Item description for 100 Best Loved Hymns by Various Artists...
Overview Here are 100 beloved hymns of faith in one incredibly priced set! Your spirit will soar as you listen to your favorites, including "Wonderful Words of Life," "Softly and Tenderly," "Amazing Grace," "Rock of Ages," and "Higher Ground." Three-CD boxed set.
Community Description A collection of classic hymns, that will bring back fond memories. These hymns are performed by various artists.
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Format: Box set
Studio: Madacy Records
Record Label Madacy Records
Format Box set
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.6" Width: 5.1" Height: 1.3" Weight: 0.62 lbs.
Release Date Aug 31, 2004
Publisher MADACY ENT. GROUP
ISBN 0012240176 ISBN13 9780012240175 UPC 056775289225
Reviews - What do customers think about 100 Best Loved Hymns?
If you want a Madacy collection of classic hymns, THIS is the CD set to buy Jan 25, 2007
As best I can tell, Madacy first released the 3-CD box set entitled "100 Best Loved Hymns" in 2001, featuring various artists performing traditional classics. (It's been re-released every year or two since then, for some reason). Since the original release, those same 100 tracks -- same singers, same musicians, same arrangements -- have been mixed and matched into so many other CDs that I keep uncovering them. Some or all of these original tracks have been used in different combinations to produce: "100 Hymns and Praise Classics" (4-CD box set), attributed to 'Various Artists'; "50 Hymns & Praise Favorites" (2-CD set) and "50 Hymns & Praises" (3 CDs), attributed to the Joslin Grove Choral Society; "A Treasury of Golden Hymns" and "50 Amazing Hymns", attributed to the Great Plains Chorale; and "Inspirations: 50 Best Loved Hymns", disingenuously attributed to Thomas Kinkade solely because he provided the cover art. All of these CDs are posted separately on the this site site.
Of all of those releases, this is one that has all 100 tracks. At the time of this writing, its cost is comparable to (or sometimes less than) that of the releases that have fewer than the full 100 tracks, especially on this site Marketplace. Thus, if you like the Madacy collection of classic hymns, this is the logical one to buy. (Suitable alternatives are the prior or subsequent releases of this 3-CD box set, or the 4-CD "100 Hymn and Praise Classics", all of which have exactly the same tracks.)
Regarding the content of this oft-released, multi-titled, multi-attributed collection of tracks, the hymns are sung in traditional arrangements, often with a full choir accompanied by an organ. Some are by soloists or smaller groups of singers, accompanied by a piano or other instruments. If you're looking for a solid traditional presentation of these classics, you will not be disappointed. I would tend to give the music 4 stars rather than 5 because some of the soloist/piano tracks are not as full-bodied as I would like. However, I have boosted the rating to 5 stars for this particular box set because it is the full 100-track version, and I want to distinguish it from the 4-star ratings that I have given to the other releases having fewer than the full 100 tracks.
Thank God for Mom's singing Jun 15, 2005
My Mother always sang many of these hymns while she cooked dinner (in New Jersey). I knew the words when we were in church because I'd heard them so many times. This was 40 years ago, so I can't tell you the beautifu memories and feelings these selections bring with them. I love their simplicity, yet heart felt delivery...just beautiful....my daughter loves them too, and remembers Nana. It was a beautiful peaceful time. Thank you!
not a fan of southern music Apr 3, 2004
I do not care for southern christian music. A lot of the titles on this cd are from the south. I want a cd with Hymns from the early protestant reformation days. Amazing Grace, A mighty fortress is our God, and Come thou Fount which were in the cd, but buried under a bunch of shallow southern hymns. Please come up with a cd with only early protestant reformation hymns which include the ones I already mentioned above, but also include And can it be, Holy, Holy, Holy, and Be thou My vision. Hymns from this time period have so much more depth and are so much more meaningful.