Catch the Moon

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Barnes & Noble - Lydia Vanderloo
Best known for her postmodern hit "Stay," folk-rock songstress Lisa Loeb reconnects with her onetime musical partner, Elizabeth Mitchell, for a charming set of kids' sleepy-time music, featuring both traditional tunes and originals. Loeb's sweet, whimsical singing proves an easy match for the spare, acoustic arrangements here. She's also a perfect foil to Mitchell, a children's performer in her own right, with husband Dan Littleton the couple also record as the indie-rock band Ida. Loeb and Mitchell accompany their singing and heavenly harmonies with guitar, banjo, fiddle, and piano, along with finger snaps, bells, vocals from a few pint-sized pals, and a little help...
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Barnes & Noble - Lydia Vanderloo
Best known for her postmodern hit "Stay," folk-rock songstress Lisa Loeb reconnects with her onetime musical partner, Elizabeth Mitchell, for a charming set of kids' sleepy-time music, featuring both traditional tunes and originals. Loeb's sweet, whimsical singing proves an easy match for the spare, acoustic arrangements here. She's also a perfect foil to Mitchell, a children's performer in her own right, with husband Dan Littleton the couple also record as the indie-rock band Ida. Loeb and Mitchell accompany their singing and heavenly harmonies with guitar, banjo, fiddle, and piano, along with finger snaps, bells, vocals from a few pint-sized pals, and a little help from Littleton and Warren Defever of indie group His Name Is Alive. The familiar songs here fit like an old corduroy coat, such as a gorgeous rendition of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star," sung with warmth by Loeb, and a whimsical update on "Big Rock Candy Mountain," where Mitchell's harmonies add a glow to Loeb's lead. Mitchell takes the reins on a lovely, piano-led version of Bob Dylan's "New Morning," with a vocal suggesting a beam of sunshine on a cloudy day. The pair's originals are of a piece: The lullaby-like title song backs Mitchell's lead with a fuller arrangement, laced with keyboards, while the gorgeous "Butterfly," a Loeb solo number, promises both heavy lids and sweet dreams. For both playtime and bedtime, Catch the Moon is a real joy.
All Music Guide - Adrian Zupp
Folkie Lisa Loeb has followed the lead of other adult music artists (including Kenny Loggins and her co-pilot on this album, Elizabeth Mitchell) in making a disc of children's music that can be enjoyed by all ages. Some of the songs are lyrically pitched exclusively to the toddlers (e.g., the traditional number "Little Red Caboose" and the traditional adaptation of"Big Rock Candy Mountain") while others are a tad more sophisticated (a nicely revamped version of "Oh Susanna" and a lovely take on Bob Dylan's "New Morning"). Then there is the laudable ethnic content: "La Manita" (Spanish traditional), "Donguri/Rolling Acorn" (Japanese traditional), and "Fais Do Do" (French traditional). The original song "Stop and Go" is a "rocky" participation number and tons of fun, while "Catch the Moon" (also original) is dreamily poetic. And there's never been a more tender version of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" than the one found here. The songs are rendered in a folk/country acoustic minimalism that is, in a word, enchanting. And the CD comes encased in a children's board book written by Erin Courtney and illustrated by Bonnie Brooke Mitchell. Catch the Moon is a record that the young ones can enjoy (or go to sleep to) while also being entertaining for the rest of the family, even after many plays. [The 2007 edition includes a bonus DVD that has the charming videos for "Stop and Go" and the title track.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/27/2007
  • Label: Sheridan Square
  • UPC: 699675199029
  • Catalog Number: 51990
  • Sales rank: 9,337

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Big Rock Candy Mountain (2:45)
  2. 2 Little Red Caboose (2:22)
  3. 3 Oh Susanna (2:20)
  4. 4 Catch the Moon (3:10)
  5. 5 La Manita (1:37)
  6. 6 Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (2:14)
  7. 7 Stop and Go (2:29)
  8. 8 New Morning (3:46)
  9. 9 Oh Groundhog (2:43)
  10. 10 Butterfly (2:31)
  11. 11 Donguri/Rolling Acorn (1:51)
  12. 12 Free Little Bird (2:11)
  13. 13 Fais Do Do (1:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lisa Loeb Primary Artist, Banjo, Guitar, Vocals, Harmony Vocals
Elizabeth Mitchell Primary Artist, Fiddle, Tambourine, Vocals, Harmony Vocals, Wurlitzer
Dan Littleton Organ, Banjo, Bass, Guitar, Piano, Harmonium, Vocals, Bells, Harmony Vocals, Slide Guitar, Wurlitzer
Storey Vocals
Technical Credits
Elizabeth Mitchell Producer
Lisa Loeb Engineer
Warren Defever Engineer
Michael Krumper Executive Producer
Steve Fallone Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Beautiful voices, great songs

    My four-year-old daughter loves this CD. She requests it in the car all the time, and it's one adults can appreciate as well. She sings along to everything--including the Spanish songs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not a keeper

    I really don't think anyone's children want to listen to this. I would because I love Lisa Loeb but very disappointing for a children's album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    My kids absolutely love this...

    My son, age 4, sings these songs constantly, and that's all good by me. This is a beautiful album, for kids and adults alike.

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    Posted December 3, 2010

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