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American Dreamer: Heart Songs
Jean Danton, Thomas Stumpf, John Alden Carpenter
American Dreamer: Heart Songs
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Classical
 
  •  Track Listings (23) - Disc #1


      
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Real Patriotism Through Extraordinary Music
V. Brown | Cape Cod, USA | 02/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In the wake of considerable ersatz patriotism following 9.11.2001, I have become more appreciative of genuine patriotic gestures. Recording these very American songs, with a tremendous commitment to showing them in their most pristine and revealing light, is one of those, perhaps small, acts of patriotism that are profound in their ability to show the best of the United States of America.

I used the word "commitment" in the above sentence because that is the underlying theme of this entire venture. Ms. Danton sings with amazing clarity of voice and tremendous enthusiasm for the material. Each of these songs is a minor masterpiece, as presented, and the whole album is captivating and deeply compelling. These songs stay with you. I find myself humming the melodies for days. They are, indeed, songs many of us grew up with or have heard for years. So there you have it: 5 stars for the material, 5 stars for the performances and 5 stars for the recording quality."