Bill & Gloria Gaither and Their Homecoming Friends - South African Homecoming

Published Thursday 21st June 2007
Bill & Gloria Gaither and Their Homecoming Friends - South African Homecoming
Bill & Gloria Gaither and Their Homecoming Friends - South African Homecoming

STYLE: Southern Gospel
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 23374-12703
LABEL: Gaither Music Group SHD2649
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RELEASE DATE: 2007-05-31
RRP: £7.99

Reviewed by Stephen Luff

When I first saw the cover of this disc , I was puzzled. Has Mr Gaither and friends changed musical direction and produced a CD of African music or maybe they have moved their operation to Johannesburg? - and that is a very large operation given the amount of artists their vast collection of recordings feature! I was wrong on all counts. This polished live recording features many of the regulars including Jessy Dixon, Stephen Hill, The Isaacs and of course the Gaither Vocal Band (but no Russ Taff) presenting their style of Southern gospel with marginal African influence. There are some good tracks here: "Umbrella" (The Isaacs) presents outstanding vocal arrangements, "Fully Alive" (Lauren Tally & Joy Gardner) and "My Lord And I" (Gaither Vocal Band) feature some enjoyable musical arrangements vaguely African, however, the piano solo "Keep On The Firing Line" from the late Anthony Burger sounds like they brought Russ Conway along! Ladysmith Black Mambazo this is not! Still, it's always a joy to hear Jessy Dixon.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Lauren Talley) [Listen]
2. (With Gaither Vocal Band) [Listen]
3. Geggie Smith) [Listen]
4. Woody Wright) [Listen]
5. (With Sue Dodge) [Listen]
6. (With Anthony Burger) [Listen]
7. (With Albert E. Brumley) [Listen]
8. (With The Isaacs) [Listen]
9. (With Ivan Parker) [Listen]
10. (With Kim Hopper) [Listen]
11. Wes Hampton) [Listen]
12. (With Lynda Randle) [Listen]
13. Joy Randle) [Listen]
14. (With Reggie & Lynda Love Smith) [Listen]
15. (With The Booth Brothers) [Listen]
16. Signature Sound) [Listen]
17. (With Joy Gardner) [Listen]
18. (With Gaither Vocal Band) [Listen]
19. (with Gaither Vocal Band) [Listen]

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Product Description
Join Bill & Gloria Gaither, the Gaither Vocal Band and the Homecoming Friends for this live celebration recorded in the magnificent Mosaiek Theatre in Johannesburg, South Africa.
This unforgettable concert features moving performances by The Gaither Vocal Band, Anthony Burger, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, The African Children’s Choir, Russ Taff, Lynda Randle, Jessy Dixon, Jeff and Sheri Easter, The Isaacs, Joy Gardner, Ivan Parker, Kim Hopper, and many more.
This beautiful video experience reaches across oceans and cultures for a Homecoming you will never forget!

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