75 Years An Garda Siochana - A Musical Celebration
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Eclectic: Freddy Mercury’s "Bohemian Rhapsody", British TV Theme Tunes, Rock and Roll Party faves, Irish dance, Irish anthem, US Big Band tunes and marches all overlaid by a crazy Irish brass band sound. Summary: 17 tracks 14 pluses 3 minuses. Value: 59 cents per track if you buy the album. Incredible Value. Very satisfying material selection. A very professionally produced brass band CD with a wonderful mix of classics of the genre and a selection with an Irish flavor, making it a must have for genre mixers. CD reflects strong influences from Herb Alpert, James Last, Arthur Fiedler and leading US and UK Army Bands. Material selection is excellent with one or two exceptions. Positives are too many to record here but Freddy Mercury's "Bohemian Rhapsody" is a delight - never boring even with a very generous 6:19 minute playtime, "American Patrol" gets a lively face lift, "Rock 'n' Roll Party" is a rambunctious party starter, the robust up tempo "Banks Of My Own Lovely Lee" brings this classic to a new genre and audience. "Eye Level" is a 70's TV theme brilliantly executed. Downers: "Pie Jesu" lacked balance (is it even suited to a brass band interpretation?) and "Rare Ould Times" is just plain boring at any time. A delight overall. 4.5 stars. No fractional stars so I rounded up to 5 stars.
An Gana Siochana
Clear, bright, well-produced variety of music that rings of the old days of good music. American Patrol, Rock around the Clock, huge variety. Good album. I like it. George Hunt