Bill & Gloria Gaither - Legacy Worship: A Praise Gathering

Published Thursday 6th January 2011
Bill & Gloria Gaither - Legacy Worship: A Praise Gathering
Bill & Gloria Gaither - Legacy Worship: A Praise Gathering

STYLE: Pop
RATING 5 5 5 5 5
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 95853-17251
LABEL: ELE1469D
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RELEASE DATE: 2010-09-30
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Lins Honeyman

Whilst Southern Gospel luminaries Bill and Gloria Gaither rightfully deserve their place in the CCM hall of fame, this 18 track live album from 2009 cements the fact that the plethora of releases in the Gaither back catalogue can sometimes be a bit hit and miss. In truth, this collection is a lacklustre affair that seems to have been thrown together at random and, despite guest appearances from Mark Lowry and Michael English and an unswerving focus on God's glory, it really misses the energy that past participants such as vocal outfit Ernie Haase And Signature Sound have previously added to the mix. Golden oldies such as the Gaither classic "He Touched Me" work best with Bill and the guys reverting to the tried and tested close knit harmonies that work so well but songs such as a dreadful Caribbean-tinged rendition of "Praise You" by Mark Lowry and the pedestrian opener "Feeling At Home In The Presence Of Jesus" lack the get up and go to enable this album to stand up next to some of the Gaithers' more acclaimed work. Proceedings rally near the end with Michael English's genuinely affecting take on "Then He Bowed His Head And Died" and Bill and English giving it all they've got in the stirring "It Is Finished" but these are not enough to save this mediocre release.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Feeling At Home In The Presence Of Jesus [Listen]
2. We Give You This Place [Listen]
3. We Have Come Into This House [Listen]
4. He Touched Me [Listen]
5. Holy Highway [Listen]
6. We Bring The Sacrifice Of Praise [Listen]
7. O For A Thousand Tongues [Listen]
8. O For A Thousand Tongues (Worship Time) [Listen]
9. Cancelled-Worthy [Listen]
10. Praise You [Listen]
11. There's Something About That Name [Listen]
12. Jesus, Lord To Me [Listen]
13. I'd Say -I Love You- In A Thousand Ways [Listen]
14. Hear My Song, Lord [Listen]
15. Then He Bowed His Head And Died [Listen]
16. I Will Praise Him [Listen]
17. It Is Finished [Listen]
18. I Love You Lord [Listen]

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Product Description
A live Gaither Trio and Vocal Band concert,
recorded at Mt. Paran Church in Atlanta and
featuring the Bill Gaither Trio, Buddy Greene,
Amy Ransom, Mark Lowry, and the Gaither Vocal
Band. A must for their army of fans, this
recording should swell their ranks.

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