Ted Jacobs' Days Gone By: Songs of the American Poets, Vol. 1 reinterprets the words of classic American poets like Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow as creative children's songs. "Hope Is the Thing With Feathers" and "Will There Really Be a Morning?" are inspired by Dickinson's imaginative, searching verses, while the whimsical "The Sugar-Plum Tree" and "Wynken, Blynken and Nod" capture the playfulness of Eugene Field's work. Wistful pieces such as "Alone" and "The Days Gone By" -- based on poems by Poe and James Whitcomb Riley, respectively -- round out this literate, emotionally rich collection, which celebrates the diverse voices of America's great poets.
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AllMusic Review by Heather Phares
feat: Rob Jacobs