Bruce Haack / Miss Nelson

The Electronic Record for Children

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Like The Way Out Record for Children, 1969's The Electronic Record for Children adds more freaked-out fun to the basic menu of electronic-based story and activity songs shared by all the Dimension 5 releases. This time, Bruce Haack and Esther Nelson pretend they are on a space ship orbiting the earth, and this theme plays out in their between-song banter as well as on songs like "Mara's Moon" and "Clapping with Katy," where the duo calls a friend on earth to play a clapping game with her. "Sing" and "Upside Down" are sweet slices of electronic pop, while "Saint Basil," includes a trip to the planet of the singing mice and a choir of Greek children, and the sound effect laden instrumental "Listen" reflects the wilder side of Haack's imagination. As always, The Electronic Record for Children showcases the sparkling creativity, humor, and wonder of Haack and company.

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