First Look at new Collingsworth CD
The Collingsworth Family’s next CD, Part of the Family, releases September 6. Reader ZA sends over our first sneak peek:
The video quality isn’t all it could be, due to the three people who chose to stand for much of the song. (Concert Etiquette 101: If you will stand throughout a song when the rest of the audience remains seated, sit towards the back, so that you do not obstruct the view of hundreds of other attendees!)
The audio quality is decent enough to make up for the visual distractions. And the standout factor—enough to make this newsworthy—is the increased maturity in Phil Jr.’s voice. In just a few years, he has gone from having an occasional verse to being one of the strongest vocalists in the family. His previous solos have been keyed in the tenor range; this is his first feature in baritone/tenor quality, and he has excellent tone and control here.
Just when you might have thought that the family’s sound was as good as it was going to get, another vocalist comes out of his shell to be a strong vocalist in his own right. (Oh: If the performance wasn’t impressive enough on its own, the video description indicates that this was the first time the song was sung live.)