Songs for the Young at Heart was released 27 February 2007. Unfortunately, you cannot buy this album domestically (in the US), but it might be worth it to import it over since it comes with a hard-paged book.
All the songs on this album are covers, except for three or four songs/dialogue. It was conceived by David Boulter (keyboardist of the Thindersticks), who had spent some time putting together scrapbooks and stuff for his newborn son. He got the idea to put a music album for children, and so Songs for the Young at Heart was born.
I was going to include the Stuart Murdoch song, but having listened to "Uncle Sigmund's Clockwork Storybook", it's a better choice of a song. Plus, I love the children's singing on this track.
Here's an excerpt of the press information:
"Songs For The Young At Heart" is an enchanting side project brought to you by Dave Boulter and Stuart Staples of The Tindersticks. Inspired by memories from their childhood of music from the radio, school room and television, "Songs For The Young At Heart" features the sunny, simple, dark and sad songs from the halcyon days of school holidays and endless summer afternoons. Hand picking a selection of guest vocalists and story tellers, the album includes "Florence's Sad Song" sung by Belle and Sebastian's own Stuart Murdoch.
"Songs For The Young At Heart" comes in a limited edition run packaged in hard paged children's book featuring the tale of "The Lion and Albert" wth illustrations by cult artist Sexton Ming.