Little Wild Lullabies CD
Little Wild Lullabies CD
Claudia Robin Gunn
Little Wild Lullabies is Claudia's Tui award-nominated debut children’s album, featuring the APRA Award-winning songs Lullaby Time and Home Sweet Home.
These songs speak to that little, wild, and wonderful quiet time in between awake and asleep; the golden dusted hour when kids ask those questions that make you want to stop time.
Digipack CD - Printed on 300gsm cardboard
Songwriter/Performer: Claudia Robin Gunn
Featuring Guest Vocalists: Deni Gunn, Itty Bitty Beats (Jenny and Lucy), Angie Who and Loopy Tunes Preschool Music (Siu and Leah)
Producer: Tom Fox at The Sound Room
All Instrumentation: Tom Fox
Mastering: Mike Bloemendal
Illustrator: Elise De Silva
Graphic Design: Claudia Robin Gunn
Science Communicator: Melissa R Gunn
Funded by Creative New Zealand
1. Everywhere Stars (Nga Purapura Whetu)
2. How Many Sleeps
3. Ship That Sails
4. One More Story
5. Home Sweet Home
6. Blue and Green
7. Lullaby Time
8. Love You More
9. Dandelion Clock
10. Wrap Me Up
11. Goodnight Moon
About the Album
Infused with wonder for a full, satisfying listen, on Little Wild Lullabies harmonies rule, and the subtle production touches add complexity and substance. Carried on warm, uplifting melodies, lyrics are a highlight, treading a path between wistfulness and exuberance.
As a mother of two, Claudia is well versed in the big questions that little people ask, and her lullabies elevate the themes of childhood, giving the child’s voice breathing space and the dignity of a wide, inclusive stage. Like a gentle coaching session for parents, reminding them to slow down and count the puffs on their children’s dandelion clocks, Little Wild Lullabies is an album that works as well for the families of long-awaited newborns as it does for school-age children. This world of security and magic is one that you would wish for any child.
The Story of Little Wild Lullabies
Little Wild Lullabies is a collection of indie folk ballads and lullabies as much for parents as it is for their little ones.
Anchored in Claudia’s warm and layered vocal harmonies, these songs are amplified with inspired folk pop arrangements and orchestral sound cues designed to provoke the imagination. This is care of the amazing Bruce and Andy Lynch who share production credits, along with musical performances on the record with musical collaborators Matt Short and Nathan King on several tracks.
Claudia was drawn to create this mindful and quietly exultant music firstly to survive parenthood herself (most songs were road tested at bedtime) and also to send wishes, hope, and a gentle hug in sound to parents and caregivers in their most beautiful, yet challenging hours.
Two of the featured singles on this album won APRA awards for Best Children’s Song of the Year (2008 for Lullaby Time and 2010 for Home Sweet Home) as unreleased demo recordings created in her bedroom studio. The album was a finalist for Children’s Album of the Year in 2017.
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