I Love to Tell the Story: 25 Timeless Hymns

I Love to Tell the Story: 25 Timeless Hymns

by Andy Griffith
     
 

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An expensive, big orchestra with some of the top session players in music provided the backdrop for Griffith's 1996 return to the recording studio for the first time in more than two decades. He recorded comedy and vocals sporadically for Capitol and other labels in the 1950s and 1960s. The set boasts 25 of the best-known gospels and hymns of all time. Griffith and

Overview

An expensive, big orchestra with some of the top session players in music provided the backdrop for Griffith's 1996 return to the recording studio for the first time in more than two decades. He recorded comedy and vocals sporadically for Capitol and other labels in the 1950s and 1960s. The set boasts 25 of the best-known gospels and hymns of all time. Griffith and label owner Billy Ray Hearn narrowed the tracks down from a pool of 150 songs they had considered. These arrangements are dulcet, pretty and on the symphonic side. Griffith's distinctive voice fluctuates between a low tenor and a soft baritone. It sounds best on ballads such as "Whispering Hope," "Wayfaring Stranger" and "How Great Thou Art." Initially sold via a television telemarketing campaign, the album has sold a half million copies and become the best-selling recording of Griffith's career.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/02/1996
Label:
Sparrow
UPC:
0724385144028
catalogNumber:
51440
Rank:
62351

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Tracks

  1. Shall We Gather at the River?/Will the Circle Be Unbroken
  2. Precious Memories
  3. The Old Rugged Cross/Near the Cross
  4. When They Ring the Golden Bells/In the Sweet by and By
  5. We're Marching to Zion/When the Saints Go Marching In
  6. Sweet Hour of Prayer/What a Friend We Have in Jesus
  7. How Great Thou Art
  8. Sweet Prospect/I Am Bound for the Promised Land
  9. Amazing Grace/Grace Greater Than All Our Sin
  10. I Love to Tell the Story
  11. Wayfaring Stranger
  12. Softly and Tenderly/I Surrender All/Pass Me Not
  13. Whispering Hope
  14. When We All Get to Heaven/We'll Understand It Better by and by/When T

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Andy Griffith   Primary Artist
Beverly Darnall   Vocals
Jackie Cusic   Vocals
Ellen Dockery   Vocals
Kevin Dorsey   Vocals
David Durham   Vocals
Mike Finnegan   Vocals
Mary George   Vocals
Rick Gibson   Vocals
Portia Griffin   Vocals
Dorian Holley   Vocals
Sarah Huffman   Vocals
David Huntsinger   Piano,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Vocals
Mark Ivey   Vocals
Natalie Jackson   Vocals
Mortonette Jenkins   Vocals
Tammy Jenson   Vocals
Marlena Jeter   Vocals
Michael Landau   Guitar
Bob Mann   Dobro,Guitar,Mandolin
Russell Mauldin   Vocals
Donny Monk   Vocals
Ellen Musick   Vocals
David Palmer   Vocals
Dean Parks   Guitar
Darryl Phinnessee   Vocals
Gary Robinson   Vocals
Myrna Smith   Vocals
Rick Stewart   Vocals
Steve Tyrell   Vocals
Carlos Vega   Percussion,Drums
Wil Wheaton   Vocals
Nancy Allen   Vocals
Thomas "Butch" Curry   Vocals
Leland Sklar   Bass

Technical Credits

Billy Ray Hearn   Executive Producer
Jeff Bailey   Contributor
Benedict   Contributor
John Catchings   Contributor
Ernie Collins   Contributor
Connie Ellisor   Contributor
Clark Germain   Engineer
Gary Grant   Contributor
Barry Green   Contributor
Dan Higgins   Contributor
David Huntsinger   Arranger
Charles Loper   Contributor
Chris McDonald   Contributor
John Newton   Composer
Steve Tyrell   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Bruce Watkins   Contributor
Yvonne Williams   Contributor
Dan Rudin   Engineer
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Contributor
Michael C. Ross   Engineer
Public Domain   Composer

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