The International Staff Band Of The Salvation Army - So Glad!
STYLE: Brass Band RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 93855-16573 LABEL: Salvationist Publishing & Supp 21452 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £7.99
Reviewed by Doug Holland
ISB are probably the best known brass band in the world and this release, according to the front sleeve, offers the "lighter side" of their repertoire (a phrase not explained or expanded upon). To this end a mixture of previously-recorded and new material is included. As always with offerings from the Band the value for money is excellent, with this CD providing 18 tracks and a total playing time of over an hour. There is good variety of tempo and feel across the recording (not all upbeat, by any means), an interesting mix of band and solo contributions and, all in all, more than sufficient going on to make an end-to-end listen no chore whatsoever. The only slight puzzle for this reviewer is this prominent emphasis on the "lighter" side of the band's music, with there being for him no discernible difference between this and a number of other (equally good) recordings previously reviewed.
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