A limited edition recording of the new Gaither Vocal Band has been leaked to Youtube. The report is that this table project will not be sold in any common retail outlets, so if you happen to grab a copy at a concert, congratulations! There’s no new material, just slightly different vocal arrangements over pre-existing tracks for songs like “My Lord and I,” “Why Me, Lord?” and “The Baptism of Jesse Taylor.” One of the songs being re-done is “Please Forgive Me?” Of course, this is a Crabb Family original, but the Gaither Vocal Band’s arrangement upped the vocal ante several notches. It’s interesting to hear Adam Crabb take over what has now become a Michael English signature tune.
Take a listen to the new lineup’s take on it. Update, July 31: Or don’t, now that the copyright police dogs have sniffed out and broken this link.
As an extra little bonus, here is some live footage of the current lineup on the dramatic breakdown:
Now refresh your memory on Michael English’s version. Which do you prefer?