I was on e-bay the other day &saw that the sesame street Monsters LP came with a Fold out booklet? I remember the Lp but Never a Booklet, wish i had a link the seller said it was rare. wasn't sure if you two knew anything about this? thanks :)
Hi! It sounds like you're talking about this auction, but the seller doesn't have a picture of the booklet, or describe what it's about. As far as I know, Sesame LP's didn't come with booklets, unless they had a fold out cover, and then they'd have a booklet stapled to the cover. He might be talking about an advertisement or sales brochure, but I've never seen one included with a new LP. This might be a promo copy, with a booklet that was put inside for promotion, but without seeing it, I can't really say for sure.
yeah i was thinking the samething Ernie when i saw it, I was hoping the seller might have the booklet in the picture but he didn't so your right. I've never seen one with the booklet either even when i had the LP as a Kid, be interesting though to see what it actually details.
Etsy is actually more directed to crafts (people sell their jewelry, sculpture, paintings, prints etc. on there ) and I know about it because my mother-in-law is impossible to shop for! I knew there were also sellers of "vintage" toys and other stuff but never thought to look for cassettes like that!
Sigh. My backlog of images that need to be processed keeps growing....
Yeah, anything that's not handmade has to be at least 20 years old. So that's good for everything before 1993! I got some of the numbers off of the tapes, too! But I couldn't read some of them. Oh well, I hope there are some more out there somewhere!
Oh yeah, I wanted you to look at the green tape in the second row. That's the other tape that I'm missing from the 4-pack. I don't need it, but I wanted you to see how they put a whole album on each side of the tape, even though the back of each songbook packet has each album's track listing with its original Sight & Sound catalog number on it. So I'm guessing that later on, they grouped these together, and sold them in sets, and they gave them new numbers. So the whole set is numbered GNL-207, and it looks like each tape is numbered T1 and T2 for Tape 1 and Tape 2. So I'm now guessing the various sets that we've seen were also assigned missing numbers, like the 3-pack with Big Bird's head, and the 3-pack with Cookie Monster's head. I think I found some better pictures for those 6-packs that we've had some information about for a few years, but we've been stuck for a while. I love how things that have been dormant suddenly get finished when somebody has one to sell!
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Probably because it was being sold from Australia? I don't really remember, but I usually go with the seller's location when in doubt. I say here that I did some searching and found it was an Australian album, but I have no idea what I found. Repeating the search now shows nothing to indicate Australia.
It's interesting that this new auction is from Australia as well. If it's a US release I'd expect we would be finding at least a few of them from US sellers, like the other cover albums.
Yeah, there are a few other Terrytowne Players albums on Amazon, and they're being sold in the US by used record dealers. But I don't know why we keep seeing their Sesame LP in Australia! That is kind of weird.
Can you grab this and see if you can do anything with it? I'm going to try to get it, because I've seen it before, and this time, they have one of the tapes. I hope the books have some more copyright information, addresses, or a list of other tapes they made. I seem to remember S&S/MPI being a publisher of stuff you'd see in music stores, like toy recorders and songbooks hanging on a rack in a big plastic blisterpack. Thanks!
The Sight and Sound items that you see are actually a folder with pockets, like the kind you get in school. In the pocket, there are songsheets, which contain lyrics and a ton of illustrations. But each songsheet only has some of the songs on it, which is why the picture you saw looked like it was missing songs. They're actually all folded together in the folder, but each sheet is loose, and when it's opened, it's an 11" x 17" sheet. So you kind of have to be prepared to pull out the correct songsheet when you're listening to the album in one sitting.
Anyway, according to the auction, 3 of the tapes were supposed to be missing, but the weird thing was the Numbers tape is all on one side, and Alphabet is on the other, and the number on the tape doesn't match either of the book numbers (more on that later). But the backs of the folders say "Songs on this tape" with Side 1 and Side 2 like the original albums. So apparently, at some point, these were sold as 2-packs, like the Golden book and tape sets. The good news is that I was able to extrapolate some more titles and numbers based on what was on the backs of these!
So I hope that wasn't too hard to explain. The cartoon lyric sheets are awesome, and they even give the cartoonists' names!
I guess we can just put them in the reissue gallery, since technically, they're like the early Columbia and Warner LP's that have illustrated lyric books. Most of the recent CD's also have illustrated booklets. I'm just glad that we're finally figuring out when these were made! I'm now thinking that Sight & Sound didn't start until 1986, which makes sense because the Best of CD is dated 1987. Since the final Sesame Street LP was a Christmas album that's dated 1984, I'm guessing that it was released in the fall of 1984 for that Christmas season. Then, sometime during 1985, they must have taken back unsold copies, and then made the decision to close the label. Then between 1985 and 1986, they must have started negotiating with Sight & Sound to start reissuing titles on cassette, and then they were working on getting the artwork done. I've seen titles dated 1986, 1987, and 1988, but not 1989. They must have stopped around then, because all the Golden tapes I've seen are dated 1990-1994. I've got a bunch of raw data that I wasn't sure what to do with, but I'm starting to figure it out!
Hi. wondering of you can help me. I noticed you posted a pic of a Vogart crafts Sesame street Afghan. I have been looking everywhere for a similiar one. The one I am looking for is just Cookie Monster dreaming about cookies, style # 9153. I am looking for at least the directions on how to make it if not the whole kit out there somewhere. Any ideas on where to look?
Hi. I found the picture of the kit I posted on ebay a couple of years ago. Unfortunately I didn't purchase the kit myself, and I don't know a good resource for finding another, other than to watch for it there. I'm sorry I can't help more!
Hey, I hope you don't mind all these eBay links, but I'm putting them here so I don't forget that I told you about them. Look at this! It looks like the "My first series" goes back to 1976, which makes a lot more sense, since I was wondering why the B series had an earlier date than the series without the B after the same number. It turns out that they're both 1976, and they all came in yellow, and then the later 1978 editions were multi-colored labels. I don't know if you want to use both pictures, but I'm going to change it to 1976, because that will change some other things. As always, I hope that made sense, and sometimes I wonder if I like the music or keeping track of the physical variations more!
And this: The Best of Bert on a CBS Special Products tape! I knew they must have made more! It's funny that Sesame Street ended where it began, on Columbia! And even longer with the Sony Wonder CD's, and I think Sony even pressed the Old School CD's on Koch/E1!
Wow! I think I got it all. I put the yellow labels up with the colored ones, because why not? I had found that Best of Bert awhile back -- it was on my hard-drive for whenever I had time to fix it up, but I had forgotten it was CBS :).
Speaking of early, do you know if this is one of the original CTW cassettes? I see that label style off and on but I've never found one where the seller either showed the cassette and/or gave the label information. So I never know where or if to put it up.
Yeah, I've seen a few of those, and the people never show the side or the tape label. Since we know they originally put cassettes and 8-tracks on a card, I'm guessing these were done later, but I don't know exactly when. I would go ahead and use it, but we just don't know the year or catalog number, since some of the tapes got renumbered.
Hey, there are some really huge scans of some of the Havin' Fun 45's here and here. I'm still dealing with the alternate numbers and prefixes we've been talking about, but it looks like when you see CC 76XXX in a CRA box on the cover, the record inside says CRA 76XXX. It actually makes sense now that I see a few examples, because I've also seen variations where there is a CC 75XXX (the original Columbia number) but with the CRA logo, so I guess changing the second digit was necessary, because CC 75XXX already existed with 2 different logos. I hope that made sense, and I may put some notes in the boxes like we did for the SS Fever 45's we found with and without a 1 in the number.
Hi! There are a bunch of Open Sesame tapes here. What do you think we should do with them? I'd like to treat them like individual albums, but I don't know what's on them.
Okay, it looks like we have the books here, but do you think it would be redundant to put the tapes next to a book of basically the same picture, or just mention these were book and tape sets? Because the way the page is now, it just looks like it's a workbook series, with no audio component. It would be neat if we could find out if these had Muppet voices on them!
Oh neat! That makes so much sense that there would be tapes for a language learning set.
I agree it seems odd to show tapes that are the same picture right next to the books; but then we also show 3 copies of the book & tape set covers (when there are 3) that are frequently identical except for the markings around the picture... so that's probably not a really strong argument.
We say on the page that there are also Picture Cards and Wall Charts. So we could just add the cassettes down there.
Hrm. I could probably go either way. Either a separate gallery for the cassettes (and cards/wall charts) and put up all we find, or just put up a few.
I was going to ask you to put it in the Image Chamber, but I don't think we can use it, because it looks like 2 sets thrown together. But I think the 2 records in the "Other known singles" section (which don't have numbers right now) are in this set. I should know more soon!