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The First Album

by The Board of Education

The Board of Education brings the adventure, danger, learning and joy of elementary school to musical life! The First Album is their dazzling debut, featuring thrilling pop songs that span musical genres with a flair reminiscent of Schoolhouse Rock.
Genre: Kids/Family: Children's Pop
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1. Rise and Shine
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2. Beverly the Village Misfit
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3. 8 is a Number
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4. The Lonely Tomato
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5. Know Your Inventors, Part I
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6. Lunchtime (Tin Foil Robots)
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7. Your Sensitive Elbow
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8. Ice Ages are Fun!
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9. The Many Uses, and Dangers, of Commas
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10. Volcanoes and You
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11. Tired Ride Home
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12. August Lullaby
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13. (a Case of the Hiccups)
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Album Notes
Formed in 2008, Seattle's The Board of Education brings the adventure, danger, learning and joy of elementary school to life in witty, thrilling pop songs. Fronted by children’s author Kevin Emerson, the BoE has wowed audiences across the country with their “advanced placement repertoire” (-The New Yorker, 2010), featuring songs about lonely tomatoes, misunderstood aliens, the dangers of commas, and the joys of tin foil.

The First Album was released to rave reviews, like these:

"It s the rare record that you can bring to your pre-teen kids without steeling your nerves against six months of repeated plays and an onslaught of cartoon earworms. The BoE did it right." -The Seattle Times

"Their new CD educates like Schoolhouse Rock... and yet sounds a bit like Ben Folds Five... Regardless of who they remind us of, they have a sound that s melodically their own with catchy songs full of well-thought out lyrics so multi-layered you ll find yourself listening to them over and over again... And let s face it, tin foil robots + volcanoes = AWESOME!" - Otterhop Blog

"[the band] combine their love of melody and hooks with classroom subjects that might otherwise be yawned at by Fourth Graders, to create this ridiculously catchy, funny, and intelligent CD!" -Kids Music That Rocks Blog


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