The Simon Sisters Sing the Lobster Quadrille and Other Songs for Children

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The Simon Sisters Sing The Lobster Quadrille and Other Songs for Children
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Studio album by The Simon Sisters
Released 1969
Recorded 1969
Genre Children's Folk
Label Columbia
Producer Arthur Shimkin
The Simon Sisters chronology
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Re-release cover
Re-release cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]

The Simon Sisters Sing The Lobster Quadrille and Other Songs for Children is The Simon Sisters' 1969 album, featuring musical settings of classic children's poetry.

Releases[edit]

Lobster Quadrille is The Simon Sisters' third and final studio album, their first for Columbia Records. It was released in 1969 as Columbia CC 24506 with a blue label. The album originally came packaged with a hard-cover illustrated book containing all the poems. It was re-released without the book as Columbia CR 21525 with a red label.

The album was reissued in 1973 to capitalize on Carly Simon's success as a solo artist, under the title Lucy & Carly – The Simon Sisters Sing for Children as Columbia CR 21539. For this edition, additional instrumentation was added to the original album to give it a more pop-oriented sound.[2] It also has a new cover featuring a photo of the sisters.

In 2008, Shout! Factory released the album on CD, under the title Carly & Lucy Simon Sing Songs for Children. [3] Although the disc's packaging uses the illustration from the album's original cover, the CD contains the 1973 version of the album.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1
No.TitleLyric sourceLength
1."Wynken, Blynken and Nod"Eugene Field2:27
2."Calico Pie"Edward Lear3:00
3."The Lamplighter"Robert Louis Stevenson1:49
4."The Owl and the Pussycat"Edward Lear2:09
5."Sleep, Baby, Sleep"Adapted from Mother Goose by Lucy Simon2:53
Side 2
No.TitleLyric sourceLength
6."The Lamb"William Blake2:14
7."The Lobster Quadrille"Lewis Carroll2:49
8."Who Has Seen the Wind"Christina Rossetti2:20
9."I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day"Henry Wadsworth Longfellow3:24
10."A Red, Red Rose"Robert Burns2:50
11."A Pavane for the Nursery"William Jay Smith2:33

Personnel[edit]

  • Vocals: Lucy Simon, Carly Simon
  • Music composed by: Lucy Simon
  • Arranged and conducted by: Sam Brown
  • Original recording (1969) engineering: Fred Plaut, Roy Segal
  • Additional recording and mixing (1973): Tim Geelan, Jim Timmens
  • Produced for Columbia by: Arthur Shimkin
  • Cover photograph (1973) by: Barry Brown
  • Liner notes by: Mort Goode

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sing Songs for Children (2008 Reissue). "AllMusic review". Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  2. ^ Simon Carly. "THE SIMON SISTERS - Sing Songs For Children". Archived from the original on November 2, 2014. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Parents Choice Review". Retrieved 4 September 2014.

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