Manufacturer: Sony Legacy
Remastered 1971 concept album with 3 bonus tracks & comic book! Classic! Features Me & My Arrow Must everything have a point? That's the question posed by Harry Nilsson's 1971 pop parable of a well-rounded young boy named Oblio, from the Land of Point, who's cast apart from the community by those who resent his pointlessness. Conceived when the gifted singer-songwriter was on an acid trip, The Point! is a product of its time, what with its central theme (the hollowness of conformity) and ornate Beatles-era pop. But the message--presented in song and narration--and music are delivered with a grace and gentleness that elevates The Point far above most socially conscious '60s art. Produced as a made-for-TV movie in 1971, this audio version of the modest masterpiece will appeal to adult fans of the late singer. More to the point, however, it'll capture the fancy of thoughtful youngsters who'll empathize with the little boy who finds points where he's told there are none, and concludes, "If everything has a point, well then I must have one, too." --Steven Stolder
Manufacturer: Razor & Tie
Brand: Tune A Fish Records Llc
The hottest thing in kids' music returns! The Laurie Berkner Band's catchy tunes and joyful lyrics not only earned them a regular role on Jack's Big Music Show on NOGGIN (now Nick Jr.), but also numerous awards, rave reviews, huge album and DVD sales (in excess of 1.5 million!) and a following of pre-schoolers and parents nationwide. Now all of the most popular tunes from all five albums and her best-selling DVD are together in one amazing compilation simply titled The Best of The Laurie Berkner Band.
Manufacturer: Disney Sound
Brand: TUNE A FISH RECORDS LLC
Limited two disc (CD/DVD) edition of the duo's 2008 children's album, the follow-up to their Here Come The ABCs kids release from 2005. Combining a knack for infectious melodies with a quirky, bizarre sense of humor and a vaguely avant-garde aesthetic borrowed from the New York post-punk underground, They Might Be Giants became one of the most unlikely alternative success stories of the late '80s and early '90s. Musically, the duo of John Flansburgh and John Linnell borrowed from everywhere, but their freewheeling eclecticism was enhanced by their arcane, geeky sense of humor. UMGD/Disney. 2008. They Might Be Giants are like the handful of best-selling authors who also happen to be doctors or astrophysicists: They do two things so well--in their case kids' music and grown-up music--that it seems a little unfair, like the talent scale has been tipped too hard in their favor. Like Here Come the 123s, the follow-up to 2005's Here Come the ABCs, and TMBG's third kids' record. Here the Johns--Linnell and Flansburgh--are up to their usual smart shenanigans: In "Seven," a bunch of skinny numerals crash a strangerâ€™s living room before settling in for some cake, and in "Nine Bowls of Soup" an ichthyosaur is so enamored of soup he works out a way to balance a multitude of bowls on his scaly body. The brilliance isnâ€™t limited to the lyrics. The Johns know a thing or 1-2-3 about crafting seriously jammable music. Highights include â€œHigh Five,â€ a flippy, freewheeling dab of disco, and â€œOne Everything,â€ a juiced-up, jangly rocker with a message for listeners ages 3 to 93: an untidy room actually is an insult to the omniverse. --Tammy La Gorce
Manufacturer: Walt Disney Records
Tarzan ~ Soundtrack If anyone belongs in the "Whatever Happened To?" category of a game show, it's Phil Collins. Back in the 1980s, Collins was everywhere, having retinkered Genesis into a smooth, hit-making machine and embarking on a solo career that redefined adult contemporary music. He's still been busy, but nowhere near the spotlight. His latest project has been writing five songs for Disney's animated Tarzan. "You' ll Be in My Heart"--presented here in two versions, one with actress Glenn Close--is exactly the sort of ersatz orchestrated power ballad you expect from this sentimental guy. A duet with 'NÂ Sync in "Trashin' the Camp" (also issued in two versions) is Phil's concession to the kids. Producer Mark Mancina's instrumental score mixes the expectant ambient sounds of the jungle with the slowly unfolding sounds of daybreak and jungle rhythms (provided by Collins on drums) that denote inevitable conflict. --Rob O'Connor
Here is a collection of some of my favorite children's songs covering my many years of being a dad. I consider these mostly classic compositions, beautiful and simple; some written for movies, some haunting standards and a few written by contemporary singers for their own children. Of all the things my kids and I have done together, the quiet times of night-songs and bedtime snuggles will endure as my most precious memories. I can still see Crosby's face as a little one begging me for "more, Daddy, more, more" of "Winnie The Pooh" (as he called it), or rocking Cody to "To-Ra-Loo-Ra" (if he didn't fall asleep before we made it to his bedroom). And it's not over yet. I'm still singing to Isabella and on into the future to Luke. And I'm loving it. They're my best audience, even if my only applause is the deep slow breathing of a sleeping baby. Delicious. So at long last, the work of a lifetime. Here are the songs I sing to my children...should I say "part one"? - Kenny LogginsWhen sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using CD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply. The appeal of this album isn't limited to children--though the gentle repertoire and soft acoustic musical accompaniment will surely soothe little ones at the end of a long day, adults will find the silky-smooth vocals, beautiful harmonies, and creative production just as engaging. Parents will enjoy listening to the metamorphosis of Loggins's 1969 Top 40 hit "House on Pooh Corner" to the updated '90s version. And with titles like the traditional "All the Pretty Little Ponies" and "To-Ra-Loo-Ra" and covers of Paul Williams's "Rainbow Connection," Jimmy Webb's "The Last Unicorn," and John Lennon's "Love," Mom might find herself borrowing this CD from the nursery when it comes time to kick back and relax after the kids are asleep. --Deborah Moore
Hidden In My Heart, Volume II, A Lullaby Journey Through Scripture
Manufacturer: BreakAway Music
Hidden In My Heart, Volumes I, II, AND III - The Best Selling CD Series FromÂ Scripture Lullabies -Â Volume II continues the journey through Scripture as new passages are brought to life. In the tradition of Volume I, this collection of songs weaves Scripture into powerfully peaceful music for any age. Whether you are two or 92, Scripture Lullabies will surely minister deeply to your soul. Nightmares disappear when this music is played. Adults, teens and children experience relief from anxiety as an atmosphere of peace replaces turmoil and unrest. ALSO, make sure you check out our brand new instrumental album, "Quietly" on sale now for just $9.99.Â Of all the enjoyable music written to bring Scripture verses to auditory life, I have never heard one like thisâ€¦ one so absolutely stunningâ€¦ - Jessica Heights, blogger and â€Relevantâ€ conference cohost. Giving Back The Gift Of Peaceâ€¦ One out of 10 CDs is donated to Pregnancy Resource Centers, a calling we were drawn to in 2009. We are honored and humbled to be able to provide these centers with an additional tool that can be used to minister to these young women and their newborns in their greatest time of need. â€¦ And The Gift Of Lullaby no matter the age Every track finely crafted to bring the restless to slumber, and the unsettledÂ at heart to peace. Baby shower Christening gift Baby dedication gift Sleep CD for babies Sleep CD and peace for your home This is stillness you and your baby were looking for. Simply the most soothing lullaby music you will find. Order this volume - or immerse yourself in the entire spiritual experience withÂ Volumes I, II, And III Today.
Manufacturer: Disney Sound
The band is partnered with Disney in this set. Included are all the contagious songs heard on Radio Disney and the music videoes seen on Playhouse Disney. The set is sure to make the alphabet fun and entertaining for children and parents. The DVD featu No stranger to the realm of children's records, They Might Be Giants have seen success with their CD No! and the book-and-CD combo Bed, Bed, Bed. Their latest CD, Here Come the ABCs, offers up 25 alphabetically themed songs. However, as is their charming way, the two Johns (Flansburgh and Linnell), use the letters as merely the connective tissue, allowing them to pursuit intriguing flights of fancy that consider everything from the relative power of letters and sounds to animal hijinks. Just as they've always done, there are wistful ballads and high octane rockers. TMBG have always been a family-friendly band, and this disc works just fine for adult fans, who can rightfully consider this simply their newest release. --David Greenberger
Manufacturer: Disney Sound
Brand: New Sound
Disney Sound has partnered with Grammy Award winning alternative rock legends They Might Be Giants to bring you a new imprint for Walt Disney Records designed to create original musical works by live artists the whole family can enjoy. HERE COMES THE ABC'S guarantees success with upbeat and contagious songs that make the alphabet fun and entertaining for children and parents.e No stranger to the realm of children's records, They Might Be Giants have seen success with their CD No! and the book and CD combo Bed, Bed, Bed. Their latest CD, Here Come The ABCs, offers up twenty-five alphabetically themed songs. However, as is their charming way, the two Johns (Flansburgh and Linnell), use the letters as merely the connective tissue, allowing them to pursuit intriguing flights of fancy that consider everything from the relative power of letters and sounds to animal hijinks. Just as they've always done, there are wistful ballads and high octane rockers. TMBG have always been a family-friendly band, and this disc works just fine for adult fans, who can rightfully consider this simply their newest release. --David Greenberger
Color is an essential characteristic of the amazing world that surrounds children. BABY VAN GOGH(TM) is an enriching new approach to learning colors through the context of paintings by Van Gogh. This video follows the antics of Vincent Van Goat, the art-loving puppet, as he creates six masterpieces, each dedicated to a particular color. During Vincent's creative process you and your child can explore the way colors make us feel, see the presence of colors in familiar objects, and discover that paintings are combinations of many colors. This child-friendly excursion into the world of color is accented in classical music of the period by Bizet, Mussorgsky, Offenbach, Rossini, Satie, Strauss and Tchaikovsky.