Wash U Mosaic Whispers 10th Anniversary Album
- In the Spring of 1991, a bunch of cast members of an on-campus musical
decided to get together on a regular basis and sing for fun. Earlier this
year, the Washington University Mosaic Whispers competed in the ICCA
competition and made it to the Midwest region semi-finals.
The long road from a loose collection of fun-loving singers to a true force
in the collegiate a cappella world is now chronicled in "Vested Interest",
the Mosaic Whispers 10th anniversary CD. Over two and a half years in the
making, this CD contains 20 tracks of songs and performances across the
decade. Four tracks come from the four released CD's (one from each).
Sixteen tracks are unable to be found anywhere else, and six of those are
studio recordings done especially for this album. Included in the liner
notes are four solid pages of quotes and song descriptions, clearly
explaining why each song is included.
This monumental project is more than a collection of great songs from across
the years; the story that is told, both implicitly in the music and
explicitly in the liner notes, chronicles one group's slow and steady rise
to success. All of the songs included represent a major event or turning
point in the history of the group, and the song descriptions are truly
To my knowledge, no other collegiate album approaches the scope and depth of
what goes on *inside* a group over the course of years. For fans of
collegiate a cappella, this is an educational tool detailing what happens
behind the scenes in a true a cappella success story. For fans of Mosaic
Whispers, this is a must-have. For music lovers, this is a darn good CD.
If you'd like to purchase the album, it will cost $12, plus $2 S/H. If you
live in the Chicago area, I may be able to swing a personal delivery and
save you the extra $2.
If you're interested, contact me through the email below and we'll see what
we can manage.
Sing 'til you're flat,