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Barney For Baby: Love and Lullabies is the tenth US studio album from Barney, released on CD and cassette on January 23, 2000 under the music division of Lyrick Studios, making it the first of three US Barney albums to be released that year. It was re-released by Koch Records and HIT Entertainment on January 11, 2005.

On April 10, 2020, the album was transferred to Warner Music Group's Arts Music division, along with other Barney albums, as Mattel entered into an exclusive, multi-year global music licensing agreement between the company, announced on May 1, 2020.[2]

The album was aimed at infants as part of the Barney for Baby brand​. It includes lullaby versions of traditional songs, (with the exception of "What Makes a Flower So Pretty?" and "I Love You") accompanied by soothing nature sounds, and instrumental melodies to each track.[3]

Following the release of Love & Lullabies, a spanish language version, A Dormir con Barney, was released on January 1, 2001.

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic 4/5 stars

At AllMusic, Heather Phares rated the album four stars out of five, saying that Barney For Babies: Love & Lullabies is "sure to please Barney's biggest fans". Phares adds that it features "gentle classics and originals".[4]

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Over in the Meadow" Traditional 3:01
2. "What Makes a Flower So Pretty?" Angelo Natalie 2:27
3. "Ring Around the Rosie" Traditional 1:45
4. "Little Butterflies" Angelo Natalie 2:34
5. "Listen to the Mockingbird" David Bernard Wolf 3:29
6. "London Bridge" Traditional 2:27
7. "Where is Thumbkin?" Traditional 3:33
8. "One, Two, Buckle My Shoe" Traditional 2:32
9. "Hickory Dickory Dock" Traditional 2:31
10. "Mary Had a Little Lamb" Traditional 2:09
11. "I Love You" Traditional • Lee Bernstein 2:26
Total length: 28:59

Personnel

Credits for Barney For Baby: Love and Lullabies adapted from AllMusic.

Vocals

Production

  • Dennis DeShazer - development
  • Joseph Phillips - arranger, producer
  • Stephanie Alderman - production coordinator
  • Charles King — music administrator & researcher
  • Jonathan Smith - music administrator & researcher
  • Sarah Moore - choir contractor

Visuals and imagery

  • Leonor Egea - package designer
  • Pin Yi Wur - package designer

Technical

  • Frank Salazar - recorder, mixer engineer

Musicians

  • Dan Sawyer - guitar

Release history

Region Date Format Label
Various January 25, 2000 Cassette • CD Lyrick
South Africa 2000 CD HIT • NEXT
Various January 11, 2005 HIT • Koch
November 30, 2011 digital download HIT
April 10, 2020[5] digital download • streaming Arts • Mattel

Trivia

  • This album marked:
    • The first major US Barney album to not be on any Billboard charts.
    • The final album to have new vocals recorded with Bob West as Barney.

See Also

References

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