Ultimately appropriate for the Four Freshmen, GRADUATION DAY harks back to traditional days of ivy walls, sophomore proms and campus glee clubs. The Freshmen began their career in the late 1940's as a college barbershop-style vocal group, and long after their first burst of fame, was the campus dance an integral part of their concert circuit. Their very name implies this and naturally the freshmen were favorites among the student bodies throughout the 1950's.
This 1982 recording features the four in their inimitable impressive harmonizing. "It's A Blue World," one of their very earliest hits, is reprised here after 30 years and none the worse for wear. In fact the sweeping vocal movement that marks their best works, is timelessly fresh and powerful, as on the tender and sentimental "I've Never Loved Anyone More." Their voices climb and descend in perfect accordance with the lyrics of "I Get High."