Bill & Gloria Gaither and Their Homecoming Friends - Church In The Wildwood: Cherished Hymns

Published Thursday 10th November 2005
Bill & Gloria Gaither and Their Homecoming Friends - Church In The Wildwood: Cherished Hymns
Bill & Gloria Gaither and Their Homecoming Friends - Church In The Wildwood: Cherished Hymns

STYLE: Southern Gospel
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 12854-2421
LABEL: Gaither Music Group SHD2370
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RRP: £7.99

Reviewed by Dave Brassington

This album was recorded in a church at Billy Graham's mountain retreat and as a project was designed to recall the days of Old Time Gospel worship. All the artists were attired in 19th century costumes to enhance the atmosphere. This great album opens and closes with two classic Carter Family songs, beginning with Jeff and Sheri Easter's rendition of "Keep On The Sunny Side" and concludes with Stephen Hill giving one of the most rousing readings of "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" that I have ever heard. Try to stop your feet tapping on this one! There are many classic older type songs such as "On The Jericho Road", "Farther Along" by the delightful Peasall Sisters (remember their appearance in O Brother Where Art Thou?), the title track and a superlative version of "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus" by Allison Spear and Steve Amerson. Buddy Greene does a spectacular vocal/harmonica reprise of "Jonah And The Whale" and "God On The Mountain" by Lynda Randle is also truly outstanding. To sum up this is just about my favourite Gaither album apart from the two bluegrass albums.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Keep On The Sunny Side [Listen]
2. Lord, Lead Me On [Listen]
3. That Old Time Preacher Man [Listen]
4. Heavenly Sunlight [Listen]
5. Everybody Ought To Know [Listen]
6. On The Jerico Road [Listen]
7. Farther Along [Listen]
8. Revive Us Again [Listen]
9. We'll Soon Be Done With Troubles And Trials [Listen]
10. The Church In Wildwood [Listen]
11. Jonah And The Whale [Listen]
12. When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder [Listen]
13. Take My Hand, Precious Lord & Just A Closer Walk With Thee [Listen]
14. On Jordans Stormy Banks I Stand [Listen]
15. Great Homecoming [Listen]
16. God On The Mountain [Listen]
17. Will There Be Any Stars [Listen]
18. Wonderful Words Of Life [Listen]
19. Someone To Care [Listen]
20. Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus [Listen]
21. Will The Circle Be Unbroken [Listen]

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Product Description
Are you looking for a place where you can escape the uproar of life and listen for the voice of the Creator? Then follow the Homecoming choir to a little church in the wildwood where they sing your favorites including Farther Along, The Church In The Wildwood, Just A Closer Walk With Thee and many more.

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