Alphabet Zoo

Ralph McTell

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Childrens, Folk
October 28, 2013

Format: Compact Disc



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We're all off to the The Great Alphonso's Circus. The new and beautifully re-packaged edition of Ralph McTell's timeless children's classic, "Alphabet Zoo".

The songs on "Alphabet Zoo" are now approaching their third generation of young fans. Commissioned by Granada Television in the mid-1980's, the show starred Nerys Hughes, who read a story, Ralph McTell, who wrote and performed a song, and a Bernese Mountain dog called Duster who dribbled and ate cheese.

Stories included: an albertross intimidated by aeroplanes; a lonely hedghog whose friends wouldn't come for a sleepover due to her prickles; a racing newt and a woodpecker with a superhero alter-ego. A huge favourite was a song about a kangaroo who got stuck in the mud at the watering hole on a hot Australian day.

The songs on this album were selected from both series with a duplicate of the letter N as - Nellie The Newt and Nigel The Nightingale were too close to call. The album features a number of woodland creatures voiced by Ralph, various sound engineers, musicians and Ralph's children.

The letter S is particular favourite of Ralph's as he duets with his son Billy at age three, celebrating the circus feats of the stupendous Sally the Seal. Ralph declined a third series, after deciding his creative well had run dry on songs about X-ray fish!

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Key Value
Catalogue number TPGCD20R
Barcode 5060079130133
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 62g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 120mm x 8mm x 140mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Albert Ross the Albatross -
2. Boris the Bat -
3. Camilla the Camel -
4. Digger the Dog -
5. Edna the Elephant -
6. Fergus the Frog -
7. Gordon the Goat -
8. Holly the Hedgehog -
9. Impala Song -
10. Jake the Jackdaw -
11. Kenny the Kangaroo -
12. Laurence the Lion -
13. Maurice the Mole -
14. Nigel the Nightingale -
15. Nellie the Newt -
16. Ollie the Otter -
17. Peter the Parrot -
18. Quentin the Quall -
19. The Rabbit Song -
20. Sally the Seal -
21. Tammy the Tortoise -
22. Unwin the Unicorn -
23. Victor the Vulture -
24. Wagstaff the Woodpecker -
25. X-ray Fish -
26. Yuri the Yak -
27. Zoe the Zebra -