Nature Child: A Dreamer’s Journey. Performed by Sylvia Hutton. CD. Approx. 46 min. Red Pony Records. 2022. CD: $16.99; Digital: unknown. All ages
Sylvia’s beautiful, rich, alto vocals and gorgeous harmonies give voice to 12 lovely songs with enchanting melodies and uplifting lyrics. The excellent background musicians enhance the songs with outstanding performances on various guitars, bass, mandolin, ukulele, violin, viola, cello, upright bass, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, trumpet, French horn, bodhran, concertina, tin whistles, uilleann pipes, and percussion in pop, Celtic, and symphonic musical styles. Just beyond the golden sunset there’s a magic land shining like a polished diamond; they call it “Avalon.” The place where dreams begin, “Imagination,” is your friend and sets you free to be what you want to be. “Every Time a Train Goes By” a small child runs and hides, until the day she sees one in her backyard. You can do anything, “Don’t Be Afraid to Dream,” and don’t be afraid to try. “If I Only Had Wings” I would follow the little bird in the sky. You’ve come home my “Nature Child,” for so long you have been away. Catch a handful of stardust, sail down and play for a while, close your eyes and you’ll find us, “Dancing Over an Emerald Isle.” “Home Is” wherever I sail my boat. You’re one of a kind, and you’re “My Best Friend” even though we are so different from each other. “Good Night, Sleep Tight My Little One,” sweet dreams await in Avalon. It’s time to stretch and yawn and roll out of bed and be on our way because “(Hey, Hey, Hey) It’s a New Day.” We’re friends for all time; “I Love You For Who You Are;” there’s nothing I’d change about you. A fabulous production that the whole family can enjoy together.