Sing Me Your Story

DVD. approx. 42 min. Two of a Kind. 2013. ISBN unavail. $14.98.
PreS-Gr 3—David and Jenny Heitler-Klevans's (Two of a Kind) first DVD for sale is a recording of their full band in concert. The set list includes most of the songs on their eighth album, which was released last year. Each song is introduced by the pair in a short video clip, shot in different locations in the Philadelphia area. After the intro, a camera is switched on as the band breaks into song and performs 13 of their original tunes and covers two songs by Bill Harley ("Pirate Song" and "It's a Long Way"). Sprinkled throughout their musical performances, cameras capture the audience's reaction. Interspersed with the concert footage are five short music videos to add a bit of variety. Some highlights on the DVD include "Hello 'Round the World" (features children holding up words of greeting from around the world), "The World Is Not Your Garbage Can" (a music video of children acting out the text as they pick up trash), "Up and Down Day" (a slide whistle clues listeners when to be up or down). Jenny's light, airy soprano records well. Visually, Jenny and Dave are much more energetic than the rest of the band when performing, and the concert venue looks very cluttered and crowded. This will probably be best enjoyed by those who have attended their live concerts.—Stephanie Bange, Wright state Universtiy, Dayton,OH

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