This is a 17-track, 35-minute concert featuring a collection of soothing classical melodies perfect to calm little ones as they wind down for nap time, bedtime or a bit of quiet time. Each piece, re-orchestrated for little ears by the Baby Einstein Music Box Orchestra, was specially selected to lull babies into sweet, blissful dreams. Lullaby Classics opens with "Twinkle, Twinkle" variations by Mozart and includes calming and delightful melodies from composers such as Bach, Beethoven, Dvorak and Debussy. It ends with Brahms's "Lullaby" tucking baby in for a cozy, restful sleep.
Raffis first and best selling album. A childrens classic: favorites and originals, rhyming fun, counting songs - irresistible! Includes printed lyrics. Though recorded in the 1970s, this classic Raffi album is still one of the children's troubadour's bestsellers. The gentle, joyful style; simple musical arrangements; and easy-to-follow up-front vocals have made Singable Songs for the Very Young a favorite among tiny tots, parents, and preschool teachers. By combining traditional songs like "The More We Get Together," "Down by the Bay," and "Going to the Zoo" with Raffi originals like "I Wonder If I'm Growing," "Peanut Butter Sandwich," and a jazzy near-cover, "Old MacDonald Had a Band," the album has a familiar feel while giving young children the opportunity to learn new songs and rhythms. Other notable titles include the interactive "Brush Your Teeth," "Five Little Pumpkins," and the tongue-twisting "Willoughby Wallaby Woo." --Deborah Moore
BABY BEETHOVEN(TM) SYMPHONY OF FUN is a captivating experience that exposes babies and toddlers to the beauty and benefits of classical music while mesmerizing them with stimulating, colorful images. Both you and your little one will love these enchanting versions of classic compositions by Ludwig van Beethoven. BABY EINSTEIN(TM) uses real-world objects, music, art, language, science, and nature to introduce young children to the world around them in fun, fascinating ways. All our videos are set to music specially reorchestrated for little ears. We encourage you to watch with your baby and enjoy the sights and sounds together.
Manufacturer: Walt Disney Records
The High Octane Film event of the Summer! Cars is the journey of Lightning McQueen, a hotshot animated race car voiced by actor Owen Wilson. En route to a big race, the cocky McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family. The all star vocal cast includes free-wheeling performances by Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt, Larry the Cable Guy, Tony Shalhoub, Michael Keaton, George Carlin, Katherine Helmond and Cheech Marin. The Soundtrack: The Ultimate Road Trip Album! The soundtrack features some of today's most popular country, rock and pop stars including all-new music and new recordings of road classic favorites by music superstars Sheryl Crow, John Mayer, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, James Taylor and score by Academy Awardr winner Randy Newman. The music will make you want to put the top down, turn the volume up and cruise! Music is heavily integrated throughout the .lm, revving up the audience for the soundtrack! Collector's Edition Digipak is available on the initial orders only. Cars is a typical Disney-Pixar animated movie in that it deals with an anthropomorphic character (here, a car) and the heartwarming values of family and friendship. (Alas, we'll have to wait a little while longer for the company to take on greed and selfishness.) The accompanying soundtrack is equally typical in that it's split between catchy pop songs and a score by Randy Newman. The clear highlight of the pop tracks is Sheryl Crow's boisterous, huge-sounding "Real Gone" (her best song in ages). Rascal Flatts also cover Tom Cochrane's 1991 hit "Life Is a Highway," while John Mayer rocks out on "Route 66" (Chuck Berry's elegantly lean version is included as well). For his part, Newman continues his distinguished association with quality animation by supplying a nimble score. It's fun to hear him deploy riffs that wouldn't be out of place on a Quiet Riot album on the bombastic "Opening Race," while the bluesy "Bessie" does George Thorogood with a tuba. The CD's overall Southern flavor is emp...
Manufacturer: Walt Disney Records
Brand: TUNE A FISH RECORDS LLC
Children's Favorites, Volume 1 features 30 CHILDREN'S CLASSICS every kid is sure to LOVE! Songs like Shoo Fly, Don't Bother Me, Row, Row, Row Your Boat, Old MacDonald Had a Farm, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Pop Goes The Weasel, She'll Be Comin' Round The Mountain, Three Blind Mice and much more!
Once in a great while we encounter an artist who stands consciously and directly in the tradition of children's music that Folkways has carried for nearly 60 years, and Elizabeth Mitchell is one such artist. Her lovely voice brings a fresh sound to cherished American folk songs and other melodies from around the world. In a peaceful yet powerful way, she reintroduces us to the songs we thought we knew so well. Featuring homespun renditions of songs by Woody Guthrie, Bob Marley, The Velvet Underground, Vashti Bunyan, Gillian Welch and more! 28-page booklet, 17 tracks, 35 minutes. Elizabeth Mitchell is to childrenâ€™s music what a band like True Love is to indie rock: an insider's darling. Which can only mean one thing: any day now, she's going to blow up huge. You Are My Little Bird, Mitchell's third kidsâ€™ CD and her first on the well-respected Smithsonian Folkways label, hews closely to the folkie-but-never-hokey sensibility she laid out so beautifully on the first two records. Here are 17 short, soft, sweet, homespun-sounding songs, some of them easily recognizable ("Peace Like a River," "Three Little Birds," "Down in the Valley"), some of them inexplicably obscure (Neil Young's "Little Wing," Gillian Welch and David Rawling's "Winter's Come and Gone," Francois Hardy's magical "If You Listen"). Throughout, even on tracks where her young daughter joins in, Mitchell's warm whisper of a voice compels a close listen, not just because the production is so spare you can practically feel her breath on your cheek but because there's something in her phrasing that suggests an old, wise soul. Miraculously, the bird concept never gets clunky; two exotic foreign-language songs--one Korean and one Japanese--help, but the real credit belongs to this all-around superb disc's sole stab at the subversive: Mitchell's stamp on "What Goes On," the Velvet Underground favorite, practically sails off the disc with its sunniness. --Tammy La Gorce
Manufacturer: Walt Disney Records
Brand: Universal Music
Disney Channel Original Movie Teen Beach Movie stars Ross Lynch and Maia Mitchell! In Teen Beach Movie, Mack (Mitchell) and Brady (Lynch) are two modern day surfers that get trapped in the classic 1960s beach musical Wet Side Story. After accidentally interfering with the plot of the movie, they must find a way to get back to present day! Enjoy the all new catchy tunes and cool retro beats from the movie on this fun filled soundtrack!