Reviewed by Paul Davis
Roots may be in Southern gospel but the panoramic span of styles branches into almost every gospel form. From Thomas Dorsey's "Singing In My Soul" to Fanny Crosby's "Redeemed", throughout the 19 tracks there runs an almost tangible sense of intense worship-directed emotion. The video series' concept is wondrously simple and winsome! Under the auspices of songwriting geniuses, Bill and Gloria Gaither, there is an informal worship gathering of outstanding Christian talent who are there to sing and share in the studio. Big songwriting names, some legendary, abound including Doltie Rambo, Vep Ellis, Rusty Goodman, Albert Brumley among the newies. Laughter and tears flow freely in spontaneity. Highly recommended, the video series draws the viewer almost inevitably into sharing in the remarkable proceedings.
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They are there to simply sing and share in the studio. Inevitably the anointing falls and worship takes over. The BBC's Songs Of Praise was never like this! Wondrously simple and winsome, their roots may be in Southern gospel but the wide spectrum of styles extend into almost every gospel form, from Thomas Dorsey's "Singing In My Soul" to Fanny Crosby's "Redeemed". Under the auspices of song-writing geniuses Bill and Gloria Gaither, this is an informal worship-gathering of outstanding Christian talent around a studio piano and band. Among the songs, big songwriting names, some legendary, abound including Dottie Rambo, Vep Ellis, Rusty Goodman, and Albert Brumley among the newies. Beautiful harmony, laughter and tears flow freely in spontaneity. These heart-tugging videos are highly recommended. They draw the viewer almost inevitably into sharing in the remarkable proceedings. These videos are ideal to settle down to in front of your home TV screen with the family. They are truly inspiring, a welcome break from unsavoury stuff dished up nowadays by the TV networks.
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