Synopses & Reviews
Boynton rocks! So does Blues Traveler, who perform a stomping version of the title song, a moody rock journey that Boynton wrote especially for them. And then thereand#8217;s Alison Krauss with and#8220;Evermore.and#8221; And Steve Lawrence andamp; Eydie Gormeand#8212;reallyand#8212;who do the and#8220;Boring Song.and#8221; The Spin Doctors, who channel rockand#8217;s rebellious sideand#8212;with a taste of punkand#8212;for and#8220;Tantrumand#8221;: and#8220;No No No, I donand#8217;t want to, I donand#8217;t want to./No no no, I donand#8217;t want to, no no./Leave me alone. Leave me alone./LEAVE ME ALONE.and#8221;
And the sweetly unexpected pairing of and#8220;Weird Aland#8221; Yankovic and Kate Winslet (yep, Kate Winslet) as a duet singing and#8220;I Need a Nap.and#8221;
Full of attitude, full of fun, all lit up with star power, and boasting a variety of Top 40 stylesand#8212;rock and roll, blues, hip-hop, and power popand#8212;Dog Trainis the third book-and-CD production by Sandra Boynton, following the #1 New York Times bestselling, Grammy-nominated Philadelphia Chickensand the recently re-released Rhinoceros Tap. Like Philadelphia Chickens, features all original songs recorded by a mix of big-name acts and great voices, for the pleasure of the parents as much as the kids. Packaged similarly to the previous Boynton andamp; Ford recordings, Dog Trainis also a full-color book that features a portion of each songand#8217;s lyrics set as a little story, accompanied by Boyntonand#8217;s irresistible hippos, cows, dogs, and more dogs. Full lyrics appear in the back.
Oooooo! From the team that brought you Philadelphia Chickens
—It's an all-out rock album for children! and for vintage children!
"The train goes nowhere, but it goes there fast."
From Boynton & Ford, here comes DOG TRAIN...energetic, moody, and unpredictable new songs written and illustrated by the energetic, moody, and unpredictable Sandra Boynton. And performed by the most unusual mix of legendary musicians imaginable—
- Spin Doctors throw a Tantrum
- The O.K. Chorale presents Thus Quacked Zarathustra
- Blues Traveler rocks the Dog Train
- Mark Lanegan sings Sneakers
- Billy J. Kramer narrates & sings Cow Planet (3 episodes)
- Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme croon Boring Song
- The Bacon Brothers and Mickey Hart clang Pots & Pans
- Kate Winslet and "Weird" Al Yankovic sing I Need a Nap
- Alison Krauss sings Evermore
- John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting sings Penguin Lament
- The Phenomenauts rock out (Don't Give Me That) Broccoli
- Rob Hyman and Eric Bazillian perform Dragonfire
- Doshie Luther sings Wave Bye-Bye
- Hootie & the Blowfish rock and rock Rock to Sleep 54
Great performances, great music, great illustrations—now arriving on Tracks 1 through 17. All Abooooooard!
Full of attitude, full of fun, and all lit up with star power, Dog Train is a Recording Industry Association of America Gold Album with 595,000 copies in print. Another great book-and-CD production by Sandra Boynton, it features all original songs recorded by big-name acts and great voices.
Blues Traveler performs a stomping version of the title song, a moody rock journey that Boynton wrote especially for them. And then there's Alison Krauss with "Evermore." And Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme--really--who do the "Boring Song." The Spin Doctors, who channel rock's rebellious side--with a taste of punk--for "Tantrum": "No No No, I don't want to, I don't want to./No no no, I don't want to, no no./Leave me alone. Leave me alone./LEAVE ME ALONE." And the sweetly unexpected pairing of "Weird Al" Yankovic and Kate Winslet (yep, Kate Winslet) as a duet singing "I Need a Nap."
The full-color book features a portion of each song's lyrics set as a little story, illustrated with Boynton's irresistible hippos, cows, dogs, and more dogs. Full lyrics appear in the back.
About the Author
Sandra Boynton has been a bestselling Workman author for 25 years. She's written the New York Timesbestseller Chocolate: The Consuming Passion,andnbsp;the national (and New York Times) bestselling musical for the whole family, Philadelphia Chickens, the phenomenally successful Boynton on Board series (led by Barnyard Dance!),andnbsp;and the one-of-a-kindandnbsp;Grunt, the sublime collection of Pigoroian chant. All told, her books for Workman have over 8.6 million copies in print, a number that will already be out-of-date when you read this. She lives with her family in western Connecticut.Michael Ford, Sandra Boyntonand#8217;s esteemed collaborator on Philadelphia Chickensand Rhinoceros Tap, is a classically trained composer and pianist, with a long detour in Progressive Rock performance. He and his family live down the road a spell from Sandy.