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Why would a marvelous a capella group add all those useless instruments?
on 26 May 2014
I love the Fsherman's Friends. I live within easy driving distance of their hometown and have seen them perform for free at the harbour. I have purchased tickets to their performances at theatres. And I have two other albums. The best one has virtually no instrumental accompaniment; the other is ruined by it. The first, the ruined one, seems to have been the idea of a record producer. I suspect that was the case with this one. , I will now refer to it as Easy Listening Fisherman's Friends. All their magical harmonies, all the depth of their baritones and lyrical lilt of their tenors is compromised. I can fairly say I like it only because I know what these gentlemen can do, and I look forward to hearing them do it again. And possibly dismissing whoever talked them into this nonsensical arrangement of their magnificent talent.