Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
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The Quintessential a Cappella Group
James D. DeWitt | Fairbanks, AK United States | 11/22/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Since 1978 The Nylons have been dazzling their fans with stunning a cappella performances across a wide range of music. If this were an American group and not Canadian, they'd be a lot better known. With nothing but their voices and some percussion, The Nylons rock and soar across a wide spectrum of music. Their are moments that are simply transcendant. This isn't doo-wop, and it absolutely isn't chamber music. This is rock and roll powered by four knockout voices and knock-your-socks-off rhythms.This 1993 compilation is a fine introduction to almost 20 years of albums. The harmonies on "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" are wonderful, and redefine the song. You think James Taylor's downbeat "Up on the Roof" is fine? Wait until you hear The Nylons. Whether it is funky gospel like "Prince of Darkness" or plain fun like "Poison Ivy," The Nylons are clearly having fun and invite you to share it.Kudos to Windham Hill for adding this album to their library. Buy it, crank the volume up and hear human voices that can shake the dust loose."
All four on the floor... hands down winners!
Kevin Stanton | Pittsburgh | 07/05/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This group has always left me in awe. They are, as others have said, the quintessential accapella group of all time.
This collection is fantastic. It showcases their talent very very well.
However, it really doesn't do them justice. In all honesty it would be very difficult to choose which songs represent their talent and collect them onto a single CD.
Therefore, I think a two CD set should be compiled... but wait.. a three disc set would be awesome! What about a box set???
Okay... I think you get the picture.
For anyone who loves Accapella or Doo Wop, this is the group for you. There truly is no other group out there to compare them to. Once you listen, I am sure you'll agree.
They are polished, practiced, synchronized and harmonized to perfection. Despite the changes within the group, they still are fantastic.
This CD is a good place to start... but please, don't stop there. Every disc they have put out is worth the purchase."
Thomas Cannold | 03/03/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Nylons are spectacular singers - fun and inventive, but this collection is missing my all-time favorite Nylons song: "This Island Earth". It's one of the most touching and inspiring environmental message songs ever, and it's on the CD "Happy Together"."