Label: Motivation Records - MR 0322 • Series: Singing Science Records • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Mono • Country: US • Genre: Childrens, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Educational
Leo Lionni designed the wonderful covers for each album. Hy Ruchlis was the science advisor. Ballads for the Age of Science has recieved many accolades and awards. Volume 19, Issue 6 of Sci Fi Magazine includes a very flattering review. But perhaps the most gratifying praise is that, decades after these recordings were out of print, fans created web sites and Facebook pages in their honor.
Thank you to all the fans who remembered and persevered. They Might Be Giants included covers for two of these songs in their albums. Kunstler Treu wrote and recorded new music to the lyrics for Space Songs. It is sometimes available through Amazon. These albums and their songs are available for sale as meticulous What Makes The Lightning - Tom Glazer - Weather Songs (From Ballads For The Age Of Science) restorations, done by Irwin Chusidof the original recordings in all their monophonic glory.
One happy listener of these new restorations asked "How did you get such amazing quality on the iTunes songs?. The announcement for the then upcoming sale is here. The company that created the CD sets bragged, deservedly, about their work by sending out this press release. As of Januarythe CD set has been sold out. Unfortunately, production costs are too high to allow a retail price anyone should pay, so we are not planning to reissue them.
Many libraries subscribe to the Naxos database, so patrons of those libraries can listen to the songs via the database. A digital copy of the songbook for all 6 albums is available here. It is the same as the booklet in the CD set, except without the cover including Leo Lionni's art. The booklet says you can download digital copies of the original song books; unfortunately, that statement is wrong. In JanuaryModern Harmonic reissued Space Songsusing the original recordings and reproducing the original covers front and back, including Leo Lionni's artbut using red vinyl.
Ballads for the Age of Science. Patricia H. Amazon iTunes Folksinger Tom Glazer and pop singer Dottie Evans lead us through an introduction to energy and its forms: chemical, mechanical, solar, nuclear.
Directed by Hecky Krasnow. With the Tony Mottola Orchestra. Songs feature fun explanations for shadows, rocks, and minerals. Amazon iTunes The folk-singing duo Marais and Miranda takes us to a land of beauty, where we learn how birds fly and sing, what is an insect, what's in the ocean, what's a rock, how fish swim, and the importance of the balance of What Makes The Lightning - Tom Glazer - Weather Songs (From Ballads For The Age Of Science).
The orchestrations are by Josef Marais. Amazon iTunes We continue our visit with Marais and Miranda as we learn about metamorphosis, hibernation, fossils, evolution of the horse, conservation, pollution, rainbows, and changing seasons.
Amazon iTunes With folksinger Tom Glazer and pop singer Dottie Evanswe zoom to the moon, and learn about the planets, meteors, sun, constellations, stars, galaxies, satellites, gravity, friction, and more. Amazon iTunes Folksinger Tom Glazer helps us learn about the weather, using songs that explain the atmosphere, wind currents, humidity, cloud formations, Saràyah - Feel the Vibe, rain, lightning, and other natural phenomena.
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