November 25 2010
OK, so admittedly I’m writing to you from the east coast of Australia
in blistering (mid summer) 35 degree heat… but hey..
Earlier this year, in an England iced in snow and frost, myself,
Sophie Barker and friends attempted to recapture the lost magical
spirit of traditional, childhood Christmas’ past, by creating Snowflake
– an album full of new arrangements of festive favourites from yesteryear.
Snowflake is Volume 3 of our Rainbow Collections series of music for children (and grown ups too), and features the following lovingly crafted seasonal tracks :
|1. Jingle Bells
|2. Frosty the Snowman
|3. Little Donkey
|4. Santa’s Little Helpers (new song!)
|5. O Little Town
|6. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
|7. O Christmas Tree
|8. Let it Snow!
|9. Have Yourself a Very Merry Christmas
|10. White Christmas
|11. Deck the Halls
|12. Sleigh Ride
|13. The First Noel
|14. We Wish You a Merry Xmas
|15. Winter Wonderland
|16. The Night Before Christmas
So, if you have been good this year (or even if you haven’t) –
ask Santa (or Amazon / iTunes)
to pop one in your stocking and (geographical location and/or extreme weather conditions related to global warming not withstanding) let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
happy holidays/bah humbug,
Have kids? Tired of hearing the usual irritating cheesy keyboard arrangements by the likes of tweenies, postman pat etc?.. Is the soundtrack to your kids playtime becoming unbearable?…
Enough is enough, throw away the junkfood kids musak and put on our new childrens’ album, “Toybox” !
The album was created by myself and Sophie Barker (of Zero 7) as the second
part of our Rainbow Collections series of quality music for children. Volume 1
‘Lullaby’ was released a few years ago and has become a word of mouth success amongst children & grownups alike (I even heard of an old couple who play it nightly to their dogs)
If you’re familiar with Lullaby, you’ll get the idea.. Again we tried to re-imagine these classic songs which have been ‘lost’ over the years, spoiled by countless awful arrangements, and for once make music of quality for children (and the grown ups around them).
It’s a record for daytime, a soundtrack for playtime, featuring all the classic fun kids songs from Grand Old Duke Of York to Humpty Dumpty.. And as they’re the traditional nursery rhymes and childrens songs, here’s also some history, english language and all round education your kids (and you!) might pick up along the way..
Find out more and hear clips etc at : www.therainbowcollections.com
for those of you with little ones..
KK & Rainbow Collections collaborator Sophie Barker talk about ‘saving the Lullaby’ and the urgent need for quality childrens music in a live interview for BBC Breakfast (15 Feb 2010) ..