The Brothers Four

The Big Folk Hits

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Released well into the quartet's history, The Big Folk Hits is a lively, pleasing collection of the Brothers Four's versions of other artists' folk hits -- covers of "Silver Threads and Golden Needles," "500 Miles," "Walk Right In," "El Paso," "If I Had a Hammer," etc. The mix of delicacy and exuberance with which they approach the music makes this a worthwhile album for fans of the group, and it's difficult to complain about any record that puts the group's four voices in the service of a dozen beautiful songs, even if the same concept ensures that there are no real surprises.

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