Wombling Songs

Wombling Songs is the first album released by The Wombles. The songs were recorded by Mike Batt (vocals/piano) with session musicians Chris Spedding (guitars), Les Hurdle (bass), Clem Cattini (drums), Ray Cooper (percussion), Rex Morris (sax), Eddie Mordue (sax) and Jack Rothstein (violin). The vocals were credited to "the younger Wombles, assisted by Mike Batt".

Wombling Songs
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 1973
RecordedCBS Studios and Wessex Studios, August 1973
GenreBubblegum pop
Length2:27
LabelCBS
ProducerMike Batt
The Wombles chronology
Wombling Songs
(1973)
Remember You're a Womble
(1974)

According to Batt, the album was really just character songs and background music for the television series."[1] However, the album spent 17 weeks in the UK album charts, peaking at number 19 on 2 March 1974.[2]

Track listing

All tracks written by Mike Batt.

  1. The Wombling Song (Television Version) (1:40)
  2. Wombles Everywhere (3:20)
  3. Exercise Is Good For You (Laziness Is Not) (2:30)
  4. The Wombles' Warning (3:25)
  5. Tobermory (3:35)
  6. Dreaming In The Sun (Orinoco's Song) (4:10)
  7. Madame Cholet (3:48)
  8. Great Uncle Bulgaria's March (3:28)
  9. Wellington Womble (3:50)
  10. Bungo's Birthday (2:30)
  11. Wombling Along (Link Piece) (0:48)
  12. The Wombling Song (Full Version) (2:25)

Singles

The Wombling Song was released as a single.

The Wombling Song, Exercise Is Good For You and Madam Cholet were used in the 1977 film Wombling Free.

References

  1. Kim Cooper; David Smay; Jake Austen (2001). Bubblegum Music Is the Naked Truth. Feral House. pp. 159. ISBN 0-922915-69-5.
  2. Neil Warwick; Jon Kutner; Tony Brown (2004). The Complete Book Of The British Charts: Singles and Albums. Omnibus Press. pp. 1203–1204. ISBN 1-84449-058-0.
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