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5.0 out of 5 stars Compulsive listening
Many artists have recorded the Great American Songbook - probably the last being a newly-changed Rod Stewart. But never like this. The arrangements are quite jazzy, particularly the a capella, but brilliant. Anyone who likes this timeless popular music and anyone who likes the extraordinary accuracy of intonation of these singers will love these two discs (yes, two - 90...
Published 10 months ago by John Hinde

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2.0 out of 5 stars Good Singing But Lacks Beat
I always thought this style of music should be based on bass, rhythm and melody....we get two out of three of those things here....A cappella is an art and the King's Singers are certainly world experts, but in this repertoire I feel the music lacks something...most noticeably a rhythm section....the stuff with orchestra is better. Look elsewhere for renditions of these...
Published 10 months ago by Aidan Powell


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5.0 out of 5 stars Compulsive listening, 3 Feb 2014
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Many artists have recorded the Great American Songbook - probably the last being a newly-changed Rod Stewart. But never like this. The arrangements are quite jazzy, particularly the a capella, but brilliant. Anyone who likes this timeless popular music and anyone who likes the extraordinary accuracy of intonation of these singers will love these two discs (yes, two - 90 minutes+) and want to play them over and over again and really listen to what is going on. I don't think the reviewer who was disapppointed by the absence of Western music should have expected that to be included in what has become known as the Great American Songbook.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Mixed Blessing, 4 Jan 2014
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This is a wonderful collection and the arrangements of well-known songs are excellent - at least in the a capella parts of the recording. I am glad I bought it but the orchestrally accompanied versions (of some of the same songs) do not really add value - perhaps because of the direct comparisons with the a capell versions. Or maybe it's just that the wonderful a capella singing is so good.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Kings Singers - Brilliant !, 3 Mar 2014
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I love it, have played it continually since I bought it, absolutely brilliant. Brilliant catchy song choices, brilliant harmonies, brilliant album. Oh by the way, have I mentioned it's Brilliant. Enough said me thinks!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Good Singing But Lacks Beat, 21 Feb 2014
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I always thought this style of music should be based on bass, rhythm and melody....we get two out of three of those things here....A cappella is an art and the King's Singers are certainly world experts, but in this repertoire I feel the music lacks something...most noticeably a rhythm section....the stuff with orchestra is better. Look elsewhere for renditions of these songs would be my opinion, good as the singing is...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!, 15 Jan 2014
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I could listen to the King Singers all day and this is a great addition to my collection of their music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kings singers, 1 Jan 2014
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I gave it to a close friend for her belated birthday present and she was delighted and tells me she has enjoyed playing it
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant, 14 Dec 2013
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dont normally like this type of music but it is fantastic easy listening enjoyable
different songs done in a different way
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5.0 out of 5 stars TRY IT, 11 Dec 2013
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The very best instrument is human voice and that record confirms it. King's Singers are great as always.. You won't regret single penny
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely disc set, 29 Nov 2013
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Wonderful music, disc 1 all choral, disc 2 with orchestral backing. All the old favourites for music lovers, 1930/1950 show/film scores,GREAT!!!!!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Autotune alert!, 14 Nov 2014
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The first disc of this recording is meticulously manicured, edited and, worst of all, autotuned, which make the voices sound synthetic, like robots. The result is... perfect and inhuman. Listen to the sound clips and see if you don't mind. I, personally, can't stand it.
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