3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 1 December 2004
Strange to relate, Tony Ferrino was not immediately detectable as a comic creation - like David Brent, he's not quite an ordinary guy, but he's just about the right level of scary to actually be a real singer... just about. After all, he is subtitled "the loving Latino." My Argentine friend loved it so much that when i lent my copy of Phenomenon to him, he kept it for 4 years (and counting). I've rebought it...
The songs are well conceived, and really well sung - you would never know, from the quality of his boorishness as Alan Partridge, that the man has a good voice under all that sportscasting nasal drone. They're also frighteningly catchy - it's four years since i listened to the album (see above), and i can still sing the one about how "love is like candy on a shelf (you want a taste? then help yourself!)", and the enduring number about a short-term affair (with its impassioned pleading). Also, in terms of walkman potential, you NEED the song "phenomenon" and its tremendously catchy, camp backing to be part of the soundtrack of your life.
In short, if you are looking for a fresh new set of fabulous paradigms to live by - where love is sticky and comes in jars, the Silence of the Lambs has a big sparkly musical number better even than Springtime for Hitler in the immortal Producers (yes this is an ambitious album, but it succeeds), then this would be an excellent cd for you.
on 4 August 2012
Becoming classic comedy! I loved the TV show, which is now available on iTunes. I owned the CD once and have been searching for it for ages. Finally managed to buy it.
It is amazing. Very well planned, written and executed. Sing along! Mucho comedy!!
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 23 May 2009
Tony has always had a place in my heart! this CD is one of the best sing alongs ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! shame on anyone whoever does not give this CD 5 stars :D