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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The Simon Sisters Sing The Lobster Quadrille And Other Songs For Children was The Simon Sisters' third album and their first for Columbia Records, released in 1969. The album consists of musical settings of classic children's poetry, and originally came packaged with a hard-cover illustrated book containing all the poems.

The album was reissued in 1973 to capitalize on Carly Simon's success as a solo artist, under the title "The Simon Sisters Sing for Children". For this edition, additional instrumentation was added to the original album to give it a more pop-oriented sound.[1]

In 2008, Shout! Factory released the album on CD, under the title Carly & Lucy Simon Sing Songs For Children.[2] Although the disc's packaging uses the illustration from the album's original cover, the CD contains the 1973 version of the album.

Releases[edit]

There were three editions:

  • Columbia CC 24506 - First edition, box set with hard cover book, record has a blue label and a glossy cover.
  • Columbia CR 21525 - Second edition, record only, red label, standard cover.
  • Columbia CR 21539 - 1973 reissue with a photo of the sisters on the cover.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1
No. Title Lyric source Length
1. "Wynken, Blynken and Nod" Eugene Field 2:27
2. "Calico Pie" Edward Lear 3:00
3. "The Lamplighter" Robert Louis Stevenson 1:49
4. "The Owl and the Pussycat" Edward Lear 2:09
5. "Sleep, Baby, Sleep" Adapted from Mother Goose by Lucy Simon 2:53
Side 2
No. Title Lyric source Length
6. "The Lamb" William Blake 2:14
7. "The Lobster Quadrille" Lewis Carroll 2:49
8. "Who Has Seen The Wind" Christina Rossetti 2:20
9. "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 3:24
10. "A Red, Red Rose" Robert Burns 2:50
11. "A Pavane For The Nursery" William Jay Smith 2:33

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

References[edit]

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

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