Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends - A Campfire Homecoming

Published Sunday 30th March 2008
Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends - A Campfire Homecoming
Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends - A Campfire Homecoming

STYLE: Southern Gospel
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 33952-13759
LABEL: Gaither Music Group SHD2723
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RELEASE DATE: 2008-02-29
RRP: £7.99

Reviewed by Dave Brassington

Obviously it pays to record two albums and two DVDs when you transport such an array of talent to the picnic park in Tennessee, and whilst this is a very good album, it doesn't match up to the 'The Homecoming Picnic'. My only thought is that by the time they came to record this around the campfire, maybe some of their enthusiasm had waned. The album starts brightly enough with a couple of lively tracks from the husband and wife country duo Jeff & Sheri Easter, "Jesus, Hold My Hand" and "Livin' In The Rain". Almost as good are The Isaacs who deliver a good song "I Have Found A Way" - solid bluegrass with Lily Isaacs singing lead. Buddy Greene along with Jeff Taylor does a fine job of the old, Washington Phillips-penned black gospel standard "Denomination Blues". But there are other performances here that simply don't catch fire.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Jesus, Hold My Hand [Listen]
2. Livin' In The Rain [Listen]
3. Lead Me To That Rock [Listen]
4. Can't Stop Talkin' About Him [Listen]
5. Mansion Over The Hilltop [Listen]
6. Touch Me Lord Jesus [Listen]
7. I Have Found A Way [Listen]
8. Let The Redeemed Say So [Listen]
9. Denomination Blues [Listen]
10. The Unclouded Day [Listen]
11. Speak Love [Listen]
12. I'd Rather Have Jesus [Listen]
13. Hold Me While I Cry [Listen]
14. Leave It There [Listen]
15. Kum Ba Ya Take My Hand Precious Lord [Listen]
16. The Holy Hills Of Heaven Call Me [Listen]
17. Softly And Tenderly [Listen]
18. Yes, I Know [Listen]
19. O The Blood Of Jesus [Listen]

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Product Description
This heartwarming Homecoming gathering features timeless songs sung around a cozy campfire with gospel musicís most beloved friends. With unprecedented access to fun, relaxed moments with the Homecoming family, 'A Campfire Homecoming' brings you into the Homecoming family circle and offers a front row seat to the authentic joy and camaraderie that defines this family of artists.

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