We Are... the Laurie Berkner Band

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Overview

Alternative kids-music trio The Laurie Berkner Band bring their act from the stage to the screen in this music video collection featuring some of the band's best loved hits. In addition to such concert favorites as "We Are the Dinosaurs," "Victor Vito," and "Pig on Her Head," this release also features the world premier of the band's new song "Walk Along the River."
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Overview

Alternative kids-music trio The Laurie Berkner Band bring their act from the stage to the screen in this music video collection featuring some of the band's best loved hits. In addition to such concert favorites as "We Are the Dinosaurs," "Victor Vito," and "Pig on Her Head," this release also features the world premier of the band's new song "Walk Along the River."
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Special Features

Behind the scenes; "I'm a Mess" recorded live on the set; "Moon Moon Moon" (Alternate Version)
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Editorial Reviews

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Much like They Might Be Giants, Dan Zane, and Ralph Covert (Ralph's World), Laurie Berkner creates children's music that adults might be compelled to sneak a listen to when their kids aren't around. This vivacious performer is enjoying phenomenal Raffi-like success, thanks to her award-winning CDs, appearances on Noggin, sold-out stage shows, and high-profile gigs at the White House and on the morning TV talk show circuit. This high-spirited collection, recorded with Berkner Band bassist Brian Mueller (Laurie’s husband) and keyboardist Susie Lampert, includes 11 music videos that provide a delightful introduction to Berkner's whimsical world. Songs such as "I'm Gonna Catch You" contain irresistible rhythms and catchy choruses, and Berkner's imaginative lyrics invite listener interaction. Kids will eagerly contribute animal noises during fan-favorite "Pig on Her Head," and fill in the blanks on Mueller’s rendition of "O Susannah." A lovely a cappella "Moon Moon Moon" brings this joyous program to a comforting close. For an encore, the DVD is packaged with a five-song audio CD, including the previously unreleased frolic "Walk Along the River" (included on the DVD) and "The Happiest Song I Know" with Tom Chapin (which is not on the DVD). Donald Liebenson

DVD Track Listing 1 I’m Gonna Catch You 2 We Are the Dinosaurs 3 Victor Vito 4 Walk Along The River 5 Under A Shady Tree 6 Bumblebee (Buzz Buzz) 7 O Susannah 8 The Goldfish 9 Pig On Her Head 10 Moon Moon Moon 11 Credits / Telephone (Live) Bonus CD 1 Walk Along The River (previously unreleased) 2 We Are The Dinosaurs 3 Telephone 4 I’m Gonna Catch You 5 The Happiest Song I Know (Tom Chapin w/Laurie Berkner)

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/14/2006
  • UPC: 793018600996
  • Original Release: 2005
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  • Source: Razor & Tie
  • Presentation: Bonus CD / DVD Packaging
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 17,019

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Laurie Berkner Primary Artist
Brian Mueller Bass
Susie Lampert Keyboards
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- We Are the Laurie Berkner Band
2. I'm Gonna Catch You [3:24]
3. We Are the Dinosaurs [2:27]
4. Victor Who [2:32]
5. Walk Along the River [3:25]
6. Under a Shady Tree [2:54]
7. Bumblebee [3:11]
8. O Susannah [2:37]
9. The Goldfish [3:38]
10. Pig on Her Head [2:47]
11. Moon Moon Moon [1:55]
13. Credits (Telephone-Live Version) [2:06]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- We Are the Laurie Berkner Band
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   Select a Song
   Bonus
      "I Know a Chicken" - Behind the Scenes Video
      I'm a Mess - Recorded Live on the Set
      Moon Moon Moon - Learn the Hand Movements
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Great videos ...

    Laurie Berkner and band are fabulous and fun! Great for dancing around the livingroom with your kids!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    We Are...The Laurie Berkner Band - Fabulous

    This DVD is fabulous for children. The tunes are catchy and the words will appeal not only to toddlers, but to early elementary children as well. They love to watch the band dancing around with their instruments. One of their favorites is "I'm gonna catch you..." which is not only fun, but also teaches the days of the week. There is a song "Walk Like Dinosaur" where the children will walk around like a huge lumbering beasts. Many of the songs rhyme, which the everyone loves. One example is the song "Victor Vito and Freddie Vasco ate a burrito with tabasco..." There is a bonus CD included with the DVD that has five songs. This is great to leave in the car. So if you want to buy something that will get children humming, and is educational too, "We Are The Laurie Berkner Band" is for you!!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Laurie Berkner

    My two year old son first saw Laurie Berkner on Jack's Big Music show and has loved her since. This DVD keeps him entertained and gives him excersize by dancing around. The songs are so catchy I find myself singing along.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Laurie Berkner Great for Kids

    My 20 month old granddaughter loves the Laurie Berkner videos. We had discovered some on You Tube. So, she wanted to sit at the computer ALL the time to watch them. I found this video so that she can watch it on the TV and when she is traveling.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Great buy!

    Our 3 year old daughter loves this dvd. It comes with a bonus cd that she listens to in the car. We find ourselves with these songs stuck in our head all day at work!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    We Are . . . the Laurie Berkner Band

    I bought this for my granddaughter back in 2006. She loved it from the very beginning. Now my younger granddaugter listens to it all the time and loves it. It has passed the granddaughter test. This is one of my favorite gifts to send to my friends grandchildren. Laurie Berkner is the best!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Very entertaining & engaging!

    My son and nephews absolutely loves Laurie's music! Their ages are 5, 3, & 18 months....and all of them are equally excited to watch the dvd. They all love to dance around to the music. As an adult, I have to admit that her tunes are pretty catchy, and find myself singing them throughout the day.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    My Daughter is Focused on The Laurie Berkner Band

    It is a great DVD/CD Combo. My 18 month old loves it. She has been watching it since she was 1 year old. She loves the outside and she will scream comming home to go outside but as most working parents know you have to get situated first (we have 4 total),to get her to stop screaming I will ask Do you want to watch The LAurie Berkner Band....she will stop crying and run from the kitchen door to the living room with her finger pointing to the DVD Slot on the TV! Once the show is on she is singing along and doing hand movements.....If out of the home and she is upset or mad I and the other kids will sing to her the songs form The LAurie Berkner BAnd....mind you I cant for the life of me remember the songs word for word but my 2 10 year olds and my 8 year old will nail it word for word for the BABY!
    The Berkner family do an Awsome Job! Thank you
    The Tolmans

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Laurie Berkner Band

    This DVD is truly AWESOME. I have a daycare facility and my children love when I put on this DVD. My assistant and I love to sing and dance along with the children to the fun and catchy tunes. I wish that there were a follow up, I would buy it in a heart beat.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This will get your kids up off their seat!

    This is an outstanding DVD. My preschool age children love Laurie Berkner. If your children like to sing and dance, they will enjoy this DVD. Parents could listen to this over and over again and not get tired of it. It is a great investment for your family's entertainment over and over again. I only wish we could get more of her songs on DVD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Toddlers and preschoolers will LOVE this DVD!

    My daughter is nearly two and she absolutely LOVES this DVD which includes 11 (NOT five) songs. She has learned quite a bit of vocabulary from the lyrics. Most of the songs inspire her to jump around, swing her arms, and dance wildly around the room. "Moon, Moon, Moon" is by far her favorite song. She sings it on a regular basis. Adorable. The music is not as annoying to adult ears as other music for this age group. I completely disagree with the first review. This has been one of the best purchases for my daughter and her friends! You'll enjoy this DVD together!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    A few weeks after my previous review, my kids asked to watch this dvd again. I watched it with them. I immediately felt bad about my earlier review. This dvd IS actually quite cute and fun! And the kids have watched it many times since then. Perhaps it just took us a while to get into the Laurie Berkner groove! : )

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    short and boring

    I had seen Laurie on Noggin many times and I guess I expected a little more from the dvd. I couldn't believe how short it was, and all the videos seemed to be lacking a good dose of creativity. My kids enjoyed watching it, but they haven't asked to watch it again, which is odd. Normally, when they like something, it's the only thing they want to watch for the next several weeks. I like the fact that the dvd comes with a cd, but there are only 5 or 6 songs on it. Too bad.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Laurie Berkner Band the Best!!

    My 18 month old little girl can not go a day with at least one viewing of the Laurie Berkner Band!! She loves it and I don't mind hearing it over and over either! A co-worker recomended this DVD becouse her little girl loved it and it wasn't a pain for mom and dad. Mary and I highly recomend this Title and are waiting for the next one to come out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Deserves 10 stars!

    In a bad mood? Wanna get happy? Listen to this CD! Your spirits will instantly be lifted. My 2 1/2-year-old son and 11-month-old daughter boogie on down to this CD and my husband and myself can't get enough. (Are we weird or what?) I find myself singing the songs as I walk through the supermarket, walk our dog, or doing laundry around the house! My son sings the songs as he falls asleep. When her band comes to town, we'll be in the first row. We adore her! You won't tire of these songs or cringe when they come on like some, no most, children's music.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GETS MY KIDS UP AND DANCING - EVERY TIME!!!

    What I love best about this DVD, is that my children (2 and 5) get off the couch and dance throughout this whole movie. Any movie that gets my kids moving around is a great movie to me. The songs are catchy and I even find myself singing them. Super cute DVD. Can't wait for the nexte Laurie Berkner DVD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Our 8 1/2 month started dancing to the music

    I first heard of laurie berkner band when the Today Show had her band on their show. My 8 1/2 month old stood up and started dancing instantly. I bought the cd which came with the DVD and our son Isaiah can't get enough of it as soon as he hears the cd in the car he begans clapping and moving his feet and giggling. I plan on looking for more. Even our 7 year old and 5 year old like the music.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Love, love, love this dvd!!

    My son is 2 1/2 and my daughter is 11 months and they both LOVE all the songs on this dvd. My daugter gets up and dances and my son sings along and dances as well. His favorites are "Im going to catch you" because I chase him around the room and also "we are the dinosours" because we stomp around and follow everything Laurie does. This is such a cute dvd and I actually enjoy her songs and her voice. I would recommend it to anyone with a child that wants to be entertained by what their children watch as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Kid's music that parents will love.

    Until I found Laurie Berkner's music, I turned my kids CDs off the second they got out of the car. Now, I just keep listening. She has some really catchy tunes. Be careful, though, you will find that some of the songs get stuck in your head all day long.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    EXCELLENT!

    VERY IMPRESSIVE!! I bought this on the day of its release at our local Barnes and Noble before it even hit the shelves (it was in a box on the counter), and watched it last night with my 4 year-old twins. IT IS OUTSTANDING. Very well shot, the music is well done, and the kids love it. What you see are NOT the same 'videos' that are shown on the Noggin cable channel these are much better. There are colorful backdrops, different kids, and the music sounds fuller. The first few tunes will sound familiar and are favorites among Berkner fans. The new songs are just as lively and enchanting. I've read comments about other CDs from this same band that point out that the sound and mixing is different than what they expected after seeing the band on TV. You will not find that to be the case this time. For those uninitiated with the Laurie Berkner Band, they are a fun trio with a perky female lead singer on an acoustic guitar who pack a lot of energy and entertainment into their performances. Backed up by an electric bass and electric keyboard, the three of them perform catchy tunes that are sweet but not syrup-y, and celebrate the wonder (and sometimes the silliness) of childhood. Parents, this is a great DVD for a winter release, because watching this will get your kids happy and dancing around on cold, dreary days when they are dying for something to do! Thankfully, the last two songs, "Moon Moon Moon" and "Telephone" are calming ("Moon" is a capella and beautifully done), so while the DVD might get your little one going it will bring them back down for you, too. (THANK YOU!!) There is also a CD enclosed in this set that, while it doesn't include all the songs from the DVD, we can use it in the car -- a very nice touch. The bonus material is fun also, though I found it odd to be hearing "I Know a Chicken" (not on the DVD) while watching behind-the-scenes shots from the taping of "Goldfish" and "We are the Dinosaurs." As a person with a background in music I really appreciate the musicianship that went into producing this. A few of the songs are even done a capella (without accompaniment), and the harmonies are tight, well tuned, and very well done. In fact, I foresee me using this DVD for some covert ear-training exercises ) . Personally, I love having the opportunity to use good harmonization from the songs of one of my daughters' favorite artists as a way to teach them an important life lesson: "hey, not everyone sings [or does] everything the same way, but things can come together beautifully if people listen to each other and work together." BUY IT! You won't be disappointed.

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