By far the best Beatles lullaby album available. Falkner doesn't just plink around on a toy piano, churning out exact replicas: he transforms each tune and makes it his own by utilizing his multi-instrumental talents and arranging skills, while maintaining the original spirit and melody of each classic. If you like this one, good news: Bedtime with The Beatles, Part Two is also available.
Released 2001; Sony BMG
Probably the most unlikely source of Beatles lullabies, and yet the most refreshing of the lot: Greg Hawkes, former keyboard player with The Cars, plays sweetly relaxing versions of Beatles tunes entirely on ukuleles!
Released 2008, Solid Air Records
Back in the early '70s, Percy Faith recorded album of Beatles tunes in his trademark easy-listening style. These aren't lullabies, per se, but by the inherent nature of Percy Faith's work, these tunes are soothing, mellow, and sweetly orchestrated. Paired on the 2002 rerelease with Faith's 1971 album of Jesus Christ Superstar covers.
Released 1970, Columbia Records
Schiavone's warm piano and Milici's Stevie Wonder-like harmonica style make these instrumentals sound like they're straight from classic Sesame Street. The tunes are relaxing enough to soothe your little ones to sleep, but interesting enough musically to listen to over a cup of coffee. Includes Paul McCartney & Wings' "My Love."
Released 2005, Undamaris Edizioni
Waldon's fluid, warm fingerpicking style transforms Beatles classics into pastoral acoustic tunes. This album of solo guitar performances includes John Lennon's "Jealous Guy."
Released 2007, SLG Records
Currently the most popular and well-known of the Beatles lullaby albums. A xylophone acts as lead instrument, supported by piano, sitar, and flute on a bed of lightly-played synthesizers. A second volume, More Lullaby Renditions of the Beatles, is also available from Rockabye Baby! Music.
Released 2007, Rockabye Baby! Music
Pianist Sally Harmon boasts a massive back-catalog of CDs, and one of her best is this solo piano performance of Beatles ballads.
Released 1996, Soulo Productions
Released 2004, GLD
Released 2002, RGS Music