Ellis Paul

Review- Metro Kids Philadelphia

MetroKids Review
Kathy O'Connell

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For Parents Too
Ellis Paul's The Dragonfly Races brings the songwriter into the field of family music. Paul's intimate delivery partners with outstanding production, joined by musical friends Vance Gilbert and Billy Jonas.

The possibilities life offers, from the top of Everest to the bottom of the sea, are celebrated in "Because It's There." "Abiola" relates the story of a misunderstood monster and the power of the people to overthrow an evil ruler.

I love the geography-laden "Road Trip." Who would want to leave the four-wheeled, engine-driven magical wonder of "The Bed Song"? Paul approaches brilliance on the accapella "Little Red Rose."

"The Million Chameleon March" fights for their right to change. "9 Months to Save the World," written for Paul's daughter in utero, expresses the hopes and fears of all expectant parents. This is a wonderful album for adults with or without kids. Find The Dragonfly Races at www.ellispaul.com

Kathy O'Connell is a contributing writer to MetroKids and host of the Peabody-award-winning Kids Corner, weekdays 7-8pm on WXPN 88.5 FM.

updated: 12 years ago