Goodies Records & CDs

The Goodies' United Kingdom releases are considered to be the "standard" releases on this site.  I have included as many examples of internatinal (non-UK) releases as I have been able to find.  If you're aware of any others please let me know by sending an email to president@goodiesruleok.com.

All Things Bright and Beautiful / Winter Sportsman (single)

UK:
Decca F13449. Copyright 1973.Released Oct 1973.
Released October 1973.

France:
Decca 85.031. Copyright 1973.

The Goodies' first single was comprised of two songs which would be included on their album The Goodies Sing Songs from The Goodies (seen in the next entry).

Decca Records, The Goodies' first record label, also released this single in France; that copy came with a picture sleeve

UK Single

French Picture Sleeve

Father Christmas Do Not Touch Me / The Inbetweenies (single)

Also released as The Inbetweenies / Father Christmas Do Not Touch Me

UK:
Bradley’s Records - BRAD 7241. Copyright 1974
Released October 1974.

Starting with this release, The Goodies moved to the Bradley's Records label.

This single was released twice. Initally The Inbetweenies was the A-side and Father Christmas Do Not Touch Me was the B-side. A few months later the two sides were reversed; the Father Christmas A-side is the more commonly found version.

The non-UK releases vary as to which song is on the A-side.  In the ones I have found so far, the Australian single has Father Christmas as the A-side while the German and South African records feature The Inbetweenies as the A-side.  The German single came with a picture sleeve.

UK Single with The Inbetwenies as the A-side

UK Single with Father Christmas as the A-side

German picture sleeve

Goodies Theme / Stuff That Gibbon (single)

UK:
Decca F13578. Copyright 1973. Released April 1975.

The 1975 reissue of the first Goodies album (now retitled The World of The Goodies) resulted in this second single of songs from that album being released.

Black Pudding Bertha / Panic (single)

UK:
Bradley's Records - BRAD 7517

Copyright 1975.

Released June 1975.

Germany:
Hansa - 16 297 AT

The Goodies' next big hit after Funky GibbonBlack Pudding Bertha was released in the UK on Bradley's Records.  The B-side was the song Panic.  Both sides later appeared on the albums The Goodies Greatest

In Germany this single was released by Hansa with a picture sleeve.

UK Single

German Picture Sleeve

The New Goodies LP (LP, cassette, & 8-track)
(released on cassette as The New Goodies Cassette and one 8-track as The New Goodies Cartridge)

UK:
  LP:

  Bradley's BRADL 1010

  Released October 1975

  Cassette:

  Bradley's ZCBRA 1010

  8-track:

  Bradley's V8BRA 1010

Australia:
  LP:  

  M7 Records - MLF-38

Japan:

  LP:

  Bradley's UXP-685-BR

Contains the songs: Goodies Theme, Please Let Us Play, Custard Pie, Cricklewood, Good Ole Country Music, Baby Samba, Rock With A Policeman, The Cricklewood Shakedown, Nappy

UK album, 8-track, and cassette

Japanese LP

Love, I'm A Teapot, Working The Line, The Funky Gibbon, and Wild Thing.

This album was released in Japan with a drastically different cover (that artwork was also used for the single from this album that was released in Japan as can be seen on the Funky Gibbon Around the World page on this site).  While the Japanese version of the album has the same songs, they are rearranged into a different order (The Funky Gibbon, Custard Pie, Wild Thing, Cricklewood, Baby Samba, Rock With A Policeman, The Cricklewood Shakedown, Nappy Love, I'm A Teapot, Working The Line, Goodies Theme, and Please Let Us Play).

Many of the songs from this album were used in the episode The Goodies – Almost Live. A different version of Working the Line appears in the episode Bunfight at the OK Tearooms.

The Funky Gibbon / Custard Pie (Australian single)

Australia
M7 Records MSB-153

Copyright 1976.

The Funky Gibbon must have been particularly popular in Australia, as it was twice released on a single in that country.  The first appearance, in 1975, had the standard B-side, Sick-Man Blues (that single can be seen on the Funky Gibbon Around the World page).

The next year the song was reissued on Australia's M7 records with a new song on the flip side, making this the only single release of the song Custard Pie.   Both Custard Pie and Funky Gibbon appeared on The New Goodies LP.

Good Ole Country Music / Wild Thing (Australian single)

Australia:
M7 Records - MSB-154

Copyright 1976.

Australia's M7 Records chose to match up Good Ole Country Music with the song Wild Thing on this single.  In the UK both of these songs had appeared as B-sides on other singles (Wild Thing as the B-side to Nappy Love, and Good Ole Country Music as the B-side to Bounce).

Nothing To Do With Us (LP & cassette)

UK:

  LP:

  Island ILPS 9452

  Released November 1976.

  Cassette:

  Island ZCI 9452

Contains the songs: The Policemans Opera, Cactus in My Y-Fronts, Elizabeth Rules – UK!, Blowing Off, I Wish I Could Get High, Synthesizer Man, She Wouldn't Understand, and I Wish I Had Something To Say.


The Goodies' move to Island Records also marked a change of style. The Policemans Opera is

UK album and cassette

a mini rock opera (described on the album’s back cover as “A major Work in four movements – with a few bits in between”). Several of the songs also contain more adult themes than in the Goodies’ previous work.

A version of Cactus in my Y- Fronts appears in the episode The Goodies – Almost Live.

Best of The Goodies (Australian LP)

Australia:
M7 MLX-150

Released  1976

An Australian Goodies greatest hits albums containing the songs The Funky Gibbon, Black Pudding Bertha, Charles

Aznavoice, The Inbetweenies, Sick-man Blues, Good Ole Country Music, Panic, Nappy Love, Father Christmas Do Not Touch, and The Goodies Theme.

The Goodies Beastly Record (LP & cassette)

UK:

  LP:

  Columbia SCX 6596

  Released 1978

 

  Cassette:

  Columbia TC-SCX 6596

 

New Zealand:

  LP:

  World Record Club - WM 3719

  Copyright 1981

Contains the songs Melody Farm, Taking My Oyster For Walkies, Spring Spring Spring, Terrapins, A Man's Best Friend Is His Duck, Spank That Hamster, Rastashany, Ironing My Goldfish, Funky Farm, There's A Walrus In My Soup, Why Doesn't An Elephant Go Tweet Tweet?, I Am A Carnivore, and Elephant Joke Song.

The album’s title (and cover artwork) reflect the animal theme in the song selection. Most of these songs were originally used in the radio series I'm Sorry I'll Read That

UK album and cassette

New Zealand Record Club album

Again (which featured all three Goodies).

Shown at right are the standard UK album and cassette, along with a New Zealand World Record Club release with an alternate version of the album cover.

The Goodies Greatest Hits (LP & cassette)

UK:
  LP:
  E.M.I./Note NTS 233

  Released October 1981

 

  Cassette:
  EMI TC-NTS 233

 

Contains the songs: Funky Gibbon, Black Pudding Bertha, Father Christmas Do Not Touch Me, Nappy Love, Rock With A Policeman, I\m A Teapot, Spring Spring Spring, Good Ole Country Music, Wild Thing, The Inbetweenies, M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E, Cricklewood, A Man's Best Friend Is His Duck, Melody Farm, Last Chance Dance, Charles Aznovoice, Taking My Oyster For Walkies, Baby Samba, Rastashanty, and Make A Daft Noise For Christmas.

This cover of this greatest hits album features a publicity photo from the Goodies LWT episode Bigfoot.

 

UK album and cassette

Funky Gibbon - The Best of The Goodies (CD)

UK:
Castle Pie PIESD 243

Released 23 October 2000

Contains the songs: The Goodies Theme, Funky Gibbon, The Inbetweenies, Please Let Us Play,

Black Pudding Bertha, Cricklewood, Good Ole Country Music, Nappy Love, Wild Thing, Rock With A Policeman, Panic, I’m A Teapot, Sick Man Blues, The Last Chance Dance, Father Christmas Do Not Touch Me, and Make A Daft Noise For Christmas.

This is a budget version of the Yum Yum CD, containing 16 of the 20 songs from the earlier release (the songs not included are Custard Pie, Baby Samba, The Cricklewood Shakedown, and Working the Line). This collection does not have the liner notes written by Bill Oddie.

A Poke In the Eye (With A Sharp Stick) (LP)

Transatlantic TRA 331
Released 1976

A live recording of the highlights from the 1976 special Gala Performances at Her Majesty’s 

Theatre, London, in aid of Amnesty International. This album includes the Goodies performing a live version of Funky Gibbon.

BBC Comedy Themes (LP)

BBC Records REH 387
Released 1980

As the title suggests, this album includes themes from various BBC television shows. It has the version of The Goodies Theme from The New Goodies LP.  A 

drawing of the Goodies  can be found on the album cover.

The Goodies Sing Songs From The Goodies (album)

Decca SKL 5175. Copyright 1973.Released January 1974.
 

Reissued as: The World Of The Goodies

Tracks on this album are: All Things Bright And Beautiful, Ride My Pony, Stuff That Gibbon, Mummy I Don\'t Like My Meat, Show Me The Way, Goodies Theme, Sparrow Song, Taking You Back, Sunny Morning, Winter Sportsman, and Spacehopper.

 

This album contains rerecorded versions of songs which appeared in episodes of The Goodies with the exception of the first track, All Things Bright and Beautiful. According to Bill Oddie, they’d planned instead to include a version of Land of Hope and Glory but ran into licensing problems for that song.

The Funky Gibbon / Sick Man Blues (single)

UK:
Bradley’s Records – BRAD 7504. Copyright 1975.
Released February 1975.

International (non-UK) releases:
see Funky Gibbon Around the World page

The version of Funky Gibbon on the single is slightly different from the album version.

As The Goodies' biggest hit, and a top-five single, The Funky Gibbon appears to have had the largest worldwide release.  Given the large number of international releases, the single has been given a dedicated page on this site (Funky Gibbon Around the World) to showcase the labels and picture sleeves from Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, the United States, and elsewhere.  

The World of The Goodies (album)

UK:

Decca SPA 416. Copyright 1973. Released May 1975.

A reissue of The Goodies Sing Songs from The Goodies.

Tracks on this album are: All Things Bright And Beautiful, Ride My Pony, Stuff That Gibbon, Mummy I Don't Like My Meat, Show Me The Way, Goodies Theme, Sparrow Song, Taking You Back, Sunny Morning, Winter Sportsman, and Spacehopper.

UK album and cassette

This album contains re-recorded versions of songs which appeared in episodes of The Goodies with the exception of the first track, All Things Bright and Beautiful. According to Bill Oddie, they’d planned instead to include a version of Land of Hope and Glory, but ran into licensing problems for that song.

Nappy Love / Wild Thing (single)

UK:
Bradley's Records - BRAD 7524

Copyright 1975.

Released September 1975.

Germany:
Hansa - 16 617 AT

Both songs on this sing - Nappy Love and Wild Thing - appeared in Goodies episodes (both were used in The Goodies - Almost Live, with Wild Thing also used in The Goodies Rule - OK?).

Like the previous single, this was released in the UK on Bradley's Records and in Germany on Hansa.  Once again, the German release came with a picture sleeve.  

UK Single

German Picture Sleeve

This sleeve featured an alternate version of the photo that would appear on the cover of the 1976 Australian LP Best of The Goodies album (seen below).

Make a Daft Noise for Christmas / The Last Chance Dance (single)

UK:
Bradley’s Records – BRAD 7533. Copyright 1975.
Released November 1975.

The second Goodies Christmas-themed single was Make A Daft Noise For Christmas.  It's B-side, The Last Chance Dance, appeared in the episode The Goodies Almost Live.

While the single itself is easy to find, the picture sleeve shown at the right turns up rarely.  It is believed this was only issued with early/promotional releases of the single.

UK Single

UK Picture Sleeve

Black Pudding Bertha / Panic (single)

UK:
Bradley's Records - BRAD 7612

Copyright 1976.

Released May 1976.

Germany:
Hansa - 17 225 AT

Copyright 1976.

Good Ole Country Music first appeared on The New Goodies LP, while Bounce didn't see its first LP release until The Goodies Greatest.  Both songs appeared in the episode The Goodies - Almost Live, with an alternate version of Bounce turning up in episode The Goodies Rule - OK?.

Once again, this single was released in the UK on Bradley's Records and in Germany on Hansa, with the German release coming with a picture sleeve.  

UK Single

German Picture Sleeve

The Goodies Greatest (LP, cassette, and CD)

UK:
 

LP: Bradley's BRADL 1012

Copyright 1976.

Released November 1976.

CD Reissue: 

WMM - WMM5115M

Released 30 November 2018

Contains the songs: Goodies Theme, Funky Gibbon, The Inbetweenies, Nappy Love, Last Chance Dance, Father Christmas Do Not Touch Me, Black Pudding Bertha, Bounce, Panic, Make A Daft Noise For Christmas, Charles Aznovoice, and Wild Thing.

UK album and cassette

Mostly contains songs from The New Goodies LP along with a few additions (including Bounce, a version of which was used in the episode The Goodies Rule – OK?).

The album was reissued on CD in 2018 on the WMM label.

Elizabeth Rules UK / Blowing Off

UK:
Island Records - WIP 6360

Copyright 1976

Releaed December 1976

Australia:

Island Records - K6719

Copyright 1976

This singal features two songs from the Goodies' album Nothing To Do With Us.  The single was released both in the UK and Australia on Island Records.

M*I*C*K*E*Y M*O*U*S*E / Funky Farm (single)

UK:
EMI 2784

Copyright 1978

Released May 1978

1978 was MIckey Mouse's 50th anniversary. In honour of the

event, The Goodies recorded a special version of The Mickey Mouse Club theme song.  The single was released with the B-side Funky Farm, a song which appears on The Goodies Beastly Record album.

This record marked the first time a UK Goodies single was regularly issued with a picture sleeve.  Their next single, also on EMI records and featuring songs from The Goodies Beastly Record, would also come in a picture sleeve.

It is common to find promo copies of this record as well as the standard version.

A Man's Best Friend Is His Duck / Taking My Oyster For Walkies / Rastashanty (EP)

UK:
Columbia DB 9053

Released  1978

Released October 1978

This EP (7 inch extended play record) has three songs from The Goodies Beastly Record and shares that album's cover artwork.

Yum Yum! The Very Best of The Goodies (CD)

UK:
  CD:
  Music Club MCCD 294

  Released May 1997

  Cassette:
  Music Club MCCD 294

  Released May 1997

Contains the songs: The Goodies’ Theme, Funky Gibbon, The Inbetweenies, Please Let Us Play, Custard Pie, Black Pudding Bertha, Cricklewood, Good Ole Country Music, Nappy Love, Baby Samba, Wild Thing, Rock With A Policeman, The Cricklewood Shakedown, Panic, I’m A Teapot, Working The Line, Sick Man Blues, The Last Chance Dance, Father Christmas Do Not Touch Me, and Make A Daft Noise For Christmas.

This greatest hits CD includes a booklet with liner notes written by Bill Oddie.

CD and cassette

It's A Gas / Put In A Potterton (single)

UK:
Galbraith Music

Released 1974

It appears that this record was given away by Potterton Boilers at a 1974 sales presentation.

Side A of the single has The Goodies singing a 20 second jingle for Potterton (It's a Gas). This jingle can be downloaded from the Goodies Rule - OK! Fan Club site  (http://www.goodiesruleok.com/download.php). Side B is an instrumental version of the Potterton jingle.

The Complete A Poke In The Eye (With A Sharp Stick) (CD)

2 CD Set:
Castle Communications Australia Ltd - ACSCD 020. Released 1991

2 Cassette Set:

Castle Communications Australia Ltd - ESDMC 153

Released 1991

Disk one contains the contents of A Poke In The Eye LP (including the Goodies performing Funky Gibbon), which is shown in the previous entry.

The second CD contains additional material from the 1976 Amnesty International performance including an additional three Goodies songs, Cactus in My ‘Y’ Fronts, Mummy Mummy Mummy, and Sick Man’s Blues.

An interesting piece of trivia is that Graeme sings the lead vocal on this version of Cactus in My 'Y' Fronts, making this the only song on which all three Goodies have at some point been the lead singer. Bill sang it in the radio show I'll Sorry I'll Read That Again; Tim took the lead in the version on the Goodies' Nothing To Do With Us album and in the episode The Goodies - Almost Live.

The Goodies: The Cricklewood Tapes

3 CD Set:
Network 7959056

Released 2019

Originally released as part of the "A Binge of Goodies" limited edition set, then subsequently sold separately.

From the official product description: "Since the early days of television, programme-makers have used music to enhance their visuals – but few did it as well as The Goodies. So intrinsic is the show’s music that it is impossible to imagine its absence – it isn’t in the show, it’s of the show. And yet, due to the production policies of the time, the source recordings were disposed of once the show itself was completed. Most of these reel-to-reel audio tapes were recycled for other productions, but five original session tapes have survived and are presented here as a unique artefact of the recording process used on this world-famous comedy series.

Written by Bill Oddie in partnership with Michael Gibbs and Dave MacRae, the series’ specially-composed music was eclectic in scope and covered a wide range of styles and formats (including jingles and fake adverts). The sessions on this set feature some fan favourites – Dumb Animals, Berserk, Working the Line, Bonecrusher – as well as the only remaining element from the original version of Kitten Kong not to be included in the remake: the fake advert soundtrack for the meat/chocolate bar Universe (“So full of cow it almost moos...”).

Goodies Related

The Adventures of Bananaman (cassette)

Tempo – T.A.C. 9202

This cassette contains four stories about cartoon character Bananaman which are read by Bill Oddie, Tim Brooke-Taylor, and Graeme Garden.

The story titles are Jaws of Steel, The Banana Kid, House on Hangman’s Hill, and Alien Planet.

Sunfly Karaoke (CD+G & Digital Download)

CDGs:

Sunfly Gold 41 in the Style of Monty Python & the Goodies
Sunfly Music Group GD-041

Songs in the Style of Monty Python: Every Sperm is Sacred, Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, The Galaxy Song, The Lumberjack\'s Song, Penis Song (Not the Noel Coward Song), Sit On My Face, Bruce\'s Philosophers Song,and I Like Chinese

Songs in the Style of The Goodies: Make A Daft Noise for Christmans, Wild Thing, Black Pudding Bertha, Please Let Us Play, Blowing Off, The InBetweenies, Sick Man Blues,  and The Last Chance Dance

 

Sunfly Most Wanted 825
Released 2009
Includes The Funky Gibbon

  

Sunfly Most Wanted 826
Released 2009
Includes The Goodies Theme (the "G - You Need A Helping Hand" version)


These CD+G karaoke disks will display on-screen lyrics when played on a CD+G compatable

device.  On normal CD players they will play the audio backing track.

All tracks are produced in the style of the artists that made the song famous, and do not contain any original artists performances.

A Walk In The Black Forest / Nola (single)

Artist: Horst Jankowski
Mercury 72425

Copyright 1965

While not a Goodies song, this single certainly deserves inclusion in a list of Goodies-related records thanks to the

prominent role it plays in one of the series' most popular episodes, Radio Goodies. In that episode the Goodies start a pirate radio station with only one record, A Walk in the Black Forest (though in the episode the flip side is A Walk in the Black Forest, Part 2). The song also is briefly heard in the Goodies episodes Lighthouse Keeping Loonies and Chubby Chumps.

This particular record is a representative example; the song was released on other singles as well as on at least one Horst Jankowski album and CD.

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