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Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star: Lullaby Versions of John Lennon (2013)

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Reviewing an album of lullabies may seem unusual for us at Something Else! Reviews. However, music fans who are also parents can agree on two things: one, it’s important to introduce your baby to quality music early; and two, you and the child need sleep!

In recent years, more music labels have recognized this market, catering to moms and dads who may want to hear more than “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” or “Rockabye Baby.” The latest edition in the Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Starseries, Lullaby Versions of John Lennon, allow parents to expose their little one to Lennon’s music while still soothing her. All tracks are instrumental and rearranged to calm babies — and even their parents. Unlike similar children’s albums, this one moves beyond the music box template. Instead, it incorporates slight percussion and a fuller sound. What makes Lullaby Versions of John Lennon stand out, however, is its choice of tunes. Yes, obvious tracks like “Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)” are included, but intense songs such as “Working Class Hero” translate surprisingly well into tender lullabies. Anyone who thought “Jealous Guy” would never work as a lullaby will be surprised by this lovely rendition.

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Source: Something Else Reviews

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