Pre-release discussion[edit | edit source]
"This could be the long-delayed final version of that project, or it could just as well be a new endeavor." Well, thanks for clearing THAT up! :-) --Mr. B. 17:17, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
- Well I'm just creating speculation using that 2004 newsletter email that vanished into nothing. Just the fact that it's only been mentioned by the band once -- 5 years ago -- points in all probability to a new endeavor. (But from reading the above, I see the vagueness of my language is wonderful, isn't it?) ~ magbatz
Is it worth noting that the Amazon.com page for this item calls it "A dazzling four-color sing-along book plus an audio DVD from two-time Grammy Award winners They Might Be Giants," so it might be a companion DVD instead of a CD? ~Drew
- Yes, very much. That's strange, actually. ~ magbatz
- The funniest part is that Barnes and Noble has an identical description, but with CD instead of DVD: "A dazzling four-color sing-along book plus an audio CD from two-time Grammy Award winners They Might Be Giants." So who wants to write up a paragraph explaining the situation and linking to both sources? I can do it later, I guess, if nobody else gets around to it first, but what should we do about places like the main page where it calls it a "book/CD"? Would "book/disc" be better? ~Drew
- Maybe writing out "book with companion audio disc" would work, and then if things clear up more as we get closer to the release (because it would be odd to put out both a book/audio DVD and a book/CD), we can adjust accordingly. ~ magbatz 12:45, 20 July 2009 (UTC)
Release Details[edit | edit source]
I'm not sure how to word it, but it might be worth pointing out that it isn't just Amazon that has the book available early. The current wording makes it seem like it's an Amazon exclusive but it is currently available at barnesandnoble.com and probably a few other book retailers too. Without going into a long explanation about book releases, the majority of titles don't have strict release dates like CDs and DVDs and are available whenever the publisher ships them to the distributors. Sorry if I'm being nitpicky and feel free to disagree, but it seems a little misleading, especially as the book is likely to start popping up in stores any day now. As I've said though, I am a bit biased on the matter so i may not be the best judge. --BlueCanary 05:05, 26 October 2009 (UTC)
The Book Is Here[edit | edit source]
It has arrived and is disappointing. It's just lyrics to the Kids, Go song that was on PBS. There is less story and character in it than in most TMBG songs. The back cover of the book is more interesting than the book. There are so few words on each page that it's not usable as a read-along-to-the-song book, either.
The Video is really fun. It's the video that there's a clip for on Amazon.com
- Jlavezzo 16:41, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
- Oh wow Giants. That takes balls. This song has infinitely less narrative possibility (most inventive lyric: Move like a monkey / Move like a jumping bean... the rest of the song is Linnell acknowledging that the words are lyrics) than any of the Bed Bed Bed songs, and the book is only the lyrics to one song. I might be pissed if I had paid $15 for a 1-song single (which was already made public/podcasted a year or two ago) that comes with a glorified lyrics sheet. ~ magbatz 22:52, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
Video Length[edit | edit source]
The video that accompanies the book is 2:37, not 2:20 like the track listing shows.
This is the first TMBG release...[edit | edit source]
Which I am actually, as a long-time fan, a bit embarrassed by. I kind of wonder if the band is embarrassed, too--did anyone else notice they haven't really been promoting this thing? For those who haven't read the comments above on this page or received their copies yet, the disc contains just one video with no menus or features--"Kids Go!"--the bulk of which has been on Amazon for months now. Not only that, but the video is presented in the wrong aspect ratio on the DVD; it's stretched to 16:9 widescreen (the 4:3 clip on Amazon looks correct). As for the book itself, it's beautiful and nicely illustrated and colored, but despite the introduction that states "this very special book is both a story and a song", the pages just contain the song's lyrics with accompanying illustrations (similar to the video)--calling it a story is a bit of a stretch. Again, the illustrations are fantastic, but I don't think this book is going to last for more than a few reads for most kids. The package itself is nice, but the content is a bit too lacking, in my opinion, for the $19.99 MSRP. -CapitalQ ♫ talk ♪ 19:00, 28 October 2009 (UTC)
Anyone else wonder...[edit | edit source]
If this is nothing more than contractual obligation fulfillment? --TVsKyle 21:48, 3 November 2009 (UTC)
I bought the book what seems like ages ago, but never have been able to get the song itself in MP3 format - does anyone have the MP3 they could send me?