Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Glenn Close w, Tim Story, Glenn Close|
Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Children's Music
My favorite of all Rabbit Ears recordings
BG Gleep | Northwest Ohio | 10/06/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you're unfamiliar with the Rabbit Ears series of recordings, they are children's stories read or narrated by famous actors or actresses accompanied by music by famous and not quite as famous musicians. What is wonderful about the series is that no video is needed. Children (of all ages) can imagine their own scenes.
I believe this is the best of all marriages of voice and music in the series. Glenn Close's voice varies from character to character and her inflections reflect well the mood from each section: mysterious, spooky, joyful, ... the whole gambit. Tim Story's music matches the moods perfectly.
Tim Story is generally known (if at all) for his laid back, often minimilistic piano / keyboard playing. (I HATE the word "New Age", but that's the section of the store you're likely to find his beautiful instrumental music. His relatively recent releases on the Hearts of Space label include cello & / or oboe. I think he outdid himself with this recording in getting his music to fit the narration in each segment perfectly.
My only regret is that the CD reissue of this title does not include the musical themes without narration as had the L.P.
This is NOT silly like the Disney animated version. This is not a horror story like the movie. It is simply one talented actress and one talented musician, and the combination of the two add up to so much more."
Chills and thrills abound when you hear the Legend...
K. Bennett | USA | 06/06/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a wonderful rendition of this classic horror tale. If you're a fan of Sleepy Hollow, Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman, you can't be without this CD-----highly recommended and great fun to listen to on a cool, dark Halloween night or anytime you are ready to shiver!"