Top positive review
on 28 February 2017
I first heard the Scala & Kolacny Brothers Choir, when I heard their version of “Creep” in a trailer for the film “Love like Poison”. Although the song as it appears on the CD is a slightly different (and expletive free) version of the song to that which can be heard in the film, the track is unmistakably the “same” song and it is still good, and although I can see why they might put this version out on a CD, I am a little disappointed not to find the “film version” on it as this was my original attraction to their music and the reason why I bought the album .
Twelve of the fifteen tracks are cover versions and many will be familiar songs to listeners. The three non-cover version tracks (track 9 “Our Last Fight”, track 10 “Seashell”, track 11 “Masquerade (Of Fools)” are wonderful tracks and “Seashell” has become one of my favourite songs on the CD.
Generally a very relaxing album to listen to, it is a rewarding CD but not one that I could say was perfect for me. Like some others have commented, I find the piano accompaniment a little too prominent at times as the chords are not so much played but are hammered out at times – if that was the desired arrangement it is not one that always works for me unfortunately. Nevertheless I would say it is still a good CD.
01 Nothing Else Matters (Originally performed by Metallica)
02 Solsbury Hill (Originally performed by Peter Gabriel)
03 Champagne Supernova (Originally performed by Oasis)
04 Ironic (Originally performed by Alanis Morissette)
05 With or Without You (Originally performed by U2)
06 Everlong (Originally performed by Foo Fighters)
07 I Feel You (Originally performed by Depeche Mode)
08 Use Somebody (Originally performed by Kings of Leon)
09 Our Last Fight
11 Masquerade (Of Fools)
12 Creep (Originally performed by Radiohead)
13 Smells Like Teen Spirit (Originally performed by Nirvana)
14 Yellow (Originally performed by Coldplay)
15 Viva La Viva (Originally performed by Coldplay)