Quantity:1
Until The Light Of Mornin... has been added to your Basket
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Used: Like New | Details
Sold by tastytunes4less
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: Excellent condition, supplied sealed in cellophane. GET IT FAST! Same day dispatch (from the UK) if ordered by 4pm.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Basket
£10.81
& FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
Sold by: Fulfillment Express
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Available to Download Now
Buy the MP3 album for £7.92

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Until The Light Of Morning: Original Lullabies For Babies And Grown Ups
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

Until The Light Of Morning: Original Lullabies For Babies And Grown Ups CD


Price: £10.81 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
Does not apply to gift orders. See Terms and Conditions for important information about costs that may apply for the MP3 version in case of returns and cancellations.
Only 4 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Complete your purchase to add the MP3 version to your Amazon music library. Provided by Amazon EU S.à r.l.
28 new from £6.41 3 used from £5.41

Amazon's Essie Jain Store

Music

Image of album by Essie Jain

Photos

Image of Essie Jain

Biography

Essie Jain (New York, ... Read more in Amazon's Essie Jain Store

Visit Amazon's Essie Jain Store
for 3 albums, 3 photos, discussions, and more.

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Product details

  • Audio CD (21 Feb. 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Light Of Morning
  • ASIN: B004IPWY6G
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 103,626 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Listen to Samples and Buy MP3s

Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Samples
Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. What A Big Wide World 2:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Lay Down 4:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Falling Asleep 5:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. I'm Not Afraid Of The Dark 3:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. O, I Love You 3:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. The Magic Star 5:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Tip Toes 4:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Midnight Starship 5:48£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Product Description

Until the Light of Morning, an album of beautiful lullabies by acclaimed NYC-based singer / songwriter Essie Jain, is a joy for adult listeners as well as infants. Inspiration for the project came from different corners. Jain's soft, measured voice and elegant piano and guitar melodies on her two previous albums, We Made This Ourselves and The Inbetween, were recognized for their calming and comforting effects, and the idea was born for a longer work created especially for winding down to sleep. Original compositions are rare in most children's music, so these songs are a delightful alternative to the endless cutesy versions of traditional melodies or pop tunes. In her own words: I always felt very clear on how I wanted this album to unfold. Having been lucky enough to spend so much time with my friends and families kids, I came to understand that there were three parts to putting a baby to bed, and that they were all equally essential. The winding down time, where they are soothed and comforted, then the moment they are just about to fall asleep, and then the time that follows when their dreams are emerging with a deep sleep. I wanted to give all those elements in the album, so it unfolds, settles and effortlessly follows that natural rhythm. Until the Light of Morning was recorded in New York by Jain on vocals and piano, with her husband and regular collaborator Patrick Glynn on guitar, plus Jon Mizrachi on baby glockenspiel and Rob Jost on bass."

BBC Review

Well this certainly isn’t the third album fans of New York-based English singer Essie Jain might’ve been expecting. Rather than follow her two previous collections with further evolved excursions into indie-folk, she here presents a deliberately stripped-back collection designed, quite specifically, to lull a baby to sleep. The good news for any puffy-eyed parents reading these words: there seems every chance that Until the Light of Morning will work a treat.

So it’s a children’s album, effectively, any lyrics simple and delivered clearly. The sequencing makes for a natural passage from story time to deep sleep, with opener What a Big Wide World talking of making dreams come true while chimes ring out around easy rhymes about cuddly bears. The final two tracks are elegant piano instrumentals – nothing fancy, but wonderfully performed and truly soothing.

Of particular note here is Tip Toes, perhaps the most brilliant four minutes on show. No words, just Jain alone at the piano. To a baby it might well point the way to the Land of Nod; to an adult, it’ll shut out the world for a brief spell, and maybe even encourage the tiniest of lumps to lodge in the throat courtesy of its exquisite form. Lay it over any instance of self-reflection and it ups the emotional ante tenfold. The Magic Star, the only vocals gentle "oohs", is similarly enveloping.

A storybook and more products to complement this release are planned – baby clothes are already available (though at the prices being asked for, perhaps get the grandparents to cough up) – but they’re unnecessary extras, really. This release works just fine on its own, at least to grown-up ears. And should anyone who’s put it to the test on their offspring want to confirm its effectiveness at bed time, please do let us know.

--Mike Diver

Find more music at the BBC This link will take you off Amazon in a new window

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
8
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 8 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Raquel on 1 May 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I love this album and so does my baby. 99% of the times that I play it when it's nap time it makes her fall asleep beautifully relaxed after dancing to the first few songs. Totally worth every penny. Thanks Essie.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By EP on 29 Jan. 2012
Format: Audio CD
I bought quite a few bedtime cds for my little girl and this one has been by far the favourite. It has been played daily and has helped us through many a rough night. The melodies and the singing are lovely. It has been thoughfully put together, the singing becomes simpler which then turns into humming then just piano, so the cd winds gently down, it's very soothing for babies and parents. I find most childrens music very anoying but I really love this cd and can't praise it enough.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Good Day on 9 Mar. 2011
Format: Audio CD
My granddaughter has fallen asleep to this lovely CD ever since my family was given it at Christmas. It has become a permanent fixture at bedtime in our household as Essie Jain's voice seems to have a magic effect on our little one, and, I have to say, on me too! I find it really relaxing the way the tunes go gradually from bright songs to tranquil piano. Really beautiful. Thank you!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Mrs George on 21 Mar. 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Really beautiful music that our little one enjoys on the run up to bedtime as much as we do!
Highly recommended.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   



Feedback