Vestal & Friends [Bonus Tracks]

Vestal & Friends [Bonus Tracks]

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Vestal & Friends is a real treat, albeit a rather disconcerting one at times. Vestal & Friends pairs Vestal Goodman with various groups and artists for each track. One thing that separates this from other duet albums is that she records in the style of each of the artists, rather than all of them conforming to her Southern gospel style. It makes for interesting, if a… See more details below

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Vestal & Friends is a real treat, albeit a rather disconcerting one at times. Vestal & Friends pairs Vestal Goodman with various groups and artists for each track. One thing that separates this from other duet albums is that she records in the style of each of the artists, rather than all of them conforming to her Southern gospel style. It makes for interesting, if a bit strange, listening. The album opens with "Jesus Made a Way," a duet with Vince Gill. Gill does an incredibly good job, meeting Goodman halfway stylistically speaking with a straightforward gospel tune. Carman does a nice job on the classic "Oh, Happy Day." Particularly outstanding is her performance of "Great Is Thy Faithfulness" with the Newsboys, done in contemporary style. You wouldn't think it would work, but it does, and it's a moving, modern take on the old classic. "Giver of Life," with Sandi Patty and Russ Taff, is done in true Sandi Patty style: it's an orchestral, soaring ballad, with Patty's soprano and Goodman's alto complementing each other quite well. Goodman performs the Gaither classic "He Touched Me" with, who else, Bill & Gloria Gaither, and it sounds like they were meant to perform together. "Satisfied" is a rollicking country gospel number with Dolly Parton, and "With You," sung with Goodman's husband, is a sweet song of life and love. Vestal & Friends is a delightful pairing of a Southern gospel great with outstanding artists. Although the switching of song styles gets a bit confusing at times, it's well worth a listen for any gospel fan. [This edition contains bonus tracks.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/17/2006
Label:
Yell Records
UPC:
0828472002625
catalogNumber:
26
Rank:
339059

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Performance Credits

Vestal   Primary Artist
Eric Darken   Performing Ensemble
Harold Bradley   Archguitar
Jimmy Capps   Electric Guitar
John Catchings   Performing Ensemble
Ernie Collins   Performing Ensemble
Chris Dunn   Performing Ensemble
Kim Fleming   Background Vocals
Joy Gardner   Background Vocals
Rick Goodman   Percussion,Drums
Barry Green   Performing Ensemble
Jim Grosjean   Performing Ensemble
Tom Hemby   Electric Guitar
Mary Alice Hoepfinger   Performing Ensemble
John Hughey   Dobro,Steel Guitar
Lee Larrison   Performing Ensemble
Gary Lunn   Bass
John Minick   Keyboards
Leslie Norton   Performing Ensemble
Steve Patrick   Performing Ensemble
George Tidwell   Performing Ensemble
Steve Turner   Percussion,Drums
Alan Umstead   Performing Ensemble
Catherine Umstead   Performing Ensemble
Mary Kathryn Van Osdale   Performing Ensemble
Wanda Vick   Fiddle,Mandolin
Bruce Watkins   Acoustic Guitar,Fiddle,Mandolin
Joy Worland   Performing Ensemble
Duane Starling   Background Vocals
Gayle Mayes   Background Vocals
Reggie Smith   Background Vocals
Ron Sorbo   Performing Ensemble
Bobby Terry   Electric Guitar
Aaron Minick   Percussion,Drums
Cate Myer   Performing Ensemble
Linda Patterson   Performing Ensemble
Dave Angell   Performing Ensemble
Prentiss Hobbs   Performing Ensemble
John F. Hammond   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Jim Cooper   Programming
Martha Carson   Composer
Lari Goss   Orchestral Arrangements
John Bolt   Engineer
Rick Goodman   Composer,Producer
Bob Horn   Engineer
Steve Chandler   Engineer
Tom Arnholt   Logo Design
Travis W. Goodman   Composer
David Byerley   Composer
Jenny L. Lockwald   Art Direction
Melissa Cabezas Mattey   Engineer
Bob Clark   Engineer

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