Wednesday, August 13

The prettiest flower: A CD review


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!

51 comments:

Maja said...

I liked Like an Angel one.

kygirl said...

I like the song So many Ways.

danosor said...

I love the song "Sometimes"

Genevieve P said...

I like "Blanket."

Andrea said...

I like the Two flowers! Very cute. EVer since the last CD I won from you I love your taste. Thanks.

Andrea said...

I have your button on my site.

agordon10 said...

Sometimes is my favorite

mverno said...

blanket is my favorate

elaine said...

Ilike the song Sometimes.
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chromiumman said...

we like blanket

ky2here said...

So Many Ways is intriguing

Danielle said...

So Many Ways is my favorite
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Angel said...

Ok I think it is a toss up for me between "There is you" which I really like and "So many ways" which caused my screaming toddler to calm down and lay down and just listen. I think "So many ways" wins because anything that stops a toddlers screams is a good thing!

Angel said...

Oh and now that I have more traffic, I added a link to this blog (already had it for deadlines) on my blog.

Sharon said...

"SO Many Way"...love it.
Also, have you on my sidebar at
http://middle-aged-mama.blogspot.com/
THANKS!

Nikki said...

I liked Sometimes.

poppafarmer said...

I love the song so many ways

sandra jensen said...

What a wonderful CD! I think I like "So Many Ways" the best.

Love to have this for my granddaughter. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway :-)

Anonymous said...

Sometimes

louiseb130 said...

Blanket is lovely

LINDALSHOT said...

Sometimes is sweet.

Smooshy said...

i like Sometimes

Kristie said...

Beautiful music and I love her voice! One of my favorites is 'Sleep So Sweetly'.

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Kari said...

Blanket is my favorite. Thank you!!

bison61 said...

I picked Like an Angel

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yellowlabs said...

Blanket is my fave!

blueviolet said...

I liked "Sometimes" the most.
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Elizabeth

Belinda said...

Sometimes - thanks!
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Erma said...

I like the song Sometimes.
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kaylee8 said...

Sometimes is my favorite track!

redron said...

Blanket."

carol drury said...

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sometimes would be my favorite

Tiffanie W. said...

I like "there is you".

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Karen said...

I love the angel one.

Anonymous said...

"So Many Ways"

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AmandaSue said...

I like "shimmering" and "sleep so sweetly" although I really liked all the songs there very folky and this is a great cd for the whole family!

Brenda S. said...

i like Sometimes

evildoersmuffs@hotmail.com said...

So Many Ways is my favourite, but Sometimes is close behind.

stacie marie said...

Sleep So Sweetly

klp1965 said...

blanket :)

yadgirl said...

I like "Like An Angel" and "Two Flowers."

calgirl said...

I like the song SOMETIMES it is very melodic and calming.

Anonymous said...

My favorite is "Like an Angel". Thanks for the contest.

sharon said...

I really like "sometimes", would love to win this,

Susanne said...

Sometimes is my favorite!

mamajohns said...

I sooo liked Too Much Coffee. What a nifty melody and such cute words!
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LBSGONE said...

I like the sleepy mile
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purango said...

Bed of Roses is my favorite. garrettsambo@aol.com

lilyk said...

I love Two Flowers!

masonsgranny59 said...

4. Two Flowers

penguin28 said...

Too Much Coffee is really cute.

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