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Posted October 1, 2010
What is there to say?!
What is there to say? Really...I wanna know. This CD starts out with a bang from the talented Scott Leonard and that feeling doesn't go away until the last track. With three great new songs from Scott and a wonderful arrangement of "It's a Small World" that isn't annoying. Great classics such as a new arrangment of the Carpenters "Merry Christmas Darling" along with many others. The CD then moves on to "Peace on Earth" arranged by their vocal percusionist Jeff Thacher and perfected with the angelic vocals of Kevin Wright. And Scott's "Snowstar" is a great new upbeat song. I've been a Rockapella fan since their days on "Carmen SanDiego" and this is one of their best! Anyone with ANY taste in music will love this great new classic. Their new bass George Baldi is doing a wonderful job filling the shoes of the retried Barry Carl. These guys really deserve to be on the Billboard top ten, for they have INCREADIBLE talent, and are so much fun to see in concert and you can always tell that they're having the time of their life doing what they do. GREAT JOB GUYS! CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE! *COME BACK TO MICHIGAN!*Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 1, 2010
More Great Holiday Harmony from Rockapella!
Rockapella's latest release is just what Santa ordered! Rockapella's latest release is full of old familar holidays songs, but the group's unique musicality make this much more than a rehash of old standards. Scott Leonard's strong lead vocals on the first track (which Scott also wrote, along with other songs on the CD) are just the first course of holiday harmony on this CD. Elliott Kerman's silky smooth voice and jazzy stylings grace a rendition of "Home for the Holidays" that also includes a "trombocal arrangement" you'll remember long after the holidays are gone. Newcomber George Baldi maintains a strong bass presence in the group, especially in "I'll Be Home For Christmas". Welcome, George! I had to listen a little harder for Jeff Thacher's vocal percussion on this CD, but he's there and in fine form as usual. Jeff also provided artistic direction for the album art, and contributes an arrangement as well. Kevin Wright lends his energy to the vocal mix, and also arranges on the album. This multi-talented group proves once again why they are one of the foremost groups in contemporary acapella music. Grab "Comfort & Joy" and a little egg nog this year, and you're bound to have a happy holiday!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.