Grammy-Winning Tom Chapin Releases "Some Assembly Required" with Razor & Tie - Features Vocals by Dan Zanes, Vanessa Williams and Laurie Berkner

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Razor & Tie Entertainment, one of the best-selling children's music labels in the country, is proud to announce the release of Tom Chapin's new CD, "Some Assembly Required." Chapin, one of America's favorite family recording artists, will release the CD on September 27th.

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Razor & Tie Entertainment is proud to announce the release of Tom Chapin's new CD, "Some Assembly Required." Chapin, one of America's favorite family recording artists, will release the CD on September 27th.

"The best family artist around." – Billboard

"Warm spirit, infectious humor, and sensitive satiric songs…one of the great personalities in contemporary folk music." - New York Times

"Some Assembly Required" features 15 new songs written and produced by Tom and his longtime collaborators John Forster, Michael Mark and Jon Cobert. The new CD features acoustic instrumental whizzes Eric Weissberg (of "Dueling Banjos" fame), Joanie Madden (Cherish The Ladies), Larry Campbell (longtime Bob Dylan bandmate), as well as a vocal duets with special guests Vanessa Williams, Dan Zanes and Laurie Berkner, respectively.

Chapin's career spans 30 years and has produced 17 recordings. In addition to his seven contemporary folk albums, Chapin has gained widespread critical and popular acclaim for his recordings aimed at children and their families. He has received four Grammy nominations for Best Musical Album for Children. Parents Magazine has said of the entertainer: "Nobody today is writing and performing better kids' songs than Tom Chapin…the Pied Piper of children's music." Chapin is also well-known as a narrator of children's books on tape and has won three Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word Album For Children (2001's Mama Don't Allow, 2002's There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly and 2004's The Train They Call The City Of New Orleans.). Tom Chapin's diverse career turns also include a stint as the lead in the Broadway musical "Pump Boys and Dinettes", a role on television as the host on ABC's "Make A Wish" and most recently a cameo in Jonathan Demme's remake of The Manchurian Candidate. For more information and performance updates, visit http://www.tomchapin.com.

Chapin joins Razor & Tie's burgeoning kids' division which includes the best-selling Kidz Bop series, the current #1 kids album Worship Jamz and best-selling Laurie Berkner. Razor & Tie Entertainment is home to the best known brand in children's music, Kidz Bop, the best-selling children's music series. Kidz Bop has been #1 on the Billboard Year End Kid Audio chart in 2002, 2003 and 2004. Since their introduction in 2001, Kidz Bop titles have sold over 4.5 million copies with five gold albums to date. The most recent release, Kidz Bop 7, made an astounding debut at #7 on Billboard's Top 200 chart making it the highest charting non-soundtrack children's release in the history of the Billboard charts. For more information, visit http://www.razorandtie.com .

Editors: For more information and art downloads, visit http://www.razorandtiemedia.com/artistpage.php?artist=157

PRESS contacts: Carise Yatter/Razor & Tie - 212-598-2202 or cyatter@razorandtie.com

or Beth Blenz-Clucas 503-293-9498 bethpr@msn.com

Some Assembly Required

Track Listing

1. Puppy at the Pound

2. Only One Shoe (with Vanessa Williams)

3. Bill Bailey, Get Yourself Back Home

4. How I Became a Clown

5. My Face

6. Brown Gold

7. I'm the Only Me

8. Walk the World Now, Children (with Dan Zanes)

9. The Happiest Song I Know (with Laurie Berkner)

10. Questions

11. Some Assembly Required

12. Don't Make Me Dance

13. Planet Bruno

14. Quiet Time

15. Home Is the Welcoming Sound

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