All You Need is Love Audio CD
Any parent knows that the surest way to get a toddler to listen to an unfamiliar new album – one that has no connection to a much-loved TV show or movie – is to make sure it features plenty of child singers. Just as pre-K kids and younger are fascinated by watching their peers perform on-screen, they're equally enthralled when they hear high-pitched voices that sound like their own. Leib Ostrow, executive producer of ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE and founder of the label it appears on, Music For Little People has applied that principle in creating this album, which is designed to introduce tots to the Beatles. It's a baker's dozen of Fab Four tunes with exceptionally high kid appeal, performed by a children's chorus of all ages. The expected selections are here – "Yellow Submarine," "When I'm 64," "Here Comes the Sun," and "Yellow Submarine" this last with a guest lead vocal by children's superstar Raffi – but so are some Beatles' songs you wouldn't immediately peg as child-friendly. And they work, in particular the WHITE ALBUM's trippy classic "Dear Prudence," which will charm the very socks off your little ones. Ostrow has wrapped these tunes in gentle, acoustic, musical arrangements, resulting in maximum enjoyment by all family members; even Grandma won't ask to turn down the volume.