Greater Vision - Live At First Atlanta

Wednesday 1st May 2002
Greater Vision - Live At First Atlanta
Greater Vision - Live At First Atlanta

STYLE: Southern Gospel
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
LABEL: Daywind 1418712672

Reviewed by Trevor Kirk

Greater Vision are a trio of talented gospel singers, Messrs Gerald Wolfe, Rodney Griffin and Jason Waldroup, and this album, recorded in the First Baptist Church, Atlanta, and introduced by its pastor, Dr Charles Stanley, is for me a welcome antidote to the burgeoning inspirational overkill of the Gaithers. Greater Vision as a group came into existence in 1990, and since their foundation have garnered a hatful of Dove and Southern Gospel Music Association awards and nominations (they were the only Southern gospel group invited to perform at the 2000 Dove Awards bash, which, bearing in mind the plethora of purveyors of the genre, must say something) and a reputation for hard work, something like 190 concerts a year, plus TV and personal appearances, outreach meetings and what not. All this effort and experience shows in the relaxed, natural, and confident way they come across; no cornball cheesiness, instead, plenty of good gags and stories, always told against themselves, and whilst the material is the usual sort of fare, it's mostly self-penned, and very well sung. If you'd like to investigate Southern gospel but you don't want to tackle all those Homecoming Friends albums, you might like to look this one out.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Shout To The Lord [Listen]
2. Be Still [Listen]
3. Shine, Jesus Shine (Lord, The Light Of Your Love Is Shining) [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by William Cunningham in Wartrace, Tn. @ 15:39 on Jun 27 2009

I've been listening to GV for many years. My favorite times with them is when I was living in Indy. GV would come into town enroute to another gig and they would have a few days off. They would do a free concert at the Landmark Baptist Church and they collected a love offering from the standing room only church. I was talking to Gearld about his piano playing and he always down talks his talent. I told him he plays beautifully to the music that he writes.
And what he does with his hands on the keyboards, is very tastfully done. Keep up the good work guys
and good luck on your newest project. Sincerely, Billy C.

Posted by Vivian Eaton in Somerset, KY @ 16:14 on Oct 11 2008

I have heard Greater Vision twice in person and their performance was fantastic! I know Rodney Griffin & his parents personally and Rodney is such an inspiration to me and so many others. You can tell the group are enjoying their music and they walk close to the Lord. You can feel they love God. I praise God for their music. It is such a blessing to me.
Thank you God for them. love and prayers, Vivian Eaton from Flat Lick Baptist Church Somerset, KY

Posted by Laverne Ruggiero in Ocala,Fl @ 16:29 on Jul 3 2006

Heard this group at a church last night
and they are really a wonderful group,
not only their singing but their faith is really terrific! Their best song to me is
Keep up the great work!

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