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Here Come the ABCs CD+DVD
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I think it's TMBG's best work in a long time (and that's saying a lot). All the songs have very catchy tunes and are highly amusing: they'll have you humming after the first viewing. The visuals are also very well produced and kid-friendly.
The musical styles are quite varied - from jangly upbeat kid stuff ("Go For G", "Fake Believe"), to ballads ("D and W", "Can You Find It?"), to rock 'n roll ("Who Put the Alphabet..."), to country-western ("I C U"), to psychedelic ("Pictures of Pandas Painting"), to electronica/dance ("Alphabet Lost and Found").
Every song is guaranteed to stick in your head for weeks to come.
Get this DVD/CD: I highly recommend it for both the kids and the adults in the family.
I must admit that this CD brings back fond memories of my parents, aunts, uncles and occasional babysitters reading to me on the living room sofa trying to show me that "books and words" are our friends. This is precisely the thing that Flansburgh and Linnell are doing here on this CD; and I suppose my affection for this CD is partly because it brings back the really good memories I have. In fact, I just bought two copies for nieces and nephews of mine! (One CD I got at the local store because I couldn't wait and the other through Amazon. I guess this makes me a TMBG enthusiast! GRIN)
I especially like the way the three bonus tracks follow the song "Goodnight." It's just so thoughtful, just like the way little children say "Good night, Mommy" and then ask for yet just one more bedtime story, "please?Read more ›
But (and it's a BIG but), this has not the charm of their previous kid's effort "No, No, No" and it's entirely Disney's fault (the album is a Disney production). "No, No, No" had these really cute little animations/games that could be played, simply, on your computer. But if you put "ABCs" into your computer, what comes up is merely a link to Disney's web site--and you have to REGISTER--and it's not clear whether once you do there will be any added content. In fact, it took about 10 minutes to figure out how to circumvent Disney's tremendous need to market to my hapless kids and merely *listen* to the album.
So the visual angle that reinforced the songs and increased the play value of the previous album is gone daddy gone. Now Disney has your name and your kids' name too. John, John, my kids want to see your letters boogie - do they have to be SOLD to to see it?
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Stellar. Fun, interesting and unusual music from one of my favorite bands. My kids are 6 and 8 years old now ] and they still love TMBG. I am 42 and I still love TMBG. Read morePublished 1 month ago by CaityB
My daughter really loves this CD. She's seven, and also owns Here Comes Science and Here Come the 123s. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Even my husband and I don't get tired of this series, well, at least not until the 100+ time listening. The music is good, the lyrics educational but fun. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Constant Reader
If you don't own this yet, buy it! Comes with both a CD and a DVD. It's a favorite of my kids, as well as my husband and me. Music is super cool, and graphics are great. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jill C.
I do believe this takes to cake for annoying kids' s***. I can usually get through kids movies and sing along crap, but this is getting lost very quickly.Published 3 months ago by emily c
Fun way to help kids learn without them knowing they're learning.Published 5 months ago by Susan Shear
Bought this cd/dvd in 2013 for my son and we still enjoy these songs. My joy is a bit second hand, I guess, as I love to hear him singing them while he plays. Read morePublished 5 months ago by M. Muller
I had one of these for my grand daughter. She loved it so much that she played it out. Had to order this second one for her.Published 6 months ago by rosemary rivera
Here Comes Science is a much better album by TNBG for kids. This one is a bit annoying and disjointed. Half the songs have nothing to do with the ABC's.Published 8 months ago by Lori Kobz