Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends - Bill Gaither's 30 Favorite Homecoming Hymns

Published Sunday 28th December 2014
Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends - Bill Gaither's 30 Favorite Homecoming Hymns
Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends - Bill Gaither's 30 Favorite Homecoming Hymns

STYLE: Southern Gospel
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 150236-22088
LABEL: Gaither Music Group SHD8968
RELEASE DATE: 2014-04-01
RRP: £11.99

Reviewed by Dave Brassington

I must admit I am always wary of 'Best Of', 'Greatest Hits', etc compilations as frequently, if the artist/group is known to me, I find myself wondering "why was that title selected"? or in the case of a 'Best Of' how on earth can they have not included that bigger hit? This is often down to record companies deputing someone to organise things, with someone lacking real knowledge of the artist/s. Well no such problem here as with 'the boss man' being in total charge, it is purely down to Bill's own personal choice! The whole thing gets off to a cracking start with a lively version of the very country "Church In The Wildwood", then we have a fine version of "The Unclouded Day" by the late Howard Goodman. With 30 tracks, including a huge selection of gospel classics such as "It Is Well With My Soul", "Rock Of Ages", "In The Garden", "What A Friend We Have In Jesus", etc, there is so much to enjoy!. The Homecoming Friends include Guy Penrod, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Candy Hemphill Christmas, Kim Hopper and others as well as Gaither's own Vocal Band. It's hard to pick a favourite, but "There Is A Fountain Filled With Blood" by the great David Phelps takes some beating! An impressive compilation.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Church In The Wildwood [Listen]
2. The Unclouded Day [Listen]
3. The Haven Of Rest [Listen]
4. The Old Gospel Ship [Listen]
5. I Will Sing Of My Redeemer [Listen]
6. The Love Of God [Listen]
7. We'll Understand It Better By And By [Listen]
8. It Is Well With My Soul [Listen]
9. Love Lifted Me [Listen]
10. Just A Closer Walk With Thee [Listen]
11. Leaning On The Everlasting Arms [Listen]
12. There Is A Fountain Filled With Blood [Listen]
13. Get Away Jordan [Listen]
14. We're Marching To Zion [Listen]
15. Little Is Much When God Is In It [Listen]
16. Redeemed [Listen]
17. Rock Of Ages [Listen]
18. Lead Me To That Rock [Listen]
19. Precious Memories [Listen]
20. This World Is Not My Home [Listen]
21. He Leadeth Me [Listen]
22. When The Saints Go Marching In [Listen]
23. His Eye Is On The Sparrow [Listen]
24. Leave It There [Listen]
25. There's Power In The Blood [Listen]
26. In The Garden [Listen]
27. Highway To Heaven [Listen]
28. What A Friend We Have In Jesus [Listen]
29. Joy In My Heart [Listen]
30. Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior [Listen]

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Product Description
Timeless hymns that have survived for centuries somehow grow more valuable from generation to generation. Now, 30 of these time-proven favourites are brought together in this stellar collection of Bill Gaitherís favourite hymn performances from Gaither Homecoming concerts and video recordings.

This 2-CD hymn collection features songs of joy, messages of eternal hope and truths that never fade with time. Messages and melodies that have transcended generations, sung by gospel musicís best-loved voices, create a keepsake to treasure for years and pass down to the next generation of listeners.

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