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Integrity Music /Columbia Records Set To Re-Release Sight & Sound: Alive In South Africa And A Timeless Christmas

Sony Columbia Records - 10/02/2009

Contemporary gospel sensation Israel & New Breed is set to re-release his Grammy award winning album Sight & Sound Series: Alive In South Africa as well as the holiday gem, A Timeless Christmas on Tuesday, October 6. on Integrity Music/Columbia Records.

Originally released as separate items in 2005 and 2006, the RIAA Certified Gold, Alive In South Africa, double CD and Alive In South Africa DVD will be together in one package for the release. Sight & Sound Series: Alive In South Africa will feature the Grammy award winning song, "Not Forgotten," the African inspired anthem "Alpha and Omega" in addition to popular tracks "Friend of God," "Again," "I Say Rejoice," and "Turn It Around." The DVD will contain the entire concert from the double audio discs in addition to an extended version of "Alpha and Omega."

Houghton's A Timeless Christmas album which was originally released in 2006 will have a new cover, new packaging and will include one new song for the holiday season, "With Us." Special guest appearances on A Timeless Christmas include gospel greats, Marvin & Cece Winans and Gerald Albright & Lalah Hathaway among others.

In 1995, Israel and Meleasa Houghton founded New Breed Ministries, an organization they continue to run and that is comprised of noted musicians and singers who serve within their respective churches and together serve the Church at large. Since then, Israel has amassed a legion of followers that bridges generational lines with popularity across cultural listener lines. While blasting down barriers, he has been fittingly graced with two Gold-selling albums, six Dove Awards, two Stellar Awards, a Soul Train Award and two GRAMMY Awards, one for "Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album" for A Deeper Level and one for "Best Traditional Gospel Album" for Alive In South Africa.

Houghton's latest album, The Power Of One, was released on March 24 and debuted at No.1 on the Christian Album and Gospel Album charts. The new single "Every Prayer" (featuring Mary Mary) is impacting Gospel radio now.

Israel Houghton is signed to Integrity Music, distributed to Christian retail by Provident-Integrity Distribution and to the general market by Columbia Records/Sony Distribution.

Visit www.israelhoughton.net.

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SOURCE: Integrity Music /Columbia Records

CONTACT: Shannon Walker, Integrity Music, shannonw@integinc.com,
+1-251-776 - 5083; or Andre Morris, Columbia Records,
Andre.morris@sonymusic.com, +1-212-833-5072

Web Site: http://www.israelhoughton.net/