Golden Records – the classic children’s albums from the 1950s – have been reinvigorated through new recordings from celebrities including Alicia Silverstone, Susan Sarandon, Busy Phillips, Ed Asner and Cheryl Hines. The new album features stories like Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, and Goldilocks, all told over the digitally re-mastered music from the mid-century.
“She loves listening to the stories in the car,” Busy Philipps tells Celebrity Baby Scoop of her daughter Birdie, 4.
Busy adds: “It’s funny because in my first story I say, ‘Hi, this is Busy Philipps, and I’m reading The Frog Prince’ and she goes, ‘Busy Philipps!? That’s so weird mom! That’s your name!’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah, because it’s me,’ and she’s like, ‘What!?’ She had no concept.”
Actress Constance Marie loves reading Golden Records books to her 3-year-old daughter Luna.
“I grew up with a love for music so Golden Records were a wonderful part of my childhood,” Constance says. “As a Mom, I now get to share the many songs I loved as a child with my own daughter. In these times of instability, it is wonderful to see the Golden Records brand as a heartwarming constant and one that is helping to nurture my daughter’s love of music.”
The Mary Tyler Moore Show alum Ed Asner says Golden Records are an important part of childhood.
“If kids enjoy the Golden Records beloved classics as much as I enjoyed performing them, I can die happy!” the legendary actor says.
And Grease star Didi Conn says Golden Records ignite “delicious memories” from her childhood.
“What a trip down memory lane!” the actress says. “My most delicious memories of my childhood were cuddling up with my mother and having her play the rich orchestrations of Golden Records while singing along to classics likes How Much is That Doggie in the Window? and The Muffin Man. I was absolutely thrilled to be asked to share the warm feeling that Golden Records ignited in my heart and has stayed with me all these years.”