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Vocal Point : Lead Now Me On: Hymns and Inspiration

Review: Referred to by some as "an optical illusion for your ears," BYU Vocal Point's inventive style, innovative arrangements, and incredible vocal percussion continue to wow audiences worldwide. They have performed before millions on national television (on NBC's The Sing-Off) and in concerts across the country. While Vocal Point mostly showcases popular songs from yesterday and today in their concerts, the group always includes hymns and inspirational songs as part of their shows. Now for the first time, the music Vocal Point uses to give praise and express their faith is featured exclusively on its own CD.

Songlist: 1. Lead, Kindly Light, All Creatures of Our God and King, I Need Thee Every Hour, Danny Boy, He Is Born, Noyana / Come, Come, Ye Saints, Be Still, My Soul, We All Need Saving, Infant Holy, Infant Lowly, Praise to the Man, Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing, Savior, Redeemer of My Soul, Nearer, My God, to Thee

2686c | 00 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella

Vocal Point : Maximum A Cappella : 00  1 CD :  : 5062380

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Vocal Point : Maximum A Cappella

Review: Brigham Young University's premiere 9-man a cappella ensemble, Vocal Point is known for their solid vocal percussion, innovative arrangements and pure vocal firepower. "Back in Blue," the group's eighth album, is a collection of 16 sixteen well-chosen covers. Some favorites are Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours," Earth, Wind & Fire's anthem "September," Hairspray's very funny "Nicest Kids in Town," Sesame Street's "Telephone Opera" complete with hilarious new words, "Game Day," a tribute to popular sports songs, a wonderful arrangement of Josh Groban's "Remember When It Rained," Huey Lewis & The News' "Hip to Be Square." and James Stevens' a cappella arrangement of the powerful, beautiful "Lead, Kindly Light." VP has a fresh, spirited, bright sound that animates these songs and draws us in every time. "Back in Blue" is great Collegiate entertainment and a stone winner!

Songlist: Hip to Be Square, Got to Get You Into My Life, I'm Yours, Inspector Pachuco, Remember When It Rained, Grace Kelly, The Nicest Kids in Town, Game Day, Opera #2 (Vitas), September, We All Need Saving, Telephone Opera, It Had Better Be Tonight, Lead, Kindly Light, Jump, Jive an' Wail

5982c | 00 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella

Vocal Point : Grand Slam : 00  1 CD :  : JCo48

Vocal Point : Grand Slam

Review: Since its founding in 1991 by two BYU students, the 8 to 9 men group has gone through many changes of personnel and otherwise (opening twice for Rockapella!). From 1994 to 2001 the group was directed by Jim Anglesey, "Slam" represents his final effort with VP before moving on professionally. Jim's love was watching the group grow as goodwill ambassadors for BYU, the LDS Church, and for a cappella singing, routinely going to schools to teach vocal workshops wherever they'd go, for instance. 13 spirited (sometimes even manic), funny, amazing songs: some favorites: Weird Al Yankovic's painful "Since You've Been Gone/One More Minute," "Breakfast at Denny's," a spot-on parody of "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (and what the title is referring to, get it?) "Pennies from Heaven," "I'll Be," "Love One Another," "The Cup of Life," a bluesy "Summertime," and the inspirational "In The First Light." Excellent, and recommended!

Songlist: A Pedir Su Mano, Since You've Been Gone / One More Minute, Pennies from Heaven, In My Dreams, Sparkle / Jack's Heroes, Breakfast at Dennny's , Breakfast at Dennny's, Bach's Air on a G String, I'll Be, Love One Another, Cup of Life, She Loves You, Summertime, In the First Light

1744c | 00 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella Collegiate A Cappella

Vocal Point : Instruments Not Included : 00  1 CD :  : JCo04

Vocal Point : Instruments Not Included

Review: Shortly after the release date of Vocal Point's debut CD in the fall of 1993, it became clear that there was huge interest, as "instruments not included" became a runaway best-seller. The nine-man a cappella ensemble features a repertoire here that ranges from a tribute to the Swingles, "Bach's Fugue in D Minor," the doo-wop standard "Drip Drop," Gershwin's classic "Summertime" and Terrence Trent D'Arby's "Sign Your Name" to U2's "With Or Without You" and the Scottish folk song "Scottish Spring." Originally produced by the group, this album joined the Tantara catalog when Vocal Point became a program of the BYU School of Music and signed on with Tantara. 19 songs: a silly rap takeoff on children's rhymes in "Child's Play," a jazzy "Paper Moon," the sweet "E'en So, Lord Jesus," the updated sea shanty "Hey Ho, Away We Go," the salsa-flavored "Brrlak!," "instruments" continually surprises. Fresh, fun, energetic, often manic contemporary a cappella from never-boring Vocal Point!

Songlist: Istanbul, Sign Your name , Fugue in D Minor, Drip Drop, Rubber Duckie, The Garden, Star Spangled Banner, Child's Play, Paper Moon, E'en So, Lord Jesus, Hey, Ho, Away We Go, With or Without You, Instant Mash, Scottish Spring, One Last Cry, People to People/When the Morning Comes, Summertime, Brrrlak!, Don't It Make You Want to Go Home

1754c | 00 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella Collegiate A Cappella

Vocal Point : Mouthing Off : 00  1 CD :  : JCo25

Vocal Point : Mouthing Off

Review: A 9-man group from Provo, UT, Vocal Point is one of the brightest lights in Contemporary Collegiate a cappella, and "Mouthing" is their 3rd excellent CD on Tantara Records. 14 songs are here, featuring solid and innovative vocal percussion and daring arrangements-just listen to "Bittersweet Treat, written by group member Peter Hansen, who also sings lead. Other favorites are the country-western classic "Sold (The Grundy Co. Auction Incident)," Seal's "Kiss From A Rose," the hilarious "MotorTab," which features a K-Tel "hits from the 60s and 70s" ad, as sung by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Charlie Daniels' "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," Axl Rose's "Sweet Child of Mine," "Carry On My Wayward Son," and the traditional Gospel hymn "Precious Lord I Love, Power, Grace." "Mouthing Off" is big fun, energetic, powerful entertainment from the first cut to the last!

Songlist: Africa, Bittersweet Treat, Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident), Kiss From A Rose, Meet in the Middle, Motor Tab, The Devil Went Down to Georgia, That Thing You Do, Sweet Child of Mine, Love Me, Carry On My Wayward Son, Precious Lord, Love, Power, Grace, Kyrie Elieson

1753c | 00 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella Collegiate A Cappella

Vocal Point : Nonstop

Review: Formed by two BYU students in 1991 in the traditional college glee club format, 9-man Vocal Point discovered a huge interest in their high-energy, wonderfully-arranged covers. "Nonstop" features recordings by 3 different configurations of the group, 2004-2005, 2005-2006 and 2006-2007. Photos of those groups are in the full-color liner notes, where founders Bob Ahlander and Dave Boyce also describe watching their creation win the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella at the Lincoln Center in NYC in April of 2006, an inspiring and moving story. The 16 high-energy cuts begin with a rousing a cappella rendition of the THX/20th Century Fox fanfare, "Spider-Man Theme," Stevie Wonder's "Superstition," Louis Prima's "Sing, Sing, Sing," a very fine "Sunshine Medley" ("Walkin' on Sunshine," "Ain't No Sunshine" and "Let the Sunshine In"), Robert Allen and Al Stillman's 50s harmonic gem "No Not Much," Marc Broussard's Southern-fried foot-stomper "Home," Garth Brooks' beautiful, touching "When You Come Back to Me Again," Michael Jackson's "Thriller," and the final cut, traditional hymn "Nearer My God to Thee." Solid vocal percussion, fine arranging, strong harmonies, powerful leads (especially Michael Buble on "Home")--it all adds up to great entertainment from one of our favorite collegiate ensembles!

Songlist: THX/20th Century Fox Fanfare, Spider-Man Theme, Take On Me, Superstition, Black Balloon, Sing, Sing, Sing, Sunshine Medley, No Not Much, Home , When You Come Back to Me Again, Praise The Man, Super Mario, Thriller, Home, Bigger Than My Body, Nearer My God To Thee

1775c | 00 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella

Vocal Point : Standing Room Only : 00  1 CD :  : JCo50

Vocal Point : Standing Room Only

Review: In 2001 Bob Ahlander, one of Vocal Point's founding members (in 1991) returned to BYU as faculty director of Vocal Point, directing the group in performances at several venues at the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, to the semifinals at the International Championships of Collegiate A Cappella," and wowed the audience at the 13rd Annual A Cappella Summit in San Rafael. "Standing Room Only" is a polished, confident CD for this 9-man collegiate group, of 15 beautifully arranged pieces in different musical styles. From Contemporary pop (Maroon 5's "Harder to Breathe," Phil Collins' "Strangers Like Me," Eve 6's "Promise"), to Classic Pop ("Runaround Sue," "The Way You Look Tonight," "Ain't No Sunshine"), to Contemporary Christian ("He Is Born," "Primarily Vocal Point" Medley), to Bluegrass ("O Brother, Where Art Thou? Medley") to traditional Gospel ("Be Still, My Soul," and the bonus track "12 Days of Christmas"), this is all bright, spirited, fun music. These guys are amazing live, and it shows bigtime on "Standing!"

Songlist: Header to Breathe, Strangers Like me, Stick Shifts and Safety Belts, The Way You Look Tonight, Ain't No Sunshine, He Is Born, I'm a Believer, O Brother, Where Art Thou? Medley, Thank You, Runaround Sue, Promise, Primarily Vocal Point, Be Still, my Soul, Straighten Up and Fly Right, Yeah, Yeah

1752c | 00 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella Collegiate A Cappella

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