Gaither Vocal Band, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound - Together
STYLE: Southern Gospel RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 33008-13453 LABEL: Gaither Music Group SHD2729 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2007-11-30 RRP: £7.99
Reviewed by Dave Brassington
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound are truly one of the biggest selling Southern gospel acts to emerge in recent years, adding a breath of fresh air with their lively concert performances and tight harmonies. The Gaither Vocal Band had joined them on their last DVD and I was really looking forward to this CD. I have to say that I was quite disappointed. The main problem is that it is a studio recording of a recently released DVD (which I have not seen) and it loses so much of the excitement that this fine group can generate in a live atmosphere. So I find it surprising that the record company has chosen to record the whole thing in this rather bland manner. The album itself is okay, containing a variety of new and well known songs, though the close-to-national-tub-thumping "America" medley moves predictably. On the plus side, there are some very nice renditions of "Sitting At The Foot Of Jesus", the song associated with Elvis's live performances: "Sweet Sweet Spirit", "Sinner's Plea", "Holy Is The Lord" and the fine opener "Great Day".
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The Gaither Vocal Band and Ernie Haase & Signature Sound…Together features two great quartets celebrating one great God through songs that, according to Bill Gaither, 'are best sung together'.
Enjoy the harmony of these eight men as they lift up their voices and their lives in a truly remarkable evening of celebration, worship, joy and camaraderie. This CD is packed with great songs which capture an outstanding evening of Praise.