LOS ANGELES (www.babyrockrecords.com) - How many sleepless nights have new parents spent trying to soothe a restless newborn? With the August 29 release of Lullaby Renditions of Metallica, a solution is on the way. Enter Sandman.
That's right, the music that set the standard for aggressive, concussion-inducing rock will soon be lulling infants to sleep through dreamy re-workings of their head-banging fury. Classics like "Battery" and "Master of Puppets" feature glockenspiel, vibraphone, melotron, harps, bells and more. The music is arranged and performed by Michael Armstrong.
Part of the Rockabye Baby! series from Baby Rock Records, the Metallica edition includes 11 of the band's most well known songs. For those who grew up cranking "And Justice for All" until their ears bled, it's a chance to share with a new generation the music of a band that's sold 29 million albums. At appropriate volume levels, of course.
The Metallica version is one of the first three releases in the series, along with albums of Radiohead and Coldplay renditions. Future releases will focus on music from Tool, The Cure, Nirvana, Pixies, Bjork, Pink Floyd, The Eagles, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, No Doubt, Smashing Pumpkins, and Queens of the Stone Age.
Children's music is the fastest growing musical category. The Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions series is targeting today's parents with today's tastes in a way that's gentle enough for even the youngest listener.