Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends - Bill Gaither's Best Of Homecoming 2013

Published Tuesday 12th March 2013
Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends - Bill Gaither's Best Of Homecoming 2013
Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends - Bill Gaither's Best Of Homecoming 2013

STYLE: Southern Gospel
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 130694-19844
LABEL: Gaither Music Group SHD7564
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RELEASE DATE: 2012-10-09
RRP: £7.99

Reviewed by Dave Brassington

Considering the album title, it's pretty bizarre that this compilation features "Goodby World Goodby" by Anthony Burger, who died several years ago! However, leaving aside such peculiarities, the album opens in fine style with "Still Feelin' Fine" by the Booth Brothers followed by an engaging version of "Leaning On The Everlasting Arms" by Guy Penrod from his excellent 'Hymns' album. There are some other appealing tracks such as "Lead Me To That Rock" by the Oak Ridge Boys and "Back Home Again" by a composite group of Gaither singers. The only track I could have done without was "God Bless The USA" by Ivan Parker, which veers into the Homecoming Friends' occasional bout of patriotism. All in all, some nice tracks here, but these days 12 tracks seem a bit sparse and devotees of the Gaithers may well have some of the original albums.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Still Feeling Fine [Listen]
2. Leaning On The Everlasting Arms [Listen]
3. Do You Wanna Be Well [Listen]
4. Lead Me To That Rock [Listen]
5. Just A Closer Walk With Thee [Listen]
6. Back To The Front Porch [Listen]
7. God Bless The USA [Listen]
8. Goodbye World Goodbye [Listen]
9. You Will Never Walk Alone [Listen]
10. Because He Lives [Listen]
11. The Old Rugged Cross [Listen]
12. Back Home Again [Listen]

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Product Description
Each year, Bill Gaither likes to pick some his favourite songs from the year’s Homecoming releases. Some of his favourites from our 2012 collection feature songs from The Booth Brothers, The Crabb Family, Guy Penrod, David Phelps, the Oak Ridge Boys and Lynda Randle, just to name a few.

Reader Comments

Posted by Mwaura Joseph in Northern Kenya @ 16:42 on Apr 16 2013

To you Bill and Gloria, you might never get to know this, You are a beacon of hope to many here, you do greater things than He who called u. Didnt He actually say you will do so? To you flaming fire of God i..e the Homecoming team, you have flamed up my heart and life for God , Iam now alive, I can see. God so richly bless you all. Mark Lowry, keep up your special ministry of lighting up sullen souls



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