Laurie Berkner Band Party Day! DVD Review

Children’s music superstars and Nick Jr. channel favorites The Laurie Berkner Band will appear in a brand-new music video collection on DVD, Party Day! (Two Tomatoes Records/Razor & Tie). Party Day! is the long-awaited follow-up to the band’s 2006 quadruple platinum-selling DVD We are . . . The Laurie Berkner Band and features 12 original videos of both brand-new songs and fan favorites from the band’s best-selling CDs.

The DVD is also accompanied by a five-track bonus CD, which includes a new, acoustic version of the band’s hit song “My Family.” The song was written for one of the band’s Nick Jr. videos (which premiered in 2009 and is still in rotation on the channel) but has not previously been available on any CD. The band has received tremendous feedback from parents and caregivers for whom the all-inclusive song resonates.

Party Day! features Laurie (lead vocals, guitar), Susie Lampert (keyboards), Adam Bernstein (bass) and Bobby Golden (drums/percussion) in a musical adventure as they travel to a costume party, a birthday party and finally a pajama party. Kids can dance, sing and play along as the band tries on different costumes, hunts for the birthday cake and jumps around in Pillowland. It’s a fun-filled trip from beginning ‘till bedtime!

The Laurie Berkner Band has received tremendous critical acclaim. Time Magazine lauded Laurie as “a kind of sippy-cup Sheryl Crow…Berkner inhabits a kid’s curious perspective in her lyrics and pens folk-pop melodies that bear repeated – very repeated – listenings.” The Wall Street Journal called Laurie “one of the most popular children’s performer’s in America … Her music is distinctive because it speaks to kids without talking down to them, charming youngsters without boring grown-ups.” Laurie’s 2010 CD, The Best Of The Laurie Berkner Band recently won a N.A.P.P.A. Silver Honors Award and continues to rank in the top 15 on Soundscan’s Top Children’s Audio chart.

A former preschool music teacher by day and indie rocker by night, Laurie Berkner started selling her music over ten years ago out of her living room on her own label, Two Tomatoes Records. Laurie was the first artist to ever appear in music videos on Nick Jr., Nickelodeon’s 24-hour educational, commercial-free preschool network, and is featured in nearly all episodes of the channel’s Jack’s Big Music Show.

For a sneak peek at some of the videos, click on the links below (please allow a couple of minutes to download).

Party Day! Music Video Collection Track Listing:

“Come On In”

http://video.razorandtie.com/01_COME_ON_IN_FINAL_h264.mov

“This Hat” (from Under A Shady Tree)

http://video.razorandtie.com/07_CAKE_FINAL_h264.mov

“Last Night I Had A Dream” (from Whaddaya Think Of That?)

“Party Day”

“Balloons”

“Shake Your Body Down”

“Where Is The Cake?”

“Happy Happy Happy Birthday”

“Cookie Bakers Of The Night” (from Buzz Buzz)


“Choc-o-lot In My Pock-o-lot” (from Under A Shady Tree)

“Pillowland”

“Goodnight” (from Victor Vito)

http://video.razorandtie.com/12_GOODNIGHT_h264.mov

Bonus Audio CD Track Listing:

“Party Day”

“This Hat”

“Where Is The Cake?”

“My Family” (previously unreleased version)

“Goodnight”

Buy It: You can purchase the Laurie Berkner Band: Party Day DVD on Amazon.com.

This was not a paid post my honest opinions were used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. Thank you to The Hosting Company who supplied the products for the review

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