CD 9625 Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Black Sabbath
Produced by Jeffrey Miner
Released on July 13, 2010
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K ronomyth Z.z: PARENTANOID. A bowdlerized Black Sabbath for babies is someone’s idea of a joke, I’m sure, but I wasn’t amused. If you’ve encountered any of the other Rockabye Baby releases, you’ll know what to expect: woodland noises, bells and vibraphones mushing once-mighty riffs into bland pulp. I’ve heard the U2 disc and it’s pretty unbearable. This Sabbath disc is slightly more bearable because some of the songs (“Iron Man,” “Changes,” “Sweet Leaf,” “Heaven And Hell”) translate better as light classical music. Of course, the absence of “Fluff” or “Orchid” is a missed opportunity, especially considering what did make the cut (“Wicked World,” “Children of the Grave”). But there’s something perverse about playing Black Sabbath music to your baby. Your children will grow up one day and discover music for themselves. If they should appreciate Black Sabbath at some later date, I can assure you it won’t be because you played a heavy metal muzak version of “Electric Funeral” for them a few times. I get that it’s supposed to be a gag gift for that cool couple who just had a baby, but you wouldn’t buy a child an Exorcist coloring book, would you? (Maybe you would, I don’t know.) Responsible parenting aside, this edition of the Rockabye Baby franchise is something of a yawn. It’s a cute idea for the first five minutes, but the cuteness wears off after a few songs and you’ll be left wondering if you shouldn’t just wait until they’re older and play them Paranoid instead.

CD 9625 back sleeve
CD 9625 back sleeve
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TRACK LISTING

  1. IRON MAN
  2. N.I.B.
  3. WAR PIGS
  4. PARANOID
  5. SWEET LEAF
  6. SABBATH BLOODY SABBATH
  7. WICKED WORLD
  8. FAIRIES WEAR BOOTS
  9. CHILDREN OF THE GRAVE
  10. ELECTRIC FUNERAL
  11. HEAVEN AND HELL    (F.Iommi/W.Ward/T.Butler/R.Dio)
  12. PLANET CARAVAN
  13. CHANGES

    All songs written by F.Iommi, W.Ward, T.Butler and J.Osbourne unless noted

CREDITS

JEFFREY MINER -- performer
Lisa Roth -- executive producer
Argee Geronca -- art direction and design

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US July 13, 2010 Rockabye Baby! CD CD 9625  

 

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