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King's Singers: Six

Song NameComposerArranger
Down to the River to PrayTraditionalPhilip Lawson
BlackbirdLennon / McCartneyDaryl Runswick
The Wishing Tree Joby Talbot
Lullabye Billie JoelPhilip Lawson
Blue Skies Irving BerlinRichard Rodney Bennett
After the Goldrush Neil YoungPeter Knight

Produced by Adrian Peacock

After years at the pinnacle of a cappella choral music, the King's Singers show no sign of slowing down, as their creativity and number of appearances throughout the world remain undimmed. In what has been described as their 3rd generation, "Six" is a tasty sampler spanning the life of the group since their founding in the explosive rock decade of the 1960s. The spiritual "Down In The River To Pray" appeared in the movie "O Brother, Where Art Thou?", arranged by Singer Phillip Lawson, who also arranged this sublime cover of Billy Joel's "Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel)." Lennon/McCartney's "Blackbird" is one of the most-requested encores in the KS' live concert repertoire. "The Wishing Tree" by former Divine Comedy member Joby Talbot, was commissioned by the KS and the BBC. Irving Berlin's moody jazz classic "Blue Skies" is sung in a cool and reflective arrangement by Singer Richard Bennett. The final cut is a soaring, surreal arrangement of Neil Young's deathless, "After the Goldrush," which takes our breath away and leaves us wanting to hear much more. One forgets just how exceptional the King's Singers are, until one is able to see them live, or one settles back next to the stereo in a comfortable chair and lets the beauty of these "Six" wash over him like a subtle, perfect tide.

Item code: 7717C | 1 CD | $11.98 |add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | Male | England
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