The Best of Both Worlds Concert Soundtrack

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Live concert CD brings perky tween phenom home.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

With songs like, "Nobody's Perfect" and "Life's What You Make It," this is an album full of feel-good pop tunes. Also, Miley is a perfect role model for kids: likable, wholesome, and friendly.

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Consumerism

Hannah Montana is in itself a franchise that tween girls love to spend cash on. Although there's no direct product connection, the laundry list of Hannah products is undeniably tied to this album.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this is a perfectly acceptable album for kids. The songs are innocuous, the energy level is high, and the theme throughout is all about having a good time. Except for the snippets of screaming fans, this live album is stripped of the Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus mania and depends more on the entertainment of the actual music and lyrics than the hype. Parents will appreciate the mentions of issues such as self-esteem and frustration ("Nobody's Perfect" will provide kids with a catchy way to vent their feelings), but this is really a party album, so nothing gets too heavy. The CD comes with a DVD featuring concert highlights, behind-the-scenes footage, and a video and photo slideshow.

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Kids say

What's the story?

Following the blockbuster success of the 3-D movie, Miley Cyrus brings the sounds of the Best of Both Worlds concert film home for fans on this soundtrack album. Musical performances from her filmed concerts feature many favorites, including the \"We Got the Party\" duet with the Jonas Brother and \"Let's Dance.\" There are tracks from both Miley Cyrus and her alter-ego, Hannah Montana; the reason why this album will give fervent followers \"the best of both worlds.\"

Is it any good?

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It's hard not to get caught up in the hype surrounding Miley Cyrus. The CD is, not surprisingly, a high-energy party album that combines rock and pop sounds into a fun and fluffy fiesta. Cyrus's affable -- but not overly sweet -- vocals pack a powerful punch. It's easy to understand why tweens flock to Cyrus: She doesn't try to be a diva or a glamour queen, but instead acts as the perfect master of ceremonies to this all-girl party. Kids (and some parents too!) will have fun rocking out to these catchy tracks any time of the day.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the Hannah Montana phenomenon. What makes her so appealing? Why has the show become such a big hit? What makes her different from other young celebrities? Why do you think she's so grounded? Families can also talk about how the music of Miley/Hannah differs from her concerts and TV series. Without the visual effects (no 3-D here) how entertaining is the music? How do you think Miley's musical career is aided by high-tech concerts, a TV show, and a fun, fashionable image?

Music details

Artist:Miley Cyrus
Release date:April 15, 2008
Label:Disney
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 10 years old September 14, 2013
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Hey there!

well this is cool I just received a free iTunes Card Code and it worked! Got it at freeitunesforever. com
Parent Written bySha_nay_nay_ July 14, 2013
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THIS IS POOOOOOOOP

THIS GIRL THINKS SHE CAN TAKE OFF HER WING AND BE NORMAL?!?!?!?! I MEAN I TAKE OUT MY WEAVE SOMETIMES BUT I AIN'T NO 12 YEAR OLD POPSTAR
Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 July 19, 2012
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best both worlds concert soundtrack

Families can talk about the Hannah Montana phenomenon. What makes her so appealing? Why has the show become such a big hit? What makes her different from other young celebrities? Why do you think she's so grounded? Families can also talk about how the music of Miley/Hannah differs from her concerts and TV series. Without the visual effects (no 3-D here) how entertaining is the music? How do you think Miley's musical career is aided by high-tech concerts, a TV show, and a fun, fashionable image?
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