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Nineteen classics from The King's Singers' more recent back catalogue, all of them devoted to the timeless theme of love.
So it’s no surprise that The King’s Singers have recorded a huge number of love songs on all kinds of albums over the last fifty years. Some of these were albums devoted to love songs, like Chanson d’amour and Romance du soir. Other albums couldn’t help but include music about love, although their theme was actually a different one: like Landscape & Time, How fair thou art, Good vibrations, and even Kid’s stuff. This album, Love Songs, is our chance to revisit some of our favourite tracks that we’ve recorded over the last two decades, compiled from across our back catalogue with Signum Records. The 19 tracks we’ve chosen come from five different albums: Simple Gifts (2008), Swimming over London (2010); Great American Songbook (2013); Postcards (2014); and our 50th anniversary three-disc album Gold (2017).
These were recorded over 10 years between 2007 and 2017, involving eleven different King’s Singers (David, Pat, Robin, Tim, Paul, Jules, Phil, Chris B, Chris G, Steve and Johnny) in four different line-ups. Rather than trying to take in any of the enormous number of classical love songs from our back catalogue, we wanted to focus on some of the best folk songs, jazz standards and pop songs that have featured in King’s Singers concerts throughout our history. This selection has been curated especially to celebrate some of our favourite recent albums, and to show how rich and varied the tapestry of love songs we have today is. We really hope these love songs speak to you as much with you as they do to us.
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