Bill & Gloria Gaither and Their Homecoming Friends - Hymns
STYLE: Southern Gospel RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 12864-DVD151 LABEL: Gaither Music Group SHDVD4441 FORMAT: DVD Music video ITEMS: 1 RRP: £11.99
Reviewed by Dave Brassington
This release follows on from the excellent 'Church In The Wildwood', it is in effect virtually volume two, with the addition of The Isaacs and cameo appearances from Cliff Barrows and George Beverly Shea, although the latter two do not sing. I was familiar with many of the titles on this set from country and bluegrass recordings. The DVD starts with "Hallelujah! We Shall Rise" and then we are treated to a succession of well known hymns, including "A Beautiful Life", "God Put A Rainbow In The Clouds", "Just A Little Talk With Jesus", "Life's Railway To Heaven" and concludes with a very moving version of "Softly And Tenderly" by Cynthia Clawson. The two standout tracks for me were the old traditional "Wayfaring Stranger" by The Isaacs and a song I was not familiar with, "A Rose Among The Thorns" which is a beautiful tune sung in brilliant a cappella fashion by the male quartet The Bishops. In conclusion, this is another very fine DVD, though not quite as good as 'Church In The Wildwood'. It was refreshing to listen to another fine Gaither offering without the comedy spots that for me spoil some of their other releases.
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One of two recent Gaither releases, the other being 'Church In The Wildwood', offering a special celebration of old time hymns and songs with early 20th Century clothing adding a real sense of occasion.
Includes: 'A Rose Among Thorns, Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus.'