What makes it so unusual, aside from the beautiful new overdubs by a top team of musicians and background singers, is that this CD includes "false starts" and "countdowns." You get to hear Jim, his producer Chet Atkins and the engineers talking, and Jim even sings a capella! This gives you a "behind the scenes" feel for what a Reeves recording session was like!
Over the years fans have treasured Jim's religious recordings, and many of them were re-done for the Gospel CD contained in the 8 CD set "The Great Jim Reeves," which remains a beautiful collection of his music in absolutely "breathtaking" quality (the word David Allan of Country Music People used to describe it). That set is a bargain at only $49.95 for 176 tracks, and that balances out to about .23 cents per song...far less than what you'd pay for a digital download. Plus there is a 48 page full color booklet about all the songs, with rare photos. Famed singers Daniel O'Donnell and Mary Duff are appearing in TV commercials to promote that set, and you can listen to samples and order it at: http://www.greatjimreeves.com
However, I digress. The gospel CD just released, "Jim Reeves: The New Gospel Recordings," is NOT just a repeat of that other gospel CD. There is new material on the latest offering, and even some of the songs that have the same names have been re-done a different way so they will sound fresh to you.
Even if you have ordered all the VoiceMasters/H&H/Mint CDs to date, there are still more than a dozen things on the latest CD that they have never released.
This is premiering on the Good Music Store Online website (they have the world exclusive for several weeks before it is even available on Amazon, eBay, etc.) and for a LIMITED TIME ONLY they are running a special whereby you can get 2 copies of the CD for only $15 each, plus save on combined shipping.
This is available on their original site where you use PayPal to place your order. It can be found at: http://www.good-music.biz/jimgospel.html
Or, if you'd prefer to use your credit card, you can go to the Good Music Shopify site (where you can still save money on shipping). It can be found at: http://good-music-store.myshopify.com/products/jim-reeves-the-new-gospel-recordings
(While you are on the latter site, be sure to look for the other CDs in their catalog that Larry has produced with VoiceMasters, which include incredibly wonderful releases on Patsy Cline, Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney, Elvis Presley and a CD devoted just to Rosemary. They are superb).
We think you will really treasure the new Jim Reeves gospel CD as a special keepsake. He never sounded better than when he was singing religious songs, and these have been given some great new treatments by current members of the Grand Ole Opry band, plus other musicians in the U.S. and Europe. The music is very uplifting and consoling at the same time!
There are also informative liners notes by Reeves biographer Larry Jordan, plus some NEW photos of Jim you have never seen before! -- JULIE
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