These Guys Rock! BYU's top-selling a cappella group has something for the whole family: from 'Be Still My Soul' to The Monkee's 'I'm a Believer'! Vocal Point won 1st place at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella on April 29, 2006, at the Lincoln Center in New York City.
1. Strangers Like Me
2. Stick Shifts and Safety Belts
3. The Way You Look Tonight
4. Ain't No Sunshine
5. He Is Born
6. I'm a Believer
7. O Brother, Where Art Thou? Medley
8. Thank You
9. Runaround Sue
10. Primarily Vocal Point
11. Be Still, My Soul
12. Straighten Up and Fly Right
13. Yeah, Yeah
Bonus Track: 12 Days of Christmas
About the Author
Founded in 1991, Vocal Point is BYU’s 9-man a cappella group. Although Vocal Point was originally founded by students, it was adopted into BYU’s School of Music and continues to entertain audiences with their lively renditions of well known songs. Vocal Point competes annually in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella and placed first in 2006. Other years they have won the right to participate, but resigned because it took place on a Sunday. Vocal Point is currently competing on NBC’s “The Sing Off,” a nationally broadcast a cappella competition between 16 groups from across the US. The judges have loved the BYU signing group and so far have selected Vocal Point to move to the third round of the competition. Since its beginning, Vocal Point has produced multiple a cappella albums. The most recent is “Back in Blue,” their release from 2011 in which they perform favorites such as “I’m Yours,” “September” and “Jump, Jive and Wail.”
Decent, but not great.
by S - reviewed on June 18, 2007
I would compare the sound/quality of the music on this album to something from The Standards. Sometimes fun, sometimes catchy and sometimes great; but with definite room for improvement. With few exceptions, it sounds like a bunch of guys from the school choir singing a song that is really designed for accompaniment. The exceptions to me are 'Strangers Like Me', 'Runaround Sue', 'Be Still, My Soul' and '12 Days of Christmas', all of which are very well arranged and performed. It's not that Vocal Point is bad, just that I have been spoiled by the perfection that is Inside Out and Voice Male. I'd take half an Inside Out album over this one every day of the week. Note - At the time of purchase, song samples of this album were not available on Deseret Book. I doubt I would have made the purchase had I been able to hear it prior to.
by Customer - reviewed on November 01, 2008
Great upbeat music. No matter the age if you enjoy music you'll enjoy BYU Vocal Point.