februari 08, 2017

Children Of The World - The Time Is Now (1980) - Lp

Steve Popovich and legendary Nashville producer/arranger Bill Justis have created a labor of love for our perpetual enjoyment and inspiration. 
The voices of children never fail to create goose-bumps — and these Children of the World will thrill your heart. They sing with a long list of adult superstars and the selection of songs is brilliant, from "If We Only Had The Time" (what a philosophy to come from out-of-the-mouths-of-babes) and "Kids Are People, Too," to "Grandfather Song" (perfect!), to a stirring, scalp-tingling "American Medley" with Charlie Daniels. The heart is warmed. 
The soul is inspired. The eyes mist over … It is time that the music of our children be heard outside of school auditoriums and classrooms. It is time for these voices to ride the media and caress the airwaves. For these are the voices of rock and flame. These are indeed the voices of our children … Children of the World.

Ellen’s duet with Jimmy Hall "The Time is Now" is, unsurprisingly, a sticky sweet ballad. The album also contains an instrumental introduction written by Ian Hunter, a song by Abba’s Björn and Benny [Disclaimer: I fucking hate Abba], an appearance by Slovakian polka king Frank Yankovich (not related to ‘Weird’ Al) and a Father Abraham and the Smurfs song performed by Hervé Villechaize.

The ‘Children of the World’ appear courtesy of The Northern Ohio Children’s Performing Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organisation.

Side A
A1. Steve Popovich – Lullaby (Instrumental Introduction) – 2:05
A2. Andy Williams – If We Only Had The Time – 2:57
A3. Bobby Goldsboro – Kids Are People Too – 2:56
A4. Hervé Villechaize – Why – 2:48
A5. Ellen Foley And Jimmy Hall With Doc Severinsen – The Time Is Now – 3:49

Side B
B1. Janie Fricke – World Of Love – 3:22
B2. Frank Yankovic – Grandfather Song – 2:45
B3. Doc Severinsen – The Homecoming – 2:22
B4. Hervé Villechaize – When A Child Is Born – 2:50
B5. Charlie Daniels – American Medley: America The Beautiful / God Bless America – 2:49
B6. Steve Popovich – Lullaby (Reprise) – 1:02

The Shelly Kurland Strings
Drums: Kenneth Buttrey
Bass: Bob Moore
Piano: Chuck Cochran
Keyboards: Tony Migliori
Percussion: Farrell Morris
Electric Guitars: Pete Wade, Billy Sanford
Acoustical Guitars: Harold Bradley, Jerry Shook, Pete Bordonali
Harmonica: Charlie McCoy
Accordion: Joey Miskulin
Keyboards on "Lullaby": Tom Mandel
French Horn: Eberhard Ramm
Produced by Steve Popovich and Bill Justis
Arranged and conducted by Bill Justis
Producer’s Assistant: Pam Popovich
Executive Producer: Lennie Petze

Release: 1980
Genre: Pop
Format: LP
Label: Epic Records
Catalog# 84699
Prijs € 10.00

Vinyl: Goed
Cover: Voorkant Lichte Sticker Schade


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