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More Love

More Love

Fall 2016 Music
Ages: 6 - 10 yrs.
CD Price: $10.00

Love-for families, friends, and globally-is the message in this line-up of such heartfelt, feel-good songs as "Saying I Love You," "The Thing I Love Most," the title track, and "All You Need is Love." Professional musician Don "Poppy" Villemez has an appealing way with the Beatles classic. (The album is a family affair. "Poppy" is joined on the album by daughter Vivi, mother CC and a Muppet-like puppet named Goober.) One highlight: "We Can Still Be Friends" (even though "we are different"), featuring the Billy David Band's Billy David Millican. The preachiness in "Keeping Friends" (hint: you can't be "vulgar" or "rowdy") is mitigated by its jazzy bounce. The wistful, "Teacher for a Day," imagining the perfect school day, is a stand out. ("If I were teacher for a day/I would give more time to play….")

Lynne Heffley   ©2016 Parents' Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper's first weekly children's arts and entertainment beat.

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