3:1 DVD Review: A Country Campmeeting (Three Bridges)

A Country Campmeeting (Three Bridges)3:1 Reviews offer three highlights of an album and one area that could have been improved.

1. “Satan and Grandma”: Since bringing on two former Imperials members, Elliot McCoy has had the vocal talent to bring the group name back to the forefront. He needed the song. This is that song. Tenor Jeremy Hudson turns in such a strong performance that even theological nitpickers will be willing to look past the line about Grandma getting her wings. With this song, Three Bridges is back.

2. Staging: On “Cooling Water,” Three Bridges sang around a classic quartet-style microphone. It’s not something you expect from a progressive group, yet it worked brilliantly.

3. Live Band: A four-piece live band added welcome energy to an already energetic vocal presentation. The drummer, bass guitarist, and electric guitarist appear to be the same as on Palmetto State Quartet’s companion video.

:1. One thing I would change: Choir outfits. The final four songs were filmed with a choir. Many of the ladies’ necklines were low enough to concern conservative viewers.

Traditional or Progressive: Rather progressive vocally; lean progressive musically.

Credits: Producer: Not credited on packaging. • Group members: None credited on packaging. • Review copy provided. • Song list: David; A Little Song Coming On; Cooling Water; Nothing Like the Presence; In the Valley; Satan & Grandma; In the Sky; Wait on that Mountain; I Just Feel Like Something Good is About to Happen; Amen; Great is Thy Faithfulness; I’m a Soldier (joined by guest vocalists Larry Strickland and an uncredited female vocalist).

 


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  1. Is “A Country Campmeeting” supposed to be a series? Because I’ve seen multiple artist DVDs with the same title (e.g. this and Palmetto State)

  2. Didn’t the Triumphant Quartet do one?

    • Yes; it has either been reviewed, or will be.

  3. OK. 🙂

  4. I noticed that you didn’t rate the DVD. May I ask why not?

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    • Occasionally the site will load slowly for me, but it generally loads at broadband speeds.