The Herbs and The Adventures of Parsley

On this page ...... the only series-specific vinyl record release,plus one theme tune compilation
Adventures of Parsley LP

It's sometimes easy to forget that in the time before cd's,and right upto the 1980's,most kids tv series usually had some kind of spin-off vinyl record.
Anything from a single of the theme tune to the re-telling of complete episodes - as is the case here.

It's the only piece of vinyl specifically devoted to either series,so there's nothing at all for The Herbs.

But,fortunately,the sequel's far better-suited to some visual-free verbals in any case.
And without the "distraction" of the pictures,you can fully appreciate the quality of Michael Bond's writing.
With Gordon Rolling's narrative performance just helping to cement the feeling that kids' storytelling on vinyl is a really evocative experience.

All of which is great if you've got a record player of course.But the good news is that vinyl is once again "the new black", with interest spiralling in recent years.So it's no longer the ever diminishing niche it had become.
And it's nice to think that examples like this one can still be sourced and enjoyed for just a few pounds.

Details     12" Vinyl LP     BBC Records,'Roundabout' Series No.18.     Mono only.     1973 release date.

Children's TV Favourites LP

Admittedly this one is a little tenuous,because it's just a compilation album of kid's tv signature tunes.
But The Adventures of Parsley theme is on there,so here it is.

And there's quite a nice cross-section on offer actually.
Although it's a rather bizarre experience if you listen to it all the way through in one go.
But if you tell your doctor "it hurts when I do this" then don't be surprised when he says "well,don't do it then !"

One other thing I should really do is Google Track 9,Side One,as I won't be the only one who's never heard of it.
But I haven't bothered,simply because the truth will be far less entertaining than the conjecture.

And if you think you've also seen this on cassette,then you'd be right.But it's considerably harder to find for some reason.

Details     12" Vinyl LP GH547     Pye Records Label under their "Golden Hour" banner.     1972 release.     60 minutes.
Side One

1)    Sesame Street
2)    The Tra-La-La Song
3)    Play School & Magic Roundabout
4)    Rupert the Bear
5)    The Cuckoo Clock
6)    Medley -Joe & Trumpton
7)    Hatty Town
8)    Felix the Cat
9)    Lollipop Loves Mr. Mole
10)  Sir Prancelot
11)  Old MacDonald
12)  Parsley
13)  Jackanory
14)  Oh Susanah
15)  Shaun the Leprechaun
16)  Andy Pandy

Side Two

1)     Dr.Who
2)     Scooby Doo (Where Are You)
3)     Thunderbirds
4)     Bonanza
5)     Aqua Marina (from 'Stingray')
Side One
1)  The Conch Shell
2)  Dill's Who's Who Entry
3)  The Theatre Show
4)  Dill's Paintings
5)  Fortune Telling
Side Two
1)  The Quiz Programme
2)  Dill's Laundry
3)  Parsley's Illness
4)  Dill's Pop Group
5)  Mr.Onion's Karate Lesson.
Back of sleeve.
6)  Captain Scarlet     7)   The Virginian     8)  Lidsville     9)  Pink Panther     10)  Song of the Diddymen     11)  Maverick