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Your Thoughts: New Green and Red Christmas CD

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Phillip, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. Marky

    Marky Well-Known Member

    10 bucks? really? Actually, Christmas CDs are generally cheaper, aren't they. Well, I'm sure I'll end up buying this before my birthday (Nov. 9th)!
  2. BEAR

    BEAR Well-Known Member

    Marky, it is very worth it. Some great new songs. My favorite is Rizzo and Gonzo singing "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year." Some nice Rizzo/Gonzo banter in there.
  3. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    X-mas cds are also usually a bunch of song recorded a long time ago that the record company has the rights to. This is a newly recorded cd, 12 new tracks. What more do you want? I know I'm negative, but it seems you can't be pleased.
  4. Marky

    Marky Well-Known Member

    ... you misunderstand me.

    I wasn't being cynical. I am going to buy this. People here say it's entertaining, and I'll take their word for it.

    I glad Chistmas CDs are a bargain! Heck, I got the John Denver Muppet one at a gas station for $6.99!
  5. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Well-Known Member

    A lot of that goin around. :sing:
  6. Marky

    Marky Well-Known Member


    It's not easy being Marky...
  7. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Well-Known Member

    Now that should be on the next CD... "It's not easy bein' Marky" :)
  8. Marky

    Marky Well-Known Member

    LOL! Nah, I'd get slammed for my less-than stellar Heson voice!
    I got a passing grade for my Frank Oz voices though!

    :( :o :mad: <---!
  9. Barry Lee

    Barry Lee Well-Known Member

    Trust me marky, its not easy being Barry Lee either... lol.

    but anyways, I re-listened to the tracks, and even though Rowlf and the Doctor don't sound so great, this is hope for the future they will return to various projects.

    Just my two cents. (or three either way works)

    barry :zany:
  10. Marky

    Marky Well-Known Member

    Well, I'm not too hard on the others for trying to do Jim's voice. I like Steve's Kermit. I mean, we can't have Jim's, so... it's like that Stephen Stills song

    If ya can't be with the one you love
    Honey, love the one your with!

  11. Barry Lee

    Barry Lee Well-Known Member

    I full heartly agree with you. The voices aren't that great, but they can't get worse in my opinion.
  12. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Well-Known Member

    Y'see; Steve's Kermit is the only new voice I haven't fully accepted yet. I'm on board with Eric's takeover of Frank's characters, I'm cool with Bill's takeover of Rowlf and Teeth, and I guess what I mean is; Steve's voice for Kermit is good, but I don't feel the personality is there IMO. Maybe because it's :) I just have a higher bench mark I expect t be reached. :smirk:
  13. Skekayuk

    Skekayuk Well-Known Member

    Well I'm very interested to read in this thread, that according to the sleeve notes my favourite West End Musical Theatre performer is singing on the album! - as far as I'm concerned that'll be something to listen out for, and a good reason for getting the album.- There's a quintessential Muppet-Show- sort of voice. [~¦#%
  14. mrsieve

    mrsieve Well-Known Member

    They can get worse if I start doing their voices. ;)

    I like Steve's Kermit. But for some reason, with all due respect to Eric, I am still having a hard time adjusting to Fozzie and Miss Piggy.

    I'm still waiting for the Cd to reach stores in the Toronto area.
  15. MuppetsRule

    MuppetsRule Well-Known Member

    Ordered my CD from Amazon on Wednesday. It shipped Friday so by early next week I should be listening to some Muppet Christmas tunes.
  16. Marky

    Marky Well-Known Member

    I think I know what you mean. It sounds kind of like a lot of people's imitation of kermit. Jim Henson put so much of his real voice into Kermit, so his didn't sound 'put on'. But there's a big improvment on SW's behalf from MCC to IAVMMCM (I don't own MWoO, but I don't remember it being bad).
    I disagree with some people saying EJ doesn't have Piggy. It's a believable voice, pretty darn close, and has fooled many people I know. It may not be 100% Frank Oz clone, but doesn't give me a "Hey, That's not Piggy" vibe at all. His Fozzie on the other hand, well...
  17. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    I think Eric has Piggy's high voice down as much as anyone possible could. His lower Piggy voice was off in AVMMC (being his first production as Piggy), but on the CD it sounds like he's getting the hang of it. I love his Fozzie when Fozzie is talking normally. When Fozzie gets scared he sounds too much like Piggy though. Other than that, he's spot on. Took me at least half way through AVMMC to figure out Frank was not involved and I'm usually really really good about voices.
  18. Mistersuperstar

    Mistersuperstar Well-Known Member

    If you listen to Frank's Fozzie in the early Muppet Show episodes (not necessarily the pilot voice with the John Wayne edge but once the first season had started) and then listen to Fozzie's voice during the 80s, he really softened it and lost a lot of the "roughness". Piggy's voice got deeper even before Eric took over the role and he seems to be doing a really convincing take-off of Frank's Piggy but you can still tell at times. I haven't heard the album yet (I live in the UK and we always get things so much later than in the US) but I can't wait to hear Rowlf and Dr Teeth again. Jim's versions always sounded similar but with Dr Teeth's voice being more than often a little more manic than Rowlf could ever be. Richard's Janice and Scooter sound quite similar (to me) on the "Christmas Together" album but I haven't heard either of them talk since he passed away.

    I guess it just brings a lump to my throat when I hear these much loved characters being voiced by other people now. I know they need to live on but it always reminds me of the fact that so many of the original Muppet performers have either passed on or have now distanced themselves away from The Muppets.
  19. Marky

    Marky Well-Known Member

    Well, they were a troupe, like a family, I gather. It must have been very had for them after Jim passed, than Richard Hunt. Still, love in the hearts of the current production company for the characters - thats the key.
  20. rexcrk

    rexcrk Well-Known Member

    I haven't really been out anywhere, but if I do go out soon I'll look around for it. This sounds VERY cool!

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