Just Sing: I’ve Just Seen Jesus
My favorite Gaither Kool-Aid drinker, regular reader KC, sent me this official youtube release from the Gaither Mothership of the
Larnelle Harris David Phelps and Sandi Patty Roseanne Roseannadanna Lana Ranahan covering “I’ve Just Seen Jesus.”
“Everyone is talking about” this clip, the mothership tells us in the youtube blurbage. Uh huh.
But certainly this is one of those big show-stopping warhorses that Gaitherland does so well. It speaks to the astonishing ease with which Phelps has been pulling off this stratospheric stuff for so long now that there’s really not much to say (other than that it’s astonishing how easily he pulls off this stratospheric stuff, but then that’s all been said before right?).
If I were going to quibble, it’d be with some of the oversung flourishes with which he seems to be ornamenting more and more of his line-endings. It reminds me of Loren Harris near the end of his days with the Perrys, when his renditions of “I Wish I Coulda Been There” sounded like they were being sung in the lost language of bored singers. Harris was no slouch in his prime, but of course Phelps inhabits another planetary system of musical talent entirely. And well … I guess I wouldn’t find it too hard to believe if Phelps were getting bored with this material. Then again, what is there left for him to do?
Oh … and speaking of doos … somebody needs to tell Phelps that his new doo is a big don’t.Email this Post