January 24, 2007 13:34

Jarvis, Cerys Matthews to sing children's songs on new album

Belle And Sebastian also join Tindersticks compilation

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Jarvis Cocker, Cerys Matthews and Belle & Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch all feature on a new compilation of children’s songs.

‘Songs For The Young At Heart’, released on February 26, was put together by members of Tindersticks. It was inspired by “memories from their childhood of music from the radio, school room and television”.

The collection first comes in a limited edition run packaged in a hard paged children’s book featuring the tale of ‘Albert The Lion’ with illustrations by cult artist Sexton Ming.

A video of Jarvis Cocker telling the story of ‘Albert The Lion’ – where Cocker sits in an actual lion’s cage with the lion – will also be available.

The tracklisting is:

‘Theme For The Young At Heart’ - Stuart Staples
‘Uncle Sigmund’s Clockwork Storybook’ – Sung by Robert Forster (The Go-Betweens)
‘Florence’s Sad Song’ – Sung by Stuart Murdoch (Belle & Sebastian)
‘White Horses’ – Sung by Cerys Mathews
‘The Lion & Albert’ – Told by Jarvis Cocker
‘Robinson Crusoe’ – Performed by Tindersticks
‘Hushabye Mountain’ – Sung by Stuart Staples
‘Morningtown Ride’ – Sung by Suzanne Osbourne
Inch Worm’ – Sung by Kurt Wagner (Lambchop)
‘Mary, Mungo & Midge’ – performed by Tindersticks
‘The Three Sneezes’ – told by Martin Wallace
‘Puff, The Magic Dragon’ – Sung by ‘Bonnie’ Price Billy and Red
‘Hey, Don’t You Cry’ – Stuart Staples

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