Arthur TV soundtracks

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The Concord label Rounder Records through the Rounder Kids imprint has released 3 soundtracks of the Canadian PBS animated television series Arthur.

Arthur and Friends: The First Almost Real Not Live CD (or Tape)[edit]

Arthur and Friends: The First Almost Real Not Live CD (or Tape)
Television theme by Arthur & Friends
Released October 20, 1998
Recorded October 6, 1998
Genre Soundtrack
Label Rounder Kids
Arthur & Friends chronology
Arthur and Friends: The First Almost Real Not Live CD
(1998)
Arthur's Perfect Christmas
(2000)

The First Almost Real Not Live CD was the first album for the series, issued in October 1998. Many of the songs on this CD aired in shorter forms on the TV episode "Arthur's Almost Live Not Real Music Festival". Others were heard at other times on the program and some were never seen on the TV show. Tracks on this CD included the show's main title theme, "Library Card", multiple tracks of D.W.'s favorite song "Crazy Bus" (by former show writer/executive story editor Joe Fallon "Toolbox"), "The Ballad of Buster Baxter" (a more complete form than that heard on the television story) and "Jekyll Jekyll Hyde Jekyll Hyde Hyde Jekyll".

Track list[edit]

  1. "Believe in Yourself" by Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers - 1:50
  2. "Library Card" - 2:50
  3. "Crazy Bus (No Way!)" - 0:20
  4. "Arthur vs. the Piano" - 2:55
  5. "The UFO Song" - 2:07
  6. "Meek for a Week" - 3:16
  7. "Jekyll and Hyde" - 3:24
  8. "My Dog Pal" - 4:03
  9. "Matalii ja Mustii (The Binky Song)" by Värttinä - 2:45
  10. "Crazy Bus (I Said No, D.W.!)" - 0:13
  11. "My Night Light" - 2:54
  12. "Go to Sleep" - 2:24
  13. "Thinking Tune" - 0:42
  14. "Lucky Pencil" - 3:23
  15. "Homework" - 2:20
  16. "Poetry Club" - 2:03
  17. "The Ballad of Buster Baxter" by Art Garfunkel - 2:14
  18. "Leftovers Goulash" - 2:11
  19. "Crazy Bus (What's This Doing Here?!)" by Joe Fallon - 1:47

Arthur's Perfect Christmas[edit]

Arthur's Perfect Christmas
Television theme by Arthur & Friends
Released September 19, 2000
Genre Christmas, soundtrack
Label Rounder Kids
Arthur & Friends chronology
Arthur and Friends: The First Almost Real Not Live CD
(1998)
Arthur's Perfect Christmas
(2000)
Arthur's Really Rockin' Music Mix
(2001)

Arthur's Perfect Christmas features many songs from the television special, including "Boogie Woogie Christmas" and "Baxter Day". The CD also contains songs that were either heard on the television special as instrumentals or not featured at all.

Track list[edit]

  1. "Perfect Christmas"
  2. "Jingle Bells"
  3. "The First Noel"
  4. "Boogie Woogie Christmas"
  5. "Here We Come A-wassailing"
  6. "O Little Town of Bethlehem"
  7. "Silent Night"
  8. "Fum, Fum, Fum"
  9. "It's Kwanzaa Time!"
  10. "What Child Is This?"
  11. "What's the Use of Presents?"
  12. "Baxter Day"
  13. "I'm Not Scared of Santa"
  14. "We Three Kings"
  15. "Chanukah, Oh Chanukah"
  16. "Sevivon"
  17. "Chanukah Blessing"
  18. "Santa Lucia"
  19. "Nu Är Det Jul Igen" (Swedish for "Now It's Christmas Again")
  20. "Angels We Have Heard on High"
  21. "Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella"
  22. "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear"
  23. "O Tannenbaum"
  24. "Joy to the World"
  25. "Perfect Christmas Reprise"

Arthur's Really Rockin' Music Mix[edit]

Arthur's Really Rockin' Music Mix
Television theme by Arthur & Friends
Released September 11, 2001
Genre Soundtrack
Label Rounder Kids
Arthur & Friends chronology
Arthur's Perfect Christmas
(2000)
Arthur's Really Rockin' Music Mix
(2001)

The most recent CD, Arthur's Really Rockin' Music Mix was released in September 2001. This CD contains only one song heard on the program, a remixed version of the main title theme. A short version of this remix was played during the closing credits in the sixth season. All other tunes on this album are new. They are intended as a mix of various song styles, including zydeco, tango, jazz, blues and even country western. Songs include "Two Sides of the Story" (the country western song, a tune based on the events of the story "Arthur's Family Feud"), "Fern's Detective Tango" (based loosely on the story "Binky Rules") and "D.W.'s Brass in Pocket" (a cover of the Pretenders song "Brass in Pocket"). There is also a retelling of the story of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" by Sue Ellen, featuring Binky as Baby Bear, with lines such as "I don't feel like a baby. Can't I be their cousin from down south who's a professional race car driver?"

Track list[edit]

  1. "Believe in Yourself" (Arthur Theme Remix)
  2. "I Don't Want to Wake Up"
  3. "Pop Quiz from Ratburn"
  4. "Has Anybody Seen My Invisible Friend?"
  5. "Two Sides of the Story"
  6. "I Can't Snap My Fingers"
  7. "Fly, Butterfly, Fly!"
  8. "D.W.'s Brass in Pocket"
  9. "Elwood City: A Report"
  10. "Muffy's Soccer Song"
  11. "My Brain"
  12. "Only the Frensky"
  13. "Mrs. Wha-cha-ma-call-it"
  14. "Fern's Detective Tango"
  15. "My Echo Doesn't Sound Like Me"
  16. "Goldilocks and The Bears Trio as Told by Sue Ellen"