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  • Audio CD (20 Nov. 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • ASIN: B000GWBR68
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,630 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Sailing 4:31£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Abide With Me 3:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Jerusalem 2:40£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Land of My Fathers 1:54£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Danny Boy (Londonderry Air) 3:46£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Unchained Melody 4:17£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. You Raise Me Up (Dyrchefir fi) 3:37£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Shenandoah 4:24£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. You'll Never Walk Alone 1:55£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. All Through The Night (Ar Hyd Y Nos) 3:12£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. The Last Rose of Summer 3:17£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. The Rose 4:18£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. World In Union 4:06£0.79  Buy MP3 

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It's a tale fit for a Hollywood blockbuster: a 60-strong Welsh male choir, originally formed in 1947, plucked from obscurity and transformed into the most unlikely boyband in the world (or at least oldest - the average age is 60, the combined age 3974). In fact, their rise from the fringes to fame is already being primed for a major movie next year (produced by Zygi Kamasa of Bend It Like Beckham and Good Night and Good Luck fame) - but that's another story. First we have Voices Of The Valley, an album that shows us precisely why Universal signed a group originally created to sing goodwill songs to the Welsh communities during the harsh post-war years. Comprised of rousing, traditional songs like "Jerusalem", "Danny Boy" and "Abide With Me", and interpretations of popular tunes such as the opener "Sailing", "Unchained Melody" and "You Raise Me Up", it doesn't take long for the logic of the enterprise to strike: the beautiful, graceful sound of 60 men booming joyously through your speakers and the combination of stirring vocal prowess and orchestral embellishments - is truly overwhelming. --Danny McKenna

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91 of 97 people found the following review helpful By M. Roberts on 20 Nov. 2006
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What a powerful and emotional cd.From the lovely opening of Sailing, to the power of land of my fathers, this is a cd that tears at all the emotions and has the hairs standing up on the back of your neck.The choir sound excellent, and the accompanying orchestra just makes it such an enjoyable listening experience.

Trully uplifting!!!
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37 of 41 people found the following review helpful By K. Hui on 23 Dec. 2006
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They prove that human voice is the best instrument given to us. Nothing fancy here, just voices with passion. They sing what it means to them. My tears just came out for no reason as I was just listening to the samples the very first time. It really touched the deepest part of my heart.
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53 of 59 people found the following review helpful By S. Smith on 2 Dec. 2006
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The Welsh nation really do know how to sing. This is a fantastic CD with some of the most wonderful songs. The fresh interpretations are up lifting and inspiring. This is a must buy!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Majero on 11 Nov. 2007
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The combination of this arrangement along with the strong, rich male voices makes "Sailing" one the world's great choral masterpieces in my opinion. Most music only reaches our ears; this pieces reaches our hearts.

This is art. Although it seems magical it almost transcends explanation and lifts the spirit of mankind out of itself for just a moment in time.

"Sailing" reaches us most deeply at the very point when the arrangement modulates and allows the full harmony of these voices to soar. When this takes place in the CD it makes the hair stand out on the back of your neck. My eyes teared up and I knew that my deepest self had been touched.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By C. J. Riches on 8 Feb. 2008
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I was disappointed with this CD. It felt all very studio-managed. Yes, the songs are nicely sung; but there seemed to be no great emotion or force to the singing. I also I agree with one of the other reviewers that the accompaniment was too pronounced. For a male voice choir you want some power and energy. This might have set the hairs rising on the back of a small dog, but not me. Maybe in the 21st century it has to be sufficiently bland to appeal to a wide audience in different countries.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kev The Ace on 17 Feb. 2009
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The Fron couldn't have done better on their 1st CD - the opening track Sailing is a fabulous arrangement. If you haven't bought any of the Fron's CDs, then this is the one to get.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. S. G. Bird on 9 Mar. 2010
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Enjoyed this so much I bought the second album as well. I bought this for my wife as a Christmas "extra" after we had watched a TV programme about the making of the album and it lived up to all my expectations. So much so that I bought the second and will be ordering the third as well. If you enjoy hearing something sung properly to complement the usual rock cds in the car then I reccommend this.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jerry C.B. on 14 July 2008
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Excellent voices overpowered by incongruous orchestral accompaniment.The richness of the voices was spoiled for one who wants a male voice choir to be just that.This cd does more than it says on the tin,unfortunately.
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