Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Capitol Collectors Series: The Lettermen
Genres: Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
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Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 05/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Capitol Collectors Series gives us this fine installment of great hits and ballads by The Lettermen. The Lettermen are definitely one of my very favorite groups from the 1960s and Capitol does great justice to them here with excellent sound quality and artwork.
The album starts with "The Way You Look Tonight;" The Lettermen play with some of the key modulations and it works wonders for this classic love song. The Lettermen could take any song and put their own stamp on it with their incredible style; and "The Way You Look Tonight" is a perfect example of this. This is anything but elevator music! "When I Fall In Love" features The Lettermen singing very sweetly; and they harmonize to perfection as well. The musical arrangement is very lush and it complements The Lettermen very well. Great!
"Turn Around, Look At Me" is easily a major highlight of this fine album; The Lettermen do this up right with style and grace and I'm very impressed. They handle tempo changes so well and the strings help to mark the best. The theme from A Summer Place also gets a royal treatment from this fine group; they perform this classic tune with heart and soul; and just one listen proves just how great this group really was. Listen also for The Lettermen to make good on "Sealed With A Kiss;" this gets a faster tempo than I'm used to but it still holds its own very well. "Sealed With A Kiss" is a highlight of this album.
In addition, "I Only Have Eyes For You" sounds fresh and new again when these men sing it with all their hearts and soul; they croon this beautifully and the melody is very pretty. There's also a strong live medley of "Goin' Out Of My Head" and "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You;" the group enjoys a great rapport with their adoring audience.
"Put Your Head On My Shoulder" is a very romantic tune that The Lettermen infuse with so much passion; this works well for this number. The strings also sound very good on "Put Your Head On My Shoulder." "Everything Is Good About You" has a `60s pop music flavor to it that makes this tune shine when The Lettermen sing it; and I really like "Everything Is Good About You."
"Oh My Love" is a cover of a wonderful George Harrison tune; this would make George very proud! The album ends with a solid performance of "If You Feel The Way I Do" and it leaves you wanting more--excellent!
The Lettermen were a wonderful, special group that moved the hearts of so many people; and their CDs still sell well today. I highly recommend this CD for their fans; and this is also a fine starter CD for people just getting to know the wonderful artistry of The Lettermen.
GREAT CD FULL OF THE LETTERMEN'S HITS
Janice Panek | 01/12/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is an amazing CD and how can you not like the Lettermen. I saw them perform last year and could not believe how good they still are. I had to have one of their CD's; so after much deliberation I chose this one and love, love, love it. There are 23 songs and I have no favorite. I love them all. Get it, guys!!"
Sentimental supreme melodic ecstasy :)
fascinated observer | 01/13/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Remember going "steady"? This definitely takes anyone back to high school and college when reminicing about the sixties. This sound was the "consummate" in romance. I love all of the "physical" attributes of this music. It seems so NOT fitting in the internet dating of today with myspace and facebook! :) Wow, what the youth are missing with all of the wonderful, subtle, small nuances of relationships. Too bad. Very unique. Who writes this way anymore? You know...."your head on my shoulder","turn around and look at me", "the way you look tonight", "can't take my eyes off of you", "you are soooo warm", "sealed with a kiss", the torn tickets in half in "Traces and Memories" and it just goes on and on and on....my goodness they sure were touchy feely...weren't they? :) These guys put the eaaaaaase in "easy listening". Smooth as the soda fountain sundae! All of the songs are just geat, you have, Phil Spector at the height of his talent (before now going mad) Lennon, Paul Anka etc..it just doesn't get any better for this era of music."