Bill & Gloria Gaither and Their Homecoming Friends - Journey To The Sky

Published Thursday 10th November 2005
Bill & Gloria Gaither and Their Homecoming Friends - Journey To The Sky
Bill & Gloria Gaither and Their Homecoming Friends - Journey To The Sky

STYLE: Southern Gospel
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 12466-1609
LABEL: Gaither Music Group SHD2372
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RRP: £5.99

Reviewed by Dave Brassington

Ivan Parker does a nice rendition of the title track, after which many of the favourite Gaither artists, ie, Russ Taff, David Phelps, Jake Hess and Hovie Lister each take a turn. "Come Spring", featuring Jessica King, Sheri Easter and Charlotte Ritchie, is a new song and very, very country. Long time Nashville saxophonist Boots Randolph makes a surprise appearance with his own medley. There are nice contributions from Randy Travis - "Feet On The Rock" - and Larry Gatlin - "Lay Them Down", but the undoubted highlight is the surprise appearance of Don Francisco with his classic "He's Alive" which still retains its capacity to take the listener's my breath away with its powerful narrative lyrics of the Resurrection! A very good album indeed.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. My Journey To The Sky [Listen]
2. Joshua Led God's Children [Listen]
3. Because I Love Him [Listen]
4. Just Enough Clouds [Listen]
5. Come Spring [Listen]
6. Paradise Island [Listen]
7. Come And Go With Me & What A Time [Listen]
8. Glory, Glory Clear The Road [Listen]
9. Boots Randolph Medley [Listen]
10. Hope, Joy And Love [Listen]
11. He's Alive [Listen]
12. Clouds [Listen]
13. Feet On The Rock [Listen]
14. Trumpet Of Jesus [Listen]
15. Lay Them Down [Listen]
16. O Love That Will Not Let Me Go [Listen]
17. He Knows Just What I Need [Listen]
18. Lord, I'm Coming Home [Listen]
19. The Love Of God [Listen]

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Product Description
The Homecoming Friends share songs that serve as a compass for the journey. This new recording features a range of songs, everything from Randy Travis' 'Feet On The Rock' to a saxophone medley with Boots Randolph to the Don Francisco classic, 'He's Alive'. Helping us deliver truth and hope into the trenches are Alicia Williamson, Russ Taff, Sarah DeLane and Ivan Parker. Also captured on this recording, taped at the Indiana Roof Ballroom, are our beloved friends, Jake Hess, Hovie Lister and the Happy Goodmans.

Reader Comments

Posted by Krystal Jordan in Oregon @ 03:14 on Aug 26 2010

Lay them down....a beautiful melody with heart- piercing words.

However, I cannot find the sheet music anywhere. Does anyone know where I can purchase this music?



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