Track One

Track One

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A cappella groups have the luxury of picking songs from among just about any genre and being able to make them sound fresh again. Since the sound of a cappella lies between rock & roll and pure choral music, top-notch groups distinguish themselves by picking the right combination of songs to prove their originality. Track One's self-titled debut is no exception; it replaces guitars, synthesizers, and drum kits with nothing but pure harmony. Their selection of cover tunes includes a cappella standards like "The Longest Time" and "In the Still of the Night" but extends into fairly uncharted territory with the hits "Video Killed the Radio Star," "500 Miles," and "Trashin' the Camp." The septet even adds an upbeat version of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" that shoots the nursery rhyme into a contemporary beat. Overall, the group, led by vocal percussionist Marcus Urie, shows their potential on this fast-paced, energetic introduction.

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