Sandi Patty - The Best Of Sandi Patty: From The Homecoming Series
STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 117265-18505 LABEL: Gaither Music Group 0617884613723 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2011-08-23 RRP: £7.99
Reviewed by Stephen Luff
Sandi Patti's amazing career has so far achieved five Grammy awards, 40 Dove awards and over 11 million album sales - not bad for someone who spent the early part of her singing path as a backing singer for Bill Gaither! This is a collection of live recordings taken from the Gaither Homecoming projects. The album demonstrates Sandi's Streisand-like tones to the full, as demonstrated on the opener "We Shall Behold Him", where the diva's high notes are jaw dropping! The recording quality is also first rate. However, to call this compilation a 'Best Of' will attract critics, for example several Grammy award winning songs are absent here such as "They Say" and "Morning Like This". Also, given the strength of the live performances and the numerous guests the TV show attracts, on the sleeve there is a curious absence of details of artists who sing alongside Patti, for example "Further Along" features several unnamed voices. The inclusion of the Disney track "A Whole New World" is also odd. That said, there are classy performances here.
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Among the most highly acclaimed vocalists in gospel music history, Sandi Patty has a voice that is not only unforgettable – it’s legendary.
She grew up just down the road from Bill and Gloria Gaither and performed on the Gaither stage very early in her career.
Now, 5 Grammy Awards, 40 Dove Awards and 11 million albums later, Gaither Music Group is pleased to release The Best of Sandi Patty.
The CD features Sandi’s best-loved performances on the Gaither stage.