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Two Classic Albums from The Anita Kerr Singers:  Reflect on the Hits of Burt Bacharach & Hal David/Velvet Voices and Bold Brass
Anita Singers Kerr
Two Classic Albums from The Anita Kerr Singers: Reflect on the Hits of Burt Bacharach & Hal David/Velvet Voices and Bold Brass
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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All Artists: Anita Singers Kerr
Title: Two Classic Albums from The Anita Kerr Singers: Reflect on the Hits of Burt Bacharach & Hal David/Velvet Voices and Bold Brass
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Collector's Choice
Original Release Date: 8/17/1999
Release Date: 8/17/1999
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Classic Country, Easy Listening, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 617742008326
 

CD Reviews

A Lyrical and Instrumental Masterpiece
Steve Rawlings | Denver, CO USA | 04/30/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Anita Kerr was a gifted arranger, composer, conductor, and songstress. This CD captures two of her better known and widely admired albums. This first is a soft and sentimental reflection on many of the works of the legendary Burt Bacharach and Hal David. The second is a livelier, more vivid interpretation of works made famous by The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams and others. And that's what Anita Kerr and her singers do best...provide their own fresh and original interpretation of contemporary pop classics of their era.Their warm, mellow, vocal harmonies are accented by sharp, clear brass; soaring strings; rich, deep bass; and rhythmic percussion. The vocal and instrumental treatments combine to form music ringing with subtlety, clarity, and matchless beauty. Their music evokes a rainbow of emotions from whimsy, to reflection, to romance, and even rapture. This is a CD to soothe the soul and inspire the heart..."
Much of her Best Work
Steve Rawlings | 02/08/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"IMHO, "Reflect..." was arguably the best AK album recorded with her classic line up. After her tenure with Decca, as part of the famous "Nashville Sound" Machine of the 60s, AK went on to record a series of concept albums featuring her restrained yet sexy jazz-pop voice, her sensitively capable singers, and her voluptuous orchestral arrangements. Until recently, these masters have been locked away in record vaults all over the world, held hostage by late-60s label failures/takeovers and studio/marketing politics. I'm very glad, however, to see them slowly return to the catalogue through semi-independent companies like COLLECTOR'S CHOICE and ONE WAY RECORDS (and at an affordable price as well). With "Reflect" remastered, released and in my possession, I now await "Its AK Country," "We Dig Mancini" and "The Sea" to reappear so I can also add these classics to my collection. So, how about it, guys?"
This is marvelous CD; add it to your collection
Darryl Geddes | Syracuse, NY | 01/16/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is it. Stop shopping. Any lover of 70s tunes, especially Bacharach, will love this double album set of Anita Kerr singers. The quartet's harmony and arranging is superb and the talented foursome provides its own introspection on some of Bacharach's more meaningful songs, i.e Alfie, Windows of the World, etc. This is not Ray Conniff by any means. Sublime vocals and a disc you'll never tire of listening to."