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E1 Music to Release "Sesame Street Old School Vol. 1," New Reissue Box Set, on March 23rd, 2010

Courtesy of E1 Music
February 17, 2010

Sesame Street Old School Vol. 1 3-CD Set
Pre-order the long-awaited Sesame Street Old School Volume 1 3-CD Set and help ensure that more classic CD collections are released in the future.

Following the 40th birthday of Sesame Street, the world's largest informal educator of children, comes the CD box set "Sesame Street Old School Vol. 1," on March 23rd, 2010. "Sesame Street Old School Vol. 1" features three of the earliest "Sesame Street" albums, original art, and cast.

The package includes; "The Original Cast Recording" (first released in 1970), "Big Bird Sings" (1974) and "Bert & Ernie Sing Along" (1975) and has an SRP of $21.98. All albums have been fully remastered and will be available for the first time ever on CD. "The Original Cast Album" peaked at #23 on Billboard Top LPs chart in 1970, and was RIAA Gold Certified. The album won a Grammy® Award for Best Recording for Children. "Bert & Ernie Sing Along" was nominated for a Grammy® Award for Best Recording for Children in 1975.

"Sesame Street" celebrated its 40th birthday on November 10, 2009, the exact day the series debuted on television four decades ago, and is the longest running preschool children's show. Produced by the non-profit educational organization, Sesame Workshop, the series' music has won critical acclaim since the show began. Ernie's "Rubber Duckie" song made #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1970, and "Sesame Street" has won 11 Grammy Awards, most recently for 2001 release "Elmo and the Orchestra." "Sesame Street" has won a total of 122 Emmy Awards, more than any other program in the history of the Emmy competition, and was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Emmy.

The Sesame Street Book & RecordDisc 1 - The Original Cast Album
1. Sesame Street Theme
3. I've Got Two
4. Goin' for a Ride
5. What Are Kids Called
6. Everybody Wash
7. One of These Things
8. Up and Down
9. Bein' Green
10. Somebody Come and Play
11. I Love Trash
12. A Face
13. J-Jump
14. People in Your Neighborhood
15. Rub Your Tummy
16. Number 5
17. Five People In My Family
18. Nearly Missed
19. Rubber Duckie

Big Bird Sings!Disc 2 - Big Bird Sings!
2. The Noodle Song
3. The "J" Poem
4. Very, Very Special Letter
5. Big Bird Writes a Poem
6. How Do I Know I'm Here?
7. Everyone Likes Ice Cream
8. Y'all Fall Down
9. Everyone Makes Mistakes
10. The Sound of the Letter A
11. Just Three Colors
12. Ha Ha
13. No Matter What Your Language
14. Big Bird's Poem

Bert & Ernie Sing-AlongDisc 3 - Bert & Ernie Sing-Along
1. I Refuse to Sing Along
2. I've Been Working on the Railroad
3. Old MacDonald Had a Farm
4. A Really Good Feeling
5. Bats in My Belfry
6. Row, Row, Row Your Boat
7. I'll Give You a Song
8. Oscar Don't Allow
9. The Limerick Song (Come On and Sing Along With Me)
10. On Top of Old Smokey
11. Living Hand in Hand
12. What's the Name of That Song?
13. A Very Simple Dance
14. Morningtown Ride
15. Everyone Likes Ice Cream
16. C is for Cookie
17. Peanuts
18. John Jacob Jingleheimer Smith
19. She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain
20. What's the Name of That Song? (Reprise)
21. Sing

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