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Brackett: Simple Gifts; Randy Newman, etc / The King's Singers

Album Summary

>Joel, Billy : She's Always a Woman, song
>Taylor, James [Soft Rock] : You Can Close Your Eyes, song
>Traditional, English : Greensleeves, folk song
>Traditional, American : Shaker Hymn
>Traditional Spiritual : Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
>Stills, Stephen : Helplessly Hoping
>Traditional Spiritual : Deep River
>Traditional, American : Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair, folk song
>Traditional, British Isles : I Love My Love, folk song
>Traditional, British Isles : The Water Is Wide, folk song
>Newman, Randy : When She Loved Me (for Toy Story 2)
>Sting : Valparaiso, song
>Traditional, English : The Turtle Dove
>Simon, Paul : April Come She Will
>Traditional Spiritual : Steal Away to Jesus, spiritual
>David, John : You Are the New Day
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Notes & Reviews:

After a gap of 10 years The King's Singers have once again made a full a cappella studio album, featuring sixteen stunning arrangements of classic pop ballads, spirituals and folksongs. Each track on this album has earned its place because of its great melody and coupled with the impeccable style for which the group is justly famous, this album will delight its huge worldwide fan base.

Notes & Reviews:

This album received the 2008 Grammy Award for "Best Classical Crossover Album."

Recording information: Arsis Studio.

On 2008's SIMPLE GIFTS, the King's Singers present another stirring a cappella set, mixing pop tunes with traditional American and British songs. Highlights of this album by the long-running U.K. vocal ensemble include a resonant version of the spiritual "Swing Low" and a serene rendition of Randy Newman's "When She Loved Me" (from Pixar's TOY STORY 2).



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Works Details

>Joel, Billy : She's Always a Woman, song
  • Performers: Stephen Connolly; Christopher Gabbitas (Baritone); David Hurley; Philip Lawson (Baritone); Paul Phoenix (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Taylor, James [Soft Rock] : You Can Close Your Eyes, song
  • Performers: Stephen Connolly; Christopher Gabbitas (Baritone); David Hurley; Philip Lawson (Baritone); Paul Phoenix (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Traditional, English : Greensleeves, folk song
  • Performers: Stephen Connolly; Christopher Gabbitas (Baritone); David Hurley; Philip Lawson (Baritone); Paul Phoenix (Tenor)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1600.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1600

>Traditional, American : Shaker Hymn
  • Performers: Stephen Connolly; Christopher Gabbitas (Baritone); David Hurley; Philip Lawson (Baritone); Paul Phoenix (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Form: Choral

>Traditional Spiritual : Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  • Performers: Stephen Connolly; Christopher Gabbitas (Baritone); David Hurley; Philip Lawson (Baritone); Paul Phoenix (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: by 1865

>Stills, Stephen : Helplessly Hoping
  • Performers: Stephen Connolly; Christopher Gabbitas (Baritone); David Hurley; Philip Lawson (Baritone); Paul Phoenix (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Traditional Spiritual : Deep River
  • Performers: Stephen Connolly; Christopher Gabbitas (Baritone); David Hurley; Philip Lawson (Baritone); Paul Phoenix (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Written: by 1875

>Traditional, American : Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair, folk song
  • Performers: Stephen Connolly; Christopher Gabbitas (Baritone); David Hurley; Philip Lawson (Baritone); Paul Phoenix (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.

>Traditional, British Isles : I Love My Love, folk song
  • Performers: Stephen Connolly; Christopher Gabbitas (Baritone); David Hurley; Philip Lawson (Baritone); Paul Phoenix (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Form: Vocal

>Traditional, British Isles : The Water Is Wide, folk song
  • Performers: Stephen Connolly; Christopher Gabbitas (Baritone); David Hurley; Philip Lawson (Baritone); Paul Phoenix (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.

>Newman, Randy : When She Loved Me (for Toy Story 2)
  • Performers: Stephen Connolly; Christopher Gabbitas (Baritone); David Hurley; Philip Lawson (Baritone); Paul Phoenix (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Sting : Valparaiso, song
  • Performers: Stephen Connolly; Christopher Gabbitas (Baritone); David Hurley; Philip Lawson (Baritone); Paul Phoenix (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Traditional, English : The Turtle Dove
  • Performers: Stephen Connolly; Christopher Gabbitas (Baritone); David Hurley; Philip Lawson (Baritone); Paul Phoenix (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.

>Simon, Paul : April Come She Will
  • Performers: Stephen Connolly; Christopher Gabbitas (Baritone); David Hurley; Philip Lawson (Baritone); Paul Phoenix (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Traditional Spiritual : Steal Away to Jesus, spiritual
  • Performers: Stephen Connolly; Christopher Gabbitas (Baritone); David Hurley; Philip Lawson (Baritone); Paul Phoenix (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>David, John : You Are the New Day
  • Performers: Stephen Connolly; Christopher Gabbitas (Baritone); David Hurley; Philip Lawson (Baritone); Paul Phoenix (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary