Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Rockabye Baby!

I happened to be browsing Amazon today for books - any kind of books! I love books and reading and am always looking for something new to read.

So, I happened to be looking at specific book on health and wellness when I saw this on the same page. Yvan and I are HUGE U2 fans. I saw them on the Elevation Tour in 2001. Then Yvan and I went to the Vertigo Tour in 2005. They are one of the best bands to see in concert (I am definitely biased) and would see them many times over. We are going to order this album to get our little tyke to sleep at night to the wonderful strains of U2 lullabies!! Hee Hee!!

The Rockabye Baby idea encompasses musical acts of all kinds - Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, The Cure, Green Day etc. etc.



If you want to get your own Rockabye Baby album from your favourite band click here and search for Rockabye Baby.

Then I found this too (see below). What a great concept!!! I will definitely being ordering this album. I feel people give U2 and specifically Bono a hard time for the work he does. Many people say he is using his fame for his own good, to promote himself - Really? Would he honestly do the work he does for Africa and other countries only to benefit himself in the end? I don't think so, I say he has and does more with this fame than many people. At least he isn't trying to get on the latest cover of People or another celeb mag by getting drunk, or married, or arrested etc. etc. I take my hat off to Bono and the boys of U2 and all other celebs who use their fame to bring attention to the plight of people in need all over the world instead being self-involved and just trying to be famous.
Amazon Says:
"The Name Of Love: Africa Celebrates U2 features brand-new covers of classic U2 songs by Grammy Award-winning and up-and-coming African artists including Angelique Kidjo, Les Nubians, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, Vieux Farka Touré, Vusi Mahlasela and the Soweto Gospel Choir.

The album was inspired by Bono's direct philanthropic impact via the launch of the ONE campaign and (RED), and his poignant outspoken public commentary on the immediate financial needs facing Africa.

In The Name Of Love: Africa Celebrates U2 is a revolutionary tribute to one of the world's best-loved bands. Deluxe packaging includes detailed info on the home countries of the artists, and info on nonprofit organizations that are making a difference."

5 comments:

CinnamonOpus said...

I love the Rockabye stuff! I have been waiting FOR YEARS to buy some. I totally have the Cure and Bob Marley collections on my wish list! *blush*

Now maybe I'll have to add the "Name of Love" album to my wish list too!

Ranavan said...

Oh I am a huge Cure fan and will probably get that one too...eeeeeeee how cool is this stuff!!! I love it!

CinnamonOpus said...

BDH cringes every time I hint that I want to have these... he thinks we should be playing the real songs instead of the lullabye versions! I dunno... when baby is awake, FINE, but I think there may be too many scary noises in "Love Cats" for a little one to fall asleep to!

Rhonda & Kristin said...

Let me know what it sounds like when you get it! I hope it's as good as it sounds! I'm glad you liked your flowers, thanks again for the wonderful hospitality, I really appreciate it!!

Hugs,
Rhonda

Tanya said...

I have never heard of these! What a great idea!! I wish I had know about these about 5 years ago!!...