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Persuasions, The / Sings U2
Album:Sings U2 Collection:General
Artist:Persuasions, The Added:01/2006
Label:Chesky Records 

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Add Date:2006-02-05 Pull Date:2006-04-09 
Week Ending:26 Mar19 Mar5 Mar26 Feb19 Feb12 Feb
Airplays:111154

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4.Thu, 06 Mar 14:Sunshine
Sunshine ... on an RIP Afternoon (Big Boy George)
2.Fri, 25 Jul 14:Don Farrell
Global Warming Side A
5.Tue, 24 Dec 13:Sunshine
Sunshine . . . on a Christmas Eve Afternoon
3.Thu, 24 Apr 14:Eliza Ridgeway
The Peninsula Sings
6.Tue, 12 Nov 13:Sunshine
Sunshine . . . in the Afternoon

Album Review
Don Farrell
Reviewed 2006-02-07 
Since 1962 the Persuasions sing a rhymthic, a cappella harmony doo-wop . Frank Zappa helped them early in their career and they dedicated a CD Frankly A Cappella to him. This time they put a spiritual emphasis on the songs of U2. All tracks are great. Play your favorite U2 songs and enjoy GREAT voices. Done in a church in NYC in three days, no mixing, no overdubs. The Persuasions say " we still ain't got no band".
****1: 4: 23 great doo-wop " Even Better Than The Real Thing"
****2: 4:43 simply GREAT voices " Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own"
*****3: 4:05 Birdland, Coltrane, Lady Day "Angel Of Harlem"
4: 5:10 so simple, such a great sound.
5: 5:14 so simple, such a great sound. Great doo-wop, Gospel
6: 4:46 great doo-wop, great harmonizing "Stuck In a Moment You Can't Get Out Of"
****7: 4: 22 bluesy "When Love Comes To Town"
8: 4:23 great harmonizing "Trying to Throw Your Arms Around the World"
****9: 3:36 great doo-wop spiritual to Martin Luther King
10: 4:03 Gospel "One" beautiful
11: 3:43 scat doo-wop D Farrell 01/2006

Track Listing
1.Even Better Than The Real Thing 6.Stuck In A Moment You Cant Get Out Of
2.Sometimes You Cant Make It On Your Own 7.When Love Comes To Town
3.Angel Of Harlem 8.Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around The World
4.The Wanderer 9.Pride (In The Name Of Love)
5.I Still Havn't Found What I Am Looking For 10.One
 11.Mysterious Ways