10 Songs, 36 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Departures finds the Newfoundland trio The Once continuing to refine their luminous three-part harmonies in acoustic folk/pop settings. The vocal blend that Geraldine Hollett, Andrew Dale, and Phil Churchill achieve is so captivating that it’s easy to overlook their collective strengths as songwriters. Tunes like “The Town Where You Lived,” “We Are All Running,” and “All the Hours” combine polished, wistful melodies with lyrics that veer toward the sentimental without turning saccharine. A galloping cover of “Can’t Help Falling in Love” complements the originals. Well-tailored string and brass touches add welcome colors to the tracks.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Departures finds the Newfoundland trio The Once continuing to refine their luminous three-part harmonies in acoustic folk/pop settings. The vocal blend that Geraldine Hollett, Andrew Dale, and Phil Churchill achieve is so captivating that it’s easy to overlook their collective strengths as songwriters. Tunes like “The Town Where You Lived,” “We Are All Running,” and “All the Hours” combine polished, wistful melodies with lyrics that veer toward the sentimental without turning saccharine. A galloping cover of “Can’t Help Falling in Love” complements the originals. Well-tailored string and brass touches add welcome colors to the tracks.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

red111 ,

Amazing

I came across this band while listening to Passenger on You Tube and now I can't stop listening to them. Their three part harmonies are truly an amazing sound and I can't wait to see what the future has in store for these talented musicians!!!

Aysha C. ,

Outstanding Folk Band

I went to a concert a few days yesterday to see Passenger. I first saw these three when they opened for Passenger along with Stu Larsen. Everyone was outstanding! The Once are so traditional and beautiful and so much better to hear live! I highly recommend seeing them live as well as Passenger!

AnnieBelle23 ,

Wonderful Folk Band!

I went to a show in my town for Passenger (who I adore), and he had Stu Larsen and The Once as his openers. I had never heard of either and boy was I pleasantly surprised!!! These guys are even better live, but their three-part harmonies, acapella parts and beautiful sound made me an instant fan of their music. This CD has a couple that are more that are like traditional folk songs (The Nameless Murderess, Sonny's Dream), alongside their own style, which is like a ballad/pop/folk mix (The Town Where You Lived, We Are All Running, Into Your Life). There is also an Elvis cover (Can't Help Falling In Love)! All of it is beautiful and if you can see these guys live, do it - they're even better that way! I highly recommend this CD to those who are still deciding on buying it. Possibly the best ten bucks I've spent this year so far. :D

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