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Review and Giveaway: A Broom with a View by Kristen Lawrence  

Tuesday, October 13, 2009



I'm not one for Halloween. I don't get into it; I do it for the children. But, when I was offered to review the A Broom With a View (a Halloween Carols CD) by Kristen Lawrence, I was interested because Kristen writes and performs historically-based Halloween music in the format of Christmas carols.

Here's the track listing, which I found extremely delightful:

1 – Mostly Ghostly – Entrance Music (2:20)
2 – A Broom With A View (5:16)
3 – Souling Song – All Hallows Version (7:56)
4 – Souling Song – Samhain Version (7:10)
5 – Dark Glass (5:42)
6 – Cats In The Catacombs (4:19)
7 – Sleeping Dust (“The Death Lullaby”) – Ashes To Ashes Version (5:58)
8 – Flappy Bat (5:10)
9 – Vampire Empire (6:07)
10 – A Broom With A View – Instrumental Version (5:16)
11 – Cats In The Catacombs – Instrumental Version (4:19)
12 – Vampire Empire – Instrumental Version (6:02)
13 – Mostly Ghostly – Exit Music (2:20)

I put this CD in the other day while my children were in the car and at first they were complaining, saying that the songs didn't sound like Halloween songs. I explained that the artist sings them like Christmas Carols, and to be quiet and listen to the words, then all was quiet. Except for the sound of Kristen's beautiful voice.

Kristen's voice is truly magical, and these songs will have you singing along and tapping your feet in no time. My favorite song is #6 - Cats in the Catacombs. Listen to it and you'll see why! ;-)

A Broom with a View is available to buy at DFJams Store and cdbaby, soon to be on iTunes and Amazon.com.

If you don't want to buy it, you can win a copy here! To enter, tell me what you think you would enjoy most about this CD.

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This giveaway is open to US & Canadian residents, and will end on October 27th at midnight EST. Winners will be announced in a post here at A Simple Kinda Life and will be emailed. Winners will have 48 hours to claim their prize or a new winner will be chosen.

Thanks for stopping by, and Good luck!


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This post was written for Family Review Network as part of a program from Halloween Carols, who provided the program for review and giveaway.




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