Mother's Gift: Lullabies from the Heart

A Mother's Gift: Lullabies from the Heart

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by Carnie Wilson
     
 
With A Mother's Gift Carrie Wilson, one-third of the hitmaking Wilson Phillips, opens her heart wide. With this valentine to her own child, and all the world’s other newborns, Wilson offers a suitably low-key set of pop lullabies that, while succeeding in calming children, will also hold the attention of adult listeners.

Overview

With A Mother's Gift Carrie Wilson, one-third of the hitmaking Wilson Phillips, opens her heart wide. With this valentine to her own child, and all the world’s other newborns, Wilson offers a suitably low-key set of pop lullabies that, while succeeding in calming children, will also hold the attention of adult listeners. Chestnuts mingle with contemporary tunes in a seamless blend. Wilson does justice to “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” “Over the Rainbow,” and “Love Me Tender” while also extracting the authentic sentiment in “You Are So Beautiful” (movingly supported by her own father, Brian Wilson), “What a Wonderful World,” and others. Her solo voice crooning sweetly, Wilson proves that even without the soaring harmonies of her bandmates, she’s up to the job and then some. A delightful charmer, A Mother's Gift has all the makings of a perennial recording.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
Like her or not, Carnie Wilson has had one heck of a ride during her two-decade career in the spotlight. Whether it's as a member of hippie-offspring adult contemporary group Wilson Phillips, talk-show host, or being one of the first celebrities to publicly admit to having dangerous, stomach-shrinking surgery, Wilson has had more than her fair share of scrutiny under the spotlight. So this change in pace, while unsurprising, is refreshingly free of any tabloid-friendly controversy. A Mother's Gift: Lullabies from the Heart is a 12-song session of gentle lullabies for children. Wilson sings many American pop standards such as "Over the Rainbow," "Love Me Tender," and "What a Wonderful World." There's also pleasant surprises with Wilson sharing the microphone with her legendary father Brian on "You Are So Beautiful," and singing what is arguably her Uncle Dennis Wilson's finest composition "Forever." And while the original meaning of "Forever" is co-opted by Wilson in a different context, it's still a quite enjoyable performance. Her original compositions dwindle in comparison to the covers, but it's still a pleasant disc that will lull your little ones to golden slumbers.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/02/2006
Label:
Big3 Records
UPC:
0804983678726
catalogNumber:
36787
Rank:
93748

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Carnie Wilson   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals,Harmony
Brian Wilson   Vocals,Background Vocals
Michael Thompson   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Robert Bonfiglio   Acoustic Guitar,Wurlitzer,Vocal Harmony
Jim Brickman   Piano
Jack Kugell   Keyboards
Diane Rovell   Background Vocals
Ginger Schackne   Background Vocals
Wendy Wilson   Vocals,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Justin Jones   Vocals
Dennis Gallo   Keyboards
Matt Wilson   Background Vocals
Jason Pennock   Keyboards
Monty Neuble   Electric Piano
Joshua Jones   Vocals
Guy Walker   Acoustic Guitar
Noah Kugell   Vocals
Zoey Kugell   Vocals

Technical Credits

Elvis Presley   Composer
Billy Preston   Composer
Brian Wilson   Vocal Coach
Harold Arlen   Composer
Carl Wilson   Vocal Arrangements
Mark Russell   Graphic Design
Robert Bonfiglio   Arranger,Composer
Bruce Fisher   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Jack Kugell   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Audio Production,Vocal Producer
Myrna Smith   Composer
Bob Thiele   Composer
George David Weiss   Composer
Carnie Wilson   Arranger,Composer,Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Vocal Producer,Vocal Coach
Wendy Wilson   Composer
Sarah Nagourney   Composer
Jim Beeman   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Vera Matson   Composer
Tiffany Miller   Executive Producer
Traditional   Composer
Dennis Gallo   Programming
Jason Pennock   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Vocal Producer
Bill Edwards   Producer,Executive Producer
Richie "Britley" Hughes   Art Direction
Doug Circle   Graphic Design
Doug Catlin   Graphic Design
Jamie Jones   Composer,Vocal Coach
Joey Daniels   Composer

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A Mother's Gift: Lullabies from the Heart 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For those of us who have become somewhat (okay, extremely) sentimental since having children this cd is for us. The words are so touching. When the kids are tired I'll sometimes take them for a drive in the country and play this cd. I highly recommend this cd... but buy a box of kleenex as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I say all these songs are very good. Carnie sang so great that any mother would love to hear. I enjoy listening to her with or without the group.