All it takes is 3 chords and a dream!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Alan B. Salisbury - Dream And Believe

Alan B. Salisbury – Dream and Believe
2013, Opus One Studios

Alan B. Salisbury is embarking on a career as a children’s author and songwriter in his seventies.  The retired U.S. Army Major-General had a second career as an executive with Sybase.  These days, Salisbury has begun a socially conscious corporation called Opus One Studios, which publishes works and related projects which benefit various causes.  Salisbury’s first book is The Legend of Ranger: The Reindeer Who Couldn’t Fly.  It is the story of Rudolph’s younger brother, who dreams apart of Santa’s reindeer team but struggles with his aerial fears.  Salisbury has written an accompanying theme song for Ranger entitled “Dream and Believe”.

“Dream And Believe” is a feel good Christmas tune about believing in yourself and making your dreams come true. Ranger has to learn to overcome his fears when Santa’s entire team falls ill.  There’s medicine to treat the reindeer, but someone has to fly to get it.  Ranger overcomes his fears the team, and Christmas, are saved.  All of this is plotted out in a classic-style story song that’s solidly written.  Mary Allen is a very capable vocalist who brings the song to life with a light and easy air.

“Dream And Believe” isn’t going to take the place of any Christmas classics.  It’s really more of a secular tune about becoming your best… but it is well written and sends a positive message to children of all ages.  All sales of the song, book or any related merchandise benefit the Antonia Giallourakis Endowment for Art Therapy at the Massachusetts General Children’s Hospital Cancer Center.

Rating: 3 Stars (Out of 5)

Learn more at the Opus One Studios Ranger page.

No comments: