The Persuasions Sing the Beatles

The Persuasions Sing the Beatles

by The Persuasions

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It may be easy to get cynical toward a project like this, especially with so many Beatles cover albums floating around. But leave it to the Persuasions, a 40-year-old a cappella singing group, to make virtually every kind of Beatles song fit into their style. They turn "Come Together" into doo wop, "Oh! Darling" becomes a sweet soul ballad, even "Don't Let Me Down" becomes an impassioned R&B track. A few songs lose a little bit of steam from these renditions, especially "Love Me Do." But these aren't bad versions of these songs; they just take a different route from the original. What the album proves more than anything else is what incredible pop songs these are. For this to work at all is a miracle, let alone for it to be a solid, enjoyable album. Few bands have written material that translates to other genres as well as the Beatles, and in the hands of the wonderful Persuasions, these take on a whole new life of their own. Fans of a cappella soul, as well as fans of the band, should check this out. These are some unique and excellent readings of these classics.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/18/2003
Label: Chesky Records
UPC: 0090368024466
catalogNumber: 244

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Persuasions   Primary Artist
Jerry Lawson   Vocals
Ray Sanders   Vocals
Jayotis Washington   Vocals
Jim Hayes   Vocals
Dave Revels   Guest Appearance
Lloyd "Butch" Phillips   Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Ringo Starr   Composer
David Chesky   Producer,Executive Producer
Norman Chesky   Executive Producer
Jerry Lawson   Arranger,Producer
Barry Wolifson   Engineer
Rick Eckerle   Engineer
Ken Kessler   Liner Notes
Dave Revels   Contributor
Lloyd "Butch" Phillips   Contributor

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The Persuasions Sing the Beatles 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The new CD, ''Persuasions Sing the Beatles'' is FABULOUS! The Persuasions' harmonizing voices and trend-setting style are memorable, unique and classy! Their voices are truly their instruments! Everytime I hear ''Octopus's Garden,'' I am amazed at how they are able to sing it totally a cappella...How do they do that? 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! Whether you're a Persuasions fan, a Beatles fan, or a fan of both phenomenal groups, the ''Persuasions Sing the Beatles'' is a ''must have'' CD for all music lovers. Thank you, Persuasions for sharing your voices, your inspiration and creativity with the rest of us. The Beatles should be proud!...I know that this Persuasions fan is!...Keep on surprising us fellas!