SOURCE: E1 Music

February 01, 2010 11:44 ET

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

Set Features Early Albums Never Before Available on CD!

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 1, 2010) - 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.

"Sesame Street Original Cast Recording"
1.  Sesame Street - The Entire Cast
2.  ABC-DEF-GHI - Big Bird
3.  I've Got Two - Big Bird and Oscar The Grouch plus everybody including
    Mr. Hooper
4.  Goin' for a Ride - Anything People
5.  What Are Kids Called - Bob and Susan
6.  Everybody Wash - Ernie and Bert
7.  One of These Things - Bob and Susan
8.  Up and Down - Two Monsters (aka Cookie Monster and Herry Monster)
9.  Green - Kermit the Frog
10. Somebody Come and Play - The Kids
11. I Love Trash - Oscar the Grouch
12. A Face - Bob
13. J-Jump - The Kids
14. People in Your Neighborhood - Bob and The Anything People
15. Rub Your Tummy - Gordon
16. Number 5 - The Kids
17. Five People in My Family - Anything People
18. Nearly Missed - Susan
19. Rubber Duckie - Ernie

"Big Bird Sings"
1.  ABC-DEF-GHI - Big Bird
2.  The Noodle Song - Big Bird and Oscar
3.  The "J" Poem - Big Bird
4.  Very, Very Special Letter - Big Bird
5.  Big Bird Writes a Poem - Big Bird, Snuffleupagus and Herbert Birdsfoot
6.  How Do I Know I'm Here? - Big Bird
7.  Everyone Likes Ice Cream - Big Bird, Three Friends and Monster
8.  Y'all Fall Down - Big Bird, Bert and Cookie Monster
9.  Everyone Makes Mistakes - Big Bird and Farley
10. The Sound of the Letter A - Big Bird
11. Just Three Colors - Big Bird and Oscar
12. Ha Ha - Big Bird, Harvey Kneeslapper and Herry Monster
13. No Matter What Your Language - Big Bird and Luis
14. Big Bird's Poem - Big Bird

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

About Sesame Workshop

Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization that revolutionized children's television programming with the landmark "Sesame Street." The Workshop produces local "Sesame Street" programs, seen in over 140 countries, and other acclaimed shows to help bridge the literacy gap including "The Electric Company" and "Pinky Dinky Doo." Beyond television, the Workshop produces content for multiple media platforms on a wide range of issues including literacy, health and military deployment. Initiatives meet specific needs to help young children and families develop critical skills, acquire healthy habits and build emotional strength to prepare them for lifelong learning. Learn more at

About E1 Entertainment

E1 Entertainment (AIM: ETO) is a leading independent entertainment content owner that acquires film, television and music rights and exploits these rights in all media in more than 190 countries.

The company currently operates in Canada, the U.S., the UK, Holland and Belgium through its four primary businesses units: E1 Television, E1 Films, E1 Music and E1 Distribution. These businesses collectively represent E1's extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production/distribution, Kids content, Licensing and Distribution.

E1's content library includes more than 3,700 feature films, 2,700 hours of original television programming and 15,000 music tracks.

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