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John McCutcheon's Four Seasons: Springsongs
John Mccutcheon
John McCutcheon's Four Seasons: Springsongs
Genres: Folk, Pop, Children's Music
 
John McCutcheon created a four-disc seasonal cycle of songs that celebrate and ruminate on the meaning of each season, the joys, the disappointments, and loads of little details that often pass us by in our yearly trek aro...  more »

      
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All Artists: John Mccutcheon
Title: John McCutcheon's Four Seasons: Springsongs
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rounder Select
Release Date: 2/9/1999
Genres: Folk, Pop, Children's Music
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 018964803926, 018964803926

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John McCutcheon created a four-disc seasonal cycle of songs that celebrate and ruminate on the meaning of each season, the joys, the disappointments, and loads of little details that often pass us by in our yearly trek around the sun. On Springsongs, McCutcheon delivers a mature set of songs (some cowritten with the brilliant folk songwriter Si Kahn) with a musically rich lineup of backing musicians that well serve the moods, magic, and maddening expectations that spring promises every year. Naturally there are fun tunes about "April Fool," "Spring Cleaning," and even "Going to the Prom." But it's songs like "Snow in April," a jazzy, quasimelancholy number that ironically celebrates winter's last act when it should be out of here, and "I Hope I Make It," a baseball reminiscence about youth and giving everything "your best," that really connect. Like Pete Seeger, and at times even Bruce Springsteen, McCutcheon can put the most prosaic details of a season, desire, hope, and harmony and other emotions and ideas into succinct and memorable reflections that transcend time and place. --Martin Keller

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CD Reviews

The Weakest of the Four Seasons Albums
03/07/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I love John McCutcheon's music, and his previous three "Four Seasons" albums are outstanding. This one, however, lacks the creativity and great tunes of the others. Some of the songs sound like re-treads of others, and some just don't warrant a second listening. Overall, an unispiring effort from one of my favorite musicians."