Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends - Bill Gaither's 30 Favorite Homecoming Hymns

Published Sunday 28th December 2014
Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends - Bill Gaither's 30 Favorite Homecoming Hymns
Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends - Bill Gaither's 30 Favorite Homecoming Hymns

STYLE: Southern Gospel
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 150236-22088
LABEL: Gaither Music Group SHD8968
RELEASE DATE: 2014-04-01
RRP: £11.99

Reviewed by Dave Brassington

I must admit I am always wary of 'Best Of', 'Greatest Hits', etc compilations as frequently, if the artist/group is known to me, I find myself wondering "why was that title selected"? or in the case of a 'Best Of' how on earth can they have not included that bigger hit? This is often down to record companies deputing someone to organise things, with someone lacking real knowledge of the artist/s. Well no such problem here as with 'the boss man' being in total charge, it is purely down to Bill's own personal choice! The whole thing gets off to a cracking start with a lively version of the very country "Church In The Wildwood", then we have a fine version of "The Unclouded Day" by the late Howard Goodman. With 30 tracks, including a huge selection of gospel classics such as "It Is Well With My Soul", "Rock Of Ages", "In The Garden", "What A Friend We Have In Jesus", etc, there is so much to enjoy!. The Homecoming Friends include Guy Penrod, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Candy Hemphill Christmas, Kim Hopper and others as well as Gaither's own Vocal Band. It's hard to pick a favourite, but "There Is A Fountain Filled With Blood" by the great David Phelps takes some beating! An impressive compilation.

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Product Description
Timeless hymns that have survived for centuries somehow grow more valuable from generation to generation. Now, 30 of these time-proven favourites are brought together in this stellar collection of Bill Gaither’s favourite hymn performances from Gaither Homecoming concerts and video recordings.

This 2-CD hymn collection features songs of joy, messages of eternal hope and truths that never fade with time. Messages and melodies that have transcended generations, sung by gospel music’s best-loved voices, create a keepsake to treasure for years and pass down to the next generation of listeners.

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