Thanks to Rockabye Baby!, we recently had the opportunity to review Lullaby Renditions of Black Sabbath:
About Rockabye Baby!
"Rockabye Baby! is staffed by music lovers from all corners of the world. Headquartered in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Silver Lake, the label was born of the need to make children's music cool--not only for babies but for their parents too. We turned to our record collections for inspiration: punk, metal, classic rock. The resulting albums are revolutionary yet reverential. In other words, the perfect gift for a newborn, new parents, or yourself.Part of the CMH Label Group, a thirty-year-old independent bluegrass and roots-music stronghold that houses a variety of musical styles under its umbrella, including metal, rap, punk, and string quartet tributes, Rockabye Baby! is the latest addition to a diverse musical family. Says label Vice President Lisa Roth, "First and foremost, we're fans, so we take care to make every album musically interesting enough to satisfy adult listeners. Believe me, making an album that's gentle enough for sleeping babies but won't bore Mom and Dad is trickier than it sounds." Producer/arrangers would agree! The job's not easy, but it's immensely gratifying to hear from pleased parents that Rockabye Baby! is now a treasured piece of their family history.
Rockabye Baby! transforms timeless rock songs into beautiful instrumental lullabies. Guitars and drums are traded for soothing mellotrons, vibraphones and bells, and the volume is turned down from an eleven to a two. Rockabye Baby! is the perfect way to share the music you love with the littlest rocker in your life."
About Lullaby Renditions of Black Sabbath:
"Is your family going through changes? If your days are filled with tears because baby kept you up until the witching hour, try these soothing versions of Black Sabbath’s metal classics to rock your little one to sleep. You’re going to feel sweet relief as the hauntingly familiar melodies cast an enchanting spell over the whole family."
'Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Black Sabbath' track list
1. 'Iron Man'
3. 'War Pigs'
5. 'Sweet Leaf'
6. 'Sabbath Bloody Sabbath'
7. 'Wicked World'
8. 'Fairies Wear Boots'
9. 'Children of the Grave'
10. 'Electric Funeral'
11. 'Heaven and Hell'
12. 'Planet Caravan'
What we thought: This was our first introduction to the Rockabye Baby! series of lullaby renditions and simply put...it rocked!! The funniest part was I didn't even know I knew that many Black Sabbath songs until I listened to this CD. It was really neat to hear the original rockin' tunes, but done in such a way that they would be soothing to a baby. Though, I must say when A was tiny, the only music that would calm her down and put her to sleep was hip-hop, but I think most babies would find Lullaby Renditions of Black Sabbath calming and sleep-provoking:) We have been listening to it before rest time and the kiddos love it. I would definitely recommend this CD to Black Sabbath-loving parents who would like to share their love of these classics with their little ones. ABCD Diaries gives Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Black Sabbath an A+!
Buy It: You can get your copy of Lullaby Renditions of Black Sabbath at Rockabye Baby!
Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given a copy of this CD for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.