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Shanghai
     

Shanghai

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by Twelve Girls Band
 
Sure seems like there are 13 on the cover, but 12 Girls Band's 2007 effort Shanghai is an otherwise straightforward release that doesn't differ much from their earlier albums. There's the usual combination of showy, intense, and fast music that shows off how technically talented these musicians are -- of which, the opening "Glory"

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Sure seems like there are 13 on the cover, but 12 Girls Band's 2007 effort Shanghai is an otherwise straightforward release that doesn't differ much from their earlier albums. There's the usual combination of showy, intense, and fast music that shows off how technically talented these musicians are -- of which, the opening "Glory" is by far the best -- along with some traditional or traditional sounding Asian music and a handful of woefully syrupy pop covers. Covering "My Heart Will Go On" from Titanic at this late date seems like throwing in the towel as far as original crossover ideas go. On the other hand, taking on the tricky jazz standard "Take Five" is a much more inspired idea and the playing follows accordingly. While a little more lively and a little less lush would have helped this effort seem a lot less sugar-coated, fans of this group's more sentimental and romantic music will probably prefer this release over the rest of their catalog.

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Release Date:
06/05/2007
Label:
Manhattan Records
UPC:
0094637895726
catalogNumber:
78957

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Shanghai 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was very fortunate to be able to these 13 very talented young women in concert recently. They play with such incredible passion and energy. I purchased this CD at the concert. I own 3 other albums of thiers and this is one of my favorites. My favorite track hands down on this album is Glory, it is really zippy and very engergizing to listen to. This album has a good mix of fast, slow and somewhat in between tracks. This album is great addition to any 12 Girls Band fan's collection but it is also a good introduction for the new fan also.