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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.

Track Listing:

1. Sh-boom

2. Gambling Man

3. Come Back My Love

4. Carolyn

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