Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Simon Carrington, Anthony Holt, Moises Simons|
The King's Singers Original Debut Recording
Genres: Folk, Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks, Classical, Broadway & Vocalists
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This is vintage King's Singers!
Bron Mitchell | Melbourne, Australia | 06/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In the thirty or more years that the King's Singers have been going, they've released dozens of CDs. And as much as I adore some of their recent recordings, I still regard this first album as some of their best work.This performance is both of a very high quality and is also a magnificent showcase of the variety of things the King's Singers sing. I doubt you would find many other recordings which contain works by Tchaikovsky, Gershwin, Bacharach as well as traditional folksongs from the British Isles and America - especially not recordings that are of such a high standard. The vocal harmonies are just delicious, and the Gordon Langford Trio also provides a brilliant accompaniment and gives songs like The Peanut Vendor, Shenandoah and Summertime a delightful relaxed feeling. Then there is also the lighthearted and whimsical What Kind of Things - a song all about what sort of music the King's Singers sing! I was going to give this CD four stars rather than five (mainly because I hesitate to give top marks to anything ever - I know, I'm picky), but in the end I honestly couldn't think of anything which would justify taking a star away. It's worth all five!"
Thirty years old: still terrific
Gontroppo | Bathurst, NSW Australia | 02/02/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"We have loved this album for 30 years. We are so pleased it has been released on CD. It was originally part of a very small collection of gramophone records, and is now one of hundreds of CDs, but it is one we keep playing and playing.The singing is flawless, the songs are wonderful and the arrangements are very clever. What more could you want?It includes The Kings' Singers theme song, "What Kind of Things (do the Kings' Singers sing?)" which is a humorous description of the variety in their music and in their vocal ranges.Other highlights are:
Summertime, which is quite close to the orignal sheet music, carefully arranged for 6 voices.The folk song Scarborough Fair adheres quite closely to the Simon and Garfunkel arrangement, whereas The Oak and the Ash and Blow Away the Morning Dew are special creations for the group by Gordon Langford.Time Was and The Green Leaves of Summer show the group's ability to create a wonderful mood through slow, soulful singing.Highly recommended. Timeless music."
King's Singers Debut
Barry Lauritzen | Colorado Springs, CO | 01/12/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I am a real fan of the King's Singers, and this album was very well received. I loved it. Recommend it to anyone."