Gaither Vocal Band - Sometimes It Takes A Mountain
STYLE: Southern Gospel RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 153409-22644 LABEL: Gaither Music Group SHD9063 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2014-10-14 RRP: £7.99
Reviewed by Dave Brassington
When you have been recording for the length of time Bill Gaither has been, I think I can appreciate the "what do I/we do now that we haven't already done before" question. Well, one answer must be to find some new and original material. Of the 14 tracks here, only the classic "Peace In The Valley" and the recent Gaither opus "Happy Rhythm" were familiar to me. "Jesus Give Me Water" is a strong opener and the title track is thought provoking. There are some biblically-based lyrics on "Resurrection" and "The Night Before Easter". "Written In Red" is another strong track. Throughout the album the fine voice of David Phelps is strongly evident. My only reservation would be that the album lacks a bit of musical variety. Indeed, compared to many Gaither releases it lacks some more upbeat tracks. Maybe that was the intention. The accompaniment is also of the orchestrated variety, giving it more of an easy listening sound. It is certainly an interesting release, but for me it lacked some excitement.
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The legendary Gaither Vocal Band showcases their award-winning harmonies with a fresh array of new songs combined with signature renditions of classic gospel tunes.
Featuring the talents of new members Adam Crabb and Todd Suttles, who round out the five-member crew of “singers’ singers”, the recording maintains the group’s familiar, powerhouse blends while introducing a fresh dynamic from this energetic line-up.
Produced by Bill Gaither, David Phelps and Ben Isaacs, this CD includes new renditions of several Gospel classics.