Thursday, December 25, 2014
Audio Beaverhausen: The Salvatones' Wonderful World
On my last post, I discussed seeing and hearing The Salvatones live at St. Peter's Cathedral NYC. I left with this much more secular cd, nonetheless filled with beautiful accapella renditions that soothe the soul.
Wonderful World is is a winter's marsh-mellow, New Age-styled recording. of heavenly voices covering songs that range from "Sidewalks of New York" (who the hell was Mamie O'Roarke?) to the titular song made famous by Louis Armstrong.
There are a few non-English numbers, two Kurt Weill numbers from his New York era ("Lost in the Stars" and "My Ship"), the uplifting "Fields of Gold" and even "Lullaby of Broadway."
There's not a misfire on this disc. Somewhere between Enya and Manhattan Transfer, The Salvatones have their own distinct style. Highly recommended to lovers of choral voices and inspirational singing for the winter 2014-15.