i'll admit: i would like the experience of being in a café in paris, moping in my french café au lait, when the love of my life (bill, of course) walks in, our eyes lock and our lives are changed forever.
that's the kind of daydream evoked by the songs of emmy rossum on her album sentimental journey.
due to be released on january 29, sentimental journey is a collection of covers from the american songbook. each of the 12 songs represents a month in the year. i actually don't care very much for the first song on the album, but i absolutely love all the rest of the songs. my favorite (because of my french café daydream), is the song for october, "autumn leaves." the songs range from peppy big band style numbers like "the object of my affection," to more quiet sentimental and thoughtful melodies like "many tears ago."
we've listened to the album so many times around here that two-year-old lilianna is starting to sing the songs herself. it has been a favorite for our whole family.
If you think you would be interested in this album (a great choice for that special someone for Valentine's Day), it is available on itunes, as well as amazon.
if you still need convincing, you can check out emmy's music video, "these foolish things (remind me of you)":i participated in this campaign for one2one network. i received a free copy of the cd to facilitate my review. by posting, i am eligible for incentives. all opinions stated are my own.