This collection of gospel favorites from the Gaither family stable will be a winner with those seeking a slice of old-time religion as an antidote to complicated modern times. The Friends meander down memory lane with a winning selection, including such songs as the emotive "Faith Unlocks the Door," the jaunty "Practice What You Preach," and the searching "How Long Has it Been?".
Well-tried harmonies and simple accompaniment are the order of the day here. ENCORE is an endearing collection that restates plain truths in an unassuming and unpretentious way. It's a breath of fresh air in the crowded field of contemporary gospel.