Martha Stewart Baby: Sleepytime
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Equating Martha Stewart with hip is enough to give any parent pause. Are "good things" on the order of ribbon-festooned lampshades what cool has come to? Yes and no. Sleepytime may not crash through the cool barrier entirely--its liner notes leap right over the music, choosing, instead to instruct how to frame hand-knit booties--but it comes admirably close. Sending preciousness scampering to the opposite side of the street on this 14-track disc are the artists: Keb' Mo', Lucinda Williams, Billy Bragg, and Alison Krauss represent, in more hushed tones than usual, what makes modern music worth listening to. The Barenaked Ladies loosen the tongues from their cheeks for "Close to You," Linda Ronstadt works out the bedtime kinks on a cover of Lennon and McCartney's "Goodnight," and Bobby McFerrin lulls listeners along unintelligibly on "Common Threads." Songs by Tuck and Patti, Jenny Bruce, and Nickel Creek swoop in softly, grab us by the mushy parental core, and encircle us with an intoxicating calm. With Sleepytime Martha Stewart proves, in a typically tasteful package streaked with uncharacteristic cool, that she hasn't lost the scent of success. --Tammy La Gorce
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 5 x 5.75 x 0.45 inches; 3.2 Ounces
- Manufacturer : Kid Rhino
- Date First Available : December 7, 2006
- Label : Kid Rhino
- ASIN : B00005NQK6
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #117,089 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Many, many great arrangements on this CD, and a welcome break from Brahms and other overplayed lullabies. Favorites (for me and the kids) include Baby Mine, Over the Rainbow, and Good Night.
Some of the arrangements are beautifully poignant - and honestly, they occasionally bring tears to my eyes even now. I expect that when I'm in the "right mood" someday, as an empty nester I will pull out the baby photo albums, put on this CD, pour myself a cup of tea (herbal, of course) and have a good cry.
It has been my 'go to' shower gift since I first heard it, and the only gift I've given where I have had pretty much every person make a point to tell me later how much the child and parent(s) love the CD. I buy them 3 at a time so I always have them on hand as a baby gift (and that way I get free shipping, too!).
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