Monday, September 25, 2017

CD Review: Feel The Rush Of Emotions With The Music Of "This Is Us" And The New Release By "Home Free"

NBC found their way into people hearts with the #1 new show "This Is Us." The drama captured over 12 million viewers and is one of the most anticipated shows to return this fall. To help with that anticipation, Universal Music is releasing "This Is Us (Music From The Series)" on September 15th. The soundtrack features 20 tracks, including popular songs by Paul Simon ("Call Me Al"), Stevie Wonder ("Uptight") and Ringo Starr ("Photograph"), mixed with modern folk classics by Wilco, Maria Taylor, Conor Oberst and Sufjan Stevens. Most of the songs are beautiful acoustic, storytelling folk tales that just need to be dusted off and re-introduced to the world as with Cat Stevens' "The Wind" and "Blues Run The Game" by Jackson C Frank." Many classic artists are featured on this soundtrack including Blind Faith ("Can't Find My Way Home"), Gene Clark ("Because Of You") and Badfinger ("Without You"). Not only will these songs invoke your own memories, but were also features in crucial moments during the "This Is Us" series. Also arriving is the complete first season of "This Is Us" on DVD. Look for the season 2 premiere on September 26 on NBC. For more information on "This Is Us (Music From The Series)," please visit universalmusicenterprises.com.

American vocal group Home Free recently released their new studio album titled "Timeless." This 5-piece a cappella group decided to gather some of their favorite songs from the past 4 decades and give them the Home Free vocal treatment. The album also includes 4 original tracks mixes in among the covers. A couple of the more obvious picks for this new release are Tom Cochrane's "Life Is A Highway," Dave Mason's "We Just Disagree" along with "Man Of Constant Sorrow." The songs are of course highlighted by the wonderful harmonies between the band members. A couple of surprises that appear on this release is Ed Sheeran's "Castle On The Hill," which is given an upbeat country rhythm, and John Mayer's "In The Blood," which carries a classic Oak Ridge Boys tone. The album closes with a slicked-up pop version of Blake Shelton's "Hillbilly Bone" and the upbeat original modern country flavor of "Timeless." Home Free are currently on the road, at the beginning of their 3 month U.S. tour. For a complete list of dates and to find out more about their latest release "Timeless," please visit homefreemusic.com.

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