The Jordanaires are best known as the vocal backing group for Elvis Presley (not to mention their work with a dizzying number of country artists), but they had a long career on their own as well. While the famed vocal quartet has easily traversed country, gospel, pop, and rock & roll at various points over the years, BEST OF THE JORDANAIRES: WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN finds them sticking to their roots. It’s strictly the essentials here, as the Jordanaires lend their luminous, tight-as-a-drum harmonies to some of the most beloved tunes in the hymnal. From the hopeful “Peace in the Valley” to the jubilant, celebratory “How Great Thou Art,” this is the sound of the Jordanaires doing what they do best.
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AllMusic Review by Jim Allen