Arthur and Friends: The First Almost Real Not Live CD (or Tape)
Arthur's Perfect Christmas
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".
"Boogie Woogie Christmas"
Released: December 14, 2000
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.
The most recent CD, Arthur's Really Rockin' Music Mix was released on September 11, 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?"