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5.0 out of 5 stars A fine album of its type, 9 Dec. 2011
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This review is from: John Rutter - The Colours of Christmas (Audio CD)
This is a fine album, of its type. Nick is being a bit hard on it with his three star review. I defer to him on record company politics, but must correct his unresearched comments about Over the Bridge. They are an eight man close harmony A Capella group and not remotely "sub King Singers". Go and see them live sometime if you don't believe me.
Their first album "Under the Influence" was produced by John Rutter. Presumably that's why they are on this album, heard here with backing for pretty much the first time. Their album doesn't seem to be on Amazon (get your act together, Amazon) but is downloadable from a well known music store.
I agree about the saccherine arrangement of "Have yourself a very Merry Christmas", but bet that that is what we hear on their upcoming Christmas BBC TV appearances, things being what they are.
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Initial post: 20 Dec 2011 16:49:16 GMT
Roasted Swan says:
I think my "sub" comment is fair since regardless of the number of voices this vocal group is very much in the same style/lineage call it what you will of the Kings Singers right down to the (presumably - you're right this I have NOT checked!) choral-scholar provenance. I have absolutely no doubt at all that they are a splendid group but personally I have a real issue with straight/classical groups crossing over - listen to the way they say "liddle" Christmas in best mid-Atlantic fashion. Its twee and arch - I would say the same of the Kings Singers themselves. As an album this is a shameless piece of marketing by Decca using Rutter's name as a banner to promote a disc which is a poorly cobbled together mish-mash by the A&R department. I like Rutter a lot but prefer either the original collegium disc or the Hyperion collection John Rutter: Music for Christmas which ticks all the boxes both as a seasonal album and something of considerable musical merit regardless of the time of year. Your valid point about what Over the Bridge will sing during any TV appearances rather bears me out I think
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