Megson: When I Was A Lad Folk Children’s Music CD Review

Image courtesy of Megson.co.uk

Image courtesy of Megson.co.uk

I’ve rambled on many times about how much time I spend in the car. 3 daughters in and I now realise how important the kids being entertained is to my sanity when I’m driving.

When a CD goes in that slot in the car you can guarantee it will be listened to until every syllable is learnt off by heart. Unless its rubbish of course!

A couple of weeks ago, I agreed to be sent a copy of Megson, a compilation CD of folk songs aimed at children. I know you should never judge a book by its cover, but that doesn’t apply to CDs does it? Anyway, the CD cover is too cool (as you can see from the pic).

I will admit to getting a few funny looks from the girls when the CD started playing (the first tune is our least favourite of the whole CD) but the second song is pure genius. We are now at the stage of having song 2 on repeat due to Tara refusing to listen to anything else. Luckily, the lyrics are hilarious “A pound of meat that smelt like my Grandma’s feet”. Five Little Ducks is the complete classic that I was hoping it would be – lovely to hear that if a song doesn’t need tinkering with, then they don’t. My one disappointment was the arrangement of Dance To Your Daddy, I just felt the song didn’t have the umph that I’d hoped. Still a great version though. The harmonies throughout are wonderful. I’m wondering if anyone else is taken by to their childhood and memories of Rod, Jane & Freddy?

This is the fifth CD compilation by Megson. They are a mixture of covers and original material. I will definitely be searching out for more.

Megson: When I was a lad can be bought from Megson.co.uk for £10

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of Megson: When I was a lad for the purposes of review. All views and opinions expressed are my own.

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