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Swingle Singers: Ticket To Ride

Song NameArranger
Ticket To RideAlexander L'Estrange
Penny LaneJonathan Rathbone
RevolutionMark Williams
Day TripperJonathan Rathbone
Norwegian WoodMark Williams
BirthdayAlexander L'Estrange
Lady MadonnaC. Canning
YesterdayBen Parry
Strawberry Fields ForeverA. Gray
Drive My CarS. Lesley
Blackbird / I WillJonathan Rathbone
When I'm Sixty-FourWard Swingle
The Fool On The HillJonathan Rathbone
All My LovingJonathan Rathbone
I Am The WalrusJonathan Rathbone
GoodnightMark Williams

Produced by Alexander L'Estrange / John Milner

While the Swingles first won acclaim for their arrangements of Bach fugues, they have been performing Beatles songs as part of their live concerts for many years. Though Ward is no longer part of the eight-voice mixed ensemble, he acts as musical advisor, and the group continues on, revitalized by fresh new talent. A record of all-Beatles material is surely a natural! The aural landscape designed by the Beatles, with George Martin at the helm, is ably reproduced here, entirely a cappella, of course. Some adaptations swear almost complete allegiance to the originals, but others, such as "Norwegian Wood," embellish with subtle, yet distinct tonal flavors. The tempo of "Lady Madonna" is gently suppressed, with harmonic emphasis on the seventh. "All My Loving" is a sweetly earnest ballad. "Ticket To Ride" shows the Swingle Singers ready to meet the 21st century, with a winning mix of the old and the new.

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Item code: 3355C | 1 CD | $15.98 |add item to cart
Vocal Jazz | A Cappella | Mixed | England
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