What If We Were Real

What If We Were Real

by Mandisa



Spurred by a dramatic weight loss, Mandisa brims with confidence and a newfound security in herself on What If We Were Real. The album -- released five years to the day since her exit from American Idol -- showcases the gospel singer 100 pounds lighter but without any loss of her trademark voice. Not only does this disc remind listeners that she has the chops, it also proves she has staying power. The physical transformation corresponds to the album's theme of keeping it real and showing one's true self. Mandisa has never sounded more authentic than when singing that she is "tired of saying what I'm supposed to say." Where she might have powered her way to making such a point on previous albums, this time around she shows restraint and lets the songs do the talking. What If We Were Real features an upbeat urban pop mix of Natasha Bedingfield, Jordin Sparks, and Leona Lewis. It's a step apart from her Idol identity, but if this is the Mandisa she truly wants listeners to know, it seems to work rather well. She may have shown her inner diva as a reality TV contestant, but this resilient vocalist has done a true makeover to become a contemporary gospel star whose time in the spotlight has only begun.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/05/2011
Label: Sparrow
UPC: 5099996786321
catalogNumber: 67863

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mandisa   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Chance Scoggins   Piano
Matt Butler   Cello
David Garcia   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Jovaun Woods   Background Vocals
Ron Robinson   Guitar
Tony Lucido   Bass
Claire Indie   Cello
Bernard Harris   Bass
Missi Hale   Background Vocals
Tommy Platt   Guitar
James Holloway   Drums
Garth Justice   Drums
Tommy Lee   Bass
Zach Casebolt   Cello
Adam Lester   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Christopher Stevens   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Justin Ostrander   Guitar
Blanca Callahan   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Cindy Morgan   Composer
Toby McKeehan   Composer
Chance Scoggins   Producer
Dan Muckala   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Jan Cook   Art Direction
David Garcia   Composer,Programming,Producer
Aaron Rice   Composer
Jamie Moore   Composer
Ronnie Freeman   Composer
Chris Bevins   Programming
Ricky Free   Composer
Lauren Evans   Composer
Ben Glover   Composer
Cary Barlowe   Composer
Tony Wood   Composer
Jeff Pardo   Composer
Mandisa   Composer
Michael Fordinal   Composer
Jason Barton   Composer
Sam Mizell   Composer
Kerrie Roberts   Composer
Craig Swift   Programming
Simon Hawkins   Composer
Robin Ghosh   Composer
Christopher Stevens   Composer,Programming,Producer
Billy Whittington   Engineer
Brian White   Composer

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What If We Were Real 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
kathryn71459 More than 1 year ago
If you don't have this CD yet - RUN, DON'T WALK to the nearest place you can get it!!!! You know how there are usually one or two songs on an album that you like "ok" but they're not your favorite? On this album, that is NOT the case. There is not a song on here that does not speak VOLUMES to something in every single one of us - whether we want to be "real" and admit it or not. I really can't say enough good things about this album - I could write a thousand words or a thousand pages and tell you how wonderful it is, but until you listen to it for yourself, you will not truly understand. WAY TO GO 'DISA!!!! YOU DID GOD PROUD ON THIS ONE :) :) :)
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misfelix More than 1 year ago
Love it