Bill & Gloria Gaither and Their Homecoming Friends - Church In The Wildwood: Cherished Hymns
STYLE: Southern Gospel RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 12865-DVD152 LABEL: Gaither Music Group SHDVD4442 FORMAT: DVD Music video ITEMS: 1 RRP: £11.99
Reviewed by Dave Brassington
Recorded in the church at the Billy Graham Centre, The Cove, North Carolina, with the artists all dressed up in "old time" costume. This DVD presents a wide variety of well loved Southern gospel songs, many of which have passed into more general acclaim. The DVD kicks off splendidly with Jeff and Sheri Easter performing the Carter Family classic "Keep On The Sunny Side" and then continues with a whole host of familiar tunes performed in a variety of musical styles and voices ranging from quartets and trios to communal singing, eg, "When The Role Is Called Up Yonder". There are some noteworthy solo performances. I particularly enjoyed "Farther Along" by the very sweet Peasall Sisters, Buddy Greene's virtuoso harmonica and vocal performance of "Jonah And The Whale" and "God On The Mountain" by black gospel's Lynda Randle. There is so much to enjoy on this superb recording it is hard to pick a favourite and I think this is one of the very best Gaither albums that they have recorded. Superlative stuff!
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The second of two recent Gaither titles, the other being 'Hymns', offering a selection of old time hymns and songs, this volume includes more beautifully arranged hymns sung by the Gaithers and friends.
Featuring The Issacs, Jeff & Sheri Easter, George Beverly Shea and many more, songs include: 'Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus, Just A Closer Walk With Thee.'