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Jenny Burton: “Tear Down the House”

Your Inspirational Song of the Week

April 15 - April 21, 2020

Tear Down the House

from

The Best of Jenny Burton

Performed by Jenny Burton
Music and Lyrics by Peter Link
Produced and Orchestrated by Peter Link

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Jenny BurtonIn these unprecedented days, we all have been given ample time for self-reflection. One of the questions that inspired Peter Link in writing this song is “What do we have to do to be part of building a better world?” And through Tear Down the House, The Jenny Burton Experience provides us with a firm and exciting solution: let’s start with ourselves! This rousing, high-energy song is sure to inspire you to higher thoughts, no matter how tired you are with being cooped up. It is from the album The Best Of Jenny Burton, which is simply just that – the best of the recordings from 3 decades of music making. It represents the work of not only the radiant Jenny Burton, but also the inspired work of countless other musicians, engineers, arrangers and supporters. Produced and primarily composed by Peter Link, it is also a retrospective of a great portion of his career as well. In this CD you will hear Jenny Burton at her best, and that is a very special something that we here at Watchfire Music are most proud to present. Here are 16 songs that will make you weep, get you dancin’ and inspire your life with joy.

About the Artist

Jenny Burton is an amazing Gospel vocalist whose career has spanned several decades. She has sung all over the world both as a solo performer and with The Jenny Burton Experience.

Produced almost exclusively by Peter Link, she has had a long and varied career as both a Dance Music/R&B artist and a Gospel artist. A consummate performer, Ms Burton has thrilled and inspired audiences around the world with her inimitable style of tear down the house energy and commitment.

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"A glorious explosion of sound that embraces everyone in a "Hallelujah" of harmonies ... A roller-coaster ride through R&B, pop and gospel." -Wayman Wong, New York Daily News

"How lucky to come across the beautifully sung Jenny Burton Experience. A superslick, pop-gospely entertainment, the Experience stars the sleek but fiery Burton. The nine-voice choir behind her is so pristine it sounds like it's been remixed and mastered in advance." -Michael Musto, The Village Voice

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2 thoughts on “Jenny Burton: “Tear Down the House”

  1. I’ve had the gift and privilege for many years to work with a composer that I’ve always thought of as a visionary. Not always an easy seat to sit in, being ahead of your time.

    Peter Link wrote, “Tear Down The House”, more than 10 years ago, yet today it’s so meaningful regarding what we’re being asked to do in the rebuilding of our lives and our world on a foundation that is more aware, caring, respectful and sacred.

    Easier said than done!

    Sometimes, I’ve reflected on whether it’s harder to be in the shape we’re in, then it would be to rebuild something closer to a world with attributes that includes all man and womankind.

    A world within and without, that includes a loving care of ourselves that we would then know how to extend to each other.

    Recently, I heard someone say something I’d heard most of my life, but suddenly I understood it better than I ever had.

    “Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself.” That, of course, begs the question of how much do you love yourself, in the best and most sober sense of the word. The quality of how one loves themselves is what gets extended to your neighbor. If that sense of love for yourself is poor, then that is what you extend to your neighbor.

    It’s also been said, “Love Makes The World Go Round.”

    Now that we have been bent to our knees, whether in prayer, humility or reflection, is it not time to take heed?

    This is an individual and human kind of task that we might choose to avoid again and again, but to what cost this time?

    So YES lets “Tear Down The House” and rebuild because that can’t be harder than what we’re going through right now. And isn’t it pretty amazing that we’ve been given the opportunity and chance to do so.

    Peter Link, thank you for your vision and for the many wonderful songs and lyrics I’ve had the opportunity and gift to sing!

    1. Jenny, we thank you for your always rich and perspicacious comments. Times are tough, but in these tough times, a little rebuilding of our lives, both personnel and world wide, sounds like the right idea. Thanks for bringing all your considerable gifts to this song.

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