Songs About Me - My Feelings

Monday 1st February 1993
Songs About Me - My Feelings

STYLE: Childrens
LABEL: Everland Entertainment 7019330509
FORMAT: Cassette Album

Reviewed by Judi Darby

When I received the six tapes in the 'Songs About Me' series I was confident that they were going to be good listening. At last, I thought, a series of albums divided into different topics, I was sure that I would find them invaluable for use in school or Sunday School and maybe even both - great. Then I played them. They were painful. Each one is extremely corny and 'twee' in its presentation. I have to admit to being relieved to discover that both sides are identical but side two is presented in split trax format, with music left and voices right. This meant I only had to endure six sides instead of twelve. The concept I feel is superb and I really can see a need for sets of albums based around themes, but these fail dismally. The links between songs are provided by two children, B J and Jackie, who engage in corny, over-the-top dialogue, but also running alongside this is the tuning of a radio dial which doesn't really work, neither is it explained. Although there were a couple of songs that I would have found worth a second listen, for example "It's Okay To Cry", which has a sort of Motown feeling to it, on the whole, this is middle of the road rubbish.

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