Wednesday, August 13
I have a new barometer for rating the music played in my home. If Buttercup sings along to it, then it stays.
If I find myself listening to it, and singing along, when Buttercup is not around, thn it's deemed "perfection" and gets uploaded to the iPod, the CD goes in the minivan, and we listen to it everyday.
Danielle Sansone's "Two Flowers," which debutes on September 23 (Azalea Records, $14.00) is that CD.
I'm not a music critic, so I can't compare her melodies or her lyrics or her vocal talents to other musicians, as is common practice in music reviews. I am just a mom who loves music, and can't get enough of "Two Flowers."
It sends that little shiver up my spine because it's so beautifully executed, so wonderfully relaxing, and so perfect in it's presentation that it just makes you happy to be alive for the chance to enjoy it.
The 14-track disc is a tribute to the wonder of childhood, with songs that address the magic and mystery of sleep, nightime, and dreams. It's folky with lilting melodies, touching lyrics that are even sweeter when you learn that the CD is a gift to Sansone's two young daughters, and (my favorite) a sure-fire way to get Buttercup to stop crying in the car.
I love the entire CD, but my favorites on the CD are "Bed of Roses," "Like an Angel," "Sleep So Sweetly," "Blanket," and "One More."
If the love a mother has for her child could be described as a sound, it would be Danielle Sansone's CD. I can't say enough good things about "Two Flowers, and will never tire of listening to it.
"Two Flowers" will be available online at www.daniellesansone.com, CD Baby, and iTunes on September 23.
And thanks to Waldmania! for my first win-it-before-you-can-buy-it contest! One lucky reader will get their very own copy of "Two Flowers," before it even (officially) hits the stores!
To be considered for the random drawing, visit CD Baby, listen to the tracks, and and leave me a berrie (read: comment) telling me which is your favorite. One extra entry is available if you decide to choose one of the following:
* subscribe to my RSS feed and comment letting me know you did so (new subscribers only!)
* Add my button to your sidebar and comment (I'll check!).
* Blog about the contest and link to the giveaway.
* Non-bloggers can email three of their friends about the contest and CC me on the email. Girl Scout's honor that I will never bother these sweet people. I promise!
* Grab my button and place it on your sidebar, linking to Berrie Sweet Picks.
* Follow me on Twitter! (nickname: berriesweetest)
Please note that non-bloggers MUST include a valid email address to be considered for the drawing!
I'll pick one name at midnight (EST) on Aug. 20 and post their name to PRIZEYWinners and on my left-hand sidebar. The winner has four days from the announcement date to contact me, or an alternate winner will be chosen.
See you soon with another berrie sweet review and contest!