STYLE: Southern Gospel RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 20162-DVD267 LABEL: Gaither Music Group SHDVD4723 FORMAT: DVD Music video ITEMS: 1 RRP: £7.99
Reviewed by Paul Poulton
110 minutes of live performance and interviews, from the latest line up of the four part harmony male quartet. "Groups change, that's the nature of groups," says Bill Gaither. His own group has seen its fair share of changes, yet Bill has nothing but positive things to say about the changes, every line up has delivered its own brand of Southern gospel. Listening to the interviews is fascinating - sparks of musical wisdom shoot out from the screen. Spiritual wisdom is there too: how does Bill cope with the phone call telling him another band member is leaving the band? I suppose these are situations we all face in different ways, which is why the interviews are so appealing. Disappointments, but how do we cope without bearing a grudge? Having built something good, it suddenly gets demolished, then we have to begin the process of building again. Guy Penrod (lead vocals) asked God to make the building process easy for them, hence the present line up is a story of God's providence. The concert section of the DVD is as alluring as the behind the scenes footage. Filmed at the Indiana Roof Ballroom, I couldn't help but be charmed by the stylish performance. There is a bonus scene where these guys sing in the shower. They look like they are having fun. Bill says, "That's because we are."
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