Sunday, June 1, 2008

Syncopation - Wonderful You

I've always been a fan of harmony singing. Not as much a fan of Broadway/stage singing, though going to live shows is always fun. Syncopation's new cd, Wonderful You, seems to combine the two. You get the feeling you're listening to a fireworks concert of

Aubrey Logan
Christine Fawson
David Thorne Scott
Tsunenori "Lee" Abe

singing

Breakout
I Can Fly
Wonderful You
High and Dry
Invisible War
Broken Wings
Betcha By Golly, Wow
Getaway
Both Sides Now

and as you might tell, there are reworked classics to enjoy here. The instrumentation is mostly subtle, and the recording softer than you might expect, but when you get your emotions into the gist of "Broken Wings" for instance, you'll see that it was all meant to be. Soft can often work to our advantage, in this loud society of ours. The harmonies are mostly kept for the background, this isn't an Andrew Sisters act, and there's something pleasing about that.

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