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Does anyone remember a Fraggle songs video?

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by BabyBeanBunny, Jan 10, 2004.

  1. BabyBeanBunny

    BabyBeanBunny New Member

    In the darkest recesses of my mind, rests a memory that I cannot shake, and I wish I could relive it.

    My father was once very active in renting movies for us kids, and those movies that he rented the most for us, he would get the audio for it and put it on an audio tape (back in the days when Beta was a common household appliance). One of my all time favorite tapes was from Fraggle Rock, and the most unfortunate thing was that the audio tape fell apart (it used to calm me down). Now I'm trying to find that same song set and I'm not sure I can.

    This video was hosted by Uncle Travelling Matt, and had all the very best songs on it. I can't remember what it was called, and I know that on the tape to tell us what was on it was Fraggle Rock. I would really appreciate any info on it, and or if anyone could tell me if it is still in circulation or what. It's very special to me (as all Fraggle Rock memories are).

    Thank you so very much!

    Ilona (BabyBeanBunny)
  2. Avalon

    Avalon New Member

    Since you mentioned Beta, I'm assuming that it's Fraggle Songs - Volume 1.

    Coincidentally (or not :excited: ), there are two NTSC copies of this on auction at eBay.
  3. BabyBeanBunny

    BabyBeanBunny New Member

    OMG! That is it! :excited: Unfortunately I'm broke at this moment, but now i know what to look for! Yay! Thanks so much Avalon!

    Ilona (BabyBeanBunny)
  4. anathema

    anathema Active Member

    It was released on VHS, Betamax, laserdisc and CED formats. The VHS is fairly common; the others are not!
  5. I found a used copy for a few bucks at a li'l video store in a Wal-Mart once! :excited:
  6. Stupid duplicate posts...:o
  7. Smy Guiley

    Smy Guiley New Member

    I have the video converted to VCD (Video-CD...should play on most recent DVD players) and the quality is an easy 8 out of 10. Sound is mono, as I believe the original was, but sound quality is 9 out of 10. I don't have the original anymore, but I can copy the disc.

    eric
  8. anathema

    anathema Active Member

    Sound was stereo, same as the shows.
  9. Smy Guiley

    Smy Guiley New Member

    I think I know what happened. The VHS was not in Hi-Fi Stereo. This was not a popular option in 1983. It was in Linear Stereo. My more modern VCR (that I had when I transferred the tape) had only the options of Hi-Fi, or mono audio. I have a much better VCR now from the late 80's that would've solved that, but now I don't have the tape!

    Sheesh!

    eric
  10. anathema

    anathema Active Member

    My VHS has both tracks. The hifi bands are misbalanced towards the left, but they're definitely present.
  11. anathema

    anathema Active Member

    Ok, further to my last post, this is what appears to be the case.

    The VHS contains what are probably supposed to be stereo hifi tracks; the right channel is significantly poorer quality than the left. I'd write this off as a problem with either my tape or my VCR, except that the exact same problem occurs on the laserdisc as well, which makes this a fault in the master. The VHS also contains a regular audio track, which sounds like it's mono to me.

    I'm going to try and reprocess the laserdisc's soundtrack, and try and determine if it's genuinely stereo (and whether the fault can be repaired!).
  12. Smy Guiley

    Smy Guiley New Member

    My VCD copy is definitely not lopsided, but I think I know why (sounds like I keep changing my story, but I'm not!) When I first started converting my VHS to disc, I had the audio from the VCR running to 2 separate channels on my mixer, so I could balance the left and right before it entered the computer. If indeed the tracks were off-balance I would have balanced them myself before processing. Listening to the disc now, though, it definitely sounds like it's in mono. This might not have been the case either, because I really don't remember the hi-fi tracks kicking in at all! Of course, I converted it almost 2 years ago, so I don't remember completely. There just might not have been a detectable hi-fi track on my tape.

    eric
  13. serenainverse

    serenainverse New Member

    I saw that one at the West Coast Video store in Philadelphia when it first came out. Very fun, although I wondered about some of the songs they left out!

    The same store had a second Fraggle Rock music video called Doozer Music. The box had a Post-It stuck to it that said "Warning: This Video is 10 Minutes Long," so naturally we never rented it.

    I'd think there'd have been more than enough songs about or involving Doozers to make a much longer video than that. :smirk:
  14. Smy Guiley

    Smy Guiley New Member

    I have Doozer Music as well, and the first couple of songs are repeated from the Fraggle Songs video, making it even more of a ripoff. I've mentioned this before, but if anyone wants to buy this tape from me let me know. I don't think I really need it in my collection.

    eric
  15. MJTaylor

    MJTaylor Member

    I've seen Fraggle Rock Songs too. We rented it from the video store when I was 12. My brothers and I loved it. I must say until now I was never aware that there was one called Doozer Songs. 10 minutes does sound like a rip-off.
  16. radio boy

    radio boy Member

    Fraggle rock

    Hey i have two high quality tapes of fraggle rock song book on video but sadly is in PAL format but on my DVD recorder. I can transfere the video onto DVD with sound reduction to get rid of hiss and hums off the recording.

    if you want a copy of this and maby we can do a trade my email is BELCHER_01@optusnet.com.au

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