Songs for the Young at Heart

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Songs for the Young at Heart
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Compilation album by Various Artists
Released February 26, 2007
Genre Children's music
Label V2
Compiler Stuart A. Staples, Dave Boulter
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The List 4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (6.7/10)[2]

Songs for the Young at Heart is a children's music album put together by Stuart A. Staples and Dave Boulter, both from the band Tindersticks. It features a number of classic children's songs, stories, and nursery rhymes set to music, and features vocals from a number of famous artists.

Boulter states that the inspiration for the album came after the birth of his son, when:

"I began thinking of songs and nursery rhymes from my own childhood to play to him. I realised there was a lot of interesting and almost forgotten music, from the school room, the radio, and the television, that maybe was the reason I'd begun to make my own music in the first place."[3]

Initial copies of the CD were accompanied by a hardback book containing artwork by Sexton Ming.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Theme for the Young at Heart"
  2. "Uncle Sigmund's Clockwork Storybook" - Robert Forster
  3. "Florence's Sad Song" - Stuart Murdoch
  4. "White Horses" - Cerys Matthews
  5. "The Lion and Albert" - told by Jarvis Cocker
  6. "Robinson Crusoe"
  7. "Hushabye Mountain" - Stuart A. Staples
  8. "Morningtown Ride" - Suzanne Osborne
  9. "Inchworm" - Kurt Wagner
  10. "Mary, Mungo & Midge"
  11. "Puff the Magic Dragon" - Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and Red
  12. "The 3 Sneezes" - read by Martin Wallace
  13. "Hey, Don't You Cry" - Stuart A. Staples


  1. ^ Donaldson, Brian (29 January 2007). "Various - Songs for the Young at Heart - album review | The List". The List. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Trouss, Stephen (14 March 2007). "Various Artists: Songs For the Young at Heart | Album Reviews | Pitchfork". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Songs For The Young At Heart official site
  4. ^ "Jarvis, Cerys Matthews to sing children's songs on new album". NME. IPC Media. 24 January 2007. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 

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