Bill & Gloria Gaither, & Their Homecoming Friends - Gaither Homecoming Celebration!

Published Saturday 9th March 2013
Bill & Gloria Gaither, & Their Homecoming Friends - Gaither Homecoming Celebration!
Bill & Gloria Gaither, & Their Homecoming Friends - Gaither Homecoming Celebration!

STYLE: Southern Gospel
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 120345-19133
LABEL: Gaither Music Group 0617884614126
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RELEASE DATE: 2012-01-24
RRP: £7.99

Reviewed by Dave Brassington

This 17-track compilation offers cuts from a batch of recent Gaither releases. It gets off to a lively start with a rousing version of "Singing With The Saints" by the Gaither Vocal Band and then proceeds to musically explore the theme of celebration in some style. "Jesus Saves", a duet between Candy Christmas and David Phelps, is particularly effective. I found the medley behind the strong piano playing of the late Anthony Burger on "Great Is Thy Faithfulness" and "How Great Thou Art" very moving as a tribute to the late and greatly missed piano maestro. "What A Wonderful World" by the late Bob Cain is also very moving, as I think it was recorded when he was unsuccessfully battling terminal cancer. I really enjoyed the musical storm that the [late] Happy Goodmans generated on a medley of "I Hold A Clear Title To A Mansion", "God Walks The Dark Hills" and "I Believe He's Coming Back". The Gaither Vocal Band are very strong on some of the closing tracks, "Loving God, Loving Each Other" and "The King Is Coming". Whilst I am not the greatest fan of compilation albums, this one works very well, a theme has been chosen, and the tracks selected are all good and fully complement the theme.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Singing With The Saints [Listen]
2. Bein' Happy [Listen]
3. Jesus, What A Wonderful Child [Listen]
4. Jesus Saves [Listen]
5. Goodby World Goodby [Listen]
6. Great Is Thy Faithfulness-How Big Is God-How Great Thou Art (Medley) [Listen]
7. Born Again [Listen]
8. Faith Unlocks The Door-God Takes Good Care Of Me-Climbing Higher And Higher-Then I Met The Master [Listen]
9. What A Wonderuful World [Listen]
10. Highway To Heaven [Listen]
11. Gone [Listen]
12. I'm Bound For The Promised Land-Shall We Gather At The River-Down By The Riverside (Medley) [Listen]
13. I Hold A Clear Title To A Mansion-God Walks The Dark Hills- I Believe He's Coming Back (Medley) [Listen]
14. I Wouldn't Take Nothin' For My Journey [Listen]
15. Loving God, Loving Each Other [Listen]
16. The King Is Coming [Listen]
17. Celebration Medley [Listen]

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Product Description
Recovered from the Gaither Homecoming vault, this joyful evening of music features a legendary line-up of artists from the past and the present, including performances by Howard and Vestal Goodman, Jake Hess, Jessy Dixon and Bob Cain, as well as songs by the Gaither Vocal Band, The Martins, Janet Paschal, Candy Christmas, Carman, Mark Lowry, David Phelps and more!

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