Title - 'Imagine That!'
Artist - Rena Strober and Friends
For those not in the know, Rena Strober is getting ready to release a magical children's album featuring the songs of Joe Raposo & Jeff Moss.
The men responsible for the heartfelt music of Sesame Street from the '70s through to the '90s, Rena's new album is entitled Imagine That!, and is released on August 28th, 2020.
Rena Strober started her career on Broadway in Les Miserables and went on to guest star on Disney's Liv & Maddie, VEEP, Shameless and voices hundreds of roles in animation and video games.
Rena is also a voice teacher in Los Angeles and specialized in working with children who are blind.
Featuring guest stars Jason Alexander, French Stewart & ML Wooley, also joining Rena on this magical musical quest is DOTZ, the Blind Children's choir - who have all worked with Rena as her voice students.
Other guest singers include world renown opera singer Cristina Jones, Deborah Grausman (who voices Elmo's smartphone 'Smartie'), legally blind Cabaret Artist with Albinism Marleena Barber, and more.
1. 'Somebody Come and Play'
3. 'Imagine That!'
4. 'Being Green'
5. 'I'm Pretty/I'm an Aardvark' (French Stewart & Jason Alexander)
6. 'I Don't Want to Live on the Moon'
7. 'What Makes Music'
8. 'Candy Hearts & Paper Flowers' (featuring Jason Alexander)
10. 'What is Braille? (Scene)'
11. 'Believe in Yourself'
12. 'To Love a Child'
13. 'High Middle Low' (Cristina Jones & Michael Leon Wooley)
14. 'One Small Voice'
Produced by Fred Mollin (Rita Wilson, Linda Ronstadt, Lyle Lovett, Billy Joel, Steve Webb, and many others), the wondrously vibrant, and highly affirmative album opens with the gentle pop hipsway of 'Somebody Come and Play' and continues merrily onward with DOTZ, The Blind Children's Choir shining brightly on 'Sing,' the exquisitely sung title track from Strober 'Imagine That!', and then favorites such as both 'Being Green' and the adorably humorous 'I'm Pretty/I'm an Aardvark' (featuring the unmistakable vocal talents of both French Stewart & Jason Alexander).
Next up is the ornate 'I Don't Want to Live on the Moon' which is backed by the rock 'n' roll of 'What Makes Music,' the beautiful 'Candy Hearts & Paper Flowers' (this time, a cute duet with Strober and Alexander), the delightful storytelling charm of 'Imagination,' and then both the spoken word 'What is Braille? (Scene)' and the upbeat fun of 'Believe in Yourself.'
The album then rounds out with the '70s pop flow of 'To Love a Child,' a rousing rendition of 'High Middle Low' (featuring Strober, Cristina Jones & Michael Leon Wooley, and enhanced by a musical saw, washboard, plectrum banjo, and also a tuba), and then closes out with the stunningly beautiful 'One Small Voice.'
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