Laura McMillan calls her latest album STORYBOOK LOVE and uses it as the theme for the solo piano music within because, as she says, “It’s a dream we all have, male and female.” We have heard fairytales all our lives, first in storybooks as children and then in all form and fashion from films and TV shows. McMillan has some good advice, even before you listen to her music, when she says, “For those who have love, count your blessings and savor each moment. For everyone else, keep hoping, keep looking, keep the dream alive.” I like where she is coming from.
Even Paul McCartney, who built a career singing love songs, later jokingly wrote a tune that said you can never have enough silly love songs. Exactly. Keep them coming. And McMillan does. A whole album of them (14 to be exact). These are piano instrumentals that she wrote, all with the theme of love, storybook love, true love, happy ending love. What could be better. And the music, especially on tunes like “Enchanted” and “Storybook Love,” really do sound like perfect love. These could easily fit into the next Disney-Pixar-whatever film (especially those big-grossing animated instant-classics) as part of the soundtrack. They are ripe and ready to be plucked by Hollywood. But since you are probably not a Hollywood studio head honcho or movie mogul, you probably just want to know whether this CD is worth buying. If you like quality solo piano performance, nice melodies and music with underlying emotions, this is an album you should hear.