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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, 7 Sep 2005
This review is from: Triple Echo (Audio CD)
I discovered this group following the broadcast of a track from this album on Radio 3's Late Junction. On the strength of that, I bought a few albums, and have listened to them constantly ever since. On the whole, I prefer their arrangements of traditional songs (like on this album) to their own songs (on some other albums), although many of their own songs are also very fine.
Coope Boyes & Simpson are three male singers with very smooth voices singing unaccompanied harmony arrangements. The songs on this CD are arrangements of folk songs collected by Vaughan Williams, Grainger and Butterworth early last century. These arrangements add a little extra harmonic interest to the original folk songs without losing touch with the folksong roots, unlike, say, Vaughan Williams' own arrangement of "Bushes and Briars", which is far from how the song would originally have been sung, placing the music too far over the words. Even as a classical musician and singer, I much prefer Coope Boyes & Simpson's arrangements: they capture the mood of the songs much more effectively, bringing out the words of the songs, while enveloping the melodic lines with most attractive harmonies. The songs are also fantastic - "Bushes and Briars", "Turtle Dove" and "Lovely Joan" are my favourites, but there are other great songs on this CD too.
Finally, the singing is wonderful.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Triple Echo - fantastic fantastic fantastic!, 7 Nov 2011
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What a good CD! Coope Boyes and Simpson are such fine singers that it seems futile to even attempt to comment on their musicality and wonderful harmonies. I am enjoying it very much.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Winner, 25 Feb 2013
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Great harmonies, good choice of material.Just what you would expect from CBS. Why they aren't big stars I don't know.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very fine traditional cd., 28 Sep 2012
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I originally came upon this group about two years ago, and was very impressed by by their interpretation of Engtlish traditional folk songs.
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