Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends - How Great Thou Art (Hymns)
STYLE: Southern Gospel RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 29411-DVD383 LABEL: Spring House 0617884477592 FORMAT: DVD Music video RELEASE DATE: 2007-09-30 RRP: £16.99
Reviewed by Dave Brassington
A brand new release from The Gaithers featuring great and timeless hymns. Unusually for a Gaither DVD it has an orchestra within the studio, but still emanates quite a country feel as the Friend include the Oak Ridge Boys, Buddy Green and bluegrass great Doyle Lawson. The DVD kicks off with the classic hymn "How Great Thou Art". I really enjoyed "Shall We Gather At The River" led by Buddy Green and "God Will Take Care Of You" from the Oak Ridge Boys. "It Is Well With My Soul" by black gospel's basso profundo Wintley Phipps is also outstanding. Other good tracks include "I'd Rather Have Jesus" by the Crabb Family, "There Is A Fountain Filled With Blood" by David Phelps, "Since Jesus Came Into My Heart" by Doyle Lawson and who could not love "Leaning On The Everlasting Arms" by Norway's Solveig Henderson. This is the best new Gaither DVD for some time.
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Over 2 hours long, this DVD features many popualr hymns sung by the Homecoming Friends.
Bill and Gloria Gaither have been busy again, this time in Nashville where they gathered The Homecoming Friends together to sing more of your favourite hymns and songs.
This release was recorded as a follow up to the popular 'Hymns' and 'Church In The Wildwood' recordings.
Over 150 friends were present including Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, Lynda Randle, This Isaacs, The Martins, Ivan Parker, Janet Paschal, Russ Taff, The Crabb Family, Andrae Crouch, Jessy Dixon, Larry Ford, Joy Gardner, Brenda Lee, The Oak Ridge Boys, and Randy Owen (Alabama).
The chorus is led by a 23 piece orchestra, a must-have for all Gaither fans.
1. How Great Thou Art
2. Down At The Cross
3. Shall We Gather At The River
4. God Leads Us Along
5. God Will Take Care Of You
6. What A Friend We Have In Jesus
7. It Is Well With My Soul
8. Fairest Lord Jesus
9. I’d Rather Have Jesus
10. O, How I Love Jesus
11. Great Is Thy Faithfulness
12. There Is A Fountain Filled With Blood
13. What A Precious Friend Is He
14. Since Jesus Came Into My Heart
15. Leaning On The Everlasting Arms
16. Thank You