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Dreamland: Songs for Sleepy Heads Big and Small

Dreamland: Songs for Sleepy Heads Big and Small

Spring 2010 Music
Ages: All Ages
Producer: Mudflap Records
CD Price: $15.00
Review:
Inspired by the birth of her first child, Minnesota singer Tristana Ward has created the aptly named Dreamland CD. The title perfectly describes the lush, dreamy soundscapes on this album of ten lullabies, which draw from both traditional and pop sources. Ward has a strong, pleasant voice, with just a touch of twang to it; comparisons to Martina McBride or Mary Chapin Carpenter would not be out of place. She is backed by many of Los Angeles' finest film and soundtrack musicians, who perform sweeping orchestral arrangements of songs such as "Rainbow Connection (Kermit's Theme)," Mary Chapin Carpenter's "Dreamland," Kenny Loggins' classic "Return to Pooh Corner," and Rodgers and Hammerstein's lilting "Edelweiss." Traditional songs such as "All Through the Night," and "Now The Day is Over" (with additional lyrics by Ward), are also given similar somnolent, luxuriant arrangements. This lovely album will help promote quiet time and serve as a perfect primer for bedtime.
Lahri Bond   ©2010 Parents' Choice
Lahri Bond is a father, a writer, music historian and an art professor in Western Massachusetts. His published books include Spinning Tales Weaving Hope (with the Stories For World Change Network) for New Society Press and People of the Earth (coauthored with Ellen Evert Hopman) for Destiny Books.

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