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Sesame Street Records was a custom label created in 1974 to release singles and albums of material from the Sesame Street television program, as well as original recorded material featuring the show's cast. From 1974 to 1976, titles were manufactured and distributed by Children's Records of America. From 1977 to 1984, titles were manufactured and distributed by Distinguished Productions. The label was shut down in 1984.

Label design of singles

The singles label design was very simple. It consisted of solid-colored labels in various colors, with all printing in black. The Sesame Street sign was at the top of the label. For a complete listing of the singles, click here.

Label design of albums

The first Sesame Street album label design was yellow, with blue and white rings around the outside edge. At the top of the label was an olive green Sesame Street sign, with white lettering, and outlined in blue. This version of the label was used from 1974 to 1976.

The second Sesame Street album label design was yellow, with white and blue-green rings around the outside edge. At the top of the label was a slightly smaller dark green Sesame Street sign, with white lettering and outlining. This version of the label was used from 1977 to 1984. All titles originally released between 1974 and 1976 were also reissued with the new label design, as well as updated distributor information on the label and on the back cover.

Canadian pressings look similar to the US versions, except that they mention being manufactured and distributed by Pickwick Records of Canada, instead of Children's Records of America or Distinguished Productions. (See above.)

While Sesame Street singles in the US were only released with solid-colored labels, at least one German single matches the US album label design. (See above.)

Album discography

The following is a list of all known record albums released on the Sesame Street Records label, in numerical order.

22050 SERIES:

22550 SERIES:

  • CTW 22550-¡Sesame Mucho! (1974) (cover text targeted for Spanish-speaking US market; same contents as CTW 25507)

25500 SERIES:

79000 SERIES:

89000 SERIES:

100 SERIES:

OTHER:

Book and record sets

Sesame Street Records also released 24 book and record sets. These were also released as book and tape sets, with a BT prefix.

See also

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