Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Rattles: "Rattle On" CD Review & GIVEAWAY


Hello everyone! Today I am reviewing "Rattle On" the new CD by children's musical group The Rattles as well as announcing a new giveaway that begins today!

Meet the Rattles: The Rattles were created by Tony Caio, an award winning animation director, as a way to give something that both parents and children could listen to. The band consists of 4 music playing animals named Gus the goat, Sal the snake, Hal  the hippo and Kitty the kitten. Their music crosses several genres such as classic rock and pop.  

Tracks
1. Rattle On
2. Lucky Sam’s Banana Stand
3. Shipwreck in the Sky
4. Wavy Lane
5. Goodbye Yesterday
6. 1-2-3 Count on Me
7. R-A-T-T-L-E-S
8. Monday Morning Drive
9. Apple of My Eye

Get a taste of the music by watching their "Rattle On" video below!

My Thoughts: Overall, my family enjoyed this product. This would be a great addition to any child's music collection. I was happy to find that the CD case is child friendly, made of 100% recycled materials, most of which is paper. No worries about shattered plastic cases.  The songs are age appropriate with fun topics. Though shorter than average radio songs, these were long enough to keep my daughter entertained. She danced to all of them. Of the nine songs included on this CD my favorite is "Apple of My Eye" a sweet track that me and my daughter slow danced to. I think this has become our special "Mommy and Me" song that we will keep singing in the years to come; Or at least until she hits those dreaded teen years. I could sing it to my husband too but, as a man, he runs from my mushiness.
Also included with the CD is an attractive pullout that you could use as a poster since one side features all 4 members as well as a video playable on your computer.


Be sure to follow the Rattles on Twitter @therattlesband and check out their official website at www.rattlesrock.com.
DISCLOSURE: Product Samples Have been provided without charge. The opinions I have expressed in this post are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255
Want to win a copy for your child? The Rattles want to provide one YW&M reader with their own copy, so we're having another giveaway! It's simple to enter. Just leave a comment saying saying that you want to win it! Can't wait, you can find this album on iTunes.com.
Rules: Giveaway begins October 6th, 2010 at 12:00am ET and ends October 31st, 2010 at 11:59pm ET. Make sure you leave your preferred email address in the Disqus info box. It is only visible to me and this is the email I will contact you by if you are the winner. The winner will selected by a random number generator based on the number of entrants. The winner has 48 hrs from the time of announcement to claim their prize. After that time has passed another winner will be selected and so on until the prize has been claimed. YW&M's decision is final. The prize will be shipped directly from The Rattles.
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