Bill & Gloria Gaither and Their Homecoming Friends - I'll Fly Away

Published Tuesday 2nd August 2005
Bill & Gloria Gaither and Their Homecoming Friends - I'll Fly Away
Bill & Gloria Gaither and Their Homecoming Friends - I'll Fly Away

STYLE: Southern Gospel
RATING 5 5 5 5 5
LABEL: Spring House SHDVD4438
FORMAT: DVD Music video
RELEASE DATE: 2002-08-23
RRP: £7.99

Reviewed by Dave Brassington

Having enjoyed many and varied Gaither Videos and DVDs I must say that this recording, live from New Orleans, is about the most uninspired of all the albums I have heard from them. Many of the songs are familiar, but very few of them stand out, and when one hears some familiar titles and can think of better versions such as the title track, it makes the whole album rather tedious. "Too Much To Gain To Lose" from Dottie Rambo and The Martins is moving because Dottie is obviously not very well. "I'm Not Perfect, Just Forgiven" by Joel Hemphill is good and "Four Days Late", by Karen Peck and her group New River, is the standout track, ironically written by Aaron Wilburn whose comedy spot left me completely cold! To sum up, though, this is a DVD all but the most ardent Gaither completists can ignore.

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Product Description
In a city known for its jazz and its blues, the Homecoming Friends share the gospel with New Orleans concertgoers. As these southern saints go marching in to the Saenger Performing Arts Center, a landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places, familiar Homecoming faces and some new faces bring good news to those who have the blues.

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