we have a new favorite cd around here, and it couldn't have come at a better time. between an arthur story and the jackson 5, i thought that i might just go insane with the repetition.
just in the nick of time for my sanity's sake, we received a copy of coal train railroad to review. as soon as i put it in the player, tate started nodding his head in time to the music. it wasn't long before both he and tessa were gettin' groovy, dancing all around and trying to sing along with the songs.
when it comes to tate, you cannot go wrong with anything railroad and this album has two songs about trains to keep him happy, but all of the songs are favorites for all 5 of us. i would say this is a great way to introduce your kids to jazz. the lyrics are catchy--fun for parents and kids both. i know you hear this on almost every review of a kid's cd but i can honestly say that this is one cd i'm happy to listen to over and over, even when my kids aren't around.
even as i'm sitting here trying to get this done, tate is begging me to turn on the "railroad songs." maybe he should become a spokesman for the album!
here's the good news: coal train railroad ships daily at $10 apiece or 5 cds for $40. or, if you prefer, this album will go live on itunes on christmas day.
if you want to check it out before ordering, noisetrade has two tracks available; for free if you recommend the album to five other people, or if you'd rather not, for whatever money you would like to contribute. if that seems too complicated, you can also check out the coal train railroad youtube station here, which shows kids dancing along to the songs from the album.
if you are in the nashville area, you can also take advantage of two free concerts at ugly mugs, saturday, January 2 at 4 pm, or at fairy tales, books and more, saturday, january 23 from 10:30 to 12 noon.
i honestly feel like i can highly recommend this cd to any of you parents or people looking for gifts for parents. it is definitely an album the whole family can enjoy...
i received a free copy of this cd for review purposes from katy bowser herself. nevertheless, the opinions expressed here are purely my own.