Bill & Gloria Gaither - Bill & Gloria Gaither Present Old Friends

Saturday 1st September 2001
Bill & Gloria Gaither - Bill & Gloria Gaither Present Old Friends
Bill & Gloria Gaither  - Bill & Gloria Gaither Present Old Friends

STYLE: Southern Gospel
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
LABEL: StarSong SSD8807
RELEASE DATE: 2001-04-20
RRP: £5.99

Reviewed by Paul Davis

Recorded informally around a studio piano, this is an early collection of authentic Bill & Gloria Gaither Homecoming Friends balladeering from an assortment that includes Russ Taff, the Speers, Doug Oldham, the Goodmans and many more. It is unashamedly unrehearsed, rootsy and less polished than more recent episodes. It is interesting to hear spontaneous, impactive sentiment and worship as opposed to the shallow, plastic passion of more clinical environs. This handsome gathering's release is an engaging album of well-penned contemplative songs. If you are looking for faith-building ditties a la sentimental themes, you'll find it in this collection! All the songs deserve a welcome airing particularly Gaither's "The King Is Coming", Fanny Crosby's "My Saviour First Of All" and Mosie Lister's "Then I Met The Master". The assembled winsomely display a most likeable professional vocal styling and delivery.

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Product Description
Many of life's greatest moments happen when friends get together. You can enjoy some of those magic moments as you watch Bill and Gloria Gaither and friends come together for Old Friends, a companion piece to 'Turn Your Radio On'. 'Old Friends' is just what you would think it would be - the best of Christian friends assembling together for a musical extravaganza that will please the ear and excite the soul.

Reader Comments

Posted by Nandipha Tuku in Cape Town, South africa @ 16:58 on Jun 14 2006

The 1st time i heard about and saw Bill and the old friends was on the VHS they did i'm not sure where that concert was about it was old friends's concert then the Gaither Vocal Band were gonna be the guest appearance on that show.My favourite songs are Oh What A Saviour,Thanx To Calvary and Champion Of Love.They all Describe God in a special,unique way.I LOVE GOD i'm scared of Him and yet i wanna be more like Him everyday.

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