DVD Review: Jeff & Sheri Easter (The Best Of)

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RATING: 4 1/2 Stars

Label: Gaither Music Group
Producer: Bill Gaither
Song Titles: “John Saw,” “Sing, Sister, Sing,” “Singing In My Soul,” “Praise His Name,” “River Of Jordan,” “Soaky Bread (comedy),” “Thread Of Hope,” “Goin’ Away Party,” “You Must Be Born Again,” “Speak To The Mountain,” “Is There Anything I Can Do,” “Shekel (comedy),” “I Need You,” “Roses Will Bloom Again,” “Rivers Of Babylon,” “She Loved,” “Keep On The Sunny Side,” “Cornflake (comedy),” “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,” “How To Celebrate Christmas (comedy),” “One Way,” “Keep Walkin’ On,” “Thank You, Lord, For Your Blessings On Me,” and ” Lord, Send Your Angels”

Jeff & Sheri Easter are featured on the latest “Best Of” DVD from the Gaither Gospel Series. As with other releases in the series, this title compiles performances from various Homecoming videos with interview segments between each song. Twenty songs are included, plus four clips of Jeff in various settings attempting to make you laugh. The interviews, conducted by Bill Gaither, are the only footage that is unique to this video. These shed light on topics like Jeff & Sheri’s first connection to the Gaither videos, stories behind songs they have sung together, their “surprise” baby (who is well on the way at the time of the interviews), their respective musical families, and road stories. Of course, there’s a number of laughs as Jeff tells about some humorous characters he has known, such as his level-headed, snuff dipping Grandma.

I don’t have to tell you about the quality of the music portions of the videos. The Homecoming video series has set the standard for concert videos from the outset, and they’ve continued to improve over the years. As with other Gaither video products, you get more than an hour and a half of total footage. There aren’t any bonus features on this release and the largest photo on the cover looks a bit grainy, having been lifted from one of the videos, but those have little bearing on the overall quality of the product. All Jeff & Sheri Easter fans should want to get a copy of this DVD.

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David Bruce Murray

David Bruce Murray is a church music director in Ellenboro, NC. He is the author of Murray's Encyclopedia Of Southern Gospel Music and the owner of both SGHistory.com and MusicScribe.com. David plays piano for Southern Sounds Quartet and the Foothills Community Choir.

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