STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 4505-4568 LABEL: ICC ICC611 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £9.99
Reviewed by Ian Hayter
I've listened to this album several times and I still can't quite make up my mind about it - maybe because I'm no longer a little kid. It seems to be aimed at the pre-school/Key Stage One age group (the cover illustration certainly gives that impression) and the lyrics are pitched at about that level. The backing music is fairly formulaic and each song is very repetitive - which is as it should be if three to sevens are the target age group. Most of the songs are very catchy while you're listening to them, but I have to say that within a couple of minutes of the CD finishing, I could not remember a single song. Most of them are by the vocalist Jenny Legg or her husband Alex (who together have made some excellent adult music), with five by Dave Godfrey and three by other writers (John Hardwick, Nick Harding and David Lyle Morris himself). Each of the songs is very closely based on a Bible verse and there are some very good tracks - "As A Mother Comforts Her Child", "Love The Lord Your God" and "In The Beginning" all stand out. Things go a little awry when Jenny and David try funny accents, and the children's choir is used rather too sparingly, but at least it's better than most of the children's stuff from over the Atlantic!.
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