Bill Gaither

Heaven

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Bill And Gloria Gaither's HEAVEN (the companion piece to GOING HOME) is a fascinating concept album which combines gospel music, poetry, scripture, and spoken word in the service of exploring the concept of the Eternal Resting Place. Far from a stale theological dialogue, HEAVEN more often resembles a combination of musical theatre and a Ken Burns documentary. Starting with a wide variety of rootsy, feel good music that often recalls the down home vibe of Willie Nelson concert, the Gaithers intersperse a plethora of inspirational quotes from such deep thinkers as Billy Graham, Helen Keller, Mark Twain and an anonymous harmonica player. The comforting music and thought-provoking dialogue make for a fast-moving and consistently entertaining CD that anyone who has ever endured a seemingly endless sermon from a particularly uninspired priest or minister will no doubt appreciate. Overall, HEAVEN provides a rousing and often profoundly moving shot of good old time religion in an easily digestible package.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
3:22 Amazon
2
2:15 Amazon
3 1:24 Amazon
4 1:27 Amazon
5 3:35 Amazon
6
3:23 Amazon
7 1:14 Amazon
8
0:43 Amazon
9 2:53 Amazon
10
0:43 Amazon
11
3:24 Amazon
12
1:03 Amazon
13 5:15 Amazon
14
1:33 Amazon
15
2:56 Amazon
16 4:40 Amazon
17
feat: Zig Ziglar
1:27 Amazon
18 2:29 Amazon
19 2:48 Amazon
20
3:50 Amazon
21 5:12 Amazon
22
0:30 Amazon
23
4:46 Amazon
24
feat: Tori Taff
1:39 Amazon
25 4:27 Amazon
26 4:52 Amazon
27
2:26 Amazon
28 3:23 Amazon
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