A Cappella

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Barnes & Noble - Lisa Zhito
Unadorned by instrumental accompaniment, the four-part harmonies of the Gaither Vocal Band (Bill Gaither, Guy Penrod, David Phelps, and Russ Taff) shine in their full glory on these 12 recordings. It's their first-ever a cappella project, and it's about time: In the hands -- well, voices, of pros like these, the songs come to their full emotional and spiritual fruition -- instrumentation would be beside the point. Opening track "Low Down the Chariot," first recorded by the Jordanaires, sizzles with personality, while "God Bless America," fast becoming a Gaither signature, uplifts while maintaining its spiritual message. "Sing a Song/ I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing" ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Lisa Zhito
Unadorned by instrumental accompaniment, the four-part harmonies of the Gaither Vocal Band (Bill Gaither, Guy Penrod, David Phelps, and Russ Taff) shine in their full glory on these 12 recordings. It's their first-ever a cappella project, and it's about time: In the hands -- well, voices, of pros like these, the songs come to their full emotional and spiritual fruition -- instrumentation would be beside the point. Opening track "Low Down the Chariot," first recorded by the Jordanaires, sizzles with personality, while "God Bless America," fast becoming a Gaither signature, uplifts while maintaining its spiritual message. "Sing a Song/ I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing" banishes all memory of that old Coca-Cola commercial, though the "Sing a Song" part is a tad treacly; indeed, the material covered here blends spiritual, inspirational, and patriotic themes, and the Gaithers resonate most powerfully on the spiritual material. Closing with the eloquent prayer of "Gentle Shepherd," the Gaither Vocal Band proves that a true musical experience doesn't need synthesizers, ProTools, or even instruments to be enjoyable.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/30/2003
  • Label: Spring House / Emi
  • UPC: 617884251604
  • Catalog Number: 42516
  • Sales rank: 104,896

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gaither Vocal Band Primary Artist
Bill Gaither Group Member
Russ Taff Group Member
Guy Penrod Group Member
David Phelps Group Member
Technical Credits
Jean Sibelius Composer
Scott-Wesley Brown Composer
Bill Gaither Composer, Producer
Richard Smallwood Composer
Russ Taff Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Roger Cook Composer
Eugene Wright Composer
Tommy Cooper Engineer
Roger Greenaway Composer
Pete Greene Engineer
David Phelps Arranger, Producer
Joe Raposo Composer
Doug Sarrett Engineer
Isaac Watts Composer
William Gaither Composer
Matthew Beckett Engineer
Jeff Gudenrath Mastering
Charles Albert Tindley Composer
Gloria Gaither Composer
Joseph Scriven Composer
Billy Backer Composer
Vep Ellis Composer
David Ponder Engineer
Public Domain Composer
Traditional Composer
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