Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends - Homecoming Picnic

Published Thursday 27th March 2008
Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends - Homecoming Picnic
Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends - Homecoming Picnic

STYLE: Southern Gospel
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Gaither Music Group 0617884477196
FORMAT: DVD Music video
RELEASE DATE: 2008-02-29
RRP: £11.99

Reviewed by Dave Brassington

Filmed on location at Fiddler's Grove, which is an historic village in Lebanon, Tennessee, this is by far the best Homecoming Friends release I have seen for a long while. Its charm is the campfire setting, relaxed atmosphere and the genuine good time feeling that ensues. There is plenty of good old Southern gospel harmony, with excerpts from the days gathering so the listener is able to meet the artists informally. Some of the highlights include Gordon Mote, who is introduced as the Friends' new piano player, and he does a fine song, "Sweet Forgiveness". Veteran Ben Speer revives one of Johnny Cash's Sun Records tunes "I Was There When It Happened". The Gaither Vocal Band are outstanding when they perform "I Heard It First On The Radio" standing on the front porch of an old mountain shack. I also enjoyed "Palms Of Victory" featuring Irishman Larry Ford, while harmonica virtuoso Buddy Greene is featured when he teams up with The Isaacs for two fine instrumentals "Sally Goodin/Wildwood Flower". With a running time of 90 minutes 'Homecoming Picnic' represents very good value for money.

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Product Description
Join Bill and Gloria Gaither and their Homecoming Friends for another new sing along popular inspiration songs.

This unique Homecoming family reunion offers you a special seat at the picnic table with your favourite gospel artists and their families.

Homecoming Picnic features all the elements of the perfect picnic, complete with warm conversation at the dinner table, fun and games, and lots of great singing around the campfire.

This Homecoming Picnic features a nostalgic collection of gospel favourites and once-in-a-lifetime moments with gospel music's most legendary voices.

Featuring: The Gaither Vocal Band, Stephen Hill, The Easters, The Hoppers, Jessy Dixon, Lynda Rnadle, The Martins, Kim Hopper, Eva Mae LeFerve, Buddy Greene and more!

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