New York Snapshots
The New York Staff Band of the Salvation Army
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Salvation Army Bands - great
The Salvation Army bands are some of the greatest Brass Bands around. While this particular album may not, per the previous review, have the best audio mastering, there are better ones. Check out some of the International Staff Band or New York Staff Band albums. Both are fantastic bands (I've heard both of them in person), and the recordings are pretty good. I don't know if it's on Itunes, but the NYSB's 'Star Lake Premiers' album is fantastic.
I believe that some of the best Salvation Army Brass Bands will give any military band a run for its money. These people play for two reasons, if not more - they love music, and to give glory to God. (for those of you that don't know, the Salvation Army is a Christian charity, and a Christian church. for some reason, not many people know that...)
I wonder if any of the audio quality loss on this particlar album has anything to do with Apple's digitizing of the CD.... hm...
Who Mastered This
The Salvation Army is a great charity,but this album is not as good. The mastering is awful and compresses all the sound making the album both too loud and lacking in dynamic elements. If you want to hear great army music Check out Forward March by the US Army Band or Hero For Today by the US Army Field band. Both are great recordings of professional military bands. Despite the name the salvation army they have nothing on the real Army or its bands.
Top Albums and Songs by The New York Staff Band of the Salvation Army
||Trepak||Christmas Rejoicing||1:16||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Ride the Chariot||New York Snapshots||2:07||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Christmas Joy||Christmas Rejoicing||2:00||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The First Noel||Christmas Rejoicing||4:30||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Shine As the Light||New York Snapshots||8:12||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Blessed Assurance||New York Snapshots||4:37||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Hymn for Diana||New York Snapshots||5:22||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Manhattan||New York Snapshots||2:11||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Christmas Rejoicing||Christmas Rejoicing||3:01||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The High Council||New York Snapshots||4:19||$0.99||View in iTunes|