|1.||The Bathing Suit That Grandma Otter Wore||2:43|
|3.||Ain't No Hole In The Washtub||2:11|
|4.||When The River Meets The Sea||2:30|
|6.||Carrots The Dancing Horse||0:51|
|8.||Dancing Rabbit Act||0:44|
|9.||Squirrel Acrobatic Act||0:39|
|3.||Riverbottom Nightmare Band||2:42|
|4.||Our World / Brothers||2:13|
|5.||Our World / Brothers||0:50|
|6.||When The River Meets The Sea||2:32|
|7.||Born In A Trunk||1:09|
The Jim Henson Company and Music.Film Recordings announcing the upcoming picture disc release of Jim Henson’s Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas, a holiday soundtrack featuring music written and produced by award-winning songwriter Paul Williams, as part of Record Store Day Black Friday 2019.
Music.Film Recordings / Varèse Sarabande is re-releasing the soundtrack to Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas as a picture disc for recordstoreday!
Record Store Day Black Friday 2019 is November 29th, 2019.
Just in time for the holiday season, a picture disc LP with music from Jim Henson’s Otter's Jug-Band Christmas, featuring artwork from the beloved TV special, will be released as part of Record Store Day Black Friday at thousands of independent record stores, exclusively from Music.Film Recordings.
A list of participating stores can be found at recordstoreday.com.
The 16-track album with music written and produced by Grammy®-, Golden Globe®- and Oscar®-winning songwriter, Paul Williams (“Rainbow Connection,” ‘Theme from “The Love Boat,’” “We’ve Only Just Begun”) is limited to 3000 copies.
Based on a book by Russell and Lillian Hoban, this beloved Christmas tale, with an all-puppet cast of woodland creatures, tells the story of Ma and Emmet Otter – a family that has little more than each other.
When a talent show is held in town, a fifty-dollar prize gives them each hope of buying the other a real present.
Originally broadcast on HBO in December 1977, the special was nominated for four Emmy® awards. Directed by Jim Henson and adapted for the screen by Jerry Juhl, Emmet Otter starred Jerry Nelson (Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, Sesame Street, The Muppet Show) as Emmet Otter, Frank Oz (Star Wars, The Muppet Show, The Dark Crystal) as the puppet performer of Ma Otter, Marilyn Sokol (Sesame Street) as the voice of Ma Otter, along with frequent Muppet performers Dave Goelz, Richard Hunt, Eren Ozker, and Jim Henson himself.
Along with the CD and digital versions of the album, out now, the picture disc will contain 15 tracks from the TV special and a bonus, “lost” song that never made it to air, along with extended liner notes featuring interviews with Oz and Goelz, and a special note from Williams.
Paul recalls, “The great thing about Jim Henson is that he never wrote down to his audience.
He never asked me to write kids’ music. But there is a humor in there that is pure Muppet. And I think that the inspiration came from the book, but it also came solidly from my exposure to Jim’s style.
That’s why you wind up with lines [from “Bar-B-Que”] like ‘the sauce Mama makes will stay there forever if you dare to get it under your nails.’ I think that sometimes we’re at our best when we’re trying to show off for somebody we really love – and I really loved Jim.”
The Jim Henson Company has remained an established leader in family entertainment for over 60 years and is recognized worldwide as an innovator in puppetry, animatronics and digital animation.
Best known as creators of the world-famous Muppets, Henson has received over 50 Emmy Awards and nine Grammy Awards.
Recent credits include Dot. (Universal Kids /Hulu), Word Party (Netflix), and Doozers (Hulu/ Sprout), and the Emmy®-nominated Splash and Bubbles (PBS), Julie’s Greenroom (Netflix), Sid the Science Kid (PBS), Dinosaur Train (PBS), and Pajanimals (Universal Kids). Television productions include Fraggle Rock, The Storyteller and the sci-fi cult series Farscape.
Features include Sony Pictures Animation’s The Star and Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, as well as The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, MirrorMask, Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow, the Netflix original series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio (Netflix).
With additional locations in New York and London, The Jim Henson Company is headquartered in Los Angeles on the historic Charlie Chaplin lot, complete with soundstage and post production facilities.
The Company is home to Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™, a pre-eminent character-building and visual effects group with international film, television, theme park and advertising clients, as well as Henson Recording Studios, one of the music industry’s top recording facilities known for its world-class blend of state-of-the-art and vintage equipment.
The Company’s Henson Alternative brand recently premiered The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell (Netflix) and is currently touring Puppet-Up! – Uncensored, a live puppet improvisational show.
Its feature The Happytime Murders, starring Melissa McCarthy, was released last summer.