Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends - Best Of Homecoming Vol 2
STYLE: Southern Gospel RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 80662-15677 LABEL: Spring House SHD2709 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2009-06-26 RRP: £11.99
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
With such a truly vast back catalogue of albums and videos to choose from, the Southern gospel phenomenon that is Bill & Gloria's Homecoming Friends series easily source compilations and, in fact, has already spawned a series of collections Bill Gaither's 20 All-Time Favorite Homecoming Songs And Performances. But in case you missed those and are a newcomer to the series which mixes old school Southern gospel harmonisers, American hymnody, country music, black gospel and inspirational balladry to phenomenal sales success, then this set could be for you. 20 tracks are crammed in and from country gospel husband and wife team Jeff & Sheri Easter singing "Singing In My Soul" on the opener, to a massed rank of Homecoming Friends on the old hymn "On Jordan's Stormy Banks I Stand" on the closer, this is old time religion presented with considerable aplomb. Among the acts on this particular set are Heirloom, the late Vestal Goodman (shame her voice had deteriorated), Cynthia Clawson and another deceased Southern gospel giant, Jake Hess, complete with a narration by Gloria Gaither. The Gaithers have a formula and stick with it and no doubt this selection will find its way into quite a few homes.
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A rich musical treasury of Homecoming moments featuring the most beloved gospel artists of our time.
For two decades, a legendary cast of gospel pioneers has brought us priceless music and memories through the Gaither Homecoming series. Seasoned veterans with deep roots in gospel music, and fresh, young voices, have brought us songs and poignant moments that could never be scripted, brings together a rich musical treasury of the most beloved gospel artists of our time and voices who are dearly missed. A keepsake which preserves a legacy of gospel music’s finest moments and keeps the music alive for generations to come.