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Classic late fifties doo-wop!,
By A Customer
This review is from: Since I Don't Have You (Audio CD)
How many times have you bought an album on the strength of hearing a couple of tracks only to find half of the others are less than brilliant? I expected something along these lines when I bought this C.D after hearing 'This I swear' on the radio. Happily I was wrong! After only the first play I found that every track is a gem! The Skyliners are usually associated with the dreamy 50's ballads they do so well, but they are also perfectly capable of kicking out some real rock'n'roll, and some of the best is featured here. The vocal arrangements and harmonies throughout this album are polished and perfect. Jimmy Beaumont leads on most songs, and in my opinion he easily matches anything that the more popular Dion DiMucchi produced, and surpasses him in many respects. Ironically I feel his vocals are weaker on the title track 'Since I don't have you' His voice is richer and has more substance and tone on most of the other tracks featured here. Highlight of the album for me has to be 'Stardust' Hear those swooning saxophones in the background? So if you like rock'n'roll / doo-wop then buy with confidence - I promise you won't regret it! My final impression is that the Skyliners are surely one of the most criminally underated bands of their era. Go on, tell me I'm wrong!