Written for the birth of her first child, Lady Shaula's 'The Lullaby Kit' is now available for download. (or send an email to purchase a physical CD).
Extremely effective on insomniacs of all ages.
Comes with a timely warning on the cover of the hard copy which states 'DO NOT LISTEN TO THIS CD WHILE DRIVING OR OPERATING HEAVY MACHINERY'.
The Lullaby Kit consists of you, your baby, a comfortable place (my rocking chair is my favourite), a warm drink in a lovely cup (not hot - to keep your baby safe. Milo is perfect!) and
... this CD.
Now, get yourself nice and settled.
If you've got a baby in your arms, chances are you're exhausted as well, so make sure that you can both fall asleep safely where you are.
Now, sip your drink slowly and sing along with bits here and there and ... well, hopefully you'll never get to hear the end of this album consciously!
Good luck. Sleep when you can and never underestimate the power of a quick nap. Eventually you'll be through this exhausting phase of having a baby and you'll be back to your normal energy. I know you can get through it... on Lullaby Kit at a time...
As a mother of 3 beautiful children, I hear over and over again of the difficulties parents have enjoying the baby years.
My Dad taught me the art of the Lullaby and I'm not sure who gets more from it, the listener or the singer. Try to sing along because your baby just loves your voice - no matter how terrible - loves to hear you breathing slow and low and to be held close enough to smell you.
Thank you to my husband, Andrew, my brother Scott, my Mum, all my music teachers and composer friends, my Dad (this album was recorded before he died) and most importantly, my three angels who have brought me such joy - Xander, River and Lyana.
All tracks recorded at GAS - Good Audio Sense, South Melbourne, Australia
Producer - the incredibly generous and lovely Rodney Lowe
Engineered by the fabulous Greg O'Shea
Cello on 'Baby Mine' by the gorgeous Peter O'Reilly
Back cover photo by my beautiful friend, Joslyn Rechter
Graphic design & art work by Shaula
All titles (except tracks 4,6 & 7) written by Shaula Salathé and published by River Productions.
Track 4 written by Emily Perl Kingsley & Jim Timmens. Reproduced courtesy of EMI on behalf of Sesame Workshop.
Track 6 written by an unknown composer. This was the nightly closing theme of Melbourne's 3KZ radio in the 1920s and sung to me every night of my childhood by my father.
Track 7 written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Thanks also to Rodney Lowe for believing in this project, Auntie Eda Schurmann & Eugenie Teychenné for teaching me the tools of music.
Steve Wade, Dean Moore & Scott again for technical support and a big thank you to all the dear friends who have patiently supported me to finish this CD!
10% of proceeds from this album goes to the Neo-natal wards in your city and towards helping children in Third World countries.