Album Review of

Written by Robert Silverstein
August 21, 2019 - 12:26am EDT
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Recorded in California and New Jersey, DNA is the debut album by singing sensations The Vivino Sisters. Daughters of jazz-rock sax maven Jerry Vivino, the eleven-cut album features a number of musicians including Jerry (sax, flute, clarinet), Jerry’s esteemed brother Jimmy Vivino (guitar, banjo), Mitch Forman (keys, arrangements) and other top musicians. The Vivino Sisters—Donna Vivino, Natalia Vivino & Antonia Vivino—each have show-biz pulsing through their DNA - is there a better word to describe the Vivino magic? All 3 girls have extensive backgrounds in music, from NYC on Broadway and theatrical productions and these musical gifts rise to the surface on DNA. The album starts off with an elegant version of “Castle On A Cloud”, from Les Misérables and mixes in a range of covers and originals composed by the sisters—notably written by middle sister Natalia. Among the original highlights is a track called “Three Days”, written by Maury Yeston of Titanic fame. Fans of the Great American Songbook will note some of these tracks - “Goody Goody” from 1936 and “I Want To Be Happy” from 1925 - along with more contemporary covers of songs by Randy Newman and the Madonna song “Live To Tell”. The original songs are worthwhile too making the album a fine choice for fans of new pop and Broadway. The Vivino Sisters strike pop gold with their debut album DNA.