Or perhaps aan album for everyone who has ever been a baby too. I remember more of those songs from my own childhood than from that of my own kids to be sure. Catch 'em early Hayley, and they will be fans for life. (mind you, you caught me late and for sure I'm a fan for life).
Martin, the fact that we were all babies once doesn't automatically make everyone love memories of those songs. I don't. I remember hearing them and knowing they were for the likes of me simply because I was a little kid, and that didn't necessarily make me a big fan of it. If anything, I think it might have made me feel silly because of it. I don't even think my parents played them (definitely didn't sing them!), but I might be remembering stuff from the nursery at church or something. I have a memory of the song "Rockabye Baby", but it's more of a funny memory than a treasured one. It was more of a game than anything else. It's not a bad memory by any means. The good parts about childhood to me were getting to play and not have to work and getting every summer and holiday off. Otherwise, I just think of childhood as a silly time period in my life. I'm sure that's not how it is for everybody. But that's my point. Not everyone has positive associations with their own childhood.
I didn't say you hated it, I said you didn't like it. You certainly made a big deal of it at first, so I guess I thought you didn't like it at all. But then, that was pretty much all we'd heard of the album up to that point.
I have listened to the songs on ITunes and it seems there are only a few that I don't like and even those are beautifully arranged. I do like All the Pretty Little Horses and Go To Sleep because they are the more unusual ones, especially the latter, I am glad that it is the one from Brother Where Art Thou as I thought and posted in the other thread, I googled go to sleep you little baby and it come up with some very interesting background about the song which explains why it sounds a bit sinister but I like that about it. I also love all through the night, especially in welsh and of course Bao Bei. It's annoying that the three extra tracks are only on the iTunes version, I really want them on an actual CD.
Hi Martin, But do you think it will be possible to download just the three extra tracks or will it make you buy the whole album, because I don't want to have to do that as I have ordered from amazon and I'd rather have the cd than just download the album, but if I can just download those 3 tracks then that would be ok.
That depends. Usually you can buy tracks individually on iTunes, but sometimes they are marked as "Album Only"; therefore, you would have to buy the whole album. So we won't really know until it's released.
I was listening to the samples on the website today. I don't like not having the option of selecting songs or at least skipping songs, or even being able to see what song is playing. Some songs I don't recognize well enough to figure it out on my own.
Well, I saw that one to begin with, but somehow yesterday, I ended up at the one that just plays the whole track list. I can't even remember how I got to it yesterday! Hmm... just can't for the life of me remember! I do have the original one in favorites, now that I recall, but I don't think that's how I accessed it yesterday. Oh well.
I have updated this thread title to reflect the fact that nearly all International releases of Hushabye contain the same two sets of tracks as the UK standard CD and iTunes (including De-Luxe) versions. So we can discuss them as we receive them, all in the one place. The original "Hushabye - General" thread may of course continue to include general and speculative comments.
Releases that have different track listings, such as Japan and perhaps the US, may of course have their own separate threads.
PS I couldn't resist it... have just downloaded the iTunes De-Luxe edition. Listening to it now. I intend to fall asleep as the final track plays.... it's 1:40 am!