Sound clips posted for Greatly Blessed (Gaither Vocal Band)
Sound clips have been posted for all of the songs on the new Gaither Vocal Band CD Greatly Blessed; listen here (hat tip, JT). A couple of thoughts:
- Interestingly, Gaither put the three songs this lineup has already recently recorded first. If this is intentional, is he (a) capitalizing on the song’s popularity, or, completely on the other hand, (b) getting them out of the way quickly?
- We were wondering if the arrangement David Phelps has been staging live merging “You are my All in All” with Pachlbel’s Canon in D was the version the Gaither Vocal Band was going to cut. The answer: Yes.
- David Phelps will be taking the lead on Don Francisco’s “He’s Alive.” If there was ever a song cut out for the five-man “wall of sound” the new GVB lineup is capable of, this should be it. Watch for it to bring down houses everywhere the group performs.
- The Talley Trio cut “He’s Alive” one or two years ago. In all likelihood, this reminded Gaither of the song. But this isn’t the only song brought in from the Talley repertoire; Wes Hampton is singing the old Talleys song “He is Here.”