August 21, 2009

Tonic Sol-fa - Just One Of Those Days

Shaun, Greg, Mark and Jared of TSF, one of our favorite hard-working veteran Contemporary a cappella quartets, perform about 150 concerts each year across 48 states to a combined audience of 250,000 plus. Including "Just One of Those Days" they have released 8 excellent CDs and two DVDs, sold over a million albums and have toured nationally and internationally for 12 years. Tonic Sol-fa produces an annual, sold-out 20 city holiday tour in the Midwest as well as spring and summer concert tours throughout the U.S. Very impressive, but what really catches our attention is butter-smooth harmonies, spot-on vocal percussion, brilliant arrangements and sweet leads, and that's here in abundance on these 11 great cuts. The Everly Brothers' wonderful "Gone, Gone, Gone (Done Moved On)," Fred Wilhelm/Georgia Middleman's title track, a fine arrangement of Randy Newman's classic "Sail Away," John Shanks/Keith Urban's "Somebody Like You," and Walter Earl Brown's 1968 Elvis anthem "If I Can Dream" have to number among our favorites. The same for Fred Wilhelm and Lori McKenna's "Very Same Place," Wilhelm/busbee's "Something Beautiful," Wilhelm/Kevin Fisher's rhythmic gem "Where Does The Money Come From," Brad Paisley/Tim Owens' "Rainin' You," R.Simpson/D.Payne/R. Rush's down-home "Highway Patrol"… let's face it, there's not a weak cut here. If you're having Just One of Those Days, treat yourself to some top-drawer Contemporary a cappella from one of the best groups performing today! 2363 CD 14.95
Listen to "Highway Patrol

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August 20, 2009

Acappella - Find Your Way

Keith Lancaster's prolific, Tennessee-based Acapella Company presents this Contemporary quintet, featuring Allen Brantley, Keith's son Anthony Lancaster, Robin Brannon, Zac George and Zachary Wilson. All 11 songs here are written and composed by Keith, "Calling Forth," "Let Me Tell You," "Something To Hold On To," the inspiring round "All Over The World," "Fill Us," "Joined Together," "Almighty God," "Find Your Way," "Going Down To The River," "For Your Deliverance" and "May The Presence Of The Lord." Keith Lancaster has also produced the album. The wonderful deep-bassed harmonies and inspiring lyrics will surely help you "Find Your Way," through the soulful ministry of the Acapella Company! 9216 CD 14.95
Listen to "All Over The World

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August 8, 2009

Storm Front - Harmony: A Beatles Tribute

Just prior to taking home Bronze (3rd place) medals from the 2009 BHS Internationals in Anaheim, Storm Front released this amazing collection of Beatles tunes. Working with gifted arranger (and Gold medal barbershop quartet man) Jay Giallombardo, these are arrangements that remain honest to the original scores, but fit a world-class a cappella quartet. Many of the great Lennon/McCartney hits are here, "Eleanor Rigby," "Here, There and Everywhere," "Lady Madonna," "Norweigian Wood," "Across the Universe," "Fool on the Hill," "We Can Work It Out," "Hey Jude," "Paperback Writer," "I'll Follow the Sun" and "Long and Winding Road," rendered with brilliant Storm Front harmonies that give them a whole new flavor. "Beatles Tribute" is a Barbershop masterpiece, one of the best albums of the year. Major kudos to Storm Front's Jeff, Jim, Darin and Sid for pushing the Barbershop envelope with "Beatles Tribute"! 5863 CD 14.95
Listen to "Norwegian Wood

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Storm Watch - Free as a Breeze

Famed videographer Chad Guyton and his 7-man camera crew followed one of the best Barbershop groups in the world, BHS International Anaheim Bronze medalists Storm Front, around for four days in January, 2009 during one of the largest Youth Harmony Festivals in the U.S., sponsored by BYU-Idaho, attended by over 1,000 kids. Storm Front was the headliner, and we see over two hours of live cuts from the stage, as well as very funny outtakes. Listen to favorites such as "Poor Wayfarin' Stranger," "GuiTarzan," "The 12 ½ Days of Christmas" and the showstopping "Bugler's Holiday." This is Barbershop at its best, and the "Behind the Curtain" special feature is a must-see! 5863 DVD 24.95

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