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Here Come The Abc's [Us Import] Import


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  • Audio CD (15 Feb 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Disney
  • ASIN: B0007D34I0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 100,348 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Here Come The ABC's
2. Alphabet Of Nations
3. E Eats Everything
4. Flying V
5. Q U
6. Go For G!
7. Pictures Of Pandas Painting
8. D & W
9. Fake-Believe
10. Can You Find It?
11. The Vowel Family
12. Letter/Not A Letter
13. Alphabet Lost And Found
14. I C U
15. Letter Shapes
16. Who Put The Alphabet In Alphabetical Order?
17. Rolling O
18. L M N O
19. C Is For Conifers
20. Fake-Believe (Type B)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Gareth Waterman VINE VOICE on 5 Oct 2005
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
As I've mentioned elsewhere, I'll soon get round to putting together my first Amazon list. It'll be called 'CDs you can listen to in the car with the kids without being driven out of your tree', or something like that. Anyway, this will be near the top - along with TBMG's "No" album, Bad Manners' "Magnetism" and several of the Trojan ska sets.
A couple of words of warning though: This is an amusing and listenable album, but it's not really going to teach your kids the alphabet - those learning their letters will be a bit young to appreciate the songs. Also, the CD here is described as 'enhanced' - a little overstated given there's only a link to Disney's web-site (duh) and to register with them - nothing like the triumph of interactivity and fun that is the No album's extra features. I imagine this is down to it being as much a Disney CD as a TMBG one (ie. lots of branding, not much content).
All that said though, there are some real gems here, not least "D & W" (in which we learn that D likes to stay in and watch sports), "LMNO" (an eighties electro-bounce) and a few really accomplished songs like "Alphabet Lost and Found".
All in all, fun to enjoy with the kids but I suspect one would be much better off with the DVD version (available through Amazon.com in the US and which, I'm told, is fantastic) - if you want a CD like this, much better to get No.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By S. King on 23 Nov 2006
Format: Audio CD
We only have the CD, but this album, along with "No" provides some sanity from nursery rhymes. Our 3 year old loves They Might Be Giants...and so do we.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Louise Treleaven on 14 Jun 2007
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I cannot recommend this album highly enough. It is one of those rare things, an album for children that can stand repeat adult listening. In fact, I would rate it up there with 'Flood' and 'Don't Let's Start' for tunes, inventiveness and pure, silly fun. But it's not all fun, kids. There's some serious learning going on too. Thanks to 'The Alphabet of Nations', my children can now recite a country beginning with every letter of the alphabet, a skill that's sure to prove itself invaluable in their adult lives.

The album comes with a free DVD with some wacky videos, and puppet versions of the two Johns. But if the last time you saw They Might Be Giants was in the video for Bird House in Your Soul in the eighties, look away at the end as you might be shocked. Luckily they transform into weeble-like characters for the bonus 'Higgly Town Heroes' video at the end. Phew!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By P. Cleary on 7 May 2008
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The kids love it, we love it. Full of silly sing-a-long tunes that stick in your head and after only a few listens the kids knew all the words. The kids are in question are home-educated boys aged 6 and 5. Very educational!!!!!!!!!!! DVD brilliant too.

Warning: It is very AMERICAN, which can be mildly grating after lots of listens but this is only a very minor irritation. (Sorry TMBG!, we do love you though :-))
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Naomi on 19 Dec 2006
Format: Audio CD
I (the Mummy of the household) have been a TMBG fan for years and so I was thrilled to see that the NY boys had put out a cd for the toddlers. As a result of this purchase, my two year old and my husband are complete converts! This cd and dvd is quirky, funny, educational and ... funny! A very good antedote to CBEEBIES!!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "kingwalker" on 19 April 2005
Format: Audio CD
This new album for children by They Might Be Giants is a welcome relief from the Raffi-type nonsense which we usually force onto our offspring.
The album has 23 songs featuring the alphabet, from Alphabet of Nations to ZYX. You'll find yourself singing along to songs like 'Pictures Of Pandas Painting' on the bus, so beware if you want to keep your credibility. The childlike thought processes of Johns Linnell and Flansburgh fit perfectly here. Of course Q and U are good friends, and of course LMNO could be mistaken for one letter by those just learning the alphabet.
This is a great album for children learning their abcs and is idiosyncratic enough for TMBG fans of all ages to enjoy.
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Awesome! I love it and my God son loves it. Fun, educational and most importantly, great music - not your usual Disney-esque rubbish, but propper music :-)
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Some songs are a bit random, but in a fun way and my little one aged 3 and 2 months is copying the ABC's.... and I have learnt a few things too! Good that there is a DVD and a CD.
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