Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|The All American Marching Band|
Fight On: The Greatest College Fight Songs
Genre: Special Interest
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Good, but not outstanding
Robert G | San Mateo, CA United States | 11/15/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The compositions are definitely good, but like another reviewer said, they're not played with the fire and enthusiasm of the originals. Typically, this means that the orchestral flow is not as "fluid" as the live band -- this composition tends to pronounce every note clearly (very staccato-like). If you're interested in only one fight song (from your alma mater, for example), you're better served to go to that university's website and order their marching band's CD. But, if you want a good overall list of cross-country fight songs, this is pretty good. It includes lyrics with each fight song, but be sure to double-check them with the actual words. A couple (California, and Ohio State) were a bit incorrect."
Good fun -- not bad at all
dave3765 | 07/08/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I am an Alabama grad, four years in the Million Dollar Band. While this CD is not of the highest quality sound-fidelity wise, it is good fun. I thought the "Yea, Alabama" was rather stately . . . it is performed at a slower, 6 to 5 rhythm, such as for a parade. The other fight songs are pretty good too. This is not a great musical performance, and the sound sometimes has too much reverb, but it is good fun and well worth the price. By the way, the "Yea, Alabama" on the CD indeed is the correct tune. The sample for "Yea, Alabama" can be heard under the Cal-Berkeley heading -- go figure!"
Best of the Bunch
Scott Thompson | Henagar, AL USA | 08/30/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is the absolute best of all the college fight song CDs. It's digital sound is knockout and the performances, though a bit slower in pace generally than the marching band versions played on the field by most schools, has the large orchestra power you need to crank you up before the big game, or to keep the faith during the off season. The best renditions are the fight songs for USC (the greatest fight song ever written!), OKLAHOMA, TEXAS A&M, and my personal favorite and alma matar, ALABAMA! Roll Tide!"