Sandra Kerr & John Faulkner
The Music from Bagpuss
there’s nothing saggy about this newly remastered soundtrack to the series, compiled together with a wealth of alternate takes.
The 32 tracks that make up the main body of the compositions are - like all good folk music - a patchwork of traditional pieces, half-remembered tunes and pure improvisation. 12th of February, 1974, and for an audience of small children at 1:45pm, a life irrevocably coloured by the wayward wonderings of one saggy cloth cat. Some 44 years later and Earth Recordings opens the door to Bagpuss & Co. once again, revealing for the first time the original music in all its newly-mastered splendour. It's testament to Sandra Kerr and John Faulkner's musicianship that the recordings work so well, not only within the context of the television episodes, but as an album in its own right.