Interview with Jewel and Fun Giveaway

by jessicaturner on November 7, 2011

We love music in our house. Elias has an entire basket filled with CDs and we often listen to music in the car and at night.

Our new favorite album is The Merry Goes ‘Round by Jewel. It is full of fun and original songs. I love it as much as Elias. It’s so nice to listen to a children’s album that isn’t full of annoying songs, you know?

Listen to Only Shadows here:

I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to do an e-mail interview with Jewel. Today I am thrilled to share the interview and giveaway TWO autographed copies of the album.

The Interview

What were your goals as you wrote and recorded The Merry Goes ‘Round?

I HAD SEVERAL GOALS:
1) I WANTED THE CD TO APPEAL TO INFANTS, TODDLERS AND OLDER KIDS. TO DO THIS I MADE SONGS THAT HAVE GREAT BEATS TO ENGAGE LITTLE ONES, I USED BRIGHT AND COLORFUL PRODUCTION TO ENGAGE TODDLERS, AND I USED CLEVER AND FUNNY STORYTELLING LYRICS TO INTEREST THE OLDER KIDS.

2) I WANTED TO MAKE A CD THAT DIDN’T TALK DOWN TO KIDS AND DIDN’T BORE PARENTS. TO DO THIS I USED THE MOVIE ‘SHREK’ AS A ROLE MODEL- AS IT HAD JOKES FOR KIDS, AND ALSO HUMOR AND VALUE FOR PARENTS. I THINK PARENTS WILL APPRECIATE THE CRAFT, PRODUCTION AND CONTENT OF THIS RECORD, AS MUCH AS KIDS WILL ENJOY THE STORIES AND MORALS OF EACH SONG.

3) I WANTED TO MAKE A CD THAT HAD MANY DIFFERENT STYLES, AS I WANTED TO EXPOSE KIDS TO ALL KINDS OF GENRES OF MUSIC, FROM DIXIE LAND TO BLUES TO FOLK TO AMERICANA ROOTS. BASICALLY I WANTED THIS ALBUM TO DO IT ALL!

What is your favorite song on the album, and why?

MY FAVORITE SONG IS ‘JUST LIKE PENGUINS DO’. I CAN’T WAIT TO PLAY IT FOR MY SON AND TELL HIM I WILL LOVE HIM FOREVER, JUST LIKE PENGUINS DO…

How are you making working motherhood work for your family?

I AM LEARNING AS I GO! I HAVE TAKEN TIME OFF FROM TOURING WITH NO REAL PLANS TO GO BACK SO THAT I CAN FIGURE OUT MY OWN RHYTHM. I WORK FROM THE HOUSE NOW ON RECORDING PROJECTS LIKE “THE MERRY GOES ‘ROUND,” AND WILL MAKE OTHER RECORDS FOR ADULTS, TOO. I’M SURE I WILL TRAVEL AGAIN TOO, BUT I JUST WANTED TO ENJOY THIS SPECIAL TIME IN MY BABY’S LIFE – HE IS ONLY A BABY ONCE!

How has motherhood changed you?

IT HAS HEALED THE LAST HOLE IN MY HEART. HAVING A CHILD IS NOT JUST LIFE CHANGING – IT’S SOUL CHANGING. I FEEL SO HAPPY AND FULL.

This is your second record for children/babies, do you have any plans to tour with these songs?

I HAVE NO TOUR PLANNED. THAT’S THE GREAT THING ABOUT AN INDIE PROJECT LIKE THIS – THERE ARE NO RULES! I CAN MAKE MUSIC I LIKE AND STILL SPEND TIME WITH MY CHILD.

Win The Merry Goes Round

I have two autographed copies to give away! If you would like to win The Merry Goes ‘Round, simply leave a comment with who you would give this album to. Additional entries (one comment per entry) for tweeting, sharing on Facebook, etc. etc. (you know the drill!)

I will pick two winners at random later this week.

Special thanks to Jewel for taking the time to answer these questions!



{ 171 comments… read them below or add one }

Lacy Chapiewsky November 7, 2011 at 6:26 am

I would give it to both my sons! They LOVE to dance and listen to music. We have “dance party” downstairs so they can show me their “new moves”! What a cool giveaway!

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shelby November 7, 2011 at 6:35 am

I would give the CD to my daughters. They love music, we often have little dance parties in the living room with are music playing loud. They are 4 and 2 right now so I would love to win a CD like this. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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Janice November 7, 2011 at 6:42 am

I have loved Jewel and her music for the longest time! Thanks for this giveaway!

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Jessica November 7, 2011 at 6:43 am

I would give this to my little ones. They are 4 and 5 and they both love music and dancing!!

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Andrea L November 7, 2011 at 6:51 am

I would love to win this to give to my husband so that my husband could listen to it with my two little boys. The oldest llikes to dance with Daddy and I’m sure the little one will want to join in as soon as he’s able!

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Andrea L November 7, 2011 at 6:51 am

Shared on facebook

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kristin November 7, 2011 at 6:54 am

What a great giveaway! I haven’t heard this album, but I like Jewel’s music in general. I’m sure my 4-year-old daughter would love this CD. Thanks for sharing!

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Lindsay November 7, 2011 at 6:55 am

Always been a big fan of Jewel! Thanks for the chance to win her CD.

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kristin November 7, 2011 at 6:58 am
becky November 7, 2011 at 7:02 am

I would give it to my daughter in LA, to listen to with my grandson far away from Gigi here in the midwest.

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Erin Mercke November 7, 2011 at 7:03 am

I would love to share this wonderful cd with my children, they are 9, 7, and 4, but I will probably send it to my sister who does not live near us. She has a beautiful 2 year old who LOVES to sing and dance. We do not get to share many moments with her due to the distance, but it would make my heart smile to give it to her. :)

Thanks so much Jessica for these opportunities you provide to your readers. :)

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Melani November 7, 2011 at 7:13 am

I would give the CD to my new grandson, Jaxson, who will arrive on Friday!

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laura pratt November 7, 2011 at 7:17 am

I would give this cd to my 4 children. We love to sing in the car and around the house. And I love jewel!

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Ashley G November 7, 2011 at 7:19 am

I would give this cd to the children I nanny for! Thanks for the great interview and giveaway!

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Jessica November 7, 2011 at 7:28 am

I would share this with my 2 year old and 6 month old – we love music in our house!

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Karen November 7, 2011 at 7:34 am

Our family has chosen a young, single mom to adopt for our Christmas family this year and it would be great to purchase a small CD player for her and give the gift of music to her and the baby.

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Bridget November 7, 2011 at 7:37 am

I would give it to my new niece –

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Bridget November 7, 2011 at 7:38 am

I shared it on Facebook

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Heidi November 7, 2011 at 7:39 am

I have a four year old nephew that is a mover and a shaker. This would make a great Christmas present for him! Our own little guy is due next Thursday so I’ve been adding music like this to our buy list. I’ll definitely have to check it out!

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Karen R November 7, 2011 at 7:44 am

Jess,
I love your site, I am always finding new & interesting ideas, blogs, people, great values and ways to spend my money. Ha! I would love to give this album to my grandaughter. She just loves music and I’m sure this would be a big hit with her mom who is a big fan of Jewel!

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Katie November 7, 2011 at 7:49 am

I would give this to my almost 8 month old daughter! She loves music – currently we’ve been listening to Celtic Woman and John Denver! Love Jewel and just recently heard about this CD!

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KSM November 7, 2011 at 7:49 am

I would LOVE to give this CD to my children – I have a 9 month old and a 5 year old. I am going through a very much unwanted divorce and I am really trying to keep as much stability and happiness in my chilldrens lives. I have found music is an inexpensive way (at 99cents a song!) to put a smile on all of our faces despite what is going on! Santa brought my son a CD player and a CD last year and my son has already said he hopes Santa brings another CD!

Thanks so much for putting all of these great freebies and tips together! I have just recently found your blog (thanks to following your husband on Twitter) and have really enjoyed the freebies I have been able to get and pass on to friends and family!

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Katie November 7, 2011 at 7:49 am

Just shared on Facebook, too! Thanks for the giveaways and all of the freebies and just great ideas in general! :)

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Kimberly November 7, 2011 at 7:55 am

I would give this album to my songs! My oldest loves to sing and dance, and the littlest is starting to show he has rhythm too!

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Kimberly November 7, 2011 at 7:57 am
sarah November 7, 2011 at 8:01 am

would LOVE to win this for my kids…it would go in their stocking from Santa :) We have her first CD of lullabies…can’t say enough positive things about it! I saw last week that she had this one out, and planned on buying it…fingers crossed that I will win instead :)

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Stefanie M November 7, 2011 at 8:02 am

I would give this to my two boys, who love music above all else in life. They would get a kick out of it!

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Jessica Anderson November 7, 2011 at 8:09 am

I would love to give it to my kids ages 7, 4 and 5 months…sounds like they would all enjoy it!!!

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Kodi November 7, 2011 at 8:12 am

I would give this to my daughter’s daycare. They always have music playing for those kids. I think they would love a new to choose from!

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Leslie November 7, 2011 at 8:16 am

This album looks amazing. I don’t have any children of my own yet but I would love to win it for my future children. It’s so special that Jewel wrote them for her sweet baby. Love the interview too!

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kristina November 7, 2011 at 8:18 am

Great interview! LOVE Jewel! I’d give it to my daughter. She loves music, too and I just know she’d love to fall asleep to Jewel’s beautiful music! Thanks so much for the chance! Hugs!

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kristina November 7, 2011 at 8:20 am
Amanda November 7, 2011 at 8:22 am

This CD would definately go to my 2 little ones…I would be so happy to listen to something other than b-i-n-g-o! I really love Jewel’s music…thanks for the giveaway!

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kristina November 7, 2011 at 8:26 am
Emily @ The Pilot's Wife November 7, 2011 at 8:39 am

Fun, we’d love to have some new kids music around here!

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Beth November 7, 2011 at 8:43 am

My nephew would love this! He has just started laughing and moving around to music!

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Kari November 7, 2011 at 8:47 am

I would love to share this CD with my three month old son Jackson. We always have music playing in our house and he loves it! And I’m a fan of Jewel so we could enjoy it together :)

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Sharon November 7, 2011 at 8:50 am

Sounds like a neat CD. My son loves to “rock and roll.” I would give it to him:)

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Sharon November 7, 2011 at 8:51 am

My son loves to “rock and roll.” I would give it to him:)

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Sharon November 7, 2011 at 8:53 am

Opps…did not think it went through the first time. Sorry!

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Lisa Johnson November 7, 2011 at 8:51 am

I would give the CD to my 4 year old daughter, Autumn.
We ♥ jamming out in the car to fun music.
Thanks for a great giveaway! :)

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mrs.mfc November 7, 2011 at 8:53 am

I’m currently pregnant (due date Feb 4!) and would love to give this to my son once he arrives!! :)

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Heather November 7, 2011 at 8:53 am

I would give this to my daughters! I have been looking for a children’s cd that I wouldn’t mind listening to as well! Thank you

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Debbie Kim November 7, 2011 at 8:55 am

I am so interested in this! I am always looking for good music for my son, he’s 2.5 years now. Thanks for sharing your interview!

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Sarah JR November 7, 2011 at 9:00 am

I would love to give this to my boys for christmas! Actually I would probably download it to our Ipod that plays in our kitchen and then give away the CD to another family to enjoy.

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Brenda November 7, 2011 at 9:02 am

My kids love music and dancing (4, 2 1/2 and 6 months). We’re always looking for new fun music!

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Malissa November 7, 2011 at 9:09 am

I’ve got a wide range of kids who would love some new music! (7,5,4mo)

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Liz November 7, 2011 at 9:13 am

I would give it to my 2 year old daughter! She sings and dances all the time. We put music on all the time while we clean, play, and ride in the car. She loves it!

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Jane F. November 7, 2011 at 9:14 am

I would give it to my grandson who is 18 months old and loves music. He dances whenever he hears music.

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Jenny November 7, 2011 at 9:14 am

Girl! I would put this in the car and listen to it all the way to WV with my two girls in the back seat. I’m sure by the time we are done with the 10 hours drive we’d know every song by heart!

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Vickerie November 7, 2011 at 9:25 am

I would give it to my 2yo noah and 1yo mason!

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Beth Biermann November 7, 2011 at 9:39 am

I would love to give this to our 8 month old – she LOVES music and will bounce and sway to the beat. We have Jewel’s first kids cd and it’s great – I’m sure this one is just as good.

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Michelle Turner November 7, 2011 at 9:43 am

Would love this for my little girl. I went to the same high school as Jewel and I am always keeping an eye out for what cool thing she is working on!

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Kayla November 7, 2011 at 10:14 am

I would give to to one of my best friends who is having a baby in February.

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Jason November 7, 2011 at 10:17 am

I would give it to my wife and three children so they could listen to a great songwriter. All three of them take piano lessons and have such an appreciation for music.

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Chris November 7, 2011 at 10:21 am

I would give it to my wife. She is a great mom of our 3 yr old son who has juvenile arthritis and a primary immune deficiency, and to our 15 month old who was IUGR and has significant growth and development delays. She also runs our non-profit project to help feed AIDS orphans in Lesotho, Africa. Because of our kids health we are “stuck” at home a lot and they love music and dance.

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Stephanie Hanes November 7, 2011 at 10:34 am

My 3 year old daughter and 2 year old son would LOVE this!

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Stephanie Hanes November 7, 2011 at 10:35 am

I shared on FB too.

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Jaclyn Turner November 7, 2011 at 10:35 am

I would give one copy to my sister-in-law who is expecting her first baby at the end of December, and I would give the second copy to brother and his wife, as they have just had their first baby girl in August! Sharing this on Facebook now!

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Vonnie November 7, 2011 at 10:36 am

We love Jewel and have since her first concert tour! I would the CD to my 3 little ones 8, 4, and 8 months! We love listening to her music and dancing around. My 4yr old son loves to try and sing her songs!

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Jaclyn Turner November 7, 2011 at 10:37 am

Shared on Twitter as well!

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Beckie November 7, 2011 at 10:38 am

I would give it to my wonderful neice who will be having her first baby in a few weeks.. I love your music and Im sure baby Kinsley will too.. Thank you

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ANGIE November 7, 2011 at 10:40 am

I have a co-worker having her 1st child in Feb. I will give it to her with her homemade gifts I am making for her.

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Amber November 7, 2011 at 10:44 am

I would give it to my two little boys . . . . I have seen Jewel in concert twice and love her! So would love to get them enjoying her beautiful voice also.

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Shana Cochran November 7, 2011 at 10:45 am

I would LOVE to give this CD to my daughter who will be 14 months old tomorrow. She is just learning how to dance-bobbing up and down and bending at her knees-it’s cute! I think she would really enjoy it!

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Jennifer Loy November 7, 2011 at 10:45 am

first off,I’ve loved jewel since I was little,I really just adore her voice,I’m pregnant with a little girl & I listen to her album “lullaby” everynight before bed & it seems to calm the baby down so both of us can go to sleep(: but I’d give the the Album to my daughter when shes born & use it as a lullaby for her(:

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Kristin M. November 7, 2011 at 10:48 am

I would give this to my 7 week old son and my 3 year old daughter. We’re huge fans of Jewel in our house. When I was painting my daughter’s nursery, I listened to all of my Jewel CDs and then when she was born the same music would help calm her. It was wonderful!

Kristinfriesen81 at gmail dot com

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Kristin M. November 7, 2011 at 10:50 am
Suzanne Drews November 7, 2011 at 10:56 am

~ I treasured the times reading and singing with my daughter when whe was a baby. Becoming a Mom was absolutely the most joyous, emotional time in my life. Today she is excelling in writing, and loves music. She has strength, poise, confidence, smarts, love and walks to the beat of her own drum. So, my daughter and I would actually enjoy this together which we can share and purchase for others as welcome baby gifts; seems evcryone is pregnant these days, something in the water. My daughter also is a great babsitter so she could share this with the children she sits for. Thank you Jewel for sharing and wish you and Ty many blessings with your beautiful son.

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Misty November 7, 2011 at 10:59 am

I would give it to my 7-month-old, Noah! He loves music!

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Susan November 7, 2011 at 11:00 am

I would give it to my sweet niece EVA. She would love it since she likes to sing!

Thanks … I love Jewel for grown up music :)

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Leah D. November 7, 2011 at 11:02 am

I would definitely give this album to my Pastor’s wife, who is about to have her first baby on Dec. 22nd (or thereabout). I think she’d just adore this as a shower gift!

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Shannon Hartman November 7, 2011 at 11:03 am

I would give it to my daughter who LOVES music! Thanks!

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Leah D. November 7, 2011 at 11:03 am
Leah D. November 7, 2011 at 11:07 am
Windy B November 7, 2011 at 11:17 am

I would give this CD to my daughter. She loves music, we play all different kinds of music in our home, she is often grabbing one of us to dance with her. We have freeze dance parties all the time. I think she would love this cd.

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St.Ar November 7, 2011 at 11:19 am

I would give this album to my brother & sister-in-law to share with my three nephews. It would be so much fun to have a dance party around the holidays to this sweet album. I hope I win!

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Lynn Wigren November 7, 2011 at 11:20 am

I would give this to my daughter-in-law who gave us our first grandchild, a little boy, earlier this year! She is also an elementary school teacher.

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Ruthie November 7, 2011 at 11:23 am

I love love love Jewel & have since I was in high school…she has a voice like no other :) I would keep this CD for my littlest boy, Joel! :)
Thanks for the chance to win!!!

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Roxanne Mazariegos November 7, 2011 at 11:25 am

I would share this amazing CD with the entire family! My two boys (7 and 12) have grown up their whole lives listening to Jewel and love her. She is an amazing artist with unbelievable talent! This CD needs to be shared!

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Sheila November 7, 2011 at 11:26 am

Sounds like a great cd!

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Heather November 7, 2011 at 11:36 am

I would give this to my four children. They would love it! I’ve been looking for a new fun CD for us to listen to.

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Nadine (Grandma) November 7, 2011 at 11:46 am

Kate and Bekah, my grandgirls, who are living with us now. They are 5 and 7 years old. The cd would be played over and over and over. And the grandgirls would dance and twirl and sing. I just might have to join them in the merrymaking!!

Thank you for spreading the music and the joy!!
Grandma Nadine

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Nicole B November 7, 2011 at 11:50 am

I would love to send Jewels Cd to my sister-in-law who is having her first child in January. We live far away from her and we are putting a baby gift together to send her and this would be a great addition. Thanks!

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Dana November 7, 2011 at 11:52 am

I would give it to my friend Krissy because she has 3 young boys. 4, 3, and 1.

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Deborah November 7, 2011 at 11:52 am

My son Sam would LOVE this CD….so would I!

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Dacia November 7, 2011 at 11:52 am

I have 8 nieces and nephews and I would love to give this gift to my mother-in-law. Her house is where all of the kiddos love to go and is always so generous in watching them or taking them to different activities. I can see them all having a dance party and singing along with this great music in the car. The best part is that my mother-in-law won’t kill me for giving her an annoying “little kid” cd :)

Thank you, Jessica, for sharing the fun!

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Shana Harder November 7, 2011 at 11:54 am

Fun! Would love to listen to this with my 8 month old son!

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yulie November 7, 2011 at 11:55 am

I would love to win Jew’s CD! Thanks :)

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Amy November 7, 2011 at 12:02 pm

We have 5 kiddos under 7 and we would love it. Sounds like fun!!!!

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Shiloh November 7, 2011 at 12:14 pm

I’ve been a huge fan of Jewel for as long as I can remember. I’ve seen her many times and have been a faithful fan for many years. When I learned she was writing a childrens album I was thrilled. I would share this album with my two daughters Ava 4 and Ali 5 months. My greatest accomplishment is my children and I’m so blessed to have two of the most amazing daughters in the world. They truly are the best things that have ever happened to me and what better way to spend time with them by listening to beautiful music together.

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Sarah Butland November 7, 2011 at 12:14 pm

You’re so lucky to have had this opportunity to interview Jewel. She is such an inspiration and seems more personable with every cd, interview and tweet.

I will give this to my son first and myself second. :) I have everyone of Jewel’s CD’s and listened to her first children’s album while my son was still in my belly. He’ll forever be a Jewel fan!

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Sue Koran November 7, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Wow, how cool would this be to give to my grandchildren! It sounds like a lot of fun!

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Julie November 7, 2011 at 12:24 pm

I would love to have this for my two sweet boys, both who love music!

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Katy P November 7, 2011 at 12:33 pm

I have a 2 year old boy and another boy due next week! This would be perfect to relax and play to when Weston gets here! Jaden is really, really into music and would LOVE something new. :)

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Meggan P November 7, 2011 at 12:43 pm

What an awesome experience– she is just a beautiful person :)

I’d give the CD to my children. They love music.

–Meggan P.

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Meggan P November 7, 2011 at 12:44 pm

i tweeted! :)

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Amy Tucker November 7, 2011 at 1:05 pm

We love music!

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Amy Tucker November 7, 2011 at 1:05 pm

I follow you on FB.

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Bill November 7, 2011 at 1:16 pm

I’d give it to my wife, so we could remember what it’s like to have kids around again. They gow up so fast!

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Jenn November 7, 2011 at 1:31 pm

I would give this Cd to my nieces Lily 7 and Violet 14 months. I love Jewel and I would love to share this very fun cd with them! I would also have to go out and buy another copy for myself too as after 7 years of trying I still have hope that I will be a mom one day too. Great interview & picture of Jewel and baby Kase, thanks for sharing!!

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Carol Landeis November 7, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Jessica ~
What a wonderful way to put a smile on our faces and the faces of our loved ones.
I would definately share the CD with my three beauties, Grant 6, Brayden 3, and Amiyah 1. They are my beautiful grandchildren who have recently moved to our city. I am so thankful to have them closeby. They are little dancers all three of them. Thanks for all you do, Jessica, to preserve memories along the way. You have inspired me in so many ways.
Carol

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Laura November 7, 2011 at 1:46 pm

I have a 4 yr old daughter, 2 year old son, and a 4 month old baby girl… they love music and I know they’d love this CD (cause Jewel is amazing!) Thanks :)

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becca holt November 7, 2011 at 1:58 pm

I would love to hear Jewel’s album and I would give a copy to my friend that is waiting to adopt a baby!

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Marci November 7, 2011 at 1:59 pm

I would love to win this gift for my 2 kiddos! We love music at our house and I am always trying to find different things for us to listen to.

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Cherilyn November 7, 2011 at 2:02 pm

My nephews would love this! Glad you are still doing well, Jessica!!!

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Ashley Eaton November 7, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Me and my son would listen to it while on the way from daycare. He loves to listen to “his songs” :)

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Alyssa Baker November 7, 2011 at 2:06 pm

I would definitely be giving this to my kids, 4, 3 and 2 years old who have their own dance parties in the living room as it is! They would love it!

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Nicole November 7, 2011 at 2:15 pm

I would love to give a copy of this to my mom for my son Alexander born 2-25-11 =) He loves the cd! =) Surprisingly enough my 10 year old godson likes it too! (I’ve had guardianship of him since 2008) so fun fun fun!!!

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Helen November 7, 2011 at 2:49 pm

This would be a great gift for my little girl who loves to sing and dance, and now like play her toy guitar and sing. Also… I like Jewel’s songs :)

Thanks for a change to win this cool giveaway!

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Sharon O November 7, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Oh I would love a cd to give to my grand children. Childrens music is so wonderful.

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Amy Voss November 7, 2011 at 3:32 pm

I would love to win this CD. I have four kids ages 7, 6, 4, and 2. I know they would really like it!

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Tammie November 7, 2011 at 3:41 pm

I would love to win this CD and give it to my daughter who has 3 daughters who are so into to music. The listen to music everyday and all sing together, even on the way to school in the morning.

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Andrea November 7, 2011 at 3:42 pm

I would love to give this to my son.

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Crystal November 7, 2011 at 3:44 pm

I would love to give this to my daughters. 10-7-3

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Jessica M November 7, 2011 at 3:48 pm

I have been eyeing this CD. I would love to give it to my 2 1/2 year old daughter!

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Holly C November 7, 2011 at 3:52 pm

I would give it to my kiddos. They are 5 1/2, 3 1/2 and 1 1/2 and they love to sing and dance! Thanks so much! What a fun giveaway!

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Jennifer J. November 7, 2011 at 3:53 pm

I have been looking for some good music that my son and I can both enjoy. Would love to win this CD. Thanks for the information.

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Elsa November 7, 2011 at 3:53 pm

I would put the music on my iPad and play it for bedtime to help settle down my girls.

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Marsha Knatcal November 7, 2011 at 3:53 pm

I would give this fun album to my granddaughters. The youngest is 10 months old and LOVES music. It’s so cute to watch her clap and dance whenever she hears music! This album would make a nice addition! Thanks Jewel, for an outstanding job!

Marsha K.

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nicole November 7, 2011 at 4:01 pm

I would give this to my son. Thanks for the giveaway!
Nicole

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Heather November 7, 2011 at 4:06 pm

I would give it to my 2 year old daughter who loves music!!

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Miranda November 7, 2011 at 4:08 pm

My daughter would love this cd.

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Jessica Onions November 7, 2011 at 4:22 pm

I would love to give this to one of the members of my MOPS (Mother’s of Preshcoolers) moms. I am the coordinator of our loval group this year and would love to bless on of the deserving, caring and wonderful mothers. We have about 40 moms attend our meetings that we hold twice a months. It is a little 2 hour break for them to fellowship, learn new things, build friendships and be creative while thier children are taking care of in our MOPPETS program. For some of our mothers, this is the only time they get any time for themselves away from thier precious kiddos, to reboot and focus on God’s desire for them as women and mothers. Anyways, I would love to bless one of those women with Jewels CD. Thank you – Jessica

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Charity November 7, 2011 at 5:07 pm

I have loved Jewel since college!:) I would give the CD to my college roomie who introduced me to Jewel way back then…:)

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Kristin November 7, 2011 at 5:20 pm

My newborn daughter!

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Gay H. November 7, 2011 at 5:31 pm

I would love to give this to my grandchildren, Kaiden and Mailee!

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Renee H November 7, 2011 at 5:37 pm

My granddaughter would love this!

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Ann-Marie Britt November 7, 2011 at 5:48 pm

We too have music everywhere we go….in the car, in our home. My four year old son would love a new Jewel CD :)

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Joyce November 7, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Loved the shadow song. I would give this to my 14-month old granddaughter. She is just starting to dance to music.

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Kathy K November 7, 2011 at 6:59 pm

My 3 year old son loves music and I think he would really appreciate this. We are also expecting twins early next year, this would be great to play them in the womb and after they are born. Lastly, I am a huge fan of Jewel and this would be a great addition.

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Jessica S November 7, 2011 at 7:13 pm

I would give this CD to my son – he loves music and he loves to dance!

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stephanie m November 7, 2011 at 7:20 pm

I would love to share this with my 1 year old daughter!!

wonderful!! :)

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Jennie November 7, 2011 at 7:22 pm

I would share this with my daughter. I love Jewel and she loves all music! We are a very musical family and listen to music all the time. Thanks for featuring this CD!

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Auntie Jaime November 7, 2011 at 7:28 pm

I would give this CD to my five nieces, they love listening & dancing to music =)

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Christine Moore November 7, 2011 at 7:55 pm

I would give this wonderful CD to my 18 month old daughter. She LOVES music!

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Amy Sue November 7, 2011 at 7:58 pm

I would definitely give this delightful cd to my precious grand daughters who love to dance to music!

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Autum November 7, 2011 at 8:23 pm

I have two amazing friends ea. With four kids! All under the age of 7. One is a military spouse, but both are stay at home moms who home school. This would be such an amazing gift to each of them, to give them a break and sit on a circle to sing and enjoy each others company. The children would LOVE it!!!

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Tracy November 7, 2011 at 8:31 pm

I would give it to my cousin, who after trying nine years for a baby, is having one any day now!

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Keshet Starr November 7, 2011 at 8:35 pm

I’d play it for my little one:)

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Angela November 7, 2011 at 8:46 pm

I LOVE Jewel! I would give the CD to my four kids, ages 1, 2-1/2, 5 and 6-1/2, they all love music and love to dance! What a great giveaway!

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Mindy November 7, 2011 at 9:01 pm

What a fun CD! I would give it to my daughters and enjoy watching them sing and dance! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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becky November 7, 2011 at 9:17 pm

Oh how fun! I would give this to my 14 month old. He LOVES to stand in front of the ipod dock and dance to the David Crowder Band! Then again, he dances to me and his dad carrying on a conversation too! :) thanks for sharing the interview!

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Kathleen November 7, 2011 at 9:20 pm

I would give the CD to my daughter and son-in-law and their baby to be born in April. My son-in-law is a music teacher and lover of music; he wants to make sure their future child is a music lover also, by exposing him/her to music in their home.

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sarah November 7, 2011 at 9:30 pm

LOVE IT

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Cory Klein November 7, 2011 at 10:03 pm

Thank you for all of your fun ideas you give us on this blog!

I would give the CD to my niece and her growing family – Quinn, Skye and brand new baby brother Liam. I am now a mom of teenagers, but I remember the value of music that was child friendly and parent friendly during my days with little ones.

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Jessica November 7, 2011 at 10:21 pm

I would give this CD to my 5 year old daughter. We listen to Jewel’s Lullaby album almost every night. It is the perfect winding-down-and-sleeping music. Jewel is phenomenal!

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Jen in MN November 7, 2011 at 10:59 pm

Fun! I didn’t know she had a children’s album out. My 2 year old would love this!!

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Shelly Goguen November 7, 2011 at 11:32 pm

I would give this album to my 4 year old daughter and 18-month old son. I’ve been a long time Jewel fan. Thank you!

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Andrea November 7, 2011 at 11:39 pm

I would love to give this to my 5-month-old daughter who loves music!

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Andrea November 7, 2011 at 11:40 pm
Sarah Lewis November 8, 2011 at 12:00 am

I would give/play this album for my three adorable kids (4,2.5, and 14 months). The LOVE music and ask for it all the time we are in the car and at home to dance and clap too. I grew up listening to Jewel and LOVE her voice.

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Lynn November 8, 2011 at 5:18 am

My 4 year old son is IN LOVE with Jewel! So glad to hear she has a kids’ cd out that he can enjoy!

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Susie Stephens November 8, 2011 at 5:50 am

I would love to win this album for my little ones. Walker is getting ready to turn 4 and Will is 7. It would be great to find an album they both would enjoy.

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Kelly November 8, 2011 at 5:58 am

I would give the CD to my son and daughter. They are 3 and 4, respectively. I just played the song for myself on my laptop and while I was on the sofa loving the song, they both came in and sat with me to listen as well! We’ve listened to the song 3 times now, so if I were lucky enough to win they would be ecstatic!!! Thanks for the opportunity! It truly is an awesome song…I can’t wait to hear the rest of the album…because even if we don’t win the giveaway we are sooo buying this CD!
Thanks again!!! Kelly, James & Lizzie

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Cynthia Stuckey November 8, 2011 at 7:07 am

Hmmm.. I think I would have to keep it! My daughter LOVES music and we seem to listen to the same albums again and again! Thanks for sharing!

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Liz November 8, 2011 at 7:14 am

i love music and we are always boppin to wiggle worms cd…would love to listen to jewel

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Amy November 8, 2011 at 7:30 am

I would give this CD to my son. He loves to listen to music, and his grandma insists that he needs more children’s music. (His dad isn’t a fan of children’s songs, and prefers to play him punk and rock from the “adult” iTunes collection.) This CD sounds like it would be kids music that even daddy would enjoy – or at least tolerate lol.

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Crystal November 8, 2011 at 7:59 am

I just love Jewel :) I would say that I would give this to my sister so my niece could enjoy it, but to be honest, I would keep it for myself so that I could listen to it with my daughter when she arrives in a few weeks!

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Diana M November 8, 2011 at 8:16 am

I would give the CD to my son. He is turning 1 in less than 2 weeks and loves to “shake” when music comes on.

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Stefanie M November 8, 2011 at 9:07 am

I tweeted about the giveaway!

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Amy E November 8, 2011 at 9:27 am

I would give the CD to my 11-month-old son who loves to dance. Music makes him so happy!

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Christopher Hopper November 8, 2011 at 10:44 am

I would give this to my wife. She’s my hero. She takes care of our four children (all under 6) at home – selflessly, sacrificially, and with joy. Having a record from Jewel is not only fun for the kids, but cool for her.

Great interview, btw. ch:

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Karen Bennett November 8, 2011 at 12:35 pm

I am 63 and I guess I’m the biggest kid of all. I love Jewel. Her voice provides a sweet peaceful calm I long for at times. Thanks, Jewel. I would share the CD with my six great nieces and nephews.

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talitha November 8, 2011 at 2:09 pm

I would keep one and give one to my coworker who is expecting her first baby in May. This was a big surprise for her and her husband. My kids would love listening to this cd in the car and our many travels!

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Larry S. Greenfield November 8, 2011 at 7:45 pm

The Merry Goes ‘Round is for everyone I would giveit to everyone if I could.
Jewel lives a life of love and bravery, and she is transformative.
If I had to pick the person I would give it to first, it would be my boss, so that he could learn about Jewel’s delightful truths in the most supportive and beautiful way.
Near you always, Jewel !

-=-Larry-=-

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lisa November 9, 2011 at 2:19 pm

I would love to win! My boys and I love to dance and I love Jewel! :)

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Bonnie November 9, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Definitely would give it to my nephews!

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sona November 9, 2011 at 7:11 pm

I Love Jewel ! I wondered where she went and would love this DVD

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Britt November 10, 2011 at 3:39 am

I would (selfishly) keep it for my new 2 month old babe – she seems to be a music lover!

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Marla Imhoff June 22, 2012 at 3:03 pm

What a beautiful effort you had for this project and example of resting in God’s appointed time for your life, I want my grandson to listen to these songs…he is our first and only so far and turns 18 months old this month. His name is Ishmael and it means, “the Lord has heard”, or “God will listen”…how appropriate. He loves music, dancing to it and learning to sing already. Thank you for your work, and your heart, Jewel.

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