I am going to have to agree with Losauve...The 'Heaven DVD Version' of David's 'No More Night', compared to any of his other versions, in my opinion is unsurpassed in power, emotion, tonality and just the over-all Spirit-filled ambiance of the experience.
The Birmingham version was absolutely wonderful as is each and every version that David puts forth. BUT, for me, in the Birmingham version, there were pitchy moments, (listen carefully) and he seemed to perform it a little bit on the conservative side with regard to power. He was being careful and protective of his voice, (which is perfectly understandable considering the repretoire he was delivering that night! Amazing endurance.) But that is why I select the 'Heaven' version to 'sell' David.
When I want to display David to one who is unaware of who he is and what his vocals are like...I choose the 'Heaven DVD Version' of 'No More Night'. And invariably, it blows people away. (more-so than the Birmingham version) In almost every way, it exceeds the Birmingham rendition in both power, pitch and emotion. The final note alone is reason enough to choose this version for in it he holds the C#5 nearly twice as long as the Birmingham version and with even MORE power. Unbelievable! The Birmingham version contains more vocal gymnastics than the 'Heaven' version...but I don't think 'No More Night' requires that.
Nobody will ever sing this song like David does...but I choose the 'Heaven' version to expose one of David's greatest performances ever of any song!
David is the greatest tenor on the face of the earth.
I have only heard 2 versions ( on youtube singing a Christmas special with the Gaithers and him sololy in Birmingham) of this song....All this talk about this particular version is making me wanna hear it. OHN is most favorite song in the whole wide world!