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Blast from the past now on CS
on 16 September 2012
I grew up listening to my dads LPS of the Kings Singers and had the Privilege of seeing them in the 70's in Manchester.
Their name recalls King's College in Cambridge, where the group was formed by six choral scholars in 1968. However, the group that I grew up listening to were formed late 1969 and lasted until 1978. This group comprised of Nigel Perrin (countertenor 1), Alastair Hume (countertenor 2), Alastair Thompson (tenor), Anthony Holt (baritone 1/tenor 2) (actually from Christ Church, Oxford, rather than King's), Simon Carrington (baritone 2) and Brian Kay (bass)
This CD has a superb collection of songs from Fool on the Hill, Life on Mars, A Horse with no Name to God Bless Joanna. The Kings Singers introduced me to these tunes at a very young age (I was born in '65).
I am a Rock girl at heart and love nothing better than listening to Metallica, AC/DC, Whitesnake etc but I can honestly say I have thoroughly enjoyed singing along with all the tracks on the CD, all 24 of them.
The King's Singers are still around with a different line up - I can't comment on them - but this line up was very special and I look forward to finding more CD's of their recordings.