Kids Sing Bob Dylan

Kids Sing Bob Dylan

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by The Starbugs
Age: Family listening
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Sing along with the fabulous Starbugs to these timeless Bob Dylan classics. The influence of Bob Dylan on modern music can’t be overestimated and to help introduce your kids and grand kids to the Dylan magic, we have re-pitched this captivating selection of favourites to suit children’s voices. This outstanding album will encourage any child to join in.

Top live musicians and young singers have captured the energy and spontaneity that was the spirit of the '60s & '70s. With popular Dylan songs appropriate to children’s lives, this collection is perfect for a family sing-along, the classroom, or a long car ride. Let Dylan inspire your kids as he inspired you!

Vocals: Jessie Hillel, Sarah Whitaker, Roisin Anderson, Ben Anderson, Rebecca Jenkins, Fiddle: Alison Eldredge, Pedal Steel: Jack Stoner, Sax: David Bowater, Guitars & Harmonica: David Antony Clark, Production: David Antony Clark, Radha Sahar

Catalogue No: UCA94-2


CD Track Titles

  1. Mr Tambourine Man
  2. Man Gave Names To All the Animals
  3. Blowin' in the Wind
  4. Knockin' on Heaven's Door
  5. I Shall Be Released
  6. The Mighty Quinn
  7. Mozambique
  8. The Times They Are a-Changin'
  9. You Ain't Goin' Nowhere
  10. Girl From the North Country
  11. Forever Young

Review by George Coventry, Wellington, NZ
The "Kids Sing Bob Dylan" CD arrived and I could hardly be more pleased with it. The musical arrangements are perfect...very appropriate to each song. For instance, the very simple guitar and harmonica arrangements are just right on "Blowin' In The Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'". The sparse accompaniment works best on those to showcase the words. The more complex arrangements on the other songs are equally appropriate. Jessie's vocal on "The Times They Are a-Changin'" is, I think, the most effective single rendition of that song I've ever heard, and that's really saying something!

"The Mighty Quinn" is a delight to listen to, as is "Mozambique". "Forever Young" is, again, the best version of that song I've ever heard.

My only possible regret on this whole album is that the kids did not sing all 4 verses of "Mr Tambourine Man". The last verse in particular is the most powerful lyric in the song, and ends it perfectly.But that's the only thing I have to pick on. 

The album is superb in every other way. The first time I listened to it (driving in my car) I got tears in my eyes several times....and that's the ultimate test of art. It doesn't happen to me often.

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