For Our Children: 10th Anniversary Edition

For Our Children: 10th Anniversary Edition

by Disney
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For Our Children: 10th Anniversary Edition

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/19/1999
Label: Kid Rhino
UPC: 0081227593223
catalogNumber: 75932

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
Daniel Alexander   Keyboards
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   Guitar
John Jarvis   Keyboards
Esther Little Dove John   Flute
Zev Katz   Guitar
Abraham Laboriel   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
Dr. John   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
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
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
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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For Our Children 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've been looking for my own CD copy for years! I love this album more than my kids.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!