STYLE: Childrens RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 6103-5957 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album
Reviewed by Mike Rimmer
“I am a waterspout, Jesus come and live inside” Hmmm… children’s albums are always tricky because I always feel that the poor kids are being short changed. Let me explain, this British kids’ album by Steve Bradshaw could easily have been recorded in the ‘70s. Doesn’t anybody realise that even for pre-teens, pop music has moved on and at a time when many mainstream pop acts are specifically aimed at kids, this collection of jaunty dated pop, rock and blues tunes sounds really square, man. Especially when you put it next to S Club Juniors or whoever else is exciting even younger kids. Yes, it’s great to use music to teach kids Bible stories, spiritual lessons, etc, and there’s no question about Steve Bradshaw’s heart in wanting to minister to children. But it still doesn't make it, though it is actually much better than some of the sappy things coming from America. I long for children’s albums that reflect general listening habits. This is Play School 1972.
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