An instant classic, [the disc's] 13 irresistible songs that contain an emotional depth that goes well beyond their (deceptively) simple subjects.
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Performance CreditsJustin Roberts Primary Artist,Vocals
Steve Frisbie Vocals
Gerald Dowd Drums
Matt Thompson Bass,Electric Bass,Upright Bass
Max Crawford Horn
Liam Davis Organ,Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Harmonica,Percussion,Piano,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Electric Piano,Tambourine,Ukulele,Vocals,Kalimba,Mellotron,Hand Clapping,farfisa organ,Finger Snapping
JAckie Schimmel Bass
Keely Vasquez Vocals,Actor,Finger Snapping
Dave Winer Horn
Technical CreditsSarajo Frieden Back Cover,Cover Painting
Danny Shaffer Engineer
Justin Roberts Composer
Liam Davis Producer,Engineer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,drum programming,Audio Production,Instrumentation
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When we first received this CD as a gift, visions of Barney and Yanni filled my mind. Ugh. Children's songs are generally unlistenable. This was a surprise. The first listening was, well ... not bad. Reminded me of "They Might Be Giants" and the subject material brought back memories and fears. I liked it more with each listening. Subject material is for kids and inner children as well. My wife and I even play it when our child isn't in the car sometimes. We recommend this: Buy it and you'll find yourself humming the songs ("Maybe the Monster" is my favorite while my wife prefers "Taking Off My Training Wheels")... and not being ashamed to admit it.
Justin Roberts music is fun to listen to if you are tired of the traditional children's music and songs. His songs cover topics that are relevant to children and it's nice to have a change of pace as a parent.