Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Sesame Road (Blister)
Genres: Pop, Children's Music
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A nutty masterpiece
Observer | 07/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This one took some getting used to. Most of the songs are takeoff of an original famous song or genre. None follows the original music exactly and at first I found this quite disconcerting. The words were funny, but I kept expecting the original tune. I still feel this way about some. "Hey Food" doesn't work because "Hey Jude" is one of the great songs of all time and it's annoying to hear an inferior takeoff. "Let It Be" is less great but still better than "Letter 'B'". But some of the takeoffs are masterpieces in their own rights. Forgive me, but I almost like "Rebel 'L'" better than the original, which I adore. And the genre parodies (Spector-ish girl groups, a generic Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley song etc ) are easier to enjoy. I'm glad I persisted."
Ahhh, the good ol days
HarrisonsMom | Slidell, LA | 08/13/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This a fun CD, even for adults. I love kids music that isn't TOO much like kid's music such as other obnoxouis purple characters. This CD is funny and great bc the songs are based off popular songs of the 60s, 70, 80s and even 90s. (Rebel L? That's hilarious!!) My son is only 10 mos old and loves it. This is our "in the car" CD!"
Not what I was expecting...
Joshdog | New York | 03/12/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this CD basically just to have "Letter B", one of my favorites from childhood. Unfortunately, the version on the CD is not the version from the show with the muppet Beetles singing the song. I don't know where the CD version comes from, but it is horrible - barely even follows the Let It Be melody. Likewise other songs on the album, which seem to be take-offs only in title. Very disappointed.
I am updating my review to four stars because I know realize that the problems I first posted about have more to do with my memory than the CD. The version of Letter B on the CD is how it ran on Sesame Street. Somewhere, over the last 2-3 decades, my memories of the songs had shifted. I prefer my memories to reality, but I'm not going to hold that against Sesame Street. This doesn't portend well for my next three decades..."