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They Might Be Giants: Here Come the ABCs [CD+DVD]

They Might Be Giants Audio CD
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They Might Be Giants is a band from New York City that was founded twenty somethin’ years back by John Linnell and John Flansburgh, and are often joined on stage and on recordings by Dan Miller, Danny Weinkauf, and Marty Beller. Our current DVD/CD set (officially for kids but really for ourselves) is called “Here Comes Science” and is available at iTunes as a complete ... Read more in Amazon's They Might Be Giants Store

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  • Audio CD (4 Sep 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD+DVD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000GWBR5Y
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 34,512 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Here Come The Abcs
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?
See all 25 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Here Come The Abcs
2. Alphabet Of Nations
3. E Eats Everything
4. Flying V
5. I Am Robot
6. Q U
7. Go For G!
8. Pictures Of Pandas Painting
9. D & W
10. Fake-Believe
See all 34 tracks on this disc

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Men of Letters... 5 Oct 2005
By Gareth Waterman VINE VOICE
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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant and at a bargain price 14 Jun 2007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
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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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sanity?! 23 Nov 2006
By S. King
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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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
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! 19 Dec 2006
By Naomi
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Grapes, Glue, Gyroscopes! 12 May 2009
Format:Audio CD
The outstanding children's CD/DVD combination from the never-dull TMBG and their friends in the Deeply Felt Puppet Theater.

Original and fresh lyrics that appeal to children and parents alike make this a firm choice to replace all those dire nursery rhyme CDs (with poor musical arrangements and lacklustre singing)!

Our boy's personal favourites are Go for G!, an anthum unparalleled in the history of the letter G, and Higgly Town Heroes, the theme music for a children's television show.

My wife's favourite is C is for Conifers, a guitar and singer arrangement with information on the varieties of conifers (my kind of trees) that can be found (over 500 kinds)!

My personal favourite is Can you find it?, a hidden letter challenge with letters that don't play by the rules.

Like this and want to hear more TMBG? Try Here come the 123s, an even greater album than this (because numbers are easier to write songs about). The NO! album and Bed, Bed, Bed are two further children's albums

Search for their other pithy hit singles: Istanbul, Birdhouse in your Soul, James K Polk, and the Sun.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music for learning kids and immature adults! 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome! Great for kids and adults! 3 July 2014
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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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I can live with this on repeat and it's educational.
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.
Published 4 months ago by Hannah Gibson
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant songs for the car
Our second copy, having worn out the first. A touch of genius by TMBG, with perfect singalong, alphabet-based songs, very witty and excellent fun. Read more
Published 5 months ago by takeninagain
5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks!
It's wonderful and I love it. Nice value for money. Glad I bought it. Could not be happier with it.
Published 8 months ago by Cami the Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
We love these CDs - we also own "Here Come the 123s" (which actually we like better) and "No! Read more
Published 14 months ago by Tallbird
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this product
If you have young children buy this product, it teaches about letters and the children just absorb all the information. It really is a great product. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Huw
3.0 out of 5 stars Im not keen
Im not overly keen on this, the boys havent taken to it either. Will persevere.

We found "my first album" much better
Published on 15 Aug 2012 by C. bennett
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
We love this album. It has got a really good taste about the music. Fun for three to ten year olds. My son loves to dance and sing to the funny words and catchy tunes.
Published on 10 Aug 2012 by jamieandmum
5.0 out of 5 stars Here Come the ABC's
FANTASTIC CD/DVD!!!!! Kid songs that aren't annoying! Great for the kids but clever lyrics and rhythms that adults can enjoy too like "The Alphabet Lost and Found" and "C is for... Read more
Published on 20 Jan 2012 by A3
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant for whole family!
We all love this CD and DVD. What a great deal. The music catchy, educational and humorous. The DVD helps to bring the music alive and make sense of some of the songs. Read more
Published on 24 July 2011 by mumof2
5.0 out of 5 stars The ABC's are great- "E" eats everything
Fantastic, I have a 4 year old daughter who absolutely loves this CD.(and I have to say I don't mind putting it on either) In the 90's I loved the upbeat "Bird house in your soul"... Read more
Published on 1 Dec 2010 by Andrew M Firth
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