November 30, 2011
Voices of Lee - Sing, Sing, Sing
The pride of Cleveland, TN's Lee University, The Voices of Lee is a 16-member, mixed-voice a cappella ensemble, long recognized by us as one of the elite collegiate groups in their 16 years of existence. They have released 5 excellent CDs, a pair of wonderful live DVDs and in 2009 were chosen to compete on NBC's hit show The Sing-Off, based on our own national competition, The Harmony Sweepstakes! Director Danny Murray, who led the group to a Second Runner-Up Sing-Off finish and exposure to millions of new fans with perfect performances like their cover of Michael Jackson's "Man In The Mirror" that's a YouTube favorite. "Sing, Sing, Sing" is a lovely collection of ten Contemporary Christian tunes, most of them arranged by the group, especially Tenor Phil Nitz. Some favorites are the title tune, "I'm Forgiven," "It Took a Miracle," "Step of Faith," "Power of One," "Just a Little Talk with Jesus," "You are My King (Amazing Love)," "When Redeemed I Stand," and the Bonus Track "So Long, Farewell." "Sing, Sing, Sing" is a beautiful, poised, heartfelt collection by the fast-rising young, talented, well-led Voices, don't miss this one!
9850 CD 14.95
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November 28, 2011
Aquabella - Nordlichter (Northern Lights)
In search of new stories for their Winter concert program Aquabella discovered the Far North. Here they have set timeless Icelandic myths to music, with their own original texts. True to their World Music concept, they also sing pieces from Sweden, Iceland, Norway, and Latvia in their original languages. In these myths set to song a central role is played by the Islandic giantess Gryla, and her 13 Troll sons, who during the nights between the 12th nd 24th of December, appear in peoples' houses, exercising the very worst of human qualities; They scratch up the cooking pots, lose important items, steal anything edible, and frighten people with weird sounds and unexplained phenomena. They are never punished for their misdeeds, but rather the innocent children are unjustly accused. To compensate, the Trolls bring the children little presents in this season, and are each night anxiously awaited. After the 25th of December, the Trolls disappear again, one after the other, and once again become invisible to humans. Aquabella, with their wonderful original songs, bring the 13 Trolls unforgettably to life.
2028 CD 15.95
Listen to "Kristallen Den Fina
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November 23, 2011
Persuasions - Persuasions of the Dead
A re-invented, remixed, rearranged, updated, and expanded two-CD set from the sessions for The Persuasions long out-of-print Grateful Dead tribute album. Persuasions of the Dead (named by Tom Waits!), was conceived by Los Angeles writer/producer Rip Rense as a sweeping two-CD set, formatted like a Grateful Dead concert,with six new tracks, six new guest artists, and an entirely new feel. Guests include Country Joe McDonald, Mark Karan of Bob Weir's group, RatDog, saxophonist James King, Vince Welnick the Dead's last keyboard man, Jackie LaBranch and Gloria Jones of the Jerry Garcia Band, Grammy-winning bluegrass musician Peter Rowan, vocalist Alyn Kelley, and Dongming Qiao, Chinese erhu virtuoso.
2016 2CDs 19.95
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November 21, 2011
Tenores di Bitti - Caminos de Pache
Fascinating music from a unique choral tradition. The Tenores’ singing is one of the more ancient ways of singing in the Mediterranean area. Nothing about its origins is sure, but the historians maintain that this traditional polyphony goes back to 3000 years ago. The singing is made by four male voices (oche, mesu oche, bassu and contra), the main feature of this polyphony is represented by “bassu” and “contra” because of their guttural and ancestral sound. The songs are profane poems speaking about the shepherds and their solitude in touch with the nature, or religious, referring to the popular world and its traditions. All the members have been learning the traditional singing since they were children.
2026 CD 19.95
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