THERE are few CDs that arrive at my desk that fill me with quite as much excitement as The Overtones’ Good Ol’ Fashioned Love did.
This is a truly remarkable album that has been constantly playing in my car since it arrived – and is one I firmly believe everyone should own.
The Overtones are a five-part vocal harmony grop that serves to remind us of the one thing in music nobody can tire of – the power of the voice.
Collectively the five piece – Mark Franks, Mike Crawshaw, Darren Everest and Timmy Matley – are as much a throwback to the timeless appeal of doo-wop ad Motown as they are to modern day R&B and pop.
Their voices are incredible, and the album is the perfect blend of new and old sounds with real foot-tapping moments and songs that will get stuck in your head for days.
All the tracks are old fashioned songs that you know and love but with a doo-wop twist that I can’t help but sing along to.
Album highlights are Sh-boom, Come Back My Love, Don’t Make Me Over, and The Longest Time, but for me the best song on the album is an original song – Gambling Man, which is just brilliant.
Good Ol’ Fashioned Love is a fantastic album that I feel I will never tire of listening to.
I already can’t wait for a second album of doo-wops and sh-booms, and I hope for more original songs like Gambling Man.
2. Gambling Man
3. Come Back My Love
5. The Longest Time
6. Good Ol’ Fashioned Love
7. Blue Moon
8. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
9. In The Still Of The Night
10. Don’t Make Me Over
11. Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodnight
12. Why Do Fools Fall In Love