A Cheerful Little Earful
There is absolutely nothing not to like about this album. Canadian Diana Panton sings to me that I’m adorable any time at all. This girl has such a voice, jazz trained and as sweet as honey pie.
Although it has a children’s market in mind, it has so many classic memories all wrapped up in a bow. Beginning with “Happy Talk”, it was very much a walk through my own childhood, and I can be a sucker for nostalgia. Panton sings that we should listen with our eyes as we sing a rainbow, and she brought me much pleasure in my listening.
The tracks are simply accompanied, very often a piano melting into Panton’s voice, a simple melody with crystal clear vocals. I wondered at times if I detected a touch of ragtime in the mix, each track is mixed quite well and for the most part it felt as though I was sitting with her in the room.
To finish off, I once had a discussion with a theatre-loving friend about why children’s theatre was somehow looked down upon. If this is music for little children, and I am reviewing this with that audience in mind, there is so much for me as an adult to love as well.
Essentially, this is a very, very good collection of timeless tunes.
SPILL ALBUM REVIEW: DIANA PANTON – A CHEERFUL LITTLE EARFUL