Rockabye Baby! drops kid-friendly ‘Hamilton’ lullaby album
They’re young, scrappy, and hungry – but now Hamilbabies have a new soundtrack to soothe them to sleep.
“Lullaby Renditions of Songs From Hamilton” from Rockabye Baby! features G-rated covers of songs from the Broadway blockbuster “Hamilton.” The music company, which has also recorded kid-friendly bedtime versions of Beyonce and Iron Maiden songs, has remixed eight hits from the Tony and Grammy-winning play, like “My Shot,” “You’ll Be Back” and “Wait for It” in MP3 format for $8.99.
“The sweeping percussion, rapid-fire rapping and soaring singing are transformed using marimbas, glockenspiels, wood blocks, and more delicate percussion,” according to a press release. “An ideal stepping-stone for the original, ‘Lullaby Renditions of Songs From Hamilton’ is the perfect entry into the world of ‘Hamilton’ for the whole family.”
It’s another moneymaker for the blockbuster Broadway smash, which is pulling an estimated $600,000 a week in profit in New York alone. Now there are productions selling out in Chicago and San Francisco, as well. It’s expected to ultimately rake in up to $1 billion in sales. The Times reported last year that it’s making $100,000 million a year in ticket sales, and hawking $15 million and counting in merch like the cast album, t-shirts and a behind-the-scenes book.
The lullaby tracks are available on Amazon or the iTunes store. You can stream them on Spotify or Apple Music, or preview the songs here.
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