Sesame Street: Old School, Vol. 1: 1969-1974 Box set, Soundtrack
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And don't be fooled by the cover shown here. The CD cover is not the same as the DVD set.
A listing for the three CDs:
THE SESAME STREET RECORD (1970)
01. Sesame Street - Kids
02. ABC-DEF-GHI - Big Bird
03. I've Got Two - Bob, Susan, Gordon, Mr. Hooper, Oscar, Big Bird
04. Goin' for a Ride - Anything Muppets
05. What Are Kids Called? - Bob, Susan
06. Everybody Wash - Ernie, Bert
07. One of These Things - Bob, Susan
08. Up and Down - Cookie Monster, Herry
09. Bein' Green - Kermit
10. Somebody Come and Play - Kids
11. I Love Trash - Oscar
12. A Face - Bob
13. J-Jump - Kids, with Big Bird's poem
14. People in Your Neighborhood - Bob, Anything Muppets
15. Rub Your Tummy - Gordon
16. Number 5 - Kids
17. Five People in My Family - Anything Muppets
18. Nearly Missed - Susan
19. Rubber Duckie - Ernie
-The last few seconds of 07 are edited out, but the CD does come with the original record ending (including the LP instructions)!
BIG BIRD SINGS! (1974)
02. A Really Good Feeling*
03. Noodle Song - with Oscar
04. Very, Very Special Letter
05. Big Bird Writes a Poem - with Snuffleupagus and Herbert Birdsfoot
06. Y'All Fall Down - with Ernie, Bert, Cookie and others
07. I Just Adore Four*
08. How Do I Know I'm Here - with Bob, Luis, Gordon and Susan
09. Everyone Makes Mistakes - with Farley
10. The Sound of the Letter "A"
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Please, Sesame Workshop, all we want is for you to unlock what it meant to be a child in the 60s and 70s, when we thought that you actually cared about us. Before Elmo. Before you moved from a Fisher Price house and little plastic toy people to a Sesame Street image on absolutely everything that is marketed to children. Don't continue to over-commercialize our past. Just give us back our memories and this beautiful music and the episodes that meant the world to a four year old who wanted to believe that people could live together.
After all, it's about kids, right? And raising them well? And the message that you portray? It's not about sitting on things in vaults and miserly handing them out one precious drop at a time.
Release it all.
First, Sesame Street taught me my letters and my numbers. Therefore I can count and I can read, and I LOVE to do it. There absolutely should have been a booklet. Tell us the story about these albums. Many of the cast members and production folks are still around to explain the phenomenon of the early albums. How many albums did the records originally sell? How did the cast feel about them? How did they affect the show? How many Grammy's did they win? How many times were they nominated? How about an introduction by Joan? There is no booklet! I understand that booklets can be costly, but the workshop chose to put three cardboard slip cases inside a large outer case, which if swapped for a booklet and a jewel case, would have been less expensive. More for less.
Second, the first album The Sesame Street Record (Original Cast) was originally issued as a gatefold album with a book inside. The book contained original artwork, pictures, etc. Aside from the complaint above, this was a major oversight. The 1974 reissue with the alternate cover should have also been included.Read more ›
The first disc is THE first disc: The first Sesame Street record ever released. It was released in 1970 as "The Sesame Street Book & Record" and re-released a few times in the next few years under a couple different titles. As I understand, part of the "One of these Sounds" track from the original release didn't make it to subsequent releases, and it's also missing from this one. Other than that and some edits to the cover art, this is the complete first Sesame Street album, and it's a real treat to have it — not only for posterity but because it contains some of Sesame Street's greatest hits.
The second disc is "Big Bird Sings." Like the first disc, this album (originally released in 1974) was re-released a year or two after its original version with a couple of track substitutions. That second version is included here. This album was part of a series of records each focusing on a single character, partially made up of material from previous albums. For example, this album has a lot of material from "The Muppet Alphabet Album" which was re-released on CD under the title "Sing the ABCs." So if you have a pretty significant Sesame Street album collection, some of this album might not be new to you. I'll be honest, the songs on this album aren't really my favorite. But they do represent some good early Big Bird material.
The third disc is a real treat. It's a 1975 concept album, "Bert & Ernie Sing-Along".Read more ›
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I find it great. It brings back lots of memories. My 2 year old isn't impressed, but I have to say that he never watched Sesame Street, and without the context it's just blah.Published 5 months ago by Milena Crosato
Absolutely outstanding song writing on these early Sesame Street albums. It is now 2015. I said nothing as I placed the very first SS album/cd ever recorded into the player. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Brian Woodbridge
So glad I found and bought this. The Bert and Ernie album was our favorite growing up.Published 14 months ago by DO
My two year old, who loves Sesame Street enjoys listening to this on car rides. That said, he doesn't really pay much attention to it after about 4 tracks in. Read morePublished 20 months ago by deronee
I bought this only for the Bert & Ernie Sing Along on Disc 3. I listened to the Sing Along as a little girl. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Amazon Customer