Songs of Innocence

COMPOSERS: Various
LABELS: Virgin
WORKS: Songs of Innocence
PERFORMER: Children’s voices
CATALOGUE NO: VC 5 45367 2

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SONGS OF INNOCENCE leaves mixed tastes. Its children’s voices are disarming and are worth a try for listening in very young company – you’ll enjoy, even when they give up. But you won’t enjoy everything.

There’s a lot of acquisition going on. The children are not directly credited and the tracks, from several countries, are not individually sourced. No, I never said exploitative.

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Get past these scruples and you find quirky collaborations with folk instruments alongside some truly terrible scoring, this time for the Radio Sofia Symphony Orchestra. Programme the tracks you like and junk the rest.