Simple Gifts

Label: Signum (SIGCD121) | Year: 2008

Singers: David Hurley (countertenor), Robin Tyson (countertenor), Paul Phoenix (tenor), Philip Lawson (baritone), Christopher Gabbitas (baritone), Stephen Connolly (bass)

A collection of unique King’s Singers arrangements comprising 16 of the finest ballad, folk song and spiritual melodies performed by the world’s most sought-after a cappella ensemble. After a gap of 10 years The King’s Singers have once again made a full a cappella studio album, featuring sixteen stunning arrangements of classic pop ballads, spirituals and folksongs. Each track on this album has earned its place because of its great melody and coupled with the impeccable style for which the group are justly famous, this album will delight its huge worldwide fanbase. The King’s Singers incredible blend and tuning goes to ensure that this is probably the classiest recording of its type in a long time.

Track Listing

  1. She's Always a Woman Billy Joel arr. Philip Lawson 3.21
  2. You Can Close Your Eyes James Taylor arr. Philip Lawson 3.41
  3. Greensleeves Trad. English arr. Bob Chilcott 3.01
  4. The Gift to be Simple Trad. American arr. Bob Chilcott 2.07
  5. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot Trad. Spiritual arr. Peter Knight 3.00
  6. Helplessly Hoping Stephen Stills, arr. Philip Lawson 2.32
  7. Deep River Trad. Spiritual arr. Philip Lawson 4.01
  8. Black is the Color Trad. American/Scottish arr. Bob Chilcott 2.18
  9. I Love my Love Trad. English arr. Philip Lawson 3.42
  10. The Water is Wide Trad. English arr. Philip Lawson 2.44
  11. When She Loved Me Randy Newman arr. Philip Lawson 3.15
  12. Valparaiso Sting arr. Philip Lawson 3.48
  13. The Turtle Dove Trad. English arr. Philip Lawson 3.21
  14. April Come She Will Paul Simon arr. Philip Lawson 2.13
  15. Steal Away Trad. Spiritual arr. Bob Chilcott 2.54
  16. You are the New Day John David arr. Peter Knight 2.38


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