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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Reviews: Golden Records: The Magic Continues Celebrity Series, Vol. 1

Do you remember when I shared about the Golden Records free download about two weeks ago?  Well, after I shared about it I was contacted by Golden Records to do a review on their newest CD called Golden Records: The Magic Continues Celebrity Series, Vol. 1.  I said I would since I remember listening to these cute stores as a child and loved them back then.  Plus I enjoyed my free download that I received that I wanted to listen to more.

Golden Records was imagined by Grammy Award-winning music producer Arther Shimkin in 1948.  It was one of the first and ultimately the most successful children's record labels in America.  Golden Records believes that pre-schoolers must be given the tools to enable them to explore the wisdom of all ages.  Through richly orchestrated music and the use of A-list talent, Golden Records created a timeless, one of a kind sound, releasing beautiful songs and stories that entertained and educated children for decades.

The Golden Records: The Magic Continues Celebrity Series, Vol. 1 is sure to shake up the children's music genre, packed with 20 classic songs and stores that combine the digitally restored original recordings of the 50's and 60's with the voices of today's biggest and brightest stars.  Ed Asner, Susan Sarandon, Alicia Silverstone, Busy Philipps, Cheryl Hines, Didi Conn, Constance Marie, and many more bring to life classics such as Rapunzel, Puss in Boots, The Little Engine that Could, and Jack and the Beanstalk.

Golden Records recaptures the values, quality and timeless innocence that this highly anticipated album is the perfect  blend of then and now, launching a series of instant classics.  What makes this wonderful story truely complete is the involvement of award-winning music producer Tony Shimkin, son of the late Arthur Shimkin, carrying on his father's legacy.  The Golden Records: The Magic Continues Celebrity Series, Vol. 1 is perfect for the child in all of us.

When I received my Golden Records: The Magic Continues Celebrity Series, Vol. 1 I immediately listened to it.  I found the 70 minute CD to be thoroughly enjoyable to listen to.  The stories are fun to listen to and I like how the songs are interspersed between them to break up the stories.  I love how the stores also have music and sound effects to make the stories come more to life.  It was fun listening to the story tellers tell the story full of expression to make the stores really exciting to listen too.  I loved this CD and I think that children will love listening to it to.  There are 21 tracks on this CD and I actually had a hard time choosing a favorite story and song I liked the most.  They are all cute stories and songs to listen to.

Here is a list of the tracks on the Golden Records: The Magic Continues Celebrity Series, Vol. 1:
1. Golden Theme (The Golden Orchestra)
2. The Little Engine That Could (Ed Asner)
3. Yankee Doodle (Didi Conn)
4. Rapunzel (Alicia Silverstone)
5. Little Red Riding Hood (Constance Marie)
6. Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf (Did Conn)
7. Puss In Boots (Ed Asner)
8. The Princess & The Pea (Cheryl Hines)
9. Jack and the Beanstalk (Susan Sarandon)
10. Pop Goes the Weasel (The Golden Orchestra)
11. Three Billy Goats Gruff (Alicia Silverstone)
12. The Frog Prince (Busy Philipps)
13. Animal Fair (Did Conn)
14. Hansel & Gretel (Constance Marie)
15. The Story of Goldilocks (Alicia Silverstone)
16. Baa Baa Blacksheep (Didi Con)
17. Snow White And Rose Red (Cheryl Hines)
18. Cinderella (Busy Philipps)
19. The Muffin Man (Didi Conn)
20. Jack B. Nimble (Ed Asner)
21. See You Next Time (Alicia Silverstone)

If you are interested in learning more about the Golden Records: The Magic Continues Celebrity Series, Vol. 1 you can check out the Golden Records website, "like" Golden Records on Facebook for free music downloads and they will be updating the page regularly, and follow Golden Records on Twitter.  You can also check out Golden Records on Pinterest and subscribe to Golden Records on YouTube.

If you would like to purchase the Golden Records: The Magic Continues Celebrity Series, Vol. 1 you can purchase it at,, or at Select-O Hits.

Disclaimer: I was given the Golden Records: The Magic Continues Celebrity Series, Vol. 1 CD and logo sticker to help me write this review.  The opinions in this post are mine and not influenced in any way.  Your experience with the product may be different than mine.