STYLE: Country RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 125355-19368 LABEL: Gaither Music Group SHD6201 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2012-05-22 RRP: £7.99
Reviewed by Dave Brassington
Sub-titled 'Gospel Favorites', this album feels like a labour of love from start to finish. Produced by Ben Isaacs, the Oaks launch into some very strong material such as the opener "Lead Me To That Rock", and really breathe new life into such chestnuts as "Standing In The Need Of Prayer" and "River Of Jordan". The backing musicians include such luminaries as Gordon Mote on piano, Aubrey Haynie on fiddle and mandolin, Bryan Sutton and Kevin Williams on acoustic guitar and with Joe Bonsall's banjo picking 'Back Home Again' has a deft back porch vibe. If I had to pick a favourite, it would be the Boys' very fine version of the Dolly Parton classic "Coat Of Many Colors". All in all, one of the best albums the Oaks have delivered in years.
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With an award-winning legacy of stellar recordings, the Oak Ridge Boys once again raise the standard for themselves in this all-new anthology of beloved gospel classics.
Featuring fresh, acoustic-driven arrangements of favourites, the Oak Ridge Boys breathe new life into time-tested gospel standards with their seasoned country sound and energetic four-part harmonies.
Back Home Again is a keepsake for both gospel music listeners and Oak Ridge Boys fans alike.