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Colours Are Brighter: Songs From Children [Import]

Various Artists Audio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 19, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Rough Trade
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #431,536 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4. I Am The Astronaut
5. Pooh Trilogy
6. King And I
7. David Wainwright's Feet
8. Tidy Up Tidy Up Edit
9. Our Dog Is Getting Older Now
10. Monkeys Are Breaking Out Of The Zoo
11. Mud
12. Flaming Lips Big Ol' Bug Is The New Baby Now
13. Night Baking

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Includes tracks escpecially recorded for this collection from Snow Patrol, Franz Ferdinand, The Kooks, Belle & Sebastian, The Flaming Lips, Four Tet, Divine Comedy and many more. All UK profits and artist royalties are being donated to Save the Children chrity. Rough Trade. 2006.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A very modern children's album May 13, 2009
Format:Audio CD
British pop and rock stars, always conscious of their image, rare record Christmas songs and it is almost (but not quite) unheard-of for them to record children's music. Paul McCartney had a British top three hit with We all stand together, a song from an animated children's film, but it definitely damaged his reputation in some quarters. Remembering that, the idea of any British pop and rock stars recording an entire album of children's music seemed such a ludicrous idea that it never occurred to me that it could ever happen. Still, it's amazing what those same pop and rock stars will do for charity.

This album of children's music was recorded for a very good cause - the Save the Children Fund's special project (Rewrite the future) to provide much-needed education for children in countries affected by conflict such as Sudan, Angola, Uganda, Afghanistan and Nepal. I can think of plenty of other countries that could be added to that list, but those are the one named in the booklet that comes with the CD. (Cynics might say that the arguments over Iraq mean that Britain and America are countries affected by conflict but I somehow don't think we count.)

I have to confess my ignorance when it comes to the music that these artists normally record but from the overall sound, I suspect that the music here reflects their normal styles except that the lyrics were written for children. If you're familiar with the normal music of the featured artists, your choice of favorite tracks may be influenced to some extent by who your favorite artists are.
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5.0 out of 5 stars For parents who are tired of Raffie March 21, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Your kids want to hear "Sharon, Lois and Bram" AGAIN, and you want to put on "Pulp"...the compromise is "Colours are Brighter". The whole family gets to rock it out in the living room to the likes of "The Flaming Lips" and "Franz Ferdinand". Our favouite tune is one by "The Barcelona Pavilion", a catchy little ditty called "Tidy Up Tidy Up (put it away!)" that makes even the most onerous task of putting toys back in the toy box, or making the bed, a real hoot. Highly recommended by our little tribe, and even if you haven't got one yet, you will still love some of these rare little gems done by some of today's best bands.
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It's unbelievable this collection is only in import! The whole disc is a real pleasure to listen to and some songs (Snow Patrol's "I am an Astronaut" and Belle and Sebastian's "Monkeys Are Breaking out the Zoo") are instant kid-friendly classics. You may not know all of the artists but it makes for a very well rounded collection for all age groups to enjoy.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Good Music over Priced February 6, 2011
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Although this CD has some pretty cool music on it, its way over priced and this was a good price for what its going for everywhere else and its still to much.
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4.0 out of 5 stars mostly very good February 9, 2007
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mostly good songs for children. some seem a little too discordant and not great for very young listeners.
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