What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this Mandy Moore album is a collection of cover tunes that will be surprisingly familiar to parents (and grandparents) of baby-boomer age.
What's the story?
She's young, she's gorgeous, she has a terrific voice. And instead of hitting us over the head with baby-diva techno-pop \"originals,\" Mandy Moore has chosen an eclectic collection of rock and pop chestnuts on COVERAGE. This sets her apart, in a really nice way, from the pack. Try to find the version of Coverage that comes with the DVD. You'll see a charming young woman talk about the reasons she chose the songs on the CD (originally by performers as diverse as John Hiatt, Todd Rundgren, Carole King, and Joni Mitchell), and the challenges of performing songs by her musical heroes.
Is it any good?
If the production values make the whole effort sound a little bit like Saturday night at the karaoke bar, so what? Mandy Moore's choice of songs is interesting, her delivery is charming, and her intentions are good. You and your kids could do a whole lot worse.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about the original versions of these songs, with parents contributing their recollections, or even playing the originals.