Acappella - Act Of God

Friday 1st August 1997
Acappella - Act Of God
Acappella - Act Of God

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
LABEL: Acappella Company ACD4704

Reviewed by Pippa Rimmer

I see the word "acapella" and immediately think of a) Take 6, or b) draughty old cathedrals at evensong. Thankfully, this offering is nearest to option a), but Take 6 are a hard act to follow. Acappella have recorded many albums and Keith Lancaster's The Acapella Company have released seemingly dozens of offshoot albums. What you have here is a group where every one's instrument is their voice, light harmonies and well crafted tunes. This is chilling-out-with-a-good-book-after-a-hard-day kind of music. It's non-threatening on the shell likes, won't raise your stress level and may well induce a restful night's sleep. Er. not that it's, er, terribly boring. It's just not rock 'n' roll. Tracks worth a fair trial are the more upbeat "Get To The Point". "Gotta Grow Up" with its up-and-down harmonies and "Let's Show And Tell" which has a slightly Negro spiritual feel. Verdict? Well, given that acapella is one of the hardest genres of music to produce successfully, there is nothing criminally wrong with this, apart from perhaps a dose of blandness.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. He's Gonna Let You Know [Listen]
2. Get To The Point [Listen]
3. Act Of God [Listen]
4. House Of Praise [Listen]
5. And They Praised God [Listen]
6. Gotta Grow Up [Listen]
7. Let There Be Love [Listen]
8. Teaching The Truth In Love [Listen]
9. Let's Show And Tell [Listen]
10. Walking That Line [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by norbert machipisa in zimbabwe @ 12:28 on Mar 16 2009

i love accapella so much .i sing 1st tenor & lead tenor

Posted by patrick in dominican republic @ 16:58 on Feb 22 2008

i really like acapella musics and i used to sing in choir,so i
love musics

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