STYLE: Southern Gospel RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 88234-16668 LABEL: Gaither Music Group SHD6031 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2010-02-09 RRP: £11.99
Reviewed by Dave Brassington
The recently formed five man vocal band which performed a year or so ago in London, made a debut recording with two live DVDs from their concerts in San Antonio, Texas, called 'Better Day' and 'Reunited'. This single CD is a compilation featuring 17 tracks from the two DVDs. It opens with the very lively "Love Like I'm Leaving" and also includes the "Better Day" title track. It also includes guest performances from The Isaacs who reprise The Brown's big hit "The Three Bells" and a new song "I Will Praise Him". Jason Crabb solos on "Daystar (Shine Down On Me)" backed by the Gaither Vocal Band, and another solo track is the classical "Nessun Dorma" powerfully sung by group member David Phelps. Yet if I had to pick a favourite from this excellent album it would be the very evangelistic song of proclamation "Alpha And Omega". Recommended, but I do think that the DVDs are better.
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The Better Day CD features select live performances from the historical musical event recorded with a live audience at the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio.
Features quintessential Gaither Vocal Band classics like Alpha And Omega, The Love of God and Lord Feed Your Children, plus introduces new songs Better Day and Love Like I’m Leaving which are destined to become new favourites, offering a fresh dose of hope and optimism.
Other highlights include David Phelps’s breath-taking performance of the classical Italian aria Nessun Dorma, plus guest performances by The Isaacs and Jason Crabb.