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Gregory Alan Isakov with the Colorado Symphony

Gregory Alan Isakov with the Colorado Symphony

I have been a long-time fan of Gregory Alan Isakov. I was tremendously excited to hear about the album he recorded with the Colorado Symphony: there's no way that combination can leave me disappointed.

I think the symphony adds tremendous power and weight to his songs. The symphony's power is perfectly showcased in the opening to the album: "Liars". The extra emotion I feel when I hear these songs falls on me unexpectedly every time. And while I say "tremendous power", it is purely in its emotional force: the songs remain well-balanced, and neither the symphony nor the singer overpower the other.

I find this album to be quite stirring, and reserve it for quiet, thoughful moments. I also don't mind the Gregory Alan Isakov and the Colorado Symphony sending me off to sleep...

Listen to "Liars" from the album:

Berryman

Berryman

The Obstacle is the Way

The Obstacle is the Way