Trade Ed. Round River Records 2008
CD ISBN 978-1-878126-53-5 $17.99 Two CDs
Children’s storyteller Bill Harley's exuberant Peter Pan persona delights the live audiences of these performances and will have listeners young and old joining in the laughter and choruses (despite the kids’ mortification at listening to their parents singing along). In song and storytelling, Bill Harley's gravelly voice evokes the carefree and the catastrophic moments of childhood—from pelting down a mammoth hill on a new sled to imprisonment in the classroom on the last day of school. The mysteries of childhood are recounted, many revealing that "grown-ups are strange—that’s a fact.” Harley's voice migrates from whiny mom to petulant kid, hitting the punch lines perfectly every time. The only disappointment is that there are no new tunes or tales—all are available on previous CDs. D.P.D. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2008]
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