In Harmony

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All Music Guide - Shawn M. Haney
A charming record that is sure to strike an amiable chord among children's audiences and all ages. Sesame Street released "In Harmony" as an effort to bring together an all-star cast of talented musicians known for their commercial appeal during the late '70s. The album opens up with a beautifully spun and delightfully crafted poem/song, "Wynken, Blynken and Nod," words by Eugene Field with melody by Lucy Simon. Sailing off to a sea of dew one starry night are the fisherman three, fishing for the herrin' fish, "nets of silver and gold have we," sing the Doobie Brothers. Catchy and sincerely ethereal, the tune is worth a listen time and time again. Cornelius Bumpus adds ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Shawn M. Haney
A charming record that is sure to strike an amiable chord among children's audiences and all ages. Sesame Street released "In Harmony" as an effort to bring together an all-star cast of talented musicians known for their commercial appeal during the late '70s. The album opens up with a beautifully spun and delightfully crafted poem/song, "Wynken, Blynken and Nod," words by Eugene Field with melody by Lucy Simon. Sailing off to a sea of dew one starry night are the fisherman three, fishing for the herrin' fish, "nets of silver and gold have we," sing the Doobie Brothers. Catchy and sincerely ethereal, the tune is worth a listen time and time again. Cornelius Bumpus adds extra sugar to the tune with radiant flute and saxophone leads. Singer/songwriting sensation James Taylor puts a charge into the chorus of a "Jelly Man Kelly," a man who makes a feast of anything jelly. Taylor also adds dazzling guitar work to Carly Simon's pleasant vocals in "Be With Me." Star soloist Bette Midler combines her talents with Bruce Roberts and Carole Bayer Sager to create the sassy "Blueberry Pie." Sesame Street creators Frank Oz and Jim Henson touch on the issue of sharing with Ernie and Cookie Monster. Songs by Al Jarreau, Linda Ronstadt, and Libby Titus are also featured, with an entire plethora of singers and crafty backing musicians. This record is pure project-oriented in the highest sense of the word. A symbol of craftiness and musical charm, the musicians and featured singers seemed to not shy away from bringing out their innermost talents to grant young listeners a treat. The families of James Taylor and Carly Simon graciously put much effort into "In Harmony," and the whole cast finishes the record with simplicity and exuberance in the tune "In Harmony." Blending a rich tapestry of lushly recorded, beautifully textured vocals, the singers continue to sing "In Harmony" over and over until the record fades out. Perhaps this was a record created and intended for kids, but it also touches on subject matters of greater depth that parents can certainly relate to, such as peace, hope, love, sharing, and harmony.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 075992348126
  • Catalog Number: 3481
  • Sales rank: 35,322

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Wynken, Blynken and Nod (3:19)
  2. 2 Jelly Man Kelly (2:20)
  3. 3 Be with Me (1:55)
  4. 4 Blueberry Pie (2:57)
  5. 5 Share (3:04)
  6. 6 One Good Turn (3:56)
  7. 7 I Want a Horse - Wendy Waldman (3:14)
  8. 8 The Sailor and the Mermaid (3:35)
  9. 9 Pajamas (1:50)
  10. 10 A Friend for All Seasons (3:17)
  11. 11 I Have a Song - Lucy Simon (2:39)
  12. 12 In Harmony (3:46)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sesame Street Primary Artist
Jin Hi Kim Choir, Chorus
Al Jarreau Track Performer
Bette Midler Track Performer
The Doobie Brothers Track Performer
Dr. John Track Performer
Michael McDonald Keyboards, Vocals
Linda Ronstadt Track Performer
Carly Simon Background Vocals, Track Performer
James Taylor Guitar, Background Vocals, Track Performer
Larry Williams Synthesizer
George Benson Guitar, Track Performer
Warren Bernhardt Keyboards
Ron Carter Bass
Don Grolnick Keyboards
Mike Lawrence Reeds, Horn
Chet McCracken Percussion
Lew Soloff Reeds, Horn
Phil Upchurch Guitar
Jay Berliner Guitar
Lynn Blessing Background Vocals
Al Brown Strings
Cornelius Bumpus Flute, Saxophone
Bruce Roberts Background Vocals
Patrick Simmons Guitar, Vocals
Kate Taylor Vocals, Track Performer
Livingston Taylor Guitar, Background Vocals, Track Performer
Libby Titus Track Performer
Wendy Waldman Piano, Background Vocals, Track Performer
James Levine Vocals
Jim Keltner Drums
David Nadien Strings
Tony Lewis Drums
Bob Cranshaw Bass
Jonathan Abramowitz Strings
Alex Acuña Drums
Sanford Allen Strings
Wayne Andre Reeds, Horn
Jeff Baxter Pedal Steel Guitar
John Campo Reeds, Horn
Tom Canning Piano
George Devens Percussion
Kenny Edwards Bass
Ernie Track Performer
Steve Ferrone Drums
Sammy Figueroa Percussion
Barry Finclair Strings
Steve Gadd Drums
Al Gorgoni Guitar
Timothy "Ace" Holleran Drums
Craig Hull Guitar
Anthony Jackson Bass
Arthur Jenkins Keyboards
Jeff Layton Guitar
Tony Levin Bass, Tuba
Julie Levine Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Arif Mardin Hand Clapping
George Marge Reeds, Horn
John McFee Violin
Sid McGinnis Guitar
Earl McIntyre Reeds, Horn
Greg Phillinganes Piano
Tony Posk Strings
Barry Rogers Reeds, Horn
Lucy Simon Background Vocals, Hand Clapping, Track Performer, Vocal Harmony
Richard Sortomme Strings
David Spinozza Guitar, Conductor
Sally Stevens Background Vocals, Obbligatto Vocals
David Stone Choir, Chorus
David Tofani Reeds, Horn
Randy Waldman Synthesizer, Electric Piano
Pauline Wilson Track Performer
Tom Heid Hand Clapping
Ora Shiran Strings
Joanna Simon Background Vocals
Maureen Gallagher Strings
Susan Winterbottom Strings
Jimmy Douglas Hand Clapping
Tony Price Reeds, Tuba, Horn
Amy Helm Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Keith Knudson Drums
Robert "Pops" Popwell Bass
Technical Credits
Al Jarreau Contributor
Bette Midler Contributor
The Doobie Brothers Contributor
Dr. John Contributor
Linda Ronstadt Contributor
Carly Simon Contributor
James Taylor Contributor
George Benson Contributor
Bruce Roberts Arranger
Kate Taylor Contributor
Livingston Taylor Contributor
Libby Titus Contributor
Wendy Waldman Contributor
James Levine Sound Effects
Michael Boshears Engineer
Lewis Hahn Producer, Engineer
David Levine Producer
Julie Levine Sound Effects, Artwork
George Marino Mastering
Gene Paul Engineer
Greg Phillinganes Arp String Ensemble
Simon Contributor
Lucy Simon Producer, Contributor
David Spinozza Arranger
Pauline Wilson Contributor
Tom Greto Engineer
Peter Whorf Art Direction
Arthur Shimkin Executive Producer
Sarah Taylor Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    simply the best!

    I first has this on an LP when I was a child. I even wrote my name on the cover to ensure everyone knew who it belonged to! My mother and I used to sing the songs together during bus rides in San Francisco. Now I can do the same with my family (albeit in a car) and I have come to notice that I remember every word.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best children's CD out there!

    I LOVE this cd! But more importantly, so does my 2-year-old daughter. She listens to it EVERY night before bed. The best part about this cd is that it is real music, not cutesy kid's songs. So both parents and children can enjoy this. I recommend this cd to ALL of my friends with children! :-)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent Music for Children and Adults!!

    I remember this as a record from my childhood. My Mother used to play it all the time. Excellent artists and meaningful songs! A must buy!

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