Saturday, 6 August 2011

Rockford's Rock Opera, An Adventure in Sound (3 CDs)

Far away in the Sea of Tranquillity lies the island of Infinity, home to the last one of every extinct animal species. Here, beneath a mystical swirling sky, live the world's lost creatures. And the creatures have a secret for the world.

Created by Sweetapple and written by Steve Punt, Rockford's Rock Opera is an adventure like no other. An amazing story where sound effects, narration, characters and wonderful songs combine to create a unique adventure in sound. Although it is a 'Rock Opera', it is not operatic music and it's not rock music either! In fact, it's not like anything else .....

A triple CD pack containing the full story, told through both song and narration. The main character is a boy called Moog and his dog called Rockford.  

Each CD is individually packaged (they can be bought separately) and each CD has a little book included, which includes the song words and also has beautiful artwork to enable imagination of the scenery. Each CD also includes a video which can be watched at any time to enhance the story experience.

I am sure that this CD set will become as popular as the traditional tales of Peter and the Wolf. It is suitable for both children and adults and the three CD's combined amount to 2 1/2 hours of story and song, perfect for a long car journey.

The recording is of a very high quality with story telling and songs being enhanced by sound effects giving listeners the entire experience.  There are parts of the story that I think will be more relevant to older listeners, giving the hidden message of there being hope in all situations, but children will enjoy the CD's for the story telling. 

This is a perfect gift for a family, where children are of varying ages - the younger children will enjoy the music, older children will enjoy the story and adults the whole package.

Thank you to the Rock and Roll Baby World for sending me this product to review.

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