Theatrical album encompasses life

Song in the Wind, Toronto’s Donna Greenberg’s third album since 2009, is an album of music created to be appreciated.

Song in the Wind, Toronto’s Donna Greenberg’s third album since 2009, is an album of music created to be appreciated.

Some music is put on to sing to, some to dance to. Song in the Wind is music one would put on when all one wants to do is listen to music.

The classy album showcases songs of love, life and sorrow in Spanish, Brazilian, French, Portuguese, Italian and English.

Greenberg’s clear voice enhances the songs with a vocal range and talent that is undeniable.

Song in the Wind is an album packed with jazz, swing and ballads reminiscent of several musical eras.

However, the music is, at times, overly theatrical and some of Greenberg’s songs have an overdone feel in some of the lyrics; “spring must be coming, this morning I heard the strong mating call of the sweet, sweet little bird … so send your pretty message, out send it loud and clear, send your spring time message out, there’s someone waiting to hear it,” Spring Must Be Coming.

The album’s title track unfortunately has a swanky elevator-music vibe that carries on for almost six minutes. This theme carries on through much of the album.

The most enjoyable songs on the album are those not in English because of their exotic lyrics and music.

There’s a feistiness in Greenberg’s voice and the feeling of the music the English songs lack.

However, by the end of the songs the exotic feeling has worn off because the instrumentals drag on longer than necessary.

But the album is great if one is wanting theatrical, exotic, mood music. Song in the Wind is passionate, romantic and great for soft candlelight dinners.

Greenberg is a modern Frank Sinatra with a glamorized twist.

Just Posted

Ponoka RCMP respond to intoxicated male in Golden Leisure Lodge

On May 15, 2019 the Ponoka RCMP responded to a complaint of… Continue reading

Town to sign five-year policing agreement with Ponoka Stampede

The Town of Ponoka will go ahead with a five-year renewable agreement… Continue reading

UPDATED: Ponoka RCMP arrest male on Canada wide warrant

UPDATE for Immediate Release: Collin James Courteoreille was wanted on a Canada… Continue reading

Town passes 2019 budgets and tax bylaw with 2.2 per cent increase

Ponoka town council passed a $25.5 million 2019 capital and operating budget… Continue reading

Killer of Calgary mother, daughter gets no parole for 50 years

A jury found Edward Downey guilty last year in the deaths of Sara Baillie, 34, and five-year-old Taliyah Marsman

Ottawa spending $24.5M to research health benefits, risks of pot use

$390,000 will fund two cannabis public awareness

Crackdown on money laundering does not include federal public inquiry: minister

An independent report commissioned concluded $7.4 billion was laundered in B.C. last year

Trudeau’s action plan on climate change brings B.C. politician out of retirement

Terry Lake, a former B.C. health minister, is running for federal office in Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo

Survey finds minimal progress in Canadian military’s fight against sexual misconduct

1.6 per cent of regular-force members — 900 military personnel — reported having been victims of sexual assaults over past year

Body of missing snowmobiler recovered from Great Slave Lake

Police confirm the body is that of one of three missing snowmobilers

Is vegan food a human right? Ontario firefighter battling B.C. blaze argues it is

Adam Knauff says he had to go hungry some days because there was no vegan food

Winds helping in battle against fire threatening northern Alberta town

Nearly 5,000 people have cleared out of High Level and nearby First Nation

WATCH: Lacombe Generals celebrate Allan Cup victory with street festival

Hundreds come out to celebrate Generals fourth Allan Cup

Most Read