Bill & Gloria Gaither and Their Homecoming Friends - Bill & Gloria Gaither Present: A Billy Graham Music Homecoming Vol 1

Published Wednesday 23rd June 2004
Bill & Gloria Gaither and Their Homecoming Friends - Bill & Gloria Gaither Present: A Billy Graham Music Homecoming Vol 1
Bill & Gloria Gaither and Their Homecoming Friends - Bill & Gloria Gaither Present: A Billy Graham Music Homecoming Vol 1
DVD

STYLE: Southern Gospel
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 10108-DVD64
LABEL: Gaither Music Group 1955177
FORMAT: DVD Music video
RELEASE DATE: 2002-08-23
RRP: £11.99

Reviewed by Dave Brassington

Recorded at The Cove (the Billy Graham Training Centre), a variety of artists, old and new, sing songs associated with the well known evangelist and his crusades. The album gets off to a rousing start with "Redeemed" and then all join in to sing the old Wesley hymn "And Can It Be". Billy Graham was not well enough to be present at this recording but his wife Ruth gives several interesting anecdotes about some of the artists that she knew. Scandinavian soloist Evie Karlsson is featured and I particularly enjoyed the interviews between George Beverly Shea and Bill Gaither as to how he found "How Great Thou Art", in London in 1954, which went on to become an integral part of the Billy Graham crusades. George also describes how he came to write the great song "The Wonder Of It All". My personal favourites on this album are "Somebody's Praying" which bluegrass great Ricky Skaggs sings unaccompanied, and "The King Is Coming" by the Gaither Vocal Band. To sum up, this is a better album than Vol 2 as the material chosen is stronger.

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