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  1. Persuasions Sing the Beatles
    Persuasions Sing the Beatles
    Persuasions Sing the Beatles
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  2. Persuasions Sing the Beatles

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    Customer Ratings (9 reviews)
    Price R460.00

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It's never a surprise when someone covers a Beatles song. But what is surprising on The Persuasions Sing the Beatles is the choice of songs. The fabulous a cappella foursome taking on the Fab Four is a heartfelt and inspired idea (and recorded live in a Manhattan church--talk about paying homage!). But it doesn't always succeed. That said, Persuasions fans will find genuine pleasure in hearing songs such as "Oh! Darling," "Yesterday," "Ob La Di, Ob La Da," and "Come Together" (with its rich vocal accents and reverberating bass lines). These songs readily lend themselves to the a cappella magic of Jerry, Jayotis, Ray, and Jim, their vocal highlights perfect for the group's persuasive alchemy. And there's plenty of transformation as the group mines the doo-wop soul roots of McCartney's "Darling" and the timeless solitude of "Yesterday." Even more pleasing is "Eight Days a Week," where the Beatles' playful lyrics meet the Persuasion's powerful frontline vocals. The other more curious takes of "The Ballad of John and Yoko," Rocky Raccoon," and "Imagine" (technically a Lennon solo effort) don't always hit the mark. Still, reinvention and innovation lie at the heart of any tribute record, and on that score, The Persuasions Sing the Beatles should satisfy both camps long enough until a follow-up delivers another 14 songs the world knows and sings by heart. --Martin Keller

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Chesky Records
Chesky Records
Chesky Records
Chesky Records
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

This group was once one of the mose exciting forces on the American music scene. However, this CD is awful. There is no song on it that was not vastly better done by The Beatles. Instead of the group singing that once marked the Persuasions it is merely a lead singer singing everything at the same pace (one song is nearly indistinguishable from any other) with the other members of the group doing a little doo wop on the side. Boring! Buy the material by the original artists and enjoy some really good music. The Persuasions are now merely riding the coat tails of their earlier reputation.
Chesky Records is well known for their fantastic "Audiophile" CD's, and the acoustics on this album are absolutely unbelievable. Innovative and smooth......I highly recommend it.
The new CD, "Persuasions Sing the Beatles" is FABULOUS! The Persuasions' harmonizing voices and trend-settingstyleare memorable, unique and classy!
Their voices are truly their instruments! Everytime I hear "Octopus's Garden," I am amazed at how they are able tosing it totally a cappella...How do they do that?
The Persuasions' talents are really special and say, "Persuasions all the way!"
This CD is a hit! It's a wonderful surprise to hear the "world's best" vocal group perform the songs of the "world's best" pop group...It's a fantastic "fab-four" union!
The CD feels "live," but to see The Persuasions perform the Beatles songs in-person has got to be an awesome treat, too! I hope to see The Persuasions performing these songs in concert very soon.
Thank you, Persuasions for sharing your voices, your inspiration and creativity with the rest of us.
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