Thursday, January 17, 2008

Four Sesame Music Reissues Coming in March

Back in October, Sesame Workshop signed a long-term deal with KOCH Records to release "Sesame Street" albums and other audio titles. With perennial classics like "Rubber Duckie," "The People in Your Neighborhood," "Bein' Green," and new favorites like "Elmo's Song" no other children's audio catalog has meant more to so many generations.

To kick-off their partnership with Sesame Workshop, KOCH Records is planning to re-releases four classic Sesame Street albums - "Platinum All-Time Favorites", "Kids' Favorite Songs", "Sing the Alphabet", and "Elmopalooza". These four albums are among Sesame Street's best selling audio releases to date and feature hours of classic Sesame Street music. These four currently out-of-print albums are all set to be re-issued by Koch Records in March – planned to hit store shelves on March 4, 2008. These four new CD releases have been updated with new artwork matching the new look of Sesame Workshop consumer products and DVDs, and it has been said that each CD will include a color booklet contain the lyrics to all of the songs.

I have been told that KOCH is planning to release more classic Sesame Street titles in addition to creating all-new CD compilations; and I will keep you updated as information on other Sesame Street albums surface. So be sure to pick up these albums when they hit stores in March (and with a suggested retail price just around $10 each, how can you say no?). Below is a copy of the track listing for each of these title as given to me by KOCH Entertainment.

Platinum All-Time Favorites
1. "Sesame Street Theme" - The Kids
2. "ABC" - DEF" - GHI" - Big Bird
3. "The People in Your Neighborhood" - Bob and the Anything Muppets
4. "Rubber Duckie" - Ernie
5. "Elmo's Song" - Elmo, Big Bird, and Snuffy
6. "Doin' the Pigeon" - Bert
7. "'C' Is For Cookie" - Cookie Monster
8. "I Don't Want To Live On the Moon" - Ernie
9. "The Monster in the Mirror" - Grover
10. "Sing" - The Kids
11. "Happy Tappin' With Elmo" - Elmo
12. "Fuzzy And Blue (And Orange)" - Grover, Herry Monster, Cookie Monster, and Frazzle
13. "Bein' Green" - Kermit the Frog
14. "Lambaba" - The Count (with the Singing, Dancing Lambs)
15. "What Do I Do When I'm Alone?" - Grover
16. "One Fine Face" - Ernie and Elmo
17. "I Love Trash" - Oscar the Grouch
18. "Little Things" - Prairie Dawn
19. "Put Down the Duckie" - Ernie and Hoots the Owl
20. "We Are All Earthlings" - A Boy and the Anything Muppet Animals

Kids' Favorite Songs
1. "The Farmer in the Dell" - Big Bird and the Kids
2. "John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt" - Elmo and the Kids
3. "Ring Around the Rosy/Skip to My Lou" - Prairie Dawn and the Kids
4. "She'll be Comin' 'Round the Mountain/Turkey in the Straw" - Elmo
5. "The Grouch Medley: Jack and Jill/Little Miss Muffet/Mistress Mary – Oscar the Grouch
6. "In The Evening by the Moonlight" - Hoots the Owl
7. "ABC Medley: Alphabet Song/Baa Baa Black Sheep/Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" - The Count
8. "Row, Row, Row Your Boat - Snuffy
9. "Old MacDonald" - The Count
10. "I've Been Working On the Railroad" - Zoe
11. "Eensy Weensy Spider" - The Count and the Kids
12. "Oh, Dear, What Can The Matter Be?" - Telly, Big Bird and Elmo
13. "Oh Susanna" - Noel Cowherd and the Kids
14. "Home on the Range" - Elmo
15. "This Little Pig Went To Market" - The Oinker Sisters

Sing the Alphabet
1. "ABC-DEF-GHI" - Elmo
2. "A-The Sound of the Letter 'A'" - Big Bird
3. "B-Oscar's 'B' Sandwich" - Oscar the Grouch
4. "C-'C' Is For Cookie" - Cookie Monster
5. "D-Dee, Dee, Dee" - Ernie
6. "E-What's My Letter?" - Guy Smiley and Prairie Dawn
7. "F-Four Furry Friends" - Grover, Herry Monster, Oscar the Grouch and Cookie Monster
8. "G-Two 'G' Sounds" - Grover and George
9. "H-Ha Ha" - Harvey Kneeslapper, Herry Monster and Big Bird
10. "I-I Stand Up Straight and Tall" - Grover
11. "J-'J' Friends" - The Anything Muppets
12. "K-Herb's Silly Poem" - Herbert Birdsfoot
13. "L-La La La" - Bert and Ernie
14. "M-MMM Monster Meal" - Herry Monster and Cookie Monster
15. "N-The Noodle Story" - Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch
16. "O-Would You Like To Buy An 'O'?" - The Salesman and Ernie
17. "P-My Favorite Letter" - The Anything People
18. "Q-The Question Song" - Grover and a Little Girl
19. "R-The 'R' Machine" - Ernie and Bert
20. "S-Sammy the Snake" - Sammy the Snake
21. "T-The Tale of Tom Tattertall Tuttletut – Herbert Birdsfoot and the Anything Muppets
22. "U-'U' Lecture" - Professor Hastings
23. "V-Very, Very Special Letter" - Big Bird
24. "W-The National Association of 'W' Lovers" - Bert
25. "X-'X' Marks the Spot" - Sherlock Hemlock
26. "Y-Just Because" - Grover and a Little Girl
27. "Z-The Zizzy Zoomrs" - The Anything Muppets

1. "Mambo l, l, l" - Gloria Estefan
2. "I Want A Monster to Be My Friend" - En Vogue
3. "Zig Zag Dance" - Mighty Mighty Bosstones & the Count
4. "Nearly Missed" - Rosie O'Donnell and Elmo
5. "Just Happy To Be Me" - Fugees
6. "I Don't Want To Live On the Moon" - Shawn Colvin and Ernie
7. "I Love Trash" - Steven Tyler
8. "Caribbean Amphibian" - Jimmy Buffett, Kermit the Frog and the All-Amphibian Band
9. "Happy To Meet You" - Celine Dion, Herry Monster, Elmo and Big Bird
10. "One Small Voice" - Kenny Loggins and the Kids
11. "Songs" - Elmo and the Kids

1 comment:

BigBirdFan said...

Is there an chance of the being re-issues of sesame street vinyl Like they did we Fraggle Rock? I would love to see Sesame Street Fever on CD!!!!! Bob