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All Together Now: Beatles Stuff for Kids of All Ages [Barnes & Noble Exclusive]

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Barnes & Noble - Amy Barkat
In an effort to introduce the greatest band of all time to yet another new generation, All Together Now joins rock stars and kids on favorites from the Fab Four's rich catalog. It's a fairly sweet selection of Beatles songs -- don't worry, your toddler won't be marching around to "Come Together" or "Ballad of John and Yoko." The disc opens with New York Dolls guitarist Steve Conte, who maintains the gritty spirit of his day-job band on the vocals for "Magical Mystery Tour." Marshall Crenshaw harks back to his days on the road-show version of Beatlemania with "Love Me Do," spiked with some brilliant harmonica work. Two sunny tracks stand out as highlights: "Good Day ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Amy Barkat
In an effort to introduce the greatest band of all time to yet another new generation, All Together Now joins rock stars and kids on favorites from the Fab Four's rich catalog. It's a fairly sweet selection of Beatles songs -- don't worry, your toddler won't be marching around to "Come Together" or "Ballad of John and Yoko." The disc opens with New York Dolls guitarist Steve Conte, who maintains the gritty spirit of his day-job band on the vocals for "Magical Mystery Tour." Marshall Crenshaw harks back to his days on the road-show version of Beatlemania with "Love Me Do," spiked with some brilliant harmonica work. Two sunny tracks stand out as highlights: "Good Day Sunshine" sounds as if it were written just for the Bangles, who apply their signature harmonies to this luscious tune we see a children's lullaby CD in their future, and "Here Comes the Sun" from Rachael Yamagata tweens may know her song "Be Be Your Love" on the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants soundtrack, whose gravelly, whisper-like vocals intensify this already complex and ruminative track. This very unique package also includes a storybook that illustrates the songs -- a great tool for youngsters not quite ready to jam on their Fisher Price guitar or discuss the musical merits of "Yellow Submarine" -- plus poems and Beatles facts that are sure to prompt lots of storytelling from Mom and Dad. What'll really bring the little ones All Together is that this Beatles tribute, unlike many children's sing-along albums, boasts authentic, organic, and inviting vocals, with nary an overproduced intonation on a single track. And that's something to sing about.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/7/2006
  • Label: Little Monster
  • UPC: 638812734426
  • Catalog Number: 27344

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fun CD!

    This cd was a favorite of my two 4 year olds the moment they started listening. They love singing and dancing along, jumping up and down--this cd has been a real success! I really reccomend it for kids around that age.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fun, sing-along cd for kids and adults!

    My 5 year old son and I love this cd! He's just getting into music and it's such a relief to find something that's not cutesy and bland.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I've never really liked The Beatles much...

    But I love this stuff!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Disgrace to Jesus and the Gang

    This CD is sickening. Kids have no right being anywhere near a microphone when The Beatles are involved. It should be a crime for any conservative and sheltering parent to buy this for their kid instead of the real thing. People think anything with kids on it is cute, it isn't. Don't buy this CD spend your hard-earned money on something more important, perhaps on something where you hear Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, and Starr. For those of you private-schooling parents, those are the last names of the REAL Beatles. Also, don't tell me I hate kids, I am a teacher.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Don't ask me, ask the NYT

    My kids are among the artists on this CD, so you can't take my word for it. (But ... you can click the links on this page to hear them sing the lead vocals on "Birthday" and "Yellow Submarine.") Check out the lead Arts & Leisure piece from last Sunday, Nov. 26. It said this CD is in the vanguard of "a hipper niche of kid music," with real music instead of the saccharine stuff that is foist upon parents for their kids. The story quoted this CD's producer: “Parents are looking at music as a gift you give your children, as something you discover with them,” said Kevin Salem, a rock record producer in Woodstock, N.Y. “Sharing it is a way of making sure music stays in good hands.” With his wife, Kate Hyman, Mr. Salem formed Little Monster Records in part to guarantee that their 4-year-old daughter, Emily, is exposed to what her parents consider to be good music, like the label’s “All Together Now,” a Beatles tribute featuring Steve Conte of the New York Dolls, the Bangles and others that is being sold exclusively through Barnes & Noble.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great sing-a-long!

    The mixture of adult and kids voices creates a great sing-a-long CD. My 4&6 year olds love it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I have never heard a CD like it!

    This is the best Children's CD out there! I absolutely love it!

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