|Bill & Gloria Gaither and Their Homecoming Friends - Hymns|
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
Any search on Amazon, or Cross Rhythms for that matter, will show you how prolific Bill and Gloria have been in recent years and this is another addition to their ever expanding catalogue. They have produced a joyous album in true Southern gospel style, which, to paraphrase a previous album title, should really allow anyone to "Sing their blues away". It doesn't stand out as being vastly different from other albums in the genre, nor from other Gaiter offerings, but it is done with sincerity and in the right spirit, not to mention that it will hit the right note with many fans. Here the Florida Boys, the Gaither Vocal Band, Cynthia Clawson, the Isaacs and numerous others explore the American hymnal. With 19 songs in this album, you certainly cannot complain that this is not value for money and, if old time renditions of old time hymns are your thing, you will not be disappointed.
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|Old time hymns, beautifully arranged and sung by Bill and Gloria Gaither and their Homecoming friends and more!|
Bill and Gloria Gaither step back in time to present two volumes of timeless music, 'Hymns' and 'Church In The Wildwood'. Taped at the rustic Chapel at the cove on the grounds of the Billy Graham Training Centre near Asheville, NC, these new recordings find the Homecoming Friends raising their voices in some of the most beloved inspirational songs of the past two centuries: 'At Calvary,' 'Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus,' 'Hallelujah, We Shall Rise,' and 'Rose Among The Thorns.'
Features a host of Gaither Homecoming Friends including, Howard and Vestal Goodman, Jake Hess, The Gaither Vocal Band, Anthony Burger, The Isaacs, Cynthia Clawson, Ben Speer, Ann Downing, Wesley Pritchard, Larry Ford, Jeff and Sheri Easter, the Hayes Family, the Pascall Sisters, George Younce, Buddy Greene, Selah, Lynda Randle, Sue Dodge, Mary Tom (Speer) Reid, Stephen Hill, Russ Taff , Ivan Parker and even George Beverly Shea and Cliff Barrows crept in to the back row to join in the celebration!