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For The Kids

Various Artists Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
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An all-star cast has joined forces to produce a wonderful CD and, if that weren't exciting enough, a portion of the proceeds will help restore music education in the U.S. public school system through the VHI Save the Music Foundation. Clever new renditions of familiar Muppets and Sesame Street tunes abound, but Semisonic's Dan Wilson, ex-Del Fuego artist Dan Zanes, Toad the Wet Sprocket's Glen Phillips, and Bleu wrote songs for this album, and Tom Waits's lullaby "Bend Down the Branches," originally recorded for a short film, makes its debut on this CD. No offense, Kermit, but the frog's 1979-vintage "The Rainbow Connection" never sounded so sultry as Sarah McLachlan's version here. Another favorite is "The Hoppity Song," a rock & roll ode to Five for Fighting frontman John Ondrasik's son Johnny. Make no mistake--this isn't one of those CDs that is more for adults than kids--songs about hygiene, the alphabet, and crying ("It's All Right to Cry" originally from Marlo Thomas's Free to Be You and Me) are truly "for the kids." That said, adults will enjoy hearing their favorite artists switch gears in this gentle (mostly, not Bleu's energetic "Snow Day!"), upbeat compilation, which combines just the right blend of familiar sing-along songs and exciting new material. The booklet doubles as a foldout coloring book, with illustrations for each song. A fun and noble effort for a fun and noble cause. --Karin Snelson

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5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely worth a La La La Listen! Nov. 10 2002
Format:Audio CD
I bought this album primarily because it had a new Barenaked Ladies track on it (and since they haven't been touring this year I am STARVED for new BNL tracks) - but also because I am one of the "Sesame Street" generation & thought it would be fun to have a cd with some classic kids tunes sung by some of my favorite artists from today.
I was not disappointed!
The tracks on this cd are funny, sweet, nostalgic and even poignant (especially Sarah McLachlan doing a truly beautiful rendition of Kermit's "Rainbow Connection"). There is also a wonderfully diverse range of musical artists on this album... Cake, Tom Waits, Wilco, BNL, Dan Wilson. If you weren't a fan of any/all of these artists *before* hearing the tasty tunes provided on this album, you may well be before you've finished listening to the last track.
This would be a fun & even useful gift for friends or family who have young children, but I think it's going to be even more fun for those of us who grew up with Sesame Street and The Muppets. Who can resist singing "Mahna Mahna" or "The Hoppity Song" at the top of their lungs? I sure can't!
Better yet, the proceeds from this album go to two great causes; VH1's "Save the Music Foundation" in the U.S. and "The Sarah McLachlan Music Outreach" program in Canada. Being a former Band Geek myself, I know how important music was in shaping my character and my life. Other kids should have that same opportunity. And that alone is reason enough to buy this album IMO.
La La La.... lovely!
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best "family" CD's I've found June 28 2004
Format:Audio CD
I work at a daycare, so I am inundated with different kinds of "children's" music day-in and day-out. This CD is the one I reach for on the weekend! My 2-year old loves it, and the babies that I work with at school do too. It is fantastic!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best yet for rocking out with a toddler! June 25 2004
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Format:Audio CD
At our house, we run round and round the living room table with Hippity Hop playing at high volumes. This CD is a blast for both kids and parents. It is musically interesting, full of humor and sincerity, and is just plain fun. It makes us all smile - and we have yet to grow tired of it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun for everyone! May 12 2004
Format:Audio CD
This cd brought memories back to both my husband and I, especially with "Over the Rainbow", and it is an absolute hit with our now year and a half old son. The songs are catchy and fun and great to dance to. My only complaint is the "Snowday" song which I feel is a bit too heavy for young children. My husband likes it though.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great for adults who are tired of "kiddie music" May 11 2004
Format:Audio CD
This CD is a good antidote for those of us who are sick of hearing the Sesame Street "I've Got a New Way to Walk" song for the millionth time.
My 14-month-old loves certain songs on this CD (especially "Hippity Hop" and "Snow Day"), enjoys some of the other songs, and doesn't show much reaction to a few of the songs.
The greatest benefit of this CD is that its tolerable to adults, even after repeated listenings. I can't say that about many kiddie CDs (except Ralph's World -- check those out, too!)
Good stuff. Recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic CD May 1 2004
Format:Audio CD
This CD is so great for kids AND parents. We listen to it every day, and have given it as a gift. I have a 2 1/2 year old and a 10 month old, and we all jump around and play when this CD is on. The variety of songs and music types is also a treat.
My only minor quibble: The Sarah MacLachlan cover is beautiful, but probably would have been better toward the end of the CD when the songs slow down. It's in the third spot and is surrounded by very peppy songs -- it just kind of brings things to a screeching halt.
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5.0 out of 5 stars For my husband's sanity April 29 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
My husband takes our daughter to and from day care. He bought this CD so they could both enjoy the music in the car. Its great to hear a two year old doing her own version of the Hoppity Song while she plays.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best of the Kids music Feb. 23 2004
Format:Audio CD
I was tired of hearing The Wiggles and Sesame Street had lost it's charm after the 1000 time listening to it, so I tried this CD-What a Gem!! I have a 2 yr old and a 10 yr old. They both love it. I love that it's artists that I like and music that they like and the lyrics arent questionable. It's a fun CD with varied styles. Sarah McLaughlin and The Rainbow Connection makes me teary-eyed, it's a great rendition. We love Guster and We've Got to Be Clean, and all the others.The Tom Waite song is my personal least favorite, but it's even acceptable.
I eagerly recommend this if you're tired of the same hum ho kids music. This is one you will love just as much as them.
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