The first 2 negative ones were obviously not swayed by the "not just for babies" mantra, though they may not have been paying attention to any of the articles or radio interviews that said such. The one said it didn't work as well to get the kids to sleep as another CD. Well, I'm sorry that she felt that was a negative thing, but I actually see it as a good thing. The less "kiddy" the better! It's true that the music is very calming, I'll definitely agree with that, even if not all the songs are quite to my liking. Out of the clips I've heard, the best ones as far as that goes are Sleep On and All Through the Night.
Oh, but I hated the one who had to compare her to KJ, making fun of her Welsh pronunciations. When she just got a tweet today saying she'd done it very well!
But I don't think you all should get too upset with the reviews. You have to get used to the idea that this isn't going to be everybody's favorite thing. Hopefully, though, the people who aren't interested in it won't bother to review it. Though I am going to buy it, I'm definitely not planning to write a review. I just don't feel like I'm the best candidate to do that. I'll leave it to the ones who really and truly like it for what it is. Plus, the summer will be nearly over before I hear it in full.
If anything, maybe when mp3s are available on Amazon.com I will review individual songs.
I might well write a review, but not for a couple of weeks. Do Amazon let you post more than one?
More than one review for the same item? I don't know, but I wouldn't think they would. However, you can most definitely post more than one review over all. I haven't written many reviews. I did one for Winter Magic, and then I did some for my other favorite artist, Brandi Carlile. Hmm, did I do one for Paradiso?? I almost want to say I did, but I could just be having a false memory. LOL Guess I'll have to look up my past reviews.
I see that in today's Sainsburys CD chart, Hushabye has gone up from no. 61 last week to no. 34, so it must have sold quite well there. It may also be a rough indicator of its official chart position when announced later today, we shall see.
Still no sign of Hushabye online at Tesco or Asda though.
Today's Radio 2 live performance has helped to push Hushabye up the Amazon chart from somewhere below no. 15 this morning, to no. 12 when I last looked. The local radio shows never seemed to change things so Radio 2 is good, whenever Hayley can get on there.
It's also shot up the iTunes chart from a lowly 195 last night to around no. 130 when I last looked.