Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Best of Country Sing Best of Disney
Genres: Country, Special Interest, Pop, Children's Music
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An unlikely combination far better than I expected
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 03/30/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The nineties yielded many tribute albums by country artists. I bought several of them, but I avoided this one for many years. No way could I imagine that this album would be for me, until I discovered this site and read some of the reviews. On the basis of some of those reviews, I bought this album and discovered that it is a masterpiece. It is ostensibly a children's album, but none of the songs are obvious children's songs. All the songs would comfortably take their place on standard albums by the relevant artists.It is hard to pick out favorites, but Tanya Tucker is in her element singing Someday my prince will come, while the pairing of Hal Ketchum and Shelby Lynne on If I never knew you is inspired. Faith Hill's performance on Part of your world is flawless. Bryan White closes the set with a magnificent rendition of When you wish upon a star.The songs are all from Disney movies. There are two each from Pocahontas and The little mermaid, plus one each from Beauty and the beast, Snow white and the seven dwarfs, Dumbo, Aladdin, Toy story, The lion king and Pinocchio.This collection caused me to revise my attitude to children's music. Sure, there is a lot of it that is definitely unappealing to adults, but there are some really great albums out there which will appeal to everybody. This is definitely one of them. Oh - and if you don't like country, don't worry. This is a well-crafted album that should appeal to country and non-country fans alike."
The Best of Both Worlds
Melissa M Alvey | 04/28/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD has everything. If you love country, it has twelve songs sung by different country singers and groups. If you love Disney, it has some of the best known Disney songs ever. The singers picked to sing each song are phenomenal! A different review pointed out that you don't need to be a lover of Disney AND country to love this, because you can truly appreciate this CD for what it is, some of the most beautifully sung Disney music out there. Oh, and if you feel that you've heard these songs too many times anyway, you should also know this. Some songs, especially SOME DAY MY PRINCE WILL COME, have been redone completely. I'd actually have to say in that case it was an improvement;) But don't just take my word for it. Listen and enjoy!"
Should've Had Bocephus on it
(4 out of 5 stars)
"In case you don't know who I'm talking about, "Bocephus" is the nickname for Hank Williams Junior. This cd is awesome, but if they had put Hank on the album, it would've been perfect. I say this because, in my opinion, Hank Jr is the country artist in the history of country music, period. George Jones was a great pick for a duet partner with Kathy Mattea on the song "You've got a friend in me", but personally, I would asked Hank to sing it instead. I guess that's because I think that Hank has the most unique country-singing voice that I've ever heard, and also because the style of musical arrangement for "you've got a friend in me" sounds kind of like "Family Tradition". At least, to me, it does. (Listen closely to both songs, and you'll notice the similarities and differences). When I heard George Jones singing his part on the album, I could easily hear Hank singing it instead. All that said, the cd is still awesome. I don't much care for Collin Raye's or Tanya Tucker's recordings here, but the album is still definitely worth the money I spent to buy it. In fact, I think the Disney company should put out another country-Disney album like this, and have some of the new country artists on it, and stop putting out this "Disneymania" bubble-gum pop crap that they've been putting out in the past few years."