Item description for Homecoming: Christmas A Time For Joy (Gaither Gospel) by Bill & Gloria Gaither and Their Homecomi...
Overview Bill and Gloria Gaither and their Homecoming Friends present a special Christmas concert! Recorded live, this holiday treat features favorites new and old, a smattering of down-home comedy, plus a delightful tale by Mark Lowry your kids will love. Includes "White Christmas" (Jake Hess) and "The King Is Coming" (Gaither Vocal Band). Closed-captioned.
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Actors: Gaither & Friends, Homecoming Friends
Format: Color, DVD, NTSC
Region Code: 1 (USA & Canada Only)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: Spring House / EMI
Running Time: 90.00 minutes
Record Label Spring House Music Group
Format Color / DVD / NTSC
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.5" Width: 5.58" Height: 0.59" Weight: 0.24 lbs.
Release Date Oct 22, 2002
Publisher EMI-CMG DIST CHRISTMAS #192
Series Gaither Gospel
ISBN 8901001314 ISBN13 9788901001319 UPC 617884446291
Availability 0 units.
More About Bill & Gloria Gaither and Their Homecomi
Gaither Homecoming Friends is the name applied to a series of videos, music recordings and concerts, which are organized, promoted and usually presented by Christian music songwriter and impresario Bill Gaither. To date, the Gaither Homecoming title is applied to more than 60 videos, dozens of music recordings, and an annual concert tour that drew more than half a million fans in 2004 (the most recent year for which statistics are available).
On February 19, 1991, the Gaither Vocal Band had just wrapped up a recording session in a Nashville, Tennessee, working on an album called Homecoming, which featured many of the great voices of southern gospel music: The Speers, the Gatlins, Jake Hess, The Cathedrals, Howard & Vestal Goodman, Buck Rambo, Eva Mae Lefevre, James Blackwood, Hovie Lister, Jim Hill, and J.D. Sumner & The Stamps. After the session, the artists stayed around to chat, swap stories and sing old standards around the piano. The impromptu session was recorded on video and later published. The recording was so well received that Gaither began a series of professionally-produced videos with larger gatherings of gospel musicians.
Today Bill & Gloria Gaither and their Homecoming Friends is a favorite staple of Gospel Music audiences around the world.
Reviews - What do customers think about Homecoming: Christmas A Time For Joy?
Good Voice -- Good Man Sep 24, 2005
Really enjoyed this album. I loved to see his family and home and he seems genuine in his faith. That makes me like his music even more. The music is found on other albums but put on this DVD in a nice package.
wonderful Aug 19, 2005
The Gaither gospel music is just great. I play Christmas in the country whenever I neeed a little moral booster and it always works. it's just great Helen
the spirit of Christmas Oct 31, 2004
The styles are varied in this wonderful show, but the quality always high, with renditions of familiar classics along with a few original songs, with some numbers that are truly thrilling, among them the opening song, a bluegrass flavored "It's a Time for Joy" with Karen Peck and New River, the Gaither Vocal Band with David Phelps doing an exquisite tenor solo on "The Christmas Song" (and Mark Lowry doing Johnny Mathis !), "Children Go Where I Send Thee" with The Bishops giving us harmonies from heaven, the country rockin' sound of "Go Tell" with The Martins, and best of all, "Mary, Did You Know ?" (music and lyrics by Mark Lowry and Buddy Green), sung by the Gaither Vocal Band featuring an emotionally stirring solo by Mark Lowry. The words, melody, and interpretation of this song fills my eyes with tears when I hear it...the disc is worth it for this number alone.
The music is so inspired, I probably would have preferred less humor...one segment in particular isn't that funny and has a "secular entertainment" feel to it, but that is a minor quibble when compared to the overwhelming spirit of this disc, which I'll enjoy any time of the year, with the musicians and singers giving 100% of their talent, and moving one to praise and worship the Lord, in the true spirit of Christmas. The show was filmed in the Alabama Theater, a lovely ornate theater in Birmingham, Alabama, in 2001, and total running time is 90 minutes. The DVD extras include an interesting piece titled "Project Spotlight" with people like Joni Eareckson Tada, and subtitles are also available. Track Listing: 1: Program Opening 2:"It's a Time For Joy", Karen Peck and New River 3: Comedy featuring Mark Lowry and Bill Gaither 4: "Listen to the Angels Sing", The Martins 5: "Angels We Have Heard on High", The Hayes Family 6: "Good News", The Hoppers 7: "White Christmas", Jake Hess 8: "The Friendly Beasts" (just one verse) Jeff and Sheri Easter, Charlotte Ritchie 9: "Sweet Baby Jesus", Jeff and Sheri Easter, Charlotte Ritchie 10: "The Christmas Song", Gaither Vocal Band 11: Comedy with Aaron Wilburn 12: "Children Go Where I Send Thee", The Bishops 13: "Winter Wonderland", Sam Levine on Saxophone 14: "Hope of the Ages", Tanya Goodman Sykes 15: "Merry Christmas, My Love", Allison Durham Speer 16: "Go Tell", The Martins 17: "I'll be Home for Christmas", The Florida Boys 18: "Glory to God", The Talley Trio 19: "Piper's Night Before Christmas" story by Mark Lowry 20: "Holy is Thy Name", Legacy Five 21: Narrative by Zig Ziglar 22: "Five Little Fingers", Stephen Hill 23: Narrative by Gloria Gaither 24: "Ordinary Baby", Amy Rouse 25: "Mary, Did You Know ?", Mark Lowry and the Gaither Vocal Band 26: "The King is Coming", Gaither Vocal Band