchell Jones on keyboards. It is a beautiful interlude. The next track, "Irreplaceable Love" features guest Shawn Stockman, who also wrote this song. It sounds pretty good. "No Weapon" is one of my favorites on this album. I like how Mitchell Jones and Marvin Sapp snap on this song! I love the harmony and the beat! "I Can Love Again" has a nice sound, Mitchell Jones and Montrell Darrett sing pretty good on this song. "More Than I" is another of my favorites on this album, I love the lyrics and the music, Mitchell Jones' voice just captivates you. Montrell sounds nice as he lead the song, Karl Reid sounds good (he should've had a longer part), but Marvin sounds great at the end. I like the accoustic guitars played by Tim Bowman and Dave Cleveland. But "Crucified with Christ" is definetly a hit, Karl starts it off and leads beautifully, and I like the singing of Marvin also. Mitchell was definetly singing nice. It doesn't sound as if Montrel Darrett is actually singing in this song - but it did sound like one of the earlier albums in vocal sounds. Maxx Frank's keyboards and the accostic guitar sounded really nice together.

commissirreploveconc.jpg
Commissioned from left to right: Maxx Frank, Montrel Darrett, Mitchell Jones, Karl Reid, Marvin Sapp

mdarrettchronicles.jpg

To the left is Montrel Darrett's solo album, Chronicles of the Soul(1999).
Montrel Darrett is not shown on Commissioned's album on the inside or outside!
 
 
 
 
 
 

Did you know that altoghter there have been 12 Commissioned members?

Karl Reid, Mitchell Jones have always been members of Commissioned. Fred Hammond, Michael Brooks, Keith Staten, Michael Williams, Maxx Frank, Marvin Sapp, Eddie Howard Jr., Montrell Darrett, Marcus Cole, and Chris Poole have all been members at certain points.

2003-2010, by J. Lawrence. All Rights Reserved

PLEASE DO NOT PLAGARIZE MY TEXT AND ALBUM NOTES!!!

 

Contact information: This site made by J. Lawrence

email: thewinans_commissioned@yahoo.com

When emailing, please use a subject line that relates to Commissioned.

THIS IS NOT COMMISSIONED'S OFFICIAL WEBSITE (NOR IS THIS THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF ANY OF COMMISSIONED RESPECTIVE MEMBERS), NOR IS THE BUILDER OF THIS WEBSITE IN ANY WAY CONNECTED TO COMMISSIONED. Thank you for reading this message and visiting this website.

 

Note: PLEASE DISREGARD ALL ADS.

 The author of this site has no control over what ads come onto his site, and is very sorry for this inconvenience. (My site is much more enjoyable with some form of pop-up or ad-blocker)