Mark Lowry & Bill Gaither - The Best Of Mark Lowry & Bill Gaither Vol 2
STYLE: Southern Gospel RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 11169-DVD101 LABEL: Gaither Music Group SHDVD4572 FORMAT: DVD Music video RELEASE DATE: 2004-08-06 RRP: £7.99
Reviewed by Dave Brassington
This second volume has resulted from enough good material left over from Vol 1 to warrant a further DVD. It follows the same format as the first album; friendly banter between Mark and Bill, excerpts from various concerts and out takes. I find Mark Lowry an enigma, in so far as he possesses a very fine singing voice and can occasionally write a classic song, but personally his humour is an acquired taste that doesn't really travel well across the Atlantic. "Jesus On The Mainline" comes off very well, as Bill Gaither had no idea that Mark was creating such humour because he was singing his part with his eyes closed! It is very difficult to be objective about this album as for example the comedy skit on "Cool Water" will have some people in hysterics, whereas I personally didn't care for it. The bonus material has a very nice version of the old B J Thomas classic "Home Where I Belong" and then Mark does a superb job on his own song "Mary Did You Know" recorded in New York.
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During Mark’s thirteen years singing baritone for the award-winning Gaither Vocal Band, his side-splitting antics and relentless commentary about Bill’s idiosyncrasies have made audiences gasp and giggle their way through countless Homecoming events. The most hilarious on-stage memories of Mark Lowry and Bill Gaither have been brought together in this priceless collection of footage, featuring personal commentary with Bill and Mark as they reflect on all their friendship and the great memories they have enjoyed together over the years. The accompanying audio, available on cassette or CD, features a magnificent collection of Mark Lowry’s best-loved musical performances from the Homecoming recording series.