(UK) Vocal harmonies are irrefutably pleasing to the human ear. Throughout the history of music, harmonies have been utilised to lift choruses, to soothe, to soar and to spark every subtle spine-tingling moment that makes us all cling to songs emotionally and keep pressing replay. In 2014, Brit-Award winning classical crossover trio Blake are set to release their fifth album ‘In Harmony’, which showcases – amongst other things – their awe-inspiring proficiency with harmonies, all within the context of 14 brand new recordings.
Re-interpreting compositions such as Chris Isaak’s ‘Wicked Game’, Elvis Presley’s ‘Love Me Tender’, Sting’s ‘Fields of Gold’ and others, the album proves Blake’s versatility, emotion and technical expertise, all traits of which have carried them through a career that’s lasted seven years. Inspired by other harmonising legends such as The Three Tenors, The Bee Gees, The Lettermen and Boyz-II-Men, the trio – who are comprised of dapper gents Ollie Baines, Stephen Bowman and Humphrey Berney – have drawn a unique variety of songs from the juxtaposing worlds of classical and pop music for ‘In Harmony’, resulting in a musical experience like no other.
With four previous studio outings, three performances for the Queen, high profile performances at The Royal Albert Hall, Wembley Stadium and Wimbledon Court, along with one on Chinese TV to half a billion people under their belt, Blake have arrived at their next chapter. ‘In Harmony’ is that chapter, and – accompanied by a tour that takes place between September and November this year – they’re set to once again prove themselves as some of the best performers in modern adult contemporary music.
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Blake ‘In Harmony’ Track listing:
1. You Needed Me
2. Love Me Tender
3. To Love Somebody
4. Wicked Game
5. Dream A Little Dream of Me
6. Fields of Gold
8. You Raise Me Up (feat. Camilla Kerslake)
9. Say That You Love Me
10. Falling Slowly (feat. Rachelle Ann Go)
11. The Prayer (feat. Rebecca Newman)
12. The Right Words
14. Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel)