You may know Alison Faith Levy from her previous musical adventures with Kindie Rockers, The Sippy Cups. After taking a short hiatus from kid’s music to focus on her grownup band McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Alison is back this month with her debut solo album for children, World of Wonder. Today I’d like to share a few of my favourite tracks off the album.
Enlisting the help of friend and producer, Allen Clapp (of The Orange Peels), Alison’s World of Wonder takes us on a journey into sound, as influenced by Carole King, Elton John, The Zombies, The Byrds, and The Flaming Lips. Allen and Alison play just about every instrument on this album themselves, with Alsion’s ten-year-old son, Henry, joining in with drums and vocals on a couple of tracks.
Highlights for me on the this album are Alison’s re-imagined version of “Itsy Bitsy Spider”, the visual imagery of “Eye Of The Tornado”, the cheerful melody and harmonies on “Baby Anteater”, and laid back stylings of title track “World of Wonder”.
The last track on the album, which is the one I decided to share with you below, is all about cupcakes… and well, I dig cupcakes!