For those who missed out on the very limited edition of Bluey The Album which dropped on vinyl for Record Store Day in July – rejoice – the Bluey album rereleases on blue vinyl this October.
The album will be available to stream and download worldwide for the first time from 1 October and will be released on CD and blue vinyl in the UK and the Americas, with a new vinyl release in Australia.
It debuted at #1 in the Australian ARIA chart – the first children’s album ever to take the top spot. It hit #1 in the U.S. Billboard Kids Album Chart based on streaming and a limited-edition vinyl release for Record Store Day in Australia sold out.
Bluey: The Album features 17 tracks, all original compositions from series one of the smash-hit family animation. Highlights include music from fan-favourite episodes including Keepy Uppy, Here Come the Grannies!, Pool and The Creek.
The music for the series is instantly recognisable to parents everywhere. Composer Joff Bush incorporates classical themes throughout the soundtrack and tracks on the album also move between ska and folk.
Joff said that the Bluey album was a chance to rework music from the TV series into full versions, including I Know a Place (The Creek Song) which features vocals from Helena Czajka and Jazz D’Arcy who are both part of the wider Bluey music team.
“The music has gone from what might have been a 20 second grab from the show, and we’ve been able to make it into the track we’ve always wanted to be. We can create these big extended versions that the show is too short to accomodate – it’s all the things we wish we could have done.”
Bluey has won the hearts of kids and parents around the world since it first launched in Australia in October 2018, and the show is fast becoming a global hit.
In Australia, Bluey was the #1 children’s programme on metro broadcast television in 2020 and is the #1 series ever on ABC iview with over 480 million views across series one and two since its launch.
Bluey has also won multiple awards, such as the International Emmy ® Kids Award in the prestigious Preschool Category in 2020, and its second AACTA Awards for Best Children’s Program that same year. The accolades continue in 2021, with Bluey winning four Kidscreen Awards in February.
The series follows Bluey, a six year-old Blue Heeler dog from Brisbane, who loves to play and turns everyday family life into extraordinary adventures. Bluey is produced by multi-Emmy® award-winning Ludo Studio for ABC Kids Australia, co-commissioned by ABC Children’s and BBC Studios, and distributed internationally by BBC Studios outside of Australia.