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1970's 1980's 1990's

The Great Muppet Caper Original Soundtrack Recording (1981)

The Great Muppet Caper Original Soundtrack Recording (1981)Released 1981 by Atlantic Records. Album Producer: Joe Raposo. LP and cassette.

The second Muppet movie soundtrack produced by Joe Raposo added music to some of the most memorable movie productions numbers to date. Raposo's music greatly enhances the whole street singing to "Hey A Movie!", Piggy tap dancing in the touching "First Time It Happens", and all the Muppets riding bicycles in "Couldn't We Ride."

    Side One:
1. The Main Title
2. Hey A Movie!
3. The Big Red Bus
4. Happiness Hotel
5. Lady Holiday
6. Steppin' Out With a Star
7. The Apartment
8. Night Life

    Side Two:
1. The First Time It Happens
2. Couldn't We Ride
3. Piggy's Fantasy ("Miss Piggy")
4. The Great Muppet Caper
    a. The Heist
    b. The Muppet Fight Song
    c. Muppets to the Rescue
5. Homeward Bound
6. Finale: Hey A Movie!
7. Reprise: The First Time It Happens

Miss Piggy's Aerobique Exercise Workout Album (1982)

Miss Piggy's Aerobique Exercise Workout Album (1982)Released 1982 by Warner Brothers Records. Produced by Joe Raposo. LP and cassette.

In the early eighties the aerobique movement took off with the success of excercise programs like Richard Simmons. Not to be outdone, Miss Piggy entered the aerobique craze with this album.

The song Snackercise was featured on the hour-long 1982 special, "The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show".

    Side 1
1. Stereau Warmup
2. Snackcercise
3. Lift the One You Love
4. Exercise Your Rights
5. Dream Dancin'

    Side 2
1. La Vie Aerobique
2. Sit Down
3. Breathe Easy
4. A Little Chin Music
5. Hairobiques Made Simple
6. Au Revoir

John Denver & the Muppets: Rocky Mountain Holiday (1983)

John Denver & the Muppets: Rocky Mountain Holiday (1983)Released 1983 by RCA Records. Produced by Milton Okun, John Denver and Barney Wyckoff. LP and cassette.

This album is based on the 1983 Rocky Mountain Holiday special.

    Side A:
1. Hey Old Pal (John Denver, Kermit, Fozzie and the Cast)
2. Grandma's Feather Bed (Kermit and the Cast)
3. She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain (Kermit, Janice, Floyd, Scooter, Gonzo, Miss Piggy and the Cast)
4. Catch Another Butterfly (John Denver)
5. Down by the Old Mill Stream (John Denver and the Cast)
6. Durango Mountain Caballero (John Denver)
7. Gone Fishin' (John Denver and Floyd)

    Side B:
1. Medley: Tumbling Tumbleweeds/Happy Trails (John Denver and Miss Piggy)
2. Poems, Prayers and Promises (John Denver and the Cast)
3. Take 'Em Away (The Jug Band)
4. Going Camping (John Denver and the Cast)
5. Home on the Range (John Denver and Rowlf)
6. No One Like You (John Denver)

Talking Storybooks Book/Record Sets (1983/1984)

Released by I. J. E., Inc. with Muppet Music.

1. The Muppets Go Camping
2. Gonzo and the Giant Chicken
3. The Case of the Missing Mother
4. Muppet Manners
5. Two for the Show
6. The Case of the Missing Hat

The Muppets Take Manhattan Original Soundtrack Recording (1984)

The Muppets Take Manhattan Original Soundtrack Recording (1984)Released 1984 by Warner Brothers Records. Produced by Jeff Moss. LP and cassette.

"I'm Gonna Always Love You" was also released as the first Muppet music video in which Jim Henson made an appearance wearing sun glasses and very large "flipper feet". The music video was shown on HBO and MTV.

    Side 1
1. Together Again
2. You Can't Take No for an Answer
3. Saying Goodbye
4. Rat Scat (Something Cookin')
5. Together Again (Carriage Ride)
6. I'm Gonna Always Love You
7. William Tell Overture

    Side 2
1. Looking for Kermit
2. Right Where I Belong
3. Somebody's Getting Married
4. Waiting for the Wedding
5. He'll Make Me Happy
6. The Ceremony
7. Closing Medley (Final Credits)

The Muppets Take Manhattan Book/Record Set (1984)

The Muppets Take Manhattan Book/Record Set (1984)Released 1984 by I. J. E., Inc. with Muppet Music. Book written by H. B. Gilmour. Produced for Muppet Music by Geni Sackson. Executive Producer: Jim Henson. Record and 24 page book.

This is the official storybook adaptation of "The Muppets Take Manhattan", read by the entire cast with Scooter as the narrator.

Jim Henson Presents Silly Songs (1984)

Jim Henson Presents Silly Songs (1984)Released 1984 by I. J. E., Inc with Muppet Music. Produced by Geni Sackson. LP and cassette.

This album features funny songs from "The Muppet Show". Even though all of these tracks (except for "I'm My Own Grandpa" and "Memory Lane") were previously released, many of the songs are extended versions not on the original albums. This record is narrated by Kermit and Scooter.

    Side 1
1. The Muppet Show Theme
2. Upidee
3. Lydia the Tattooed Lady
4. Pachalafaka
5. I'm My Own Grandpa
6. The Rhyming Song

    Side 2
1. Dog Walk
2. Memory Lane
3. There's a New Sound
4. Who?
5. Sea Chantey
6. Borneo
7. Closing Theme

Follow that Bird Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1985)

Released 1985 by Warner Brothers Records. Produced by Steve Buckingham. LP and cassette.

This movie soundtrack is slightly different compared to some of the previous Muppet soundtracks. The goal is to not only highlight the best songs from the film ("The Grouch Anthem" and "One Little Star") but to also tell the story of the movie at the same time. Kermit the Frog is featured during "The Runaway" sequence.

This soundtrack won a Grammy Award for "Best Recording for Children".

    Side 1
1. The Grouch Anthem (Oscar the Grouch)
2. (Medley) Big Bird's Goodbye / The Runaway (Big Bird, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Kermit the Frog)
3. Ain't No Road Too Long (Waylon Jennings, Big Bird, The Count, Grover, Cookie Monster, Gordon and Olivia)
4. (Medley) Big Bird on the Farm / One Little Star (Big Bird, Ruthie, Floyd, Olivia and Mr. Snuffleupagus)
5. Easy Goin Day (Big BIrd, Ruthie and Floyd)

    Side 2
1. (Medley) Don't Drop Inn (Instrumental) / Workin' on My Attitude (Oscar's Theme) (Ronnie Milsap)
2. Upside Down World (Bert and Ernie)
3. I'm So Blue (Big Bird)
4. (Medley) The Chase / Sesame Street Theme (Big Bird, Gordon and Olivia)
5. All Together Now (Alabama)

The Muppets in Opening Day at Peppermint Park (1986)

Released 1986 by Playskool. Book and tape set.

This book and cassette was designed to be used with the Talk 'N Play unit also made by Playskool. A cassette tape accompanied the book that read the story and directions for each page.

The cassette has voices from the following performers: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson, and Richard Hunt.

Favorite Songs from Jim Henson's Muppets, Volume One (1986)

Favorite Songs from Jim Henson's Muppets, Volume One (1986)Released 1986 by Magic Video Publishing Company with Muppet Music. Creative Director: Geni Sackson. Executive Producer: Jim Henson. LP.

In conjunction with the 1986 special, "The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years" this greatest hits collection was released. It includes songs from various Muppet shows, specials and movies.

This release was also available as a double-record or extended cassette (Volume 1 & 2) from a television only offer on Silver Eagle Records. The double-record volume came with a color poster of Jim Henson from the "Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years" special. A songbook was also released to correspond with this album.

    Side One:
1. Muppet Show Theme (The Muppet Show)
2. Mahna Mahna (The Muppet Show)
3. Movin' Right Along (The Muppet Movie)
4. The Rainbow Connection (The Muppet Movie)
5. Mr. Bassman (The Muppet Show)
6. Fraggle Rock Theme (Fraggle Rock)
7. I'm Gonna Always Love You (The Muppets Take Manhattan)

    Side Two:
1. Halfway Down the Stairs (The Muppet Show)
2. AB-C-DEF-GHI (Sesame Street)
3. C Is For Cookie (Sesame Street)
4. Cottleston Pie (The Muppet Show)
5. It's Up To You (Muppet Babies)
6. Saying Goodbye (The Muppets Take Manhattan)

Favorite Songs from Jim Henson's Muppets, Volume Two (1986)

Favorite Songs from Jim Henson's Muppets, Volume Two (1986)Released 1986 by Magic Video Publishing Company with Muppet Music. Creative Director: Geni Sackson. Executive Producer: Jim Henson. LP.

    Side One:
1. Rubber Duckie (Sesame Street)
2. Workin' (Fraggle Rock)
3. Happiness Hotel (The Great Muppet Caper)
4. Good Things Happen in the Dark (Muppet Babies)
5. Catch the Tail by the Tiger (Fraggle Rock)
6. Grandma's Feather Bed (The Muppet Show)
7. My Way (The Muppet Show)

    Side Two:
1. Muppet Babies Theme (Muppet Babies)
2. Dream For Your Inspiration (Muppet Babies)
3. When the River Meets the Sea (Emmet Otter's Jug-band Christmas)
4. Bein' Green (The Muppet Show)
5. Tit Willow (The Muppet Show)
6. Coconut (The Muppet Show)
7. Java (The Muppet Show)
8. The First Time It Happens (The Great Muppet Caper)

Television's Greatest Hits - 70's & 80's (1988)

Released 1988 by TeeVee Toons, Inc. LP, cassette, and CD.

This collection of TV themes from the 70's & 80's features two Muppet related tracks: "Sesame Street Theme" and "The Muppet Show Theme." The Sesame Street Theme is the same one used on the show during the 1970's. It isn't the original version on the 1970 record. And the Muppet Show Theme is the fifth season version which features an extended verse sung by Statler & Waldorf.

"Why do we always come here? I guess we'll never know. It's like a kind of torture to have to watch the show!"

This is the only audio release of the fifth season version of the Muppet Show Theme. The CD was later re-issued under the title "Television's Greatest Hits - Volume 3."

John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together (1979)John Denver & the Muppets: A Christmas Together (1988)

Released 1988 by Windstar/Allegiance Records. CD and cassette.

The long-awaited re-release of the 1979 album on CD.

Are We There Yet?: Songs for Tiny Travelers Book/Tape Set (1989)

Released 1989 by Longmeadow Press. Lyrics by Louise Gikow and Ellen Weiss. Illustrated by Dennis Hockerman. Executive Producer: Geri Van Rees. Producers: Peter Fish, Louise Gikow, Benjamin Goldstein, and Geri Van Rees. Book/tape set, 24 pages.

Kermit the Frog entertains kids on car trips with songs and games.

1. Seat Belts On!
2. Honk, Honk!
3. Riding in the Country
4. Grandma Called
5. Red Car, Blue Car
6. I'll Bet You Anything
7. Rest Now

Count Me In!: Number Songs for Children Book/Tape Set (1989)

Released 1989 by Longmeadow Press. New music by Louise Gikow. Illustrated by Dennis Hockerman. Executive Producer: Geri van Rees. Producers: Peter Fish, Louise Gikow, Benjamin Goldstein, and Geri van Rees. Book/tape set, 24 pages.

Kermit the Frog sings counting songs.

1. This Old Man
2. Ten Little Elephants
3. One, Two, Three
4. Ten in the Bed
5. Baa, Baa, Black Sheep
6. One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
7. Going to St. Ives
8. Two Birds

Lullaby and Goodnight: Songs for Sleepyheads Book/Tape Set (1989)

Released 1989 by Longmeadow Press. Illustrated by Dennis Hockerman. Executive Producer: Geri van Rees. Producers: Peter Fish, Louise Gikow, Benjamin Goldstein, and Geri van Rees. Book/tape set, 24 pages.

Kermit the Frog sings relaxing songs to help you go to sleep.

1. Hush, Little Baby
2. Sweet and Low
3. Rockabye, Baby
4. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
5. Kumbaya
6. Wynken, Blynken, and Nod
7. Sleep, Baby, Sleep
8. Cradle Song

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