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Your Thoughts: Sesame Street Old School Volume 1 CD Set

Discussion in 'Sesame Merchandise' started by Phillip, Mar 22, 2010.


Which album in Old School Volume 1 is your favorite?

  1. "The Original Cast Recording" (1970)

    10 vote(s)
  2. "Big Bird Sings" (1974)

    0 vote(s)
  3. "Bert & Ernie Sing Along" (1975)

    7 vote(s)

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    The long wait is almost over. This Tuesday E1 Music will be releasing three of the best Sesame Street records in their Old School CD set.

    It’s vital that fans purchase this 1970’s Sesame Street CD set to show E1 Music that there is a market for classic Sesame Street music. Hopefully, they'll be many more classic CD sets to come.

    If you order the Old School CD box set from Amazon using this link, a small portion of your entire order will go to Muppet Central to help keep the site, forum and radio running smoothly. It's a great way to help MC and get a great price on this collector’s CD set. We greatly appreciate each person that helps support MC by placing orders through Amazon links on our site.

    After you receive your Old School Volume 1 CD set, post your thoughts and let us know what you think about the latest Sesame release.
  2. CherryPizza

    CherryPizza Well-Known Member

    Well, I'm a conflicted Cherry Pizza.

    I do love the idea of the retro days of Sesame music being made available today. But on the other hand, if you want retro, nothing beats the charm of holding the vinyl or its large, picturesque cover.

    Then again, I'm one of those crazy types who hears a CD of something he used to own on record, and feeling as though something is missing if the accompanying fuzzy noise isn't there and the music doesn't skip in the places I was so used to it doing so.

    Still, if you don't own these three albums in their LP form, I say buy it. Bert and Ernie Sing-Along is quite possibly the greatest example of the Street's ensemble feeling in its pre-Elmo days.
  3. rbendtzen

    rbendtzen Member


    I just received my copy of Old School Volume 1 and I must say I was rather disappointed that they didn't use the version of One of These Things that had the extra sounds between susan's line of: "Ernie's rubber ducky and the closing music. What a shame.

    At any rate, the other albums are fine.
  4. GonzoLeaper

    GonzoLeaper Well-Known Member

    It's very cool to see these classic Sesame Street albums getting re-released. I'll have to look for it in the music store.:):wisdom::super:
  5. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    The extra sounds were only included on the original 45 single, not the original LP. Just like the original single for "People in Your Neighborhood" had an extra version of the song that also was not on the original cast album.
  6. MJTaylor

    MJTaylor Well-Known Member

    Sounds good, I'll have to get it if I can.
  7. ErnieBertGonzo

    ErnieBertGonzo Well-Known Member

    Got my copy in the mail from Half.com today. Listening to "I've Got Two" on the first album as I type. So far so good...
  8. ErnieBertGonzo

    ErnieBertGonzo Well-Known Member

    Finished. An excellent compilation of three classic Sesame albums!

    Now we wait for a Volume 2... (I'd personally be interested in the original Muppet Alphabet Album or Havin' Fun with Ernie and Bert or maybe even At Home with Ernie and Bert)
  9. LoveBeam

    LoveBeam Member

    We may not have as long to wait. Amazon.com is going to release a second volume set October 25th.

    I hope it has the Sesame Street Fairy Tale album. That one, and Bert and Ernie Sing Along are the ones I wore out listening to when I was a child. I probably still know every single word by heart.

    This makes me think today, in Bert and Ernie sing along, they must have had an enormous bathroom in that apartment. To fit in some of the cast, a piano, and Harry monster on a motorcycle. Plus other muppet monsters. :D

    I'm ordering the Old School CD Vol 1. I'm eagerly awaiting the release of Vol 2! :)
  10. ErnieBert

    ErnieBert Member

    Actually, the original Columbia LP of The Sesame Street Book & Record (CS 1069, with the book and poster) also has the long version of "One of These Things". The only difference between the LP and 45 is that the LP is stereo, and the 45 is mono. The other Columbia edition (released under various titles and covers, but with a catalog number of CR 21530, and doesn't have the book or poster) has the shorter version. I guess when it came time to reissue it on CTW 22064 in 1974, they used the shorter version, and it's been used on all the compilations that I've heard ever since.


  11. rbrown

    rbrown New Member

    Havin' Fun With Bert and Ernie

    I would like to know where I can get either a reproduction of or an original record of "Havin' Fun With Bert and Ernie". We wore out a copy of it when we were kids, and I'd like to have it for my nieces and nephews.
  12. ErnieBert

    ErnieBert Member

  13. Boober_Gorg

    Boober_Gorg Well-Known Member

    It's also available here ... make sure you read their FAQs though.
  14. rbrown

    rbrown New Member

    Wow! Thanks for both suggestions. I had the album as a kid and know that my parents still have it. I just don't think it is in shape to be played anymore.

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