The Merry Goes 'Round

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The Merry Goes 'Round
The Merry Goes 'Round 2011 CD.jpg
Studio album by Jewel
Released September 27, 2011 (2011-09-27)
Recorded Fall 2010-Spring 2011
Genre Children's music, pop
Length 61:01
Label Fisher-Price
Jewel chronology
Sweet and Wild
(2010)Sweet and Wild2010
The Merry Goes 'Round
(2011)
Greatest Hits
(2013)Greatest Hits2013

The Merry Goes 'Round is the tenth studio album by American recording artist Jewel. Released on September 27, 2011 on the Fisher-Price label, The Merry Goes 'Round is the follow-up album to Lullaby, Jewel's first album of children's songs.[1] According to Jewel, the songs are "not just for children, but also adults".[1]

The album was released a few months after Jewel gave birth to her first child, Kase Townes Murray.[1] Speaking of her life as a new mother, Jewel noted, "No matter how much you get in life professionally, nothing in life compares to that sheer beauty and purity of your child."[2] The album offers a diverse set of songs, from "back porch singalongs" to jazz-based melodies to traditional folk songs.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars [1]

The Merry Goes 'Round received three and a half out of five stars on the AllMusic website.[1] James Christopher Monger described the songs as "mostly original, country-folk kids' songs that are sweet and silly enough to hold the attention of a roomful of little ones, and breezy and folksy enough to keep their parents from launching a sippy cup into the speakers".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Jewel and Patrick Davis except where noted.

  1. "Sammy the Spider" – 4:47
  2. "Supermarket Song" – 3:36
  3. "Just Like Penguins Do" – 4:39
  4. "Bucky the Bull" – 4:32
  5. "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain" (Traditional) – 2:26
  6. "Sara Swan Sleepy Head" – 4:32
  7. "Play Day" – 3:12
  8. "Only Shadows" – 3:18
  9. "Oh! Susanna" (Stephen Foster) – 2:22
  10. "Give Me the Rainbow" – 4:08
  11. "My Favorite Things" (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II) – 3:46
  12. "And the Green Grass Grows All Around" (William Jerome, Harry Von Tilzer) – 4:09
  13. "Snooze Button Blues" – 3:30
  14. "Happy" – 3:55
  15. "In My Room" – 3:55
  16. "Count on Me" – 4:41

Personnel[edit]

  • Jewel – vocals, guitar

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Monger, James Christopher. "The Merry Goes 'Round". AllMusic. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ Smith, Radell (October 13, 2011). "Jewel rags to riches story touching: The Merry Goes 'Round now available". Examiner. 

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