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Song NameComposer
Remember This
I Heard It Through the GrapevineNorman Whitfield
Disco Down'
So Close
The Tears of a Clown
When You're Young and in Love
Who's That Girl
You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling'
Psycho Killer
Wide Boy
Monica Engineer
Only You (And You Alone)Buck Ram
Masters of War

Another CD we were lucky enough to score on import, "Lost Boys" is the second recording by England's Flying Pickets (their first, "Live At The Albany Empire," isn't available any more). One of our favorite European contemporary a cappella groups (though predating the advent of vocal percussion), they emerged from the 'eighties new wave craze with their number one U.K. hit, "Only You," (included on this recording). The Pickets have an honest and soulful sound; their material is always strong - "The Tears Of A Clown," "Who's That Girl" and Dylan's "Masters Of War" are representative - and their arrangements convey the power of the song itself, without any extraneous frippery. Given this discernment, when the sextet does unite and deliver a surging stacked chord, as they do frequently on "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'," they really command attention.

Item code: 2448C | 1 CD | $14.98
Contemporary | A Cappella | Male | England

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