Director Jewels: In the Nick of Time: Fun O'Clock CD Review + Giveaway - #HolidayGiftGuide2014

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

In the Nick of Time: Fun O'Clock CD Review + Giveaway - #HolidayGiftGuide2014

Disclosure: I received a sample CD to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received and all views expressed are my own.


We love dance parties in our house, so of course I agreed to check out the newest album release from Nick Deysher and In the Nick of Time Music: "Fun O'Clock." My two- and three-year-olds are always excited to listen to music and I knew they would be enthusiastic testers for this music collection. Several years ago, we reviewed "Making Silly Faces" from In the Nick of Time, and really enjoyed it - this album has been no different!

Here's a little about the album from the official press release - 

Fun O'Clock's title track, in the mode of  Pharell's "Happy," is an upbeat opener that segues effortlessly into the Motown groove of "Doin' A Little Dance."  From there, the music keeps up a veritable tsunami of creativity, with the ska/reggae rhythms of "You've Only Got One Body" followed by a modern indie rock number à la Modest Mouse, The Killers, and Franz Ferdinand titled "Road Trip," and a "Stairway To Heaven" inspired Renaissance madrigal, "Hey Nonny No," which builds to a rocking finish line.  And that's just the beginning!


I think my favorite thing about this album is the variety of musical styles used throughout the different pieces. I love exposing my kids to different types of music at a young age! Here's the track list for the new album.

1. Fun O'Clock
2. Doin' A Little Dance
3. You've Only Got One Body
4. Road Trip
5. Hey Nonny No (The Princess Song)
6. 'Til A Pig Does A Jig
7. My Favorite Sneakers
8. Mama Don't Allow
9. Flutter By Butterfly
10. Wrong Way Joe
11. Namaste
12. Best Friend
13. Don't Say Can't
14. Down On Lemongrass Lane

My favorite tracks are hard to pinpoint, but I really like Doin' A Little Dance (a very laid-back, sweet number), Road Trip (because travel is one of my passions and I love sharing that with the kids), and 'Til A Pig Does A Jig (a great Irish/Welsh dance number). Hey Nonny No is in a class all its own - it's a storytelling song and it's quite hilarious. Down on Lemongrass Lane has an awesome old-time radio vibe to it and I could see it being played in the background during an early 1900's era stage play or silent film. Super cute!

The only track I don't love is Mama Don't Allow - I'm just personally not a big fan of R&B or rap style music, so it doesn't sync with me. 

Visit In the Nick of Time Music to find out more about Nick and his music. This - or one of his other albums - would make a great stocking stuffer this holiday season! You can also follow along on Facebook for all the latest updates.

Giveaway

One Director Jewels reader will win a "Fun O'Clock" CD! This giveaway will end on December 18 at 11:59pm CST. This giveaway is open to US readers only. Winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or prize will be forfeited.

To enter the giveaway, follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter form below (you may need Javascript enabled to see the form and it may take a moment to load)! Once you complete the first entry, the other options will open up so that you can complete them as well. All of the "extra entries" are optional - you can do just one, or as many as you want! Winners will be contacted by email. Good luck!

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Disclosure: Thank you to In the Nick of Time Music for providing my review sample and the giveaway prize! I received no other compensation and all views expressed are my own. For more information, you can read my Giveaway Policy and my Disclosure Policy.

12 comments:

  1. Ashley Chassereau ParksDecember 10, 2014 at 1:10 AM

    I learn that Nick won a Gold Medal from the Parents’ Choice Foundation for some of his work!!

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  2. It was one of parents magazine top 10 albums

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  3. Nick moved to Coconut Grove, Florida in 2005 to pursue his master’s degree in Media Writing and Studio Music Production at the University of Miami. In 2006, Nick was honored by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for his dedication to children’s music with the prestigious Fred Rogers Memorial Scholarship.

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  4. I learned that Nick's album was rated one of the top 10 in parent's magazine!

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  5. I learned they are about to have their 8th Annual Free After Christmas Show. That's nice!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  6. Nick does live performances
    hrddiana556@gmail.com

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  7. I learned that Nick does live performances, and they do a Free After Christmas show. They look like they would put on a great show!

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  8. i learned that we grew up in the same state listened online great tunes

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  9. I learned that Nick has won many awards and children love him.

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  10. Liver performances- impressive!

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