If you've got kids you're probably sick of the incessant jingle-jangle of cutesy lullabies such as Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and Incy Wincy Spider. The trouble is you can't use the gut-pounding riffs of Led Zeppelin or the sombre angst of Nirvana to send baby off to boboland, can you? Well yes, actually you can, with Rockabye Baby CDs.
These revolutionary, award-winning albums contain instrumental lullaby versions of some of the world's greatest rock, alternative and metal anthems. No, really! The familiar melodies are just as hook-laden and rockin' as you remember but this time round they're played on delicate instruments such as the glockenspiel, vibraphone, mellotron and harp. Like, blissful, dude!
You haven't lived until you've heard Stairway to Heaven in lullaby form. And Enter Sandman by Metallica has to be heard to be disbelieved. But it's not all about Dad Rock because there's even a Coldplay Rockabye Baby CD (although we find non-lullabied Coldplay sufficiently soporific).
As well as soothing baby to sleep, tunes given the Rockabye treatment are guaranteed to keep parents suitably stimulated. Hearing a chord-crunching classic being played on what sounds like a pixie's xylophone is completely enthralling, almost psychedelic. You'll be gagging to hear the next track. In fact, even if you haven't got kids these brilliantly produced renditions are fantastic sonic curios for any music fan.
A great gift for any parents labouring under the illusion they're still hip (that'll be all of 'em), Rockabye Baby CDs are the perfect way to indoctrinate future generations in the ways of rock. Besides, scientists predict baby's who listen to the whimsical dirge of Hey Diddle Diddle will grow up to become Westlife fans. Probably. Bleurgh! For those about to nap, we salute you!
Any chance of The Coldplay lullyby CD back in stock for xmas delivery?? Jane, Cardiff - 19th November 2012
Firebox says: Unfortunately not, we won't be selling that one anymore - sorry Jane!
Love the Nirvana track - really soothing and you can actually make resemblances between the songs and the lullaby songs. Definitely buying the Nirvana one! It's a shame you didn't include the Big Cheese song - that song is amazing and I'd love to hear that as a lullaby! Shannon, Swansea - 12th March 2010
Got The Beatles one for my mother in law from my daughter and she absolutely loves it. She phoned me on christmas day all happy and thankful. I thought it was perfect as she was a Beatles fan back when they where together so to get my wee lass into them would be perfect. Pauline, Cumbria - 2nd January 2010
I got one of these for my (then) 18 month old neice- a Pink Floyd album of the same series. Put her to sleep, everytime.
That said, Coldplay? Their real albums put ME to sleep! Martin, Andover - 2nd July 2008
I absolutely love the "Rockabye Baby" series! Hearing classic rock choons in plinky-plonky xylophone style is oddly soothing. One complaint though, Firebox; where's the Radiohead edition?!? It's the best one in the series! Ray, England - 10th June 2008
Firebox says: You're right Ray and we're working on it!