Hmmm. VERY interesting.
Travis A. Holland | the edge of West Texas | 04/12/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This album was recorded in Nashville, produced by steel guitar wizard Pete Drake, and contains a song written by ex-Monkee. Mike Nesmith. It was recorded in 1982 when Bob Flannigan and Ken Albers were the only longstanding Freshmen in the group. The new Freshmen should have felt right at home in Nashville. Autie Goodman's last nane and Dennis Grillo's appearance were evocative of white Southern Gospel quartets. The Freshmen did vocals and horns, and Nashville cats did the rest. The first half of the album consists of Freshmen standards. As usual, they sound just like the originals, except the unison portions of the vocals are so together as to sound uncanny, and Drake's production and Grady Martin's guitar change the texture and flavor of the tracks enough to make the sound refreshingly different. I like it. Songs in the second half of the album are newer, and some of them are written by country writers. They are pleasant and easy to listen to, but I prefer the first half. It was hard to rate this album. I am glad to have it in my collection, but it will seldom see the CD player, compared with FIVE TROMBONES, FIVE TRUMPETS, or LOVE LOST. Certainly not recommended as an introduction to the Four Freshmen."