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John McCutcheon's Four Seasons: Wintersongs
John Mccutcheon
John McCutcheon's Four Seasons: Wintersongs
Genres: Folk, Special Interest, Children's Music
 
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On Wintersongs, John McCutcheon celebrates the rituals of winter which mark the memory of every child (and adult), reminding us of experiences at once both personal and universal, from a child's eager anticipation of the f...  more »

      
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All Artists: John Mccutcheon
Title: John McCutcheon's Four Seasons: Wintersongs
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rounder
Release Date: 7/10/2009
Genres: Folk, Special Interest, Children's Music
Style: Holiday & Wedding
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 011661803824

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On Wintersongs, John McCutcheon celebrates the rituals of winter which mark the memory of every child (and adult), reminding us of experiences at once both personal and universal, from a child's eager anticipation of the first snowfall to memories of the last thaw of winter. John celebrates the things which bring comfort in the cold (such as soup and hot chocolate) and excitement in the short days (skating) and long nights (watching the northern lights), but he also doesn't shy away from the restless discomfort of having the flu. He even sympathizes with the child who wants to hibernate all winter long, sleeping through the bitter cold. John sings us through the season, leaving us in anticipation of spring. 1995 Notable Children's Recording: American Library Association 1996 Gold Award Winner: NAPPA (National Parenting Publication Awards) 1996 Indie Award: NAIRD (National Association of Independent Record Distributors) 1996 Parents' Choice Honor: Parents' Choice Magazine 1997 Grammy Nominee: Best Musical Album for Children

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No kids and I still love it!
Linda Mallory | Chicago, Illinois | 03/17/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I just wanted to assure any adults who dread the idea of listening over and over to "kid's" music, to have no fear of John McCutcheon. This is intelligent and heartwarming fare for any age. I'm 50 and maybe I'm a child at heart, but songs like "Soup," "Waiting for Snow" and "Footsteps" are balm for my soul. There's not a single track you won't enjoy. Promise! Wintersongs is part of a 4-album series and is my personal favorite. None of the four are bad, this one's great. And by the way, he's a TERRIFIC live performer not only in "family" concerts but in the "grown-up" world as well. He's a 25 year veteran of the folk scene (with as many albums to date) and a man of commitment and compassion. Your kids (and you) couldn't ask for a finer role model. Do yourselves a favor and enjoy this talented man's gifts!"
The Joy of the Season.
tvtv3 | Sorento, IL United States | 01/28/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"John McCutcheon is a great American treasure and one of the best folk artists around. He also writes and performs some of the best original children's music in the country. WINTERSONGS is part of a four album series celebrating the four seasons of a year. All of the songs on the album are original and evoke a playful spirit that is sure to bring out the child in everyone. Children really seem to enjoy "Tommy Don't Lick That Pipe", "New Boots", and "Soup" the most, but are delighted by each of the other songs as well. My favorites on the album include "Fly", "Groundhog Day", and "Footprints." A great album to listen to when it gets cold outside or if you just want to think about the wonder of winter."
Nostalgia
ihs2000 | oklahoma | 02/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Mc Cutcheon has a way to convey through song what it is like to grow up and treasure things that we all have experienced, but have forgotten about with age. His songs are the auditory equivelant of a Norman Rockwell painting invoking nostalgia through stories any american who was at one point a child can relate to. A high point is "footprints" which metephorically compares walking in someone's footsteps to observing and patterning your life after them. If anyone has seen him live, they know his wit and stage prescence. He captures some of that in this album"