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Classic and traditional songs and rhymes - Excellent CDs!!
on December 24, 2013
I bought these after reading lots of reviews of this one and a few other similar products and I must say, I've definitely made the right choice! Each of the 3 CDs starts with the Good Morning! song and ends with So Long Now!, which are basically the same tune. The female lead singer's voice is pleasant, the children's voices are lively, the music arrangements well-done, and the use of various instruments keep it interesting. I actually enjoyed listening to the songs! And so does our 13 month-old, judging by how she bops and sways to the music. Great collection of songs; many familiar, some not so. And like another reviewer wrote, I like that there's no modern twists or bizarre sound effects, although there's a sprinkling of animal sounds. I've listened to a sample of another CD and thought there was too much talking, weird interaction leading into the songs. This one's just songs done in a traditional manner without sounding monotonous or forced. Some of the songs do get stuck in your head after awhile, but I don't really mind - I'm learning new songs and recapping the old! I particularly like Counting Sheep - it sounds very soothing (except for when the sheep baas), and I love singing along to I Love You, plus a number other favorites. You do get through each CD pretty fast (an hour of so playtime per CD), so it'll be nice if you have a 3 or 5-CD player to keep things going. If there was one thing I'd like changed, it would be to put all the soothing/lullaby songs on one CD, instead of having them interspersed throughout, makes it so much handier. But hey, for less than 10 bucks, I'd say it was absolutely worth it!