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Counting Sheep

Counting Sheep

Spring 2000 Audio
Ages: 1 & Up
Performed By: Collin Raye
Producer: Sony Wonder
CD Price: $17.00
Tape Price: $10.00
Review:
Country star Collin Raye's first family album is one of the best you'll find anywhere, alive with parental warmth, gentle humor, stand-out creativity and artistic purity. Raye effortlessly progresses from the magical "Sgt. Pepper-ish" title song to the cozy, down-home country effervescence of "I'm Gonna Love You," and he's just as comfortable with the jazzy "Steely Dan"-inspired stylings of his swinging "Cool Cat." His heartfelt renditions of "When you Wish Upon a Star," the Beatles' "Blackbird," and "Stay Awake" from "Mary Poppins" are beautiful; and the most unexpected offering on the CD, the nostalgic, sentimental Irish Lullaby, "Too Ra Loo Ta Loo Ral," is simply breathtaking. A Bonus: Melissa Manchester guests with him in a lovely duet ("Mother and Father's Prayer").
Lynne Heffley   ©2000 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.

Look for this product at:
Sony Wonder
800-221-8180
http://www.sonywonder.com

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