The Wombles ‎– Wombling Songs

CBS ‎– 65803
Vinyl, LP


A1 The Wombling Song (Television Version) 1:40
A2 Wombles Everywhere 3:20
A3 Exercise Is Good For You 2:30
A4 The Wombles' Warning 3:25
A5 Tobermory 3:35
A6 Dreaming In The Sun 4:10
B1 Madame Cholet 3:48
B2 Great Uncle Bulgaria's March 3:28
B3 Wellington Womble 3:50
B4 Bungo's Birthday 2:30
B5 Wombling Along 0:48
B6 The Wombling Song (Full Version) 2:25

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Includes a 2-sided illustrated lyric insert

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DRAMCD0065 The Wombles Wombling Songs(CD, Album, RE) Dramatico DRAMCD0065 UK 2010 Sell This Version
SBP 474242 The Wombles Wombling Songs(LP) CBS SBP 474242 New Zealand 1973 Sell This Version
S 65803 The Wombles Wombling Songs(LP) CBS S 65803 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version



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April 3, 2014

Don't let the roots of this album (children's TV) fool you. It's a great whimsical album by master producer/arranger/singer/songwriter Mike Batt together with some very capable session musicians, among them Chris Spedding. The songs feature delightful catchy harmonies. There's some first- and some second-person narrative, some lyrics are even in the spirit of Lewis Carroll as The Wombles' Warning just feels like the first verses of the Jabberwocky poem. Talking about "feeling", the songs capture the particular feeling of the Wombles TV series perfectly. And it's perfectly well that they keep in the same style throughout the album without trying the mix of different styles Batt tried on the following albums. Which also had their merits, I grant you that, but since this is a kind of an introductory debut album it couldn't have been done any better. So whether you just want to re-capture a part of your youth or you're a Mike Batt fan, there's a fair chance you will at least like this album because the music and lyrics are not the throwaway garbage that was dished out for far too many children's TV series, this is pure Mike Batt. Deceptively simple, maybe, but utterly entertaining and a testament to what you can accomplish if you take your subject (and your audience - in this case, younger folks as this album seems to have been geared at children when it came out) seriously. But like I said, the genius of Mike Batt is in every song.