Carnival! is a benefit album for the Rainforest Foundation Fund. Tina contributed the traditional „Row, Row, Row Your Boat,“ recorded live while she was on the road with her Wildest Dreams Tour. Tina supported the „Rainforest Foundation Fund“ perviously in 1993 at the „Rainforest Concert“.
Traditional / Featuring a cappella vocals by Timmy Cappello, John Miles, James Ralston, Kenny Moore, Bob Feit, Jack Bruno, Karen Owens, Sharon Owens, Cynthia Davila / Recorded live by Dave Natale / Special thanks to Roger Davies and Lisa Srhoj
The first album to benefit Sting and Trudie Styler's Rainforest Foundation features an eclectic mix of pop, classical, folk, and world music, and many of the artists who have participated in the annual Rainforest Foundation all-star concerts — including Sting, the Chieftains, Annie Lennox, Zucchero, Bette Midler, Luciano Pavarotti, Elton John, Shawn Colvin, Geoffrey Oryema, Madonna, Ruben Blades, Johnny Clegg, Paul Simon, Sharon Katz & the Peace Train, James Taylor, Tina Turner and an ensemble of globally renowned classical musicians led by pianists Katia and Marielle Labeque performing Camille Saint-Saens "Carnival Of The Animals."
Beyond the inherent quality of the material, which ranges from Madonna’s rousing „Freedom" (written for the album) to Turners reading of "Row, Row, Row Your Boat“ — the album supports a worthy cause and will benefit from massive visibility.
Tina: "Row, Row, Row your Boat" is a song I grew up with and truly loved. It is a classic, one that I know the children of tomorrow and their children, and their childrens children will enjoy as much as I did.
Row, row, row your boat
gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
life is but a dream.