Item description for Gaither Gospel Series - Still The Greatest Story Ever Told (Gaither Gospel) by Gaither Vocal Band...
You always know what you're getting with Bill Gaither and company: four-part harmonies, inspirational Southern gospel songs, and a craft finely honed over many years. Still the Greatest Story Ever Told, 1999 Dove Award winner for best Southern gospel album, serves up 10 classic-sounding songs geared for the Christmas holiday season. The opening track, "Mary Was the First One to Carry the Gospel," offers a pleasing Gaither vocal arrangement with hand-clapping, toe-tapping rhythm. Church-music fans will quickly recognize "Mary, Did You Know?" and everyone should appreciate the take on "The Christmas Song." Worth the price of admission: listen to Gaither and friends Mark Lowry, Guy Penrod, and David Phelps soar high on "Reaching" and "Hand of Sweet Release." -- Michael Lyttle
Awards and Recognitions Gaither Gospel Series - Still The Greatest Story Ever Told (Gaither Gospel) by Gaither Vocal Band has received the following awards and recognitions -
Dove Awards - 1999 Winner - Southern Gospel Album category
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Studio: Spring House / EMI
Record Label Spring Hill Music Group
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 4.94" Width: 5.62" Height: 0.41" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 1999
Publisher EMI-CMG DIST CHRISTMAS #192
Series Gaither Gospel
ISBN 7474062674 ISBN13 0724382545828 UPC 724382545828
Availability 0 units.
More About Gaither Vocal Band
The Gaither Vocal Band got its start in the early 1980s with four guys singing around a piano backstage before a Bill Gaither Trio concert. Gary McSpadden, Steve Green, Lee Young and Bill Gaither were just having fun, harmonizing on “Your First Day in Heaven” when Bill decided they should try out their new sound on a live audience that very night. The audience went wild… and that impromptu performance marked the beginning of an era.
Now, for more than a quarter century, the Gaither Vocal Band has created a legacy of award-winning excellence that has forever raised the bar for male harmony. The list of men who have comprised the Gaither Vocal Band over the years reads like a “Who’s Who” among the gospel music industry’s best-loved voices, including: Gary McSpadden, Steve Green, Lee Young, Jon Mohr, Larnelle Harris, Michael English, Lemuel Miller, Jim Murray, Mark Lowry, Terry Franklin, Buddy Mullins, Jonathan Pierce, David Phelps, Russ Taff, Guy Penrod, Marshall Hall and Wes Hampton.
Always at the helm has been Bill Gaither, who has led the group out of his personal passion for great harmony and his genuine desire to bring meaningful music to a hurting world. And the Grammy-winning, chart-busting success of the Gaither Vocal Band has far exceeded his wildest expectations.
In January 2009, a Reunion of Gaither Vocal Band alumni was released on DVD and immediately shot to the top of Billboard Magazine’s Music Video charts for four consecutive weeks, and topped Christian and Southern Gospel audio charts. The celebration rekindled friendships among the alumni, honored the group’s past, and even offered a glimpse into the future… a future that would begin by bringing back voices from the Vocal Band’s rich legacy of talent to create a brand new season in the life of the GVB.
Today, the Gaither Vocal Band roster is comprised of Bill Gaither, Wes Hampton, David Phelps, Michael English and Mark Lowry. Individually, these men are gifted artists and men of authentic faith. Together, they are the incomparable Gaither Vocal Band, known around the world for their powerhouse vocals, innovative harmonies and life-altering message… a message of grace, hope and redemption.
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good stuff Jul 7, 2005
This is the first CD with David Phelps, and unfortunately they don't feature him much. This is a VERY good Christmas CD, one that you will play in the summer. 'Mary did you know' is awesome, and so are 'Hand of sweet release' and 'Go tell everyone.'
Great GVB Christmas Album Sep 2, 2002
I have always loved the GVB music and this album was not a disappointment. There are so many great songs and the Gaither Vocal Band belts them out as they would a regular album. This is an album that can easily be listened to all year around. I highly recommend this album!
A GOOD ALBUM Dec 6, 2001
THIS IS A GOOD ALBUM, HOWEVER I THINK, BACK HOME IN INDIANA, TESTIFY, SOUTHERN CLASSICS II, LOVING GOD LOVING EACH OTHER WERE BETTER ALBUMS...THE HARMONY ON THIS ALBUM IS NOT AS GOOD...SOME OF THE VOICES ARE TOO PROMINENT, ESPECIALLY THE TENOR...SONG SELECTION IS VERY GOOD...I LIKED THE ALBUM OVERALL...IT IS JUST THAT SOME OF THE VOICES NEEDS TO BLEND BETTER...
BEAUTIFUL!!!! Sep 4, 2001
This album is one of the best albums I've ever heard, period. Not just for Christmas, or Southern Gospel, or Gaither Vocal Band. The production is superb. The singing is fantastic. It's just one of the best!!! Only one word can describe this album...beautiful!!
The gems of this album are "Mary, Did You Know?" (penned by Mark Lowry), which showcases the power of these mens' voices, and "Hand Of Sweet Release," a moving song that tells how a little baby born in a manger was the one who would save us all.
If you don't own this album, BUY IT!! You will DEFINITELY be pleased!!
Christmas Music You Can Enjoy All Year Long! Oct 27, 2000
The Gaither Vocal Band has become the #1 selling male quartet in America, and this release is a perfect representation of why. This CD can be listened to all year and not get tiring. Guy Penrod has one of the great lead voices anywhere and he is allowed to shine on many of the songs. Do yourself a favor and buy this for yourself for Christmas!