Personnel includes: Ross Barbour, Don Barbour, Hal Kratzsch, Bob Flanigan, Ken Errair, Ken Albers and Bill Comstock.
Includes liner notes by Scott Shea.
Digitally remastered by Bob Norberg (September, 1989 Capitol Recording Studios).
All tracks are mono AAD, except tracks 17-21 which are stereo ADD.
This quartet has developed a sound that is at once smooth, controlled and sweet. Yet for all its mainstream and popular appeal, the Four Freshmen's crooning harmonics is a force of nature, unlike anything that came before or after it. These are trained voices, full and pervasive, and the strength is quadrupled when thy sing in close unity. The exotic "Poinciana" relied solely on the four voices in harmony to create the powerful feeling of this song, and a guitar only aids them.
Old favorites, like the wartime classic "We'll Be together Again" shows how the Four Freshmen are both faithful to the melody and add their own cool musical signature on the number with a subtle atonality in the harmonized melody. The close harmonies have a profound depth that is equally adept at extolling the sentiments of such disparate themes as the perky "Love Is Just Around The Corner" and the gloomy "Angel Eyes."