Through his work on the classic ONCE UPON A POTTY (Parent's Choice Gold Medal), the MTV/Nickelodeon EUREEKA'S CASTLE (A.C.E. award and International Film & TV Festival of New York medal), R.L. Stine's GHOSTS OF FEAR STREET audiobook series, and numerous other family projects, ARI FRANKEL seems to have found the perfect balance between catchy melodies, memorable lyrics and top-notch musical production; originals such as the HUG YOU samba and THE SNOW SONG ballad come through as adult songs with kid-related lyrics: a triumph for all ages! The son of renowned children book author and illustrator Alona Frankel (Joshua & Prudence), ARI is an eclectic, cross-genre artist: while classically training in the '80's at an academy of music, he played synthesizers in a New Wave band; while scoring commercials and documentary films at New YorkÕs renowned Ciani/Music in the '90's he composed for The Actors Studio, The Atlantic Theatre and downtown dance troupes; recent years have found him creating modern tonal operas, acoustic song cycles, and up next -- an all-original jazz lullaby project!
When the eclectic THE OCEAN OF LOVE was originally released, it quickly won a PARENT COUNCIL award as "outstanding from a learning perspective" and a prestigious PARENT'S CHOICE Silver Honor "for amazing audio accomplishment", but was a private printing distributed among friends and growing fans. It is only now that Ari has remastered the complete album, designed a new, attractive digipak-style package, and has secured widespread store and online distribution; finally, THE OCEAN OF LOVE is truly flowing again, and will be available anywhere and everywhere good music is offered. A NEVERLAND new-age Grammy award nominee, AUDIO FOR NEW MEDIA Emerson College teacher and multimedia developer, Ari continues to work in the studio -- alone and with talented friends such as actress Fiona Shaw and musicologist/pianist Joshua Rifkin -- to bring empowering and inspiring cuts for the whole family.
Ari FRANKEL (composer, lyricist, vocals, keyboards, production) sometimes invites renowned friends Pierre BENSUSAN (guitar), Janice PENDARVIS (vocal), Sean ALTMAN and Dave YAZBEK (vocals), Gerard D'Angelo (piano), Jay ANDERSON (bass), Tony MORENO (drums) and others to contribute to this eclectic, award-winning project.
Once Upon a Potty [boy, girl] - dvds, cd's
R.L. Stine's Ghosts of Fear Street - audiobook series
Ben & Jerry's Double Dip - audiobook
Suzanne Ciani: Neverland - Private Music
DanceWorks - BiCameral Records
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Twelve songs in a colorful range of adult musical styles from surf guitar to Beatlesque anthems, sam...Twelve songs in a colorful range of adult musical styles from surf guitar to Beatlesque anthems, samba to reggae... A lively collection, highly recommended!
Should appeal to children and adults
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An engaging and innovative children's album, THE OCEAN OF LOVE offers clever, catchy songs for kids ...An engaging and innovative children's album, THE OCEAN OF LOVE offers clever, catchy songs for kids in a remarkable range of musical styles. The dozen original songs speak in the language of children but sing in the musical language of adults... unusual in its appeal to both children and their parents.
I think THE OCEAN OF LOVE will be a great success... Best of luck. Rosie O'Donnell
01 the ocean of love -- 4:00
02 what do you think, that it's easy to be a kid? -- 3:30
03 i say, you say -- 2:00
04 wipe my nose -- 3:30
05 drivin' u.s.a. -- 3:00
06 hug you -- 5:00
07 sandbox sunday -- 4:00
08 brush it -- 3:30
09 change me! -- 3:00
10 good grief -- 3:00
11 the snow song -- 4:00
12 bedtime story -- 3:30