Wednesday, April 21, 2010

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Review: 4 Troops CD (To Be Released May 11th)

When I first caught a glimpse of the musical group 4 Troops in February, I knew I wanted to hear more. I was lucky enough to receive a preview of their new CD, which is due to be released on May 11th, 2010 during Armed Forces Week. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this CD will be donated to Iraq and Afghanistan of America, the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, and the USO by Sony Music.

The voices behind 4 Troops are those of Former Cpt. Meredith Melcher, Former Sgt. Daniel Jens, Staff Sgt. (Ret.) Ron Henry and Former Sgt. David Clemo, all of whom served on the front lines of Afghanistan and Iraq. These experiences add to the meaning and the soulfulness in their songs. As a civilian, their music moved me quite a bit. I cannot imagine how much it touches the men and women serving in the armed forces and their families.

Take a minute to watch the 4 Troops performing their single "For Freedom" . . .



I first listened to this CD with my 6yr old son. Even though it was not the rock 'n' roll music he normally gravitates towards, he said that he really liked it. I think it was because this foursome sounded so good together and the songs were both patriotic, uplifting, and sung with feeling. As an adult, I was able to follow the lyrics, which were a large part of why these songs were so moving to me. While my son's favorite tracks were "Raise Your Glasses" and a medley of the "Hymn of the Republic", "Grand Old Flag", and "America the Beautiful", my favorites were "Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue", the remake of Sarah McLachlan's "Angel", and "You Raise Me Up".


Through May 10th, 2010, you can pre-order the 4 Troops CD for $19.99 in the 4 Troops Store and receive a free limited edition 4 Troops t-shirt along with an immediate download of the song "For Freedom". Remember that a portion of the proceeds goes towards various charitable organizations. You can also find 4 Troops on Facebook and 4 Troops on Twitter.

Special Presale Offer:
4TROOPS - 4 US Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans sing uplifting songs on behalf of troops everywhere
As seen on Good Morning America and Fox & Friends
Valid April 27th thru May 10th
Use coupon code 4troopsm for $2 off the new CD at Amazon.com

Thank you to Sony Music for sending us a sample CD free of charge to base this review upon.