"That virtually every one of his songs has become a classic is testament to the tremendous scope of his talent and creative artistry. Eli's musical masterpieces are the most requested in record stores, on JM radio shows and at simchas the world over."
To name any one favorite on this outstanding debut album is no easy feat. "Kol Hamispalell" features the same chord progression as "Yihei" and uses the same format. This opening song is destined to become a favorite of the thousands who love "Yihei."One addition older example comes from the "Message From the Publisher" in the November issue of Country Yossi. The cover ad that month was for the Nafshenu Orchestra, and in his message, CY writes:
Nafshenu Orchestra's meteoric rise to Jewish music prominence has long been recognized and appreciated among the cognoscenti of the Jewish music industry. Under the dynamic direction of Aaron Applebaum and Jonathan Rimberg they had built a sterling reputation for their unsurpassed musicianship, consistent high quality, integrity, and professionalism. As a result, their fame began to spread among the masses, simcha by simcha, until today they are widely acknowledged as the pre-eminent name in Jewish Orchestras. We are honored and proud to feature Nafshenu Orchestra as our cover story this issue.