The good news: The Innocence Mission has a new cd out. It's called 'Now the Day Is Over,' and it's a collection of mostly covers sung as lullabies. Karen Peris's voice is one of the sweetest and most gentle voices around, so this is a nice idea. Anytime this group releases a new cd, it's cause for a bit of celebration.
The bad news: the covers include "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," "What a Wonderful World," and "Edelweiss." Please, please, please, can "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" never be covered again ever? Please? It's a perfectly marvelous song. The melody and structure are impeccable. But, honestly, enough already. Same goes for "What a Wonderful World." As for "Edelweiss," the idea that anyone wants to sing or even listen to any song from Rodgers and Hammerstein's unforgivable crapfest, 'The Sound of Music,' is way beyond me. In fact, it's somewhere over the frickin' rainbow.