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Run for Cover
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
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A Home Run in The Nylons' library....
Tim Brough | Springfield, PA United States | 03/21/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"1996 was the year that tribute and covers albums were all the rage. The Nylons were requested by their record company to pitch in and gave them the appropriately titled "Run For Cover." A choice collection of nine sixties and fifties pop songs, The Nylons again show why they are the best of the A capella bands recording today. They again choose a Beatles' selection, this time "Lady Madonna," to match their distinct style to a classic. (It also sets the tone for the disc's title, as the opening lyric is "See how they run...") Included are beautifully smooth versions of The Beach Boys' "God Only Knows" and Stevie Wonder's "My Cherie Amour," and for a good chuckle, a true to form cover of "Stranded In The Jungle."But the two best moments begin near "Run For Cover's" end, when the group breaks into a cover of Bronksi Beat's signature song "Smalltown Boy." The risk is in the vocal. Jimmy Sommerville has one of the most distinctive falsettos in music, and this is a deeply personal/politcal song. The Nylons not only manage to match Sommerville's personal potency, but also to maintain the song's vocal integrity. The second moment belongs to the album's original, "Human Family." A plea for understanding and compassion in confusing times, it's as relative today as it was when Marc Connor wrote it prior to his passing in 1991. That The Nylons finally felt comfortable to record it after such a long time is a gift to us as listeners."
Tristan Nelson | Utah | 12/03/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"At first I didn't really like this album, but then I listened to it more and more, it grew on me. And now I have my favorites and they are wonderful. Tracks #2,6 are especially the best!"
G. Sawaged | Canada | 02/20/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Canada's premier acapella group are fabulous. This 1996 album contains 11 wonderful songs including one written by The Nylons themselves. Backed only with percussion, these guys have terrific harmony. A modern-day barbershop quartet!!"