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Maximum Capacity

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Here's the same old dilemma that plagues billions of people: What's the best part of the Oreo, the cookie or the cream filling? Not exactly a rhetorical question. Okay, now throw a guitar in the hands of an inventive a cappella group and try to choose between their traditional tunes and their newer music that comes with accompaniment. As much of a mouthwatering treat as a bag full of those delicious sandwich cookies is Maximum Capacity, 259's departure from strictly faith-inspiring songs. The top and bottom is hardcore a cappella that brings you to your feet, while the middle is a softer center of guitar-driven ballads. The seven-man group didn't need to prove their talent any further, yet they expand their repertoire to include tales of love and good-byes. The guys get you pumped with the opening track "259,000"; it's as if they brought the screaming crowd with them and you've got front row seats. Soon enough, "Highwire" lands you back in the world of love's balancing act and introduces a number of love songs written by music pros McKane Davis, Rob Gardner, and Drex Davis. Outstanding lyrics lead "One Last Time," inspired by an actual letter written from a soldier to his wife during the Civil War. "Stick Figures" feels like "Free Fallin'" with a double-time guitar riff. The group returns to their signature sound in the final five songs, including the rousing "A Capella" and the lofty autobiography "259." Maximum Capacity is a double-stuffed package of ear candy. "You must meet me in the middle," McKane Davis pleads in "Highwire," and that's just what the septet does in this premiere collection.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
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259
259
2:27
2
259
3:54
3
259
2:41
4
259
feat: Rob Gardner
3:32
5
259
feat: Joe Curtis
3:00
6
259
3:29
7
259
2:33
8
259
3:55
9
259
feat: Rob Gardner
3:40
10
259
2:21
11
259
259
12
259
3:10
13
259
1:58
14
259
2:03
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