Sing Again with The Chipmunks

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Sing Again with the Chipmunks
Studio album by David Seville and The Chipmunks
Released 1960
Recorded June–October 1959
Genre Children's
Length 24:41
Label Liberty Records
Producer Ross Bagdasarian
David Seville and The Chipmunks chronology
Let's All Sing with The Chipmunks
(1959)
Sing Again with The Chipmunks
(1960)
Around the World with The Chipmunks
(1960)
Alternative cover
1961 reissue, utilizing the animated makeovers for The Alvin Show
Singles from Sing Again with the Chipmunks
  1. "Alvin's Orchestra"
    Released: 1960
  2. "Coming 'Round the Mountain"
    Released: 1960
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Sing Again with The Chipmunks is The Chipmunks' second album, released by Liberty Records in January 1960. The album follows the same format as their first album, and contains the group's fifth and sixth singles—"Alvin's Orchestra" and "Coming 'Round the Mountain". Since its initial release, Sing Again with The Chipmunks has appeared twice on CD; both releases utilized the revised 1961 cover artwork, minus the song lyrics printed on the original back cover.

Success[edit]

Sing Again with The Chipmunks was expected to do as well as Let's All Sing with the Chipmunks which peaked at #4 on Billboard's Pop Albums Chart. Instead, it peaked at #31.

Album cover variations[edit]

The original issue of the album depicted three realistic looking chipmunks on the cover sharing space with a photo of David Seville. When the album was reissued one year later, a new cover was substituted, that of an Alvin Show animation cel setup reenacting the poses the original chipmunks and Seville made.

Notes[edit]

This album has Alvin's first songwriting credit. The album also marked The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra's recording debut.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Sing Again with the Chipmunks" (Ross Bagdasarian, Sr.)– 0:53
  2. "Coming 'Round the Mountain" (Traditional) – 2:14*
  3. "Home on the Range" (Brewster Higley and Daniel Kelley) – 2:53*
  4. "I Wish I Had a Horse" (Ross Bagdasarian Sr. and Mark McIntyre) – 2:04*
  5. "Swanee River" (Stephen Foster) – 1:49*
  6. "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" (Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore) – 1:35*

Side two[edit]

  1. "Sing a Goofy Song" (Ross Bagdasarian Sr.) – 2:32*
  2. "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" (Harry Thacker Burleigh) – 2:02*
  3. "Witch Doctor" (Ross Bagdasarian Sr.) — ("group" version) – 2:04*
  4. "Working on the Railroad" (Bill Balsham, var. Benny Goodman) – 1:56*
  5. "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" (traditional, Chipmunks version by E.O. Lyte and Ross Bagdasarian Sr.) – 1:38*
  6. "Alvin’s Orchestra" (Ross Bagdasarian Sr.) – 3:01*

* - later adapted as a musical segment for The Alvin Show

Source: Answers.com[2] CD Universe[3]

Band lineup[edit]

  • David Seville: keyboards, conduction and commentary
  • Alvin Chipmunk: lead vocals, guitars, and harmonica
  • Simon Chipmunk: guitars, bass and background vocals
  • Theodore Chipmunk: drums and background vocals

Additional personnel[edit]

Production credits[edit]

  • Ross Bagdasarian - Producer
  • Ted Keep - Engineer
  • Pate/Francis & Assoc. - cover design and actual artwork - [original pressing]
  • Studio Five - animation artwork - [reissue pressing]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Sing Again with The Chipmunks: Information from Answers.com" (upper listing only, not Wikipedia excerpt below). Answers.com. Retrieved 2010-10-07.
  3. ^ "Sing Again With the Chipmunks DB". CD Universe. Retrieved 2010-10-07.