The Persuasions The Persuasions Sing The Beatles

The Persuasions Sing The Beatles
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CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2002
  • Label: Chesky Records

Tracks:

  • 1.Eight Days a Week
  • 2.Oh! Darling
  • 3.Come Together
  • 4.Rocky Raccoon
  • 5.Octopus's Garden
  • 6.Love Me Do
  • 7.With a Little Help from My Friends
  • 8.From Me to You
  • 9.Yesterday
  • 10.Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
  • 11.Don't Let Me Down
  • 12.The Ballad of John and Yoko
  • 13.Imagine
  • 14.Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)

Product Description:

THE PERSUASIONS SING THE BEATLES is a tribute CD where the songs are performed completely accapella.
The Persuasions: Jerry Lawson, Jayvotis Washington, Ray Sanders, Jim Hayes (vocals).
Includes liner notes by Ken Kessler.
Personnel: Jim Hayes, Jerry Lawson, Ray Sanders, Jayotis Washington (vocals).
Liner Note Author: Ken Kessler.
Recording information: St. Peter's Church, New York, NY (04/30/2001-05/02/2001).
Editor: Nicholas Prout.
Photographer: Janette Beckman.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Lloyd "Butch" Phillips; Dave Revels.
Arranger: Jerry Lawson.
It may be easy to get cynical toward a project like this, especially with so many Beatles cover albums floating around. But leave it to the Persuasions, a 40-year-old a cappella singing group, to make virtually every kind of Beatles song fit into their style. They turn "Come Together" into doo wop, "Oh! Darling" becomes a sweet soul ballad, even "Don't Let Me Down" becomes an impassioned R&B track. A few songs lose a little bit of steam from these renditions, especially "Love Me Do." But these aren't bad versions of these songs; they just take a different route from the original. What the album proves more than anything else is what incredible pop songs these are. For this to work at all is a miracle, let alone for it to be a solid, enjoyable album. Few bands have written material that translates to other genres as well as the Beatles, and in the hands of the wonderful Persuasions, these take on a whole new life of their own. Fans of a cappella soul, as well as fans of the band, should check this out. These are some unique and excellent readings of these classics. ~ Bradley Torreano

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 98,706
  • UPC: 090368022028
  • Shipping Weight: 0.21/lbs (approx)
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