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Like many modern gospel records, this double disc was recorded live. But it begins nontraditionally: "Reclaim Your Mountain" builds tension by repeating a two-note phrase for almost four minutes before spiraling into a Holy Spirit call. "Prophecy" kicks off with a tom-tom solo and then unfurls a Latin-tinged rhythm that frames fervent, improvised prayer. On disc two, the moody, piano-based "Ascending Higher" tops 16 minutes, a fitting soundtrack for a meditative yet emotional soul flight.