Saturday, March 29, 2014

Laurie Berkner Lullabies CD Review and Giveaway! (U.S.) Ends 4/13 (Rafflecopter)


My children and I LOVE The Laurie Berkner Band! We can't get enough of them. In our car, house, and when we are at other people's homes, we take our Laurie Berkner Band CD's with us! My children asked several times on our road trip for us to put on one of Laurie's CD's!



Laurie has out a NEW Album called "Laurie Berkner Lullabies!" This Album isn't only for babies or toddlers, but young children and adults too! The songs aren't as slow as you would think they would be, which is great! They are all sang so beautifully. My children, ages six and a half, four and a half, and twenty one months, loved this album, and they keep asking me to play it over and over again. Our favorite songs on this album are Moon Moon Moon, Fireflies, Mahalo, Pillowland, Stars Are Shining, Good Night and more! Below is a video of the song "Pillowland," one of my children's favorite videos!





Here is some information about Laurie Berkner (taken from her website):

When Laurie Berkner embarked on her career as a children's recording artist in the summer of 1997, she started small - personally filling orders of her first release (Whaddaya Think of That?) from her living room in Manhattan while still keeping up her preschool music teaching jobs. It wasn't long, however, before the 500 copies she originally pressed sold out, and Two Tomatoes Records was born.

Laurie's growing popularity in the New York area led to a second release, 1998's Buzz Buzz. Soon more local toy stores and children's specialty shops began selling her music and distribution companies began purchasing quantities of her recordings. Sarah Milstein moved on, and shortly after the 1999 release of Victor Vito, Laurie took the bold step of hiring a publicist - also named Sarah (SKG Publicity). Things began to move more quickly thereafter, with national media coverage helping spread the word.  Laurie then appeared on the "Today" show and suddenly Two Tomatoes was swamped with orders.

 In the meantime, Laurie's closets were becoming more and more stuffed. Two Tomatoes was taking over her living room with the 2000 re-release of her first recording on disc, and running the record label was no longer a part-time job. Laurie decided to give up her teaching to, as she put it, "reign in the monster!"  In 2002, shortly before the release of Under A Shady Tree, it became clear that there was no longer enough space in Laurie and husband Brian's one-bedroom apartment for a record label. Two Tomatoes moved into a real office in New York City, with real staff including Shannon Chirone (COO), then Corinne Barlow (CBO). Shortly thereafter John Waldman (Great Knight Productions) signed up as booking agent/manager and later still came the addition of another Tomato, Katie Schneller (Director of New Media and Fan Relations) and Laurie, Brian and daughter Lucy moved into a new more spacious apartment.  It's one big happy family!



In turning to Kickstarter to raise funds for this project, Laurie made sure to thank her supporters with some great rewards, like advanced digital copies of the CD, sneak video peaks at the recording of the CD, and autographed, even personalized, copies of the CD!

For the bigger supporters, the rewards were outstanding! Laurie recorded personal outgoing voice mail messages; and she even included children’s artwork on the CD cover itself! Some families even got a chance to Skype with Laurie Berkner!

Go to the Two Tomatoes website for a chance to Preorder your copy of "Laurie Berkner Lullabies" CD (Comes out on April 8th), Buy One Get One FREE for only $15.00! HURRY! Offer Ends April 1st, 2014!

Enter below, using the Rafflecopter form, for a chance to win your own copy of "Laurie Berkner Lullabies" for yourself! Giveaway open to residents of the 48 continental United States only, sorry. Giveaway ends on April 13th, 2014. 

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Disclosure: I received a copy of the Laurie Berkner Lullabies  CD in exchange for my review and giveaway post, no other compensation was exchanged or received.

16 comments:

  1. I have never heard of them before ..would love the chance to hear them

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  2. Our favorite song is Buzz Buzz Buzz Bumblebee! We love her!

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  3. I like Running Down the Hill

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  4. I don't have a favorite, it's new to me.

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  5. I love her song "We Are the Dinosaurs" and "Let's Go Swimming"

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  6. We listen to her a lot on the XM radio station, Kids Place Live. We like the song Fast and Slow.

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  7. I've heard her name, but am not familiar with her band or her songs.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  8. I like Under A Shady Tree
    hrddiana556@gmail.com

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  9. I have not heard any of the songs before. But, if I win, I guarantee at least one song will get stuck in my head!

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  10. I'm not sure how long ago she was on Nick Jr, but I haven't heard any of her songs before

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  11. She's got so many good ones. "Moon Moon Moon" is my 2 yo's current favorite.

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