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All Music Guide - Bob Hinkle
Here are more clever songs and arrangements. Chapin's voice seems particularly accessible on this one. "Don't Play with Bruno" is spectacular. For ages four to ten.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bob Hinkle
Here are more clever songs and arrangements. Chapin's voice seems particularly accessible on this one. "Don't Play with Bruno" is spectacular. For ages four to ten.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/9/2001
  • Label: Gadfly
  • UPC: 076605280222
  • Catalog Number: 802
  • Sales rank: 6,066


Disc 1
  1. 1 Library Song (2:55)
  2. 2 Mother's Day (2:50)
  3. 3 Sing a Whale Song (2:46)
  4. 4 The Trail Ride (3:00)
  5. 5 State Laughs (2:53)
  6. 6 Happy Birthday (2:21)
  7. 7 Moonboat (3:11)
  8. 8 You'll Come Shining Through (3:07)
  9. 9 Catches (1:41)
  10. 10 Don't Play with Bruno (3:39)
  11. 11 Alphabet Soup (2:11)
  12. 12 Princess Di's Distress (2:48)
  13. 13 Neat Mess (3:02)
  14. 14 Grow in Your Own Sweet Way (3:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tom Chapin Primary Artist, Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
Don Brooks Harmonica
Abigail Chapin Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Lily Chapin Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Jon Cobert Synthesizer, Piano
Richard Crooks Drums
John Forster Synthesizer Bass
Vicky Forster Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Seth Glassman Bass
Zev Katz Bass
Michael Mark Piano, Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Russ Horton Vocals
Amanda Broomfield Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Noah Mark Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Abbe Schindler Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Jessica Craven Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Technical Credits
Tom Chapin Arranger, Producer
Jon Cobert Sound Effects
John Forster Arranger, Producer
Vicky Forster Director
Keith Walsh Sound Effects
Susan Reed Artwork, Cover Painting
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Don't mistake complexity in music and lyrics as being too much for young kids

    Let me start by saying that as the family chauffer, I have to listen to a *lot* of children's music. So I try to "ease the pain" by choosing albums that I don't mind hearing over and over and over and over... well, you get the point. Moonboat is the second album by Tom Chapin. I gave it only four stars only because it doesn't have the complexity and diversity in both music and humor which he displayed in his later albums (see "My Hometown" and "Billy the Squid"). OTOH, while I told my husband that I only really liked two songs on this album (actually more like four or five), I caught myself singing along with most of them. My 5-year old is not as picky as I am, and enjoys the album anyway. Her favorites are "Library Song," "State Laughs," and "Happy Birthday." Mine are "Mother's Day," "Alphabet Soup," and "Grow in Your Own Sweet Way." Of the later, Tom Chapin's albums usually feature some very nice, often complex (as in rhythm and harmony) rounds, and this beautiful lullaby/prayer speaks to all parents who want to see their children grow up safe and happy.

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