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The Muppet Show Album (1977)
Released 1977 by Arista Records. Produced by Jim Henson, with the help of Peter Harris. LP and cassette.
Arista released this terrific collection of songs from the first season of "The Muppet Show". The same cover was also used on the front of the Muppet Show lunchbox (1978).
The Muppet Show album achieved Gold and Platinum status in both the United States and the United Kingdom. This album also won a Grammy in the "Best Recording for Children" category.
The UK version of this record (released on PYE) features two bonus tracks, "Pachalafaka" and "Hugga Wugga", as mentioned below. The UK record also includes a Gatefold cover which has a large picture of Kermit squatting under the Muppet Show logo, with pictures of the characters surrounding him from the first season. The same picture of Kermit is used on the large 3-D promotional poster. The back of the UK cover also features a picture of Droop on a motorcycle.
Side One: 1. The Muppet Show (The Entire Cast) 2. Mississippi Mud 3. Mahna Mahna 4. The Great Gonzo Eats a Rubber Tire to "The Flight of the Bumble Bee" 5. Mr. Bassman (As Sung by Floyd and Scooter) 6. Cottleston Pie (As Sung by Rowlf) 7. The Amazing Marvin Suggs and his Muppaphone Play "Lady of Spain" * Pachalafaka (UK release) 8. Lydia the Tattooed Lady (As Sung by Kermit) 9. Halfway Down the Stairs (As Sung by Kermit's nephew, Robin)
Side Two: 1. Tenderly (As Sung by Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem) 2. I'm In Love with a Big Blue Frog 3. Tit Willow (As Sung by Rowlf and Sam the Eagle) 4. Veterinarian's Hospital (A Soap Opera) 5. Simon Smith and His Amazing Dancing Bear (As Sung by Scooter and danced by Fozzie) 6. What Now My Love? (As Sung by Miss Piggy) 7. A Monologue by Fozzie Bear (With the assistance of Kermit) * Hugga Wugga (UK release) 8. Trees (As Sung by Wayne and Wanda) 9. Sax and Violence (With Saxophone by Zoot) 10. Bein' Green (As Sung by Kermit)