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While the experiences that little Clio and her familiy have endured could've certainly taken the music into a dark place, SINGING OUR WAY THOUGH shines brightly - a joyous collection of songs for all, but especially offered with love to those who have in some way been affected by a similiar plight. And they're fantastic songs - multi-layered, well-produced, and begging to be heard. In fact, I'm embedding the entire album right here so you can just stop reading my internet babble, and just start listening for yourself:
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In many ways, SINGING OUR WAY THROUGH is like a soundtrack, weaving a narrative through songs that are of the same caliber as those from Paul Williams or Randy Newman. In fact, Newman's TOY STORY classic, "You've Got a Friend in Me," is covered here, and "Hard Travelin'" (featuring THE OKEE DOKEE BROTHERS) could be in a MUPPET movie. That's not to say that there's not a few somber moments here and there (hopefully you took my advice and listened to the album above), but this is an album that I truly love. If it's not in the running for a GRAMMY next year, I will be very disappointed.
SINGING OUR WAY THROUGH: SONGS FOR THE WORLD'S BRAVEST KIDS is available now on iTunes, Bandcamp, or at the project's official site. Additionally, the album is available as a free resource for hospitals, clinics, camps, and more.
The Rock Father Rating: 5/5 Brightly Shining Stars
FTC Disclosure: This album was provided to The Rock Father for the purpose of review consideration. All opinions are that of James Zahn with input from his children.