A whimsical tour through a land of yellow submarines and octopus’s gardens. Performed by children.
What could possibly be cooler than hipping kids to some of the best pop music ever made? Music for Little People makes this project simple by producing a batch of the Beatles’ sunniest songs performed by a prime adult band and your children’s peers and slightly reworked in kid-friendly keys. The result is largely devoid of over-the-top cutesy-poo histrionics–these kids can really sing and the harmonies are quite commendable. Young listeners will be thrilled to sing along on the bouncy chorus of “Life Goes On,” to count and do the alphabet on “All Together Now,” and to distinguish the amusing sounds of a penny whistle, mandolin, and zither. Both Raffi and blues artist Eric Bibb make guest appearances, but the shining star at this party is child singer Bernie Steinberg, who takes lead on three tunes, including the touchingly performed “Mother Nature’s Son” and the amazingly soulful “Birthday.” –Paige La Grone