Reader's Digest Children's Treasury

Signature Series: Sing A-Long Favorites

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Despite its modern cover art, Reader's Digest's Signature Series: Sing A-Long Favorites collects some relatively old recordings of such favorites as "She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain," "My Darling Clementine," and "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean." These are performed by the Fireside Children's Chorus, whose soft, mature vocal stylings sound pretty different than the brighter, louder singing on many current children's records. Soprano Rosemary Squires contributes a lovely version of "My Favorite Things." There's nothing wrong with the fact that these recordings are somewhat older; indeed, they might remind parents or parents-to-be (or even grandparents) of the children's albums they grew up with. It's just that anyone expecting Signature Series: Sing A-Long Favorites to sound like a VeggieTales or Wiggles album will be in for a surprise.

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