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I’m a sucker for a good cover song, and that’s something that I’ve noted often over the years. In a way, I guess you could say that I’m a ‘collector’ of covers, with countless compilations devoted to artists putting their personal stamp on another artist’s work residing on the shelves and in the files of my personal archives. This week there’s a new piece available in the form of A LITTLE LOVE, a 10-song collection of acoustic re-imaginings from RENEE & JEREMY. While the duo is known for their kid-friendly works, A LITTLE LOVE is really an album for both kids and grownups alike.

Leading off with the John Stewart-penned MONKEES hit “Daydream Believer,” the stage is set for the next 25 minutes of laid-back tunes. While the song was not recorded as, nor intended to be a tribute to the recent death of Davy Jones, it did inspire the uploading of the following video:

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a-little-love---cover-artPersonally, my favorite tracks in addition to ‘Believer are versions of songs whose original versions I’d purchased in the 90’s: R.E.M.’s “Shiny Happy People” and the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS’ “Give it Away.” The R&J rendition of the COLDPLAY hit “Yellow” has already spawned an animated video by Jon Izen, and I have a feeling that more will soon follow. 

My wife has yet to hear this album in it’s entirety, but I’m sure she’ll appreciate the inclusion of SIMON & GARFUNKEL’s “59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy).” 

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Sample tracks from A LITTLE LOVE:
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Bottom Line: A LITTLE LOVE is a fun little record to share with the little people (or the big ones) that you love. 

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The Rock Father Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

FTC Disclosure: A digital copy of A LITTLE LOVE was provided to The Rock Father for the purpose of review consideration. The opinions presented above represent that of James Zahn. Perhaps you will agree with him, perhaps you will not.

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