Songs from the Street: 35 Years of Music

Songs from the Street: 35 Years of Music

     
 

Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street? This essential three-CD box set paves the way, celebrating 35 years of sunny days with 63 songs, 25 of which are previously unreleased. The Street's diverse neighborhood is reflected in the collection's fabulous celebrity contributors, from B. B. King and Johnny Cash to Celine Dion and Destiny's Child. Disc 1 opens with the…  See more details below

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Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street? This essential three-CD box set paves the way, celebrating 35 years of sunny days with 63 songs, 25 of which are previously unreleased. The Street's diverse neighborhood is reflected in the collection's fabulous celebrity contributors, from B. B. King and Johnny Cash to Celine Dion and Destiny's Child. Disc 1 opens with the irrepressible Sesame Street theme song and then gives way to a veritable who's who of the music world. Piano Man Billy Joel serenades Oscar the Grouch with "Just the Way You Are," about the importance of being true to yourself -- even if you're grouchy -- while Aaron Neville's supple, sugar-sweet voice complements Ernie's on the poignant "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon." But it's not all teary ballads -- Sesame Street can rock out, too! Melissa Etheridge's raspy voice works magic on her acoustic performance of "Like the Way I Do (Like the Way U Does)," a playful homage to the letter U. Elmo learns the importance of holding hands while crossing the street from Hootie and the Blowfish on a rousing rendition of "Hold My Hand." And R.E.M. shine in "Shiny Happy People (Furry Happy Monsters)," thanks to Michael Stipe and the boys teaching the Muppet crew about feelings, as "furry happy monsters feeling glad" turn to "furry sobbing monsters feeling sad" and back again. The Muppets get their time in the sun, too, with unforgettable Sesame favorites such as the deceptively simple and infectious "Sing," which winds up being a lesson on how to live a life with passion and even gives the Carpenters' version of this classic a run for the money. Bert and Ernie's "But I Like You" confirms that friends can like different things and still be pals, and the wild and crazy Cookie Monster sings "C Is for Cookie" and "that's good enough for me." Diehard fans will appreciate the 68-page booklet, which includes lyrics, rare photos, and liner notes by award-winning Sesame Street composer and producer Christopher Cerf. But the irresistibly diverse and daring Sesame Street is an essential stop on the pop culture map for everyone now; and this is the quintessential gift for children and adults who understand the timeless importance of rubber duckies and "Bein' Green."

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/23/2004
Label:
Sony Wonder (Audio)
UPC:
0827969100127
catalogNumber:
91001

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Sesame Street Theme @@The Kids
  2. ABC-DEF-GHI
  3. Bein' Green
  4. Sing
  5. Five Song
  6. Five People in My Family
  7. People in Your Neighborhood
  8. Henson King of Eight
  9. Hi de Ho Man
  10. How Do You Do?
  11. Over, Under, Around and Through
  12. Ladybugs' Picnic
  13. Somebody Come and Play
  14. Jellyman Kelly
  15. Just the Way You Are
  16. Everybody Sleeps
  17. Rubber Duckie
  18. Doin' the Pigeon
  19. Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard
  20. Sweet-A Little Baby
  21. 1-2-3 Sesame Street

Disc 2

  1. Pinball Number Count @@The Pointer Sisters
  2. I've Got Two
  3. I Love Trash
  4. Nasty Dan
  5. Sing After Me
  6. Captain Vegetable
  7. African Alphabet @@Ladysmith Black Mambazoo
  8. B.B. King
  9. C Is for Cookie
  10. Kiko and the Lavender Moon (Elmo and the Lavender Moon) @@Los Lobos
  11. Sweet in the Mornin' (Tweet in the Mornin')
  12. Small People
  13. Imagination
  14. From Your Head
  15. What's the Name of That Song?
  16. The Batty Bat
  17. Mah Na Mah Na
  18. Little Things @@Tony Bennett
  19. One Small Voice
  20. I Don't Want to Live on the Moon
  21. This Frog

Disc 3

  1. I Love Trash Elmopalooza
  2. Two Princes @@Spin Doctors
  3. Like the Way I Do (Like the Way U Does)
  4. But I Like You
  5. Tu Me Gustas (I Like You)
  6. Mambo I, I, I,
  7. Monster in the Mirror
  8. Hold My Hand @@Hootie & The Blowfish
  9. I'm Talkin' Love
  10. We Are All Earthlings
  11. Happy to Meet You
  12. Shiny Happy People (Furry Happy Monsters) @@R.E.M.
  13. Believe in Yourself @@*NSYNC
  14. A New Way to Walk @@Destiny's Child
  15. Elmo's Song
  16. Slide (Pride) @@Goo Goo Dolls
  17. Sing @@Dixie Chicks
  18. Just Happy to Be Me @@Fugees
  19. Put Down the Duckie
  20. Everybody Be Yo'self @@Keb'Mo' and the Kids
  21. Sesame Street Theme @@Ursula 1000

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