Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Children's Music, Broadway & Vocalists
A master of American popular song, Michael Feinstein turns to children's music for Pure Imagination and the result should please children and adults alike. The album includes story songs ("Ferdinand the Bull") and "message... more »
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A master of American popular song, Michael Feinstein turns to children's music for Pure Imagination and the result should please children and adults alike. The album includes story songs ("Ferdinand the Bull") and "message" songs ("Aren't You Glad You're You"), as well as favorites from films, such as the title track (from Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory) and a medley from Disney's Alice in Wonderland. This album is about what you'd expect from Feinstein, including irrepressible cheer, pleasant singing (if a little strained toward the top of his range), a guest appearance from Rosemary Clooney, and impeccable song selection. --David Horiuchi
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c_in_md | East Coast, USA | 02/08/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is an album that steadily grows on you...it is so much fun, not only for kids, but adults as well. The songs span decades of music from various sources and are so clever and well-delivered. I have purchased 4 of these CDs to give as gifts, not only to parents with children, but to adult friends. My favorite is "Johnny Fedora and Bluebonnet Alice"-hats in a department store that are in love with each other, are separated, and then later reunited. Babies and very young children would not understand the witty lyrics, but could enjoy the music. What fun!"
Gorgeous Children's Music For Us Grown Up Kids.
Milo | Eastern Canada | 04/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have to confess to shedding a few tears over this album, especially with the title and opening song Pure Imagination. As I grow older I find it harder and harder to feel the pluck of heartstrings, but Michael Feinstein does it with his rendition of the Anthony Newley classic. He takes me back to an innocent time with his infectious joy in this music. You can hear the smile on his face, hear the love he feels for the melody and lyrics. Most of the songs are happy and silly, but curiously there is one that every parent should listen to and take to heart. If you have heard this album, you'll know the song: Because We're Kids, from that amazing and surrealist movie The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T (From which the crazy Dressing Song also came.) This album is a true gem for all ages."