Sandra Kerr - The Music From Bagpuss (Shop Window Cover) (LP)

The Music From Bagpuss (Shop Window Cover)
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Vinyl LP pressing. Digitally remastered edition.
Limited Edition Shop Window Sleeve with 5 interchangeable prints

The tracks that make up the main body of the compositions are - like all good folk music - a patchwork of traditional pieces, half- remembered tunes and pure improvisation. It's testament to Sandra Kerr and John Faulkner's musicianship that the recordings work so well, not only within the context of the television episodes, but as an album in it's own right. Those songs manifested themselves as reworkings of familiar tunes ('I Saw A Ship'; 'Row Your Boat'; 'Bucket's Burning'), takes on traditional ballads ('Brian O'Lynn'; 'The Frog Princess'; 'Weaving Song'; 'The Old Woman Tossed Up in a Basket') and delicious flights of fancy ('The Bony King of Nowhere'; 'Turtle Calypso'; 'Uncle Feedle'). The counterpart to Madeleine and Gabriel's more polished ditties are the interludes from the mice; a raggle-taggle chorus that accompanies the creatures' efforts of help (with the mice once famously going on strike when they were not permitted sang as they worked).
1. Opening
2. We Will Wash It
3. I Saw a Ship
4. We Will Rub It
5. The Bony King of Nowhere
6. Cat and Bird Tone Phone
7. The Princess Suite
8. The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe
9. Row Your Boat
10. We Will Lace It
11. Ballerina Music Box
12. Porcupine Song
13. Here's a Pin
14. We Will Fix It
15. Turtle Calypso
16. The Elephant's Fable
17. The Miller's Song
18. We Will Find It
19. The Town Band
20. The Song of the Flea
21. We Will Do It
22. The Weaving Song
23. Charliemouse Weaving
24. Bucket's Burning
25. Brian O'Lynn
26. Lullaby for Cabbages
27. We Will Do It (Go Through It)
28. The Old Woman Tossed Up in a Bucket
29. Mouse Ragtime
30. We Will Fold It
31. Uncle Feedle
32. Closing
33. Opening Words (Outtake)
34. Introducing the Characters (Outtake)
35. Characters Waking Up (Outtake)
36. Bagpuss Soundcheck
37. I Saw a Ship A-sailing
38. Mermaid Song
39. Captain Bagpuss Poem
40. Owls of Athens Story
41. Birdsong
42. Princess Suite (Outtake)
43. The Old Woman Who Lived in a Show (Outtake)
44. Porcupine Song (Outtake)
45. Bagpipes
46. Brian O'Lynn (Outtake)
47. Agricultural Jig
48. Percy Pratt Poem
49. End Music (Outtake)