|A2||One Tin Soldier|
|A3||Today Is The First Day Of The Rest Of My Life|
|A6||All My Trials|
|B2||All Kinds Of People|
|B3||Whose Garden Was This|
|B4||Carolina In My Mind|
|B5||Reach Out And Touch|
|B6||When The Saints Come Marching In|
The Class Menagerie Singers is a charitable, educational, non-profit organization incorporated in the State of Minnesota
Hope is usually a quality of the young. Young people see the accomplishments of the adults and know that they can have all the light of their parents' lives with none of the darkness. But the frustration of a "full generation of war", the insecurity of a rapidly fluctuating inflation-recession economy and the bleakness of decaying cities and polluted countrysides have led young people to see precious little light in a mature world. After a winter of despair - public and personal, adult and youthful - the teenagers who are The Class Menagerie Singers have discovered a spring of hope. Their hope is founded more in the realities of poetry than in the rhetoric of essays, more in the accomplishments of spirit than in the achievements of technology. Instead of protesting the nothingness we have behind ourselves, The Class Menagerie Singers - on recordings and in concert - are singing about the everything we have before us. Just as the cross has been, paradoxically, alternately a sign of hope and a sign of despair, so the Jerusalem cross on the cover of this album has been a sign of hoped-for liberation or feared oppression. For The Class Menagerie Singers, that Jerusalem cross is a sign of shared crosses, a family of crosses, and a symbol of shared vision for the future.
The Class Menagerie Singers would like to take you into their family...hopefully, Touching You.