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Phew!  Got some free time, so I cranked out Show #55 for you all!  This one features all new releases!  Some are by well known groups, others are putting out their first albums.  I gotta say, there’s no wrong albums in this group.  All of them are worth picking up and adding to your collection.  Check out the artists and see what tickles your fancy.

Track Title Artist Album Original Artist
Who Are You
Tufts Beelzebubs Play The Game The Who
Don’t Stop Me Now
Brandeis University Voicemale Suit Up. Queen
Hamburg, Meine Perle No Strings Attached No Strings Attached Lotto King Karl
On My Way Slapdash Graduate
Not Available on Any Album Yet! Slapdash Graduate (Ian Koff)
Sonny Came Home Too Cheap For Instruments
Syllabolical Shawn Colvin
Tufts Beelzebubs
Play The Game Beck

As I said above, each of these is worth picking up.  What more can I say?  Well, quite a bit.

Starting with Play The Game, it was recently reviewed by the hosts of a new a cappella podcast, Mouth Off! Do check them out, these dudes are -in the -middle- of the a cappella world, and know what they’re talking about.  It’s well worth their time. (And to add to controversy, I agree with them on the topic of Ben Fold’s new album.)  Play The Game took almost 2 years from beginning to end, and the care and time shines through.  It’s an excellent blend of studio talent and student talent.

Suit Up. features a couple of original tracks, something I wish the Bubs would take a stab at.  As much as I love great a cappella covers, I love great a cappella originals at least as much.  Ok guys, which of you posed for the cover?

No Strings Attached…  why no English web site? Apologies to those in the listening audience who don’t speak German but are trying to work your way through the purchase process anyhow.

Superawesomesauce!  On My Way is available as a –free– download from Slapdash Graduate.  You can find that on their web site.  See?  Original tunes carry no restrictions, and make for the best promos.  Go download it now.

Heh, it turnes out TCFI actually did release an earlier album, and Syllabolical is their second release.  The first album seems not to have gotten wide distribution though.  I’ll see about tracking down a copy (I’m such a completist).

Enough of my chatter, you came here to listen to the show, right?  Then what are you waiting for?  Start listening to Show #55 [Play] now!