For Our Children: 10th Anniversary Edition

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Inevitably, the first thing that strikes you about this benefit album for pediatric AIDS is the lineup: It contains selections by Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, and Barbra Streisand, among other top stars. When you realize that 17 of the 20 tracks were newly recorded, For Our Children quickly becomes a must-have for fans of a wide variety of artists. Beyond those immediate virtues, however, the album is a diverse, if inconsistent, collection of music, some of it definable as children's music in the sense that it is likely to appeal to children, some songs about children from the perspective of parents. The sequencing of the album moves from ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Inevitably, the first thing that strikes you about this benefit album for pediatric AIDS is the lineup: It contains selections by Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, and Barbra Streisand, among other top stars. When you realize that 17 of the 20 tracks were newly recorded, For Our Children quickly becomes a must-have for fans of a wide variety of artists. Beyond those immediate virtues, however, the album is a diverse, if inconsistent, collection of music, some of it definable as children's music in the sense that it is likely to appeal to children, some songs about children from the perspective of parents. The sequencing of the album moves from upbeat material to quieter efforts; this is the kind of album you want to put on in the last hour of a child's day, as he or she makes the sometimes abrupt transition from energetic activity to sleep. Early on, the standouts are Little Richard's rock & roll and rap version of "Itsy Bitsy Spider" and Bruce Springsteen's hilarious "Chicken Lips and Lizard Hips." After the halfway point in the album, Elton John's slight instrumental "The Pacifier" not everybody made that much of an effort, the songs turn calmer, led by James Taylor's characteristically friendly reading of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Getting to Know You." Actress Meryl Streep turns out to have creditable pipes on "Gartan Mother's Lullaby," and Jackson Browne and Jennifer Warnes give a folk-rock reading to "Golden Slumbers." By the time of Barbra Streisand's austere "A Child Is Born" from her 1975 album Lazy Afternoon, your young one should be asleep already. For Our Children is never less than pleasant, but, as with any random group of grownups, some of its participants have more affinity for children than others. Someone who can't count as accurately as the average three-year-old decided to reissue For Our Children in a repackaged "10th Anniversary Edition" in October 1999, less than eight and a half years after the first release. For this version, "Golden Slumbers" was "remixed," and in the remixing 77 seconds were edited out.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/19/1999
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227593148
  • Catalog Number: 75931

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Give a Little Love (4:04)
  2. 2 This Old Man (3:08)
  3. 3 Cushie Butterfield (1:17)
  4. 4 Mary Had a Little Lamb (3:34)
  5. 5 The Ballad of Davy Crockett (3:23)
  6. 6 The Itsy Bitsy Spider (3:41)
  7. 7 Chicken Lips and Lizard Hips (1:45)
  8. 8 Country Feelin's - Brian Wilson (2:45)
  9. 9 Blueberry Pie (3:01)
  10. 10 The Pacifier (5:25)
  11. 11 Getting to Know You (2:51)
  12. 12 Autumn to May - Nancy Wilson (3:44)
  13. 13 Child of Mine - Carole King (3:44)
  14. 14 Tell Me Why (2:16)
  15. 15 A Medley of Rhymes (1:57)
  16. 16 Blanket for a Sail - Harry Nilsson (2:44)
  17. 17 Good Night, My Love (Pleasant Dreams) (3:14)
  18. 18 Gartan Mother's Lullaby (3:43)
  19. 19 Golden Slumbers (3:30)
  20. 20 A Child Is Born (2:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Disney Primary Artist
Jerry Douglas Dobro
Bette Midler Track Performer
Barbra Streisand Track Performer
Nancy Wilson Track Performer
Paula Abdul Track Performer
Pat Benatar Vocals, Track Performer
Stephen Bishop Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Jackson Browne Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
Bob Dylan Track Performer
Debbie Gibson Vocals, Track Performer
Elton John Electric Piano, Track Performer
Carole King Piano, Keyboards, Vocals, Track Performer
David Lindley Guitar, Zither, Harpolek
Little Richard Piano, Track Performer
Paul McCartney Bass, Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
Harry Nilsson Vocals, Track Performer
Bruce Springsteen Track Performer
Sting Track Performer
James Taylor Track Performer
Jennifer Warnes Vocals, Track Performer
Brian Wilson Track Performer
David Foster Piano, Keyboards
Rupert Holmes Conductor
Denny Laine Guitar
Bruce Roberts Background Vocals
Wendy Waldman Background Vocals
Sweet Pea Atkinson Background Vocals
Melody Makers Track Performer
Daniel Alexander Keyboards
Sir Harry Bowens Background Vocals
Lenny Castro Percussion
Connie Celutska Dulcimer
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Frank Cox Vocals
Kenny Edwards Bass
Claude Gaudette Keyboards
Neil Giraldo Acoustic Guitar
Mark Goldenberg Electric Guitar
Timothy "Ace" Holleran Drums
Craig Hull Guitar
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar
John Jarvis Keyboards
Esther Little Dove John Flute
Zev Katz Guitar
Abraham Laboriel Sr. Bass
Ziggy Marley Track Performer
Linda McCartney Synthesizer, Vocals
David McMurray Saxophone
Jamie Muhoberac Keyboards
Nate Thelen Rap
Mark O'Connor Violin
Anna Peekstok Drums, Hurdy-Gurdy, tin whistle
John Peekstok Mandolin, Cittern, celtic harp
Hense Powell Keyboards
Tom Roady Percussion
Denny Seiwell Drums
Lucy Simon Background Vocals
David Spinozza Guitar
Meryl Streep Track Performer
Carlos Uega Drums
Bruce Wall Guitar
Don Was Acoustic Guitar, Percussion
Ann Wilson Vocals, Track Performer
Arnold McCuller Background Vocals
Mac Rebennack Piano
Randy Jacobs Guitar
Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers Track Performer
Nancy Wilson Vocals
Jai Winding Synthesizer
Tony Price Tuba
Casanova Rap
Technical Credits
Pat Benatar Arranger
Stephen Bishop Arranger
Jackson Browne Producer
Debbie Gibson Arranger, Producer
Carole King Producer
Little Richard Arranger
Paul McCartney Producer
Harry Nilsson Producer
Carly Simon Composer
Don Grolnick Producer
Steve Smith Producer
David Foster Arranger, Producer
Dennis DeYoung Composer
Rupert Holmes Arranger, Producer
Bruce Roberts Arranger
Peter Yarrow Composer
Bill Staines Composer
Allen Abrahamson Engineer
Bruce Botnick Mastering
Paul Buckmaster String Arrangements
Phil Castellano Engineer
Terry Christian Engineer
Steve Deutsch Engineer
Paul Dieter Engineer
Brett Eliason Engineer
James Farber Engineer
Humberto Gatica Engineer
Claude Gaudette Arranger
Neil Giraldo Arranger, Producer
Rudy Guess Producer
Ted Hall Mastering
Harold J. Kleiner Executive Producer
Dennis Lambert Producer
Jeffrey Lesser Producer, Engineer
David Levine Producer
Frank Linx Engineer
Jamie Muhoberac Producer
Michael Omartian Arranger, Producer
Jack Joseph Puig Engineer
Danny Quatrochi Producer, Engineer
Dave Reitzas Engineer
Alejandro Rodriguez Engineer
Elliot Scheiner Remixing
Toby Scott Engineer
Ed Seay Engineer
Lucy Simon Producer
Gary Stern Engineer
Shepard Stern Executive Producer, Musical Supervision
Noel Paul Stookey Composer
Don Was Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Ann Wilson Producer
Randy Jacobs Producer
Dan Rothchild Mastering
Rob Jaczko Engineer
John Cassidy Composer
Nancy Wilson Producer
Jana Parkin Art Direction
Ed Wong Technical Editor
Ariel Glaser Cover Art
Traditional Composer
Nancy Cassidy Composer
Addis I Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fun & Beautiful

    I dance with Dancing Wheels, a dance company with dancers with and without disablities. We use 3 of the songs on this album in our concert. Chicken lips is used to show people you can dance when you are sitting down, and Golden Slumber is a duet danced with a stand up and a sit down dancer and is very beautiful. A wonderful CD for children and adults. Buy it, you will especially like Little Richards rendition of Ittsy Bittsy Spider.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I absolutely love this!!!

    I'm 13 years old. Most people would think that im too old AND too young to like this kind of music. but i've fallen in love with it! its the only music i have on KaZaA~ i recommend it to anyone

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the best, The Best, THE BEST CD EVER!!

    I love this CD! My 18 month old loves this CD! I can only say that this is the greatest CD I own. I have told every parent I know about it-- especially about ''Mary had a Little Lamb'' and ''Itsy Bitsy Spider'' AND ''Golden Slumbers''. . . We just love them all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Can't check it out of the library indefinitely

    I've been looking for my own CD copy for years! I love this album more than my kids.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great CD-No Age limits

    This CD was released in 1991. It is terrific for people of all ages. All of the label's profits are donated to the Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric AIDS Foundation to help them bring hope to children living with AIDS and HIV. A lot of the songs are written by the artists singing them. This CD was out of print at one point, but miracle of miracles it's been re-issued. I bought five copies this christmas. STOP READING THIS REVIEW AND BUY THIS CD PRONTO!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great for kids AND adults

    I originally owned this on cassette and was heartbroken when it was eaten by the player. I never gave up searching for it. It is a wonderful collection of songs by various artists. Some are playful and catchy, some are soothing and loving. I am on my 4th baby and all my children love this collection - even my 15 year old.This is a must have!

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