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75 Children's Favourites
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on 24 February 2015
This wonderful CD of Songs for Children is worth every penny. These are all the old English favourites that I remember singing when I was child more years ago than I care to remember. I bought it to play in the car when I pick my granddaughter up. We have a long slow boring journey and singing along to these songs makes it a pleasure and the time whizzes past. She loves it and smiles and claps her hands as soon as we turn it on. The singer has a lovely voice and the accompanying music is up beat and cheerful. It is very varied with so many to choose from it is always nice to listen to and sing along with. Highly recommend this superb quality CD for children and everyone.
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on 22 November 2014
There are alot of good nursery rhymes on the 3 CDs which is why I purchased this & had high hopes for endless fun listening to them with my 2 year old. However I am left disappointed as its the same classical style singer for each song. Me & my boy like to sing & dance to nursey rhymes but he got a bit bored along with myself as the style of the songs is quite dull.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 13 November 2014
Good cd, would be nice to have a few different singers but still happy. Fast delivery
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 31 July 2013
THis CD was good for playing to toddlers in my care, they were able to sing along to the songs.
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on 22 May 2015
All songs are sang by the same singer. Her voice is okay, but monotonous. There is hardly any animation. All songs then sounds the same, and the CD is boring. Even after a month my children still don't sing along, which they do with other nursery rhymes CDs. Ready to be recycled.
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on 25 April 2014
If you want a cd that contains all the kids songs you'll ever need to know this is the one for you. Packed full of all your well known nursery rhymes and songs as well as a few others I hadn't come across before. Instrumentals can get a bit annoying but overall excellent value.
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on 28 April 2014
I was looking for songs and rhymes for my new grandson and after looking at quite a few, I chose this CD.
But I am disappointed with the songs/ rhymes on it. Also I find the quality not that good. We play it in the car to amuse him and also encourage him to join in.
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on 24 May 2015
Can happily listen to this CD as it provides a great selection of songs sung in a professional way - have found lots of children's music is often irritating as it's done in a plinky plonky way but this is done by a proper singer with proper music arrangements.
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on 2 June 2014
Perfect choice for my 2 and 3 year old grandchildren. They know most of songs from their childrens clubs and sing along in back of car whilst I can concentrate on driving. An absolute asset when they ask for music in in the car.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 21 July 2014
This is truly dreadful. It represents everything that's wrong with the idea that children must listen to children's music. The idea that music for children is some sort of lesser thing to music is ludicrous, yet permeates every godawful note of this caterwauling drivel.

The vocalist isn't just phoning in her performance, she's phoning it in on a bad line to a wrong number. Don't misunderstand me - she never sings a flat note, and the tone of her voice is fine. The problem is that she isn't genuine. You can tell she's singing using a false accent (and not just in her cod-country-and-western attempts). The combination of prissy RP and over-attention to the accuracy of delivering each note exactly as written makes you think that she's trying to channel Julie Andrews, and failing. Badly. Julie Andrews had a cheeky sense of humour, she clearly cared about what she was singing. This vocalist just does what's on the page.

It's not the vocalists fault alone. How can you deliver a great performance to the casio-keyboard backing track that's ticking away with pinpoint accuracy and zero soul underneath your performance. The click track is so ever-present on this that it hurts. Nursery rhymes are meant to be sung imperfectly.

The backing isn't entirely electronic. A few acoustic instruments join in, and there are flashes of real musicianship. These are pretty much crushed by the overall production values of the whole CD, and as a result they only serve to make you more hungry for something better, and for these CDs to be smashed repeatedly with a hammer until they just stop polluting the air with their tinkly drivel.

Finally, in addition to the dreadful performance, formulaic arrangements, manufactured sound and entirely clinical approach, the choice of songs and their underlying lyrics is mystifying. In these versions, songs have lyrics that you've never heard, and some songs seem not to fit the overall theme. I suspect they were going for duration and quantity over quality. In the 75 songs and countless bars of music, there's probably about 1 minute of music that is worth hearing.

This is the sort of CD that people who hate music buy in order to confirm their belief that music is a commodity, a few sounds you could assemble in the same way that you could assemble Angel Delight and call it a pudding, or you could put a motorway service station burger into a microwave and call it a meal.

We bought this to play in the car to our daughter in case she got bored. Any rhythmic sounds will calm a child. Unfortunately, the net result of playing this is that my daughter calms down - quelled into a stupor by this ear-porridge - and I am raised into a boiling rage as this insult to music burrows its way into my head.

The people who get kicked out of the first round of X factor, who get laughed at by the judges and TV audience alike, know more about what the spirit of music means than is evidenced by this CD.

Buy it if you hate yourself.
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