Start Dreaming!

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Brought to you by the same team that delivered the series of Sugar Beats videos and albums, Mr. Ray's Start Dreaming! mixes the appeal of traditional sing-alongs with quirky, original songwriting. Most of the album's tracks, such as the catchy "Music's a Language" and "Swish!," an appropriately bouncy, slightly funky ode to basketball, borrow contemporary pop styles, though songs like "Roy G Biv" -- about a rainbow boy who lives in the sky -- feel like classic sing-alongs. "Zibby the Zebra" and "Kalien the Alien" add plenty of playful nonsense to Start Dreaming!, and though the children singing on the choruses are occasionally intrusive, overall the album is an enjoyable...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Brought to you by the same team that delivered the series of Sugar Beats videos and albums, Mr. Ray's Start Dreaming! mixes the appeal of traditional sing-alongs with quirky, original songwriting. Most of the album's tracks, such as the catchy "Music's a Language" and "Swish!," an appropriately bouncy, slightly funky ode to basketball, borrow contemporary pop styles, though songs like "Roy G Biv" -- about a rainbow boy who lives in the sky -- feel like classic sing-alongs. "Zibby the Zebra" and "Kalien the Alien" add plenty of playful nonsense to Start Dreaming!, and though the children singing on the choruses are occasionally intrusive, overall the album is an enjoyable collection of creative sing-alongs.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/17/2001
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 791031900147
  • Catalog Number: 319001

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mr. Ray Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Theremin, Vocals, Moog Synthesizer, Hand Clapping
Alan Dunn Drums
Plinky Background Vocals
Patti Maloney Vocals, Guest Appearance
Plinky Giglio Synthesizer, Bass, Hammond Organ, Background Vocals
Samantha Maloney Vocals, Choir, Chorus
DJ Ginsu Turntables
Singing Space Kidettes Background Vocals
Laura Giglio Violin
Patti Maloney Vocals
Technical Credits
Plinky Giglio Producer, Engineer
Mr. Ray Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Contributor, Audio Production
Uncle Plinky Audio Production
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A permanent spot in our disc changer.......

    My 2 year old loves Start Dreaming! We've been singing Mr. Ray songs for over a year and my husband & I still enjoy listening to this CD. If you buy only one children's CD, buy this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The most enjoyable children's CD I've ever listened to.

    Start Dreaming by Mr.Ray is by far the best kids' CD we've ever owned. My 5 year old and 18 month old sons both love it. I love it too, which is a relief as we have to listen to it over and over again. It didn't take my 5 yr old long to be able to sing along with all of the songs. I would highly recommend it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    TERRIFIC

    Mr. Ray is fun, happy, cool and neat, the many words of my kids...when a 2 year old and 4 year old can sing every single word of a 2 or so minute song... it must be impressive... buy it you won't be disapointed, it will keep you're children and your family entertained!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good night Barney, bye bye blues clues there is a new kid hero in town;Mr Ray!

    This is a must rush out and buy before they are all gone CD for sure! The lyrics are witty, the music is catchy. I don't know who likes it more me or the kids!The kids especially get a kick out of Creepy Crawlers and Boo Boo's go away. It is a definite buy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A great kids CD that a parent can love too!

    Start Dreaming by Mr. Ray is one of the best kids CDs I've encountered. Even after listening to it a gazillion times in a row I found myself asking my daughter if I could please play it for her again. The lyrics are kid friendly and the music is sophisticated and well sung.

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    Posted June 9, 2010

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