FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 7, 2010
CONTACT: Elaine Schock or Meredith Louie
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PEARL JAM SONGS OFFER A ROCK ALTERNATIVE FOR THE CRADLE CROWD
Lullaby Renditions of Pearl Jam Brings Grunge to the Nursery on October 26
(Los Angeles) Hailed by All Music Guide as “the most popular American rock ‘n’ roll band of the ‘90s,” Pearl Jam will
now conquer new generations as their music is transformed by Rockabye Baby into sweet and soothing instrumentals
ideal for little rockers. The latest “Lullaby Renditions” release in the acclaimed and award-winning series that has
revolutionized children’s music will be available on October 26.
Like a “Last Kiss” before bedtime, Lullaby Renditions of Pearl Jam turns the volume down from 11 to 2 to usher babies
to peaceful slumber. Thanks to such soothing instruments as glockenspiel, vibraphone, Mellotron, harps and bells, these
13 Pearl Jam songs become “The Fixer” at naptime with sounds as comforting as a warm flannel blanket. When cradle
rockers are grumpy, fussy or crying, Lullaby Renditions of Pearl Jam will bring them back to an “Even Flow” and help
Mom and Dad to “Just Breathe,” with timeless melodies that they already love.
Since emerging from Seattle at the dawn of the 1990s as standard bearers of the grunge movement, Pearl Jam have sold
more than 30 million albums in the U.S. and some 60 million around the globe. Admired for their truly independent
musical spirit, integrity and activism, they’ve become genuine rock superstars.
“One of the things that has allowed Pearl Jam to evolve from pioneers of early ‘90s grunge to today’s wise men of
alternative rock is the their great musicianship,” notes Leo Flynn, Rockabye Baby music coordinator. “They’re able to
bridge styles as diverse as hard rock, punk, folk, even funk. For the Rockabye team, transforming so many different styles
into a soothing, lullaby sound was a real challenge but a lot of fun!”
Over the last four years the series has won critical raves, awards from top parenting organizations and the hearts of parents
and babies with music they both can enjoy. The label recently debuted on three Billboard charts with a limited, exclusive
12-song collection for Starbucks, becoming a Top Five Kids Albums entry following its March 23 release (all on sales
solely at Starbucks stores).
The Rockabye Baby catalog already boasts albums featuring baby-friendly renditions of songs by The Beatles, Queen,
Bob Marley, U2, Guns N’ Roses, Led Zeppelin, Coldplay, Nirvana, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Green Day,
Metallica, Radiohead, AC/DC, The Cure, and more. The label recently released an album of Elvis Presley classics and
“lullabied” its first rap artist with Lullaby Renditions of Kanye West. Coming later this year is a disc of Bon Jovi lullabies.
For further information, song samples and the Rockabye Baby blog, go to: www.rockabyebabymusic.com.
Package blurb for Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Pearl Jam:
Rockabye Baby transforms timeless rock songs into beautiful instrumental lullabies. Guitars and drums are traded for soothing
mellotrons, vibraphones and bells, and the volume is turned down from an eleven to a two. Rockabye Baby is the perfect way to share
the music you love with the littlest rocker in your life.
Are a new baby’s cries turned up to ten? Need an alternative to the nightly riot act? When it’s you vs. them, these sweet lullaby
renditions of Pearl Jam’s rock anthems are as comforting as a warm flannel blanket. Just breathe, Mom and Dad—it’s sleeptime in
1. Just Breathe 8. Jeremy
2. Last Kiss 9. Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town
3. Betterman 10. Given to Fly
4. The Fixer 11. Black
5. Yellow Ledbetter 12. Corduroy
6. Daughter 13. Alive
7. Even Flow