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For Our Children: 10th Anniversary Edition Special Edition


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For Our Children launched in 1990 and in many ways inspired the bounty of celebrity-philanthropy records for kids in its wake. From Bob Dylan and Sting to Barbra Streisand, Paul McCartney, and Elton John, the roster on this cornucopia of great kid songs--and even greater interpretations--has donated all proceeds to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Although tilted toward baby-boomer parents, the tracks have a timeless, ageless appeal. You'll be hard-pressed to find another five-star children's recording this satisfying, including the follow-up effort, For Our Children, Too. Little Richard rocks "Itsy Bitsy Spider," McCartney turns his sweet, melodic gifts toward "Mary Had a Little Lamb," and Bruce Springsteen makes a lively stew of "Chicken Lips and Lizard Hips." Other noteworthy moments include Jackson Browne and Jennifer Warnes doing the Beatles' "Golden Slumbers" and Carole King reprising the Disney Dumbo love theme, "Child of Mine." But surely the crowning touch is Dylan's unforgettable version of "This Old Man," phrased and delivered as only Dylan can with his mercurial invention and powerful character. This belongs in your children's collection. --Martin Keller

1. Give A Little Love - Ziggy Marley And The Melody Makers
2. This Old Man - Bob Dylan
3. Cushie Butterfield - Sting
4. Mary Had A Little Lamb - Paul McCartney
5. The Ballad Of Davy Crockett - Stephen Bishop
6. Itsy Bitsy Spider - Little Richard
7. Chicken Lips And Lizard Hips - Bruce Springsteen
8. Country Feelin's - Brian Wilson
9. Blueberry Pie - Bette Midler
10. The Pacifier - Elton John
11. Getting To Know You - James Taylor
12. Autumn To May - Ann and Nancy Wilson
13. Child Of Mine - Carole King
14. Tell Me Why - Pat Benatar
15. A Medley Of Rhymes - Debbie Gibson
16. Blanket For A Sail - Harry Nilsson
17. Good Night, My Love (Pleasant Dreams) - Paula Abdul
18. Gartan Mother's Lullaby - Meryl Streep
19. Golden Slumbers - Jackson Browne And Jennifer Warnes
20. A Child Is Born - Barbra Streisand

Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 19, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Special Edition
  • Label: Kid Rhino
  • ASIN: B00001WRKW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,647 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful By R. J Metz on October 14, 2000
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
When I was in the fourth grade, my Dad bought us a copy of "For Our Children." Now I am 19 years old and I still listen to it every day. Some of the songs on this album are also written by the artists who did them. Child of Mine, for example was written by Carole King, Country Feelings by Brian Wilson, and a couple of other songs I can't even think of. All of Rhino Records profits from "For Our Children," are donated to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, to help bring hope for children with AIDS and an end to this desease. I hope that Rhino Records who did this, decides to make a Christmas album in the "For Our Children," series. FOR GOODNESS SAKE, STOP READING THIS REVIEW AND BUY THIS CD.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 10, 1999
Format: Audio CD
This is the best collection of its kind. It's been out of print for years so hopefully this reissue will garner it the attention it deserves. Buy it for yourself and you'll probably buy a copy for everyone you know. With or without children, they should love it!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Don Smith on December 16, 1999
Format: Audio CD
This is one of the *best* children's CD's ever recorded...our daughter listened to this album to go to sleep every night for over a year. Now that we have another child, and our venerable old cassette had just about had it, we have been looking to replace it for quite some time now, only to find that it was no longer in print. I was looking (in vain) all over the 'net today to find a used music dealer with a copy of this CD, and finally came back to amazon.com to get the details of the CD in order to help search, and lo and behold, it's been RE-RELEASED! I bought 3 copies, and if anyone out there has young children, BUY THIS ALBUM NOW! hehe
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Pablo Romero on February 7, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I am both surprised and disappointed that nobody has mentioned the Gartan Mother's Lullaby. What is the Gartan Mother's Lullaby? Why, it's an absolutely lovely Donegal traditional lullaby. However, the most beautiful version I ever heard of it was sung-- surprise surprise, by Merryl Streep. Who knew she could sing? It's an absolutely beautiful rendition, perhaps the most beautiful you'll ever heard of this song. Magical.
The liner notes don't explain much about the song, so here it goes:
Sleep O babe, for the red bee hums the silent twilight's fall,
Aoibheall from the grey rock comes, to wrap the world in thrall.
A leanbhan O, my child, my joy, my love my heart's desire,
The crickets sing you lullaby, beside the dying fire.
Dusk is drawn and the Green Man's thorn is wreathed in rings of fog,
Siabhra sails his boat till morn, upon the Starry Bog.
A leanbhan O, the paly moon hath brimmed her cusp in dew,
And weeps to hear the sad sleep-tune, I sing O love to you.
Aoibheall - (EE-val) Meaning: the name of the queen of the northern fairies
leanbhan - (LYAN-uh-van) Meaning: little child, baby
Tearmann - (CHAR-uh-muhn) Meaning: tearmann = sanctuary, refuge, or church land, name of village near Lough Gartan
Siabra - (SHEE-vra) a prankster class of trooping fairies, also spelled Shefro or Siofra.
This song alone is worth the entire Album. But "Autumn To May" is also a beautiful rendition.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 22, 1999
Format: Audio CD
We love this music! Great artists with great tunes which have been in our family 10 years- and hope to have around for 10 more! The best for our 2 year old, is Little Richard singing "Itsy Bitsy Spider", and our 9 year old thinks Bette Midler is awesome when she sings "Blueberry Pie". We don't have a road trip (including to the corner store), without it. Can I say more? Well worth the money, and helps a great cause.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 2, 2000
Format: Audio CD
My husband and I and our four children took a three week trip across the country last summer, listening to this tape several times a day, at first because the kids liked it, then because the adults had fallen in love with it. We never got tired of it, though we did wear it out and had to buy another. There is no other kid's tape in our vast collection which I could abide for so many repetitions.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Grace W. Wheeler on October 23, 1999
Format: Audio CD
I purchased this for my grandchild but now will get another for myself. It's a foot stomping, hip twisting and yet heart wenching while delivering a beautiful message to children everywhere. I just LOVE it!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 3, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Grown-ups and children alike love the music, both the catchy tunes and the lullabies. It is so much fun to hear the "stars" do lullabies. Truly a must have.
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