Sunday, November 15, 2009

Rockabye Baby!

The below mentioned product(s) was/were given to me at no charge for review. I am not being monetarily paid for this review (other than receipt of the free product). I will give my honest opinion and thoughts regarding said product(s).
When my kids were born, the only lullaby music available came by way of my voice or a windup music box. There were kids songs I found on CD, but none that really worked to sooth and calm my kids. They always ended up singing or playing when they should have been sleeping. I ended up using one of those white noise makers with the ocean sounds on the rough nights.

Earlier this fall I was approached by Christina (Hi Christina!) at Rockabye Baby! about reviewing a CD of rock music that has been made into lullabies. I will admit it, I was skeptical. Rock as a lullaby? Get out. I didn’t know such a thing existed or that it would even sound good. While my children are 9 and 12, I still said I was curious and wanted to give it a try. My 12 year old still listens to her Elmo CDs so I figured she would be an easy target to listen and give me her honest opinion too, in case I wasn’t a fan.

Truth be told, I was surprised. Surprised at how well the Lullaby Renditions of Queen sounded. It was Good with a capital G. I was afraid it would sound like the old midi files we all had when the internet first came out. (I’m not a fan of the midi anything, which was part of my skepticism). The upside to getting the Queen CD was two fold; a) I love Queen and know almost every song; and b) I’ve made my kids listen to my Greatest Hits CD so often, they know all the songs too! It was great to sit together and listen for a minute until we could identify each song. The CD reminded me (and I’m totally dating myself here) of the old television program Name that Tune, and in this particular instance, I totally rocked it.

I really enjoyed hearing the music that Wayne and Garth used to head bang to, being revised and rendered in such a soft and peaceful manner. The CD does Freddie proud. My 12 year old won’t give the CD back. She has claimed it as her own.

Another great thing about Rockabye Baby lullaby music is that you can download the music onto a card and listen to mp3 clips on the website. They offer lullaby renditions of 25 different artists ranging from The Beatles to Nirvana. Most recently they have released the Lullaby Renditions of Aerosmith which features liner notes by Steven Tyler. We also just launched a new product that we are super excited about that is a download card.

For more information and mp3 clips, visit their website www.rockabyebabymusic.com.
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