STYLE: Country RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 80663-15622 LABEL: Gaither Music Group SHD2793 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2009-06-26 RRP: £11.99
Reviewed by Dave Brassington
Having been a gospel group for very many years before they hit it big in the mainstream country world in the '70s and '80s, this CD finds the Boys coming home to their gospel heritage. The project kicks off with an excellent "Jesus Is Coming Soon" followed by a batch of many fine contemporary country gospel songs such as "I Know", the Dallas Frazier classic "The Baptism Of Jesse Taylor" and the country hit "Elvira". A couple of Gaither tunes are also featured - the much loved "Because He Lives" and "Loving God, Loving Each Other". Throughout this album the star quality of the Oak Ridge Boys' vocals are a delight. Clearly, the Boys are showing no signs of running out of creative steam.
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For more than 50 years, The Oak Ridge Boys have created an American music legacy all their own. Their foundational influence and award-winning history is attributed not only to their dynamic personalities and musical diversity, but also to great songs that have connected with the hearts of their audiences. Throughout the heights of their success, they have maintained an unwavering commitment to gospel music. Recorded before an intimate group of friends at Gaither Studios in Indiana, this musical journey takes us deep into the gospel roots of The Oak Ridge Boys, with performances and interviews that celebrate the group’s gospel music heritage.