Bill & Gloria Gaither and Their Homecoming Friends - Marching To Zion

Sunday 1st October 2000
Bill & Gloria Gaither and Their Homecoming Friends - Marching To Zion
Bill & Gloria Gaither and Their Homecoming Friends - Marching To Zion

STYLE: Southern Gospel
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: Spring House
FORMAT: VHS video Music video

Reviewed by Paul Davis

This delightful collection produced under the Bill and Gloria Gaither Homecoming video banner is sure to delight the series' growing band of fans and endear many more. The winning formula is the same and many of the participants are the same. Nevertheless, the sense of divine anointing is almost tangible at times as the proceedings unfold. The series' producers should be careful to guard against contrived showmanship and lack of spontaneity. The balance to be struck is on a knife edge and therefore needs to be re-sharpened from time to time. Featured songs range from established classics such as "It Is Well With My Soul" to modern day, Southern gospel songs with classic potential, such as "Another Soldier's Coming Home". Solo guest spots are featured from the likes of Jessy Dixon, Jake Hess, Larry Ford, Lulu Roman, Janet Paschal and many more including JD Sumner on what must be one of his last video performances before his death in November of '98. This series comes highly recommended by this reviewer who after 25 years of critiquing Christian music in not ashamed to say that the concept has taken him prisoner! The retail price tends to be on the higher side but the keepsake nature, continual freshness and repeatability of the videos tends toward good value for money, after all! It is worth mentioning the inadequacy of credits for songwriters which leads to a game of guess who? It is inexcusable remembering the space available on the sleeve.

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