Thursday, March 26, 2009

Corneille - The Birth of Cornelius CD review & Giveaway

As a busy working mom I don't really have a ton of time to go browse around in a record store or in iTunes for new and exciting music. I mean, I'm all for the latest Sesame Street CD, but Elmo's duos with Ernie do get a little old some days. So our usual non-kid centric CDs tend to get played over and over again until one of us flips out and turns on the radio or TV just to get a change of pace.

Every so often I do get my hands on a new CD, and you should see the excitement around here when I pop it into the machine. There's usually much dancing and rejoicing, some of it is even the kids!

This latest CD wasn't so much the kind you dance to, but it's definitely staying in the rotation anyway. As soon as the new Corneille CD, The Birth of Cornelius arrived I ripped into the packaging and popped it into the player before even reading about his back story. Then I sat down, started the CD again and really listened.

You don't need to know Corneille's back story to enjoy his Motown vibe or amazing lyrics, but it does bring your appreciation to a whole other level when you know that when he sings
Oh... father, father I wish you were here
I wish you were here so you could see the man I've grown up to be
Mother, I wish you were here so you can see the girl I married
Brothers I wish you were here so I can have somebody I can call "my brother"
Sister, I wish you were here so I can see the girl you'd grow up to be
Yes, I remember your love
See, if I'm here crying, if I'm here loving, if I'm here caring
It's for one reason only
It's 'cos I remember your love
he's speaking to his entire family, massacred in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Once you understand the hardships that this singer has overcome it's impossible not to be moved by the beauty of his lyrics and songs. There's not an ounce of bitterness, it's all poetry and love.

Corneille - The Birth of Cornelius - Autographed CD giveaway

I have one autographed CD to give away to one lucky winner!
To enter:
1) Visit the Amazon page for The Birth of Cornelius (click on the link to get to it) and scroll down to the "Listen to Samples" section. Listen to the samples and let us know which is your favorite track.
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Giveaway ends Wednesday, April 8 at 10pm PST. This giveaway is officially closed! Thank you for stopping by. Make sure to check out all my other great giveaways!

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