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|Songs from||The Muppet Show|
|Label||Jim Henson Records/BMG Kidz|
|Cat no.|| 74860-30023-2|
Ol' Brown Ears is Back is an album featuring Rowlf the Dog. Rowlf, at the piano, gives ebullient introductions and banter as he sings and plays some of his (and the Muppets') hit songs. The album was released on CD and cassette in 1993 by BMG Kidz/Jim Henson Records. The cassette release included a poster depicting Rowlf behind the scenes, recording and prepping for the album.
Although the album was first released in 1993 (three years after Henson's death), the songs were actually recorded by Jim Henson (as Rowlf) and Derek Scott (on piano) almost a decade earlier, in January 1984.
The original recordings by Henson and Scott were re-worked by producer Robert Kraft and associate producer Chris Boardman for the release, adding a backing orchestra to the seasoned vocal and piano tracks. The original intentions for the raw tracks and the reason for the 9-year recording-to-release gap are unknown.
- Lydia, the Tattooed Lady
- Eight Little Notes
- I Never Harmed an Onion
- Halfway Down the Stairs
- Memory Lane
- Cottleston Pie
- Bein' Green
- Carbon Paper
- Garden Song
- New York State of Mind
- You and I and George
- Wishing Song
- Old Dog Trey
- Producer: Jim Henson & Robert Kraft
- Associate Producer: Chris Boardman
- Vocals: Jim Henson (as Rowlf the Dog)
- Piano: Derek Scott