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I love watching live music, I love wholesome family music, and I love having the convenience of a DVD. So the opportunity to review the Kim Collingsworth: Majestic on DVD was something I jumped at. Family Christian Stores provided me with this DVD and the one I'm giving away.
First things first. I had never heard of Kim Collingsworth or her family. I saw the cover though, with a beautiful grand piano and lots of different people singing, and I just wanted to try it out.
I'm listening to Swing Low, Sweet Chariot as I type this, and I have to say that the music is simply beautiful. There is a fair amount of variety, and I thought about trying to explain the songs and the styles, but the easiest explanation is that there is some distinctly Christian music, some that isn't (Stars and Stripes Forever). There is some instrumental (one piano, multiple pianos, violin and piano), and plenty that involves voices. Most of that is adults, but the nieces singing Over the Rainbow is adorable. And then there is some with the audience singing, and that is beautiful too.
I do have to say that my husband really did not like it. He enjoyed the music part, but he has never been a huge fan of recorded live music in general. So anytime Kim was interacting with the audience at all, he was griping. He complained that he really had no desire to watch her talk, he wanted music. After the first viewing of this DVD, I was convinced that over half of it was Kim talking, based on his negativity.
Of course, when I watched the DVD without him, I had a different opinion. Yes, there are points where Kim talks awhile, like telling the story of her blind nephew (that's a few minutes long), but without him griping at me, it was obvious that the DVD is mostly music, and very pretty music at that.
I'm enjoying having it to watch/listen to when there isn't other stuff happening. At least when my husband isn't around.
This is also available as a CD, which I think would be wonderful.
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