Daniel Cook, who has appeared as a special correspondent on the The Oprah Winfrey Show’s â€œAmazing Kidsâ€ episode as well as eTalk and ET Canada, has a brand new project, the This is Daniel Cook. Here we are! CD. This album, available on April 10, features 26 songs, including a special track Daniel co-wrote with Ed Robertson (Barenaked Ladies) called It’s Daniel Cook. The song first appeared on an episode of the hit show â€œThis is Daniel Cookâ€, which airs in North America on Treehouse, TVOntario, Playhouse Disney, Knowledge Network, ACCESS and SCN.
Besides Ed Robertson, the This is Daniel Cook. Here we are! CD features vocal performances by Universal recording artist Melissa McClelland, Keith Macpherson (â€œCanadian Idolâ€ and pop group Easily Amused) and â€œCanadian Idolâ€ vocal coach Sarah Morrison. Melissa McClelland â€“ who performed the original This is Daniel Cook Theme Song â€“ provides vocals on a brand new extended version. The CD was mixed by Juno Award winner and Rush producer Terry Brown and also features some of Toronto’s top musicians.
In the award winning live action â€œThis is Daniel Cookâ€ show, host Daniel Cook explores, learns and creates with everyone from chocolatiers to musicians and from firefighters to dog trainers. The show captures the perspective of a young boy in a unique way that entertains and teaches. The inspiration for the songs on the CD came directly from the show, such as a freshly recorded version of Raffi’s If I Had a Dinosaur, which relates to the two episodes where Daniel Cook learns about his favourite dinosaur the Giganotosaurus and digs up dinosaur bones.
The CD is a collaboration between The Children’s Group and marblemedia distribution and is based on the hit TV series â€œThis is Daniel Cook,â€ produced by marblemedia and Sinking Ship Productions. The album includes original songs, classic favourites such as Puff The Magic Dragon and The Candy Man and traditional children’s music. The CD is an eclectic mix of musical styles designed to introduce children (and their parents) to the wonderful sounds of classical, pop, big band, country, polka, hip hop, celtic and more.
The This is Daniel Cook. Here we are! CD is marketed by The Children’s Group, the leading presenter of storytelling and classical music and CDs for children. The CD is distributed in Canada and the United States by KOCH Entertainment Distribution. Suggested retail price: $15.99 in the U.S. / $13.99 in Canada. The CD is also available on Daniel’s website www.thisisdanielcook.com.