LP 291: Derek Griffiths – Heads and Tails (BBC, 1980)

1 Sep

Side 1
01 (a) Heads And Tails (b) Wag-A-Lot (c) Dog-A-Long
02 (a) Ladybird (b) Ants (c) Butterflies
03 Foxtrot Territory
04 (a) Pigs On The Trot (b) Wallowing Good
05 Silence Too Has A Tale To Tell
06 Diving Ducks
07 Clumsy Swan
08 Gulls
09 Dig In Quick

Side 2
10 Life Gets Everywhere
11 (a) Too Hot To Handle (b) Hey Mum!
12 The World Over
13 Run Cheetah Run
14 Coat Of Many Colours
15 (a) Proboscis Monkeys (b) Colobus Monkey
16 Home Is A Hole
17 Get Up And Go

Heads and Tails was the name of a series of animal films for children which was produced by the BBC and broadcast between 1977 and 1979.
Derek Griffiths was responsible for…everything.
A total one man band – guitars, bass, banjo, keyboards, recorders, saxophones, clarinet, harmonica, percussion.
He had previously worked on Play School, Look and Read and a stunning appearance on Til Death Us Do Part.

The soundtrack album to the Heads and Tails series was released on the BBC label in 1980. I loved this when I was a child and time has not diminished its magic or sense of fun. The heat includes the plaintive Ladybird, the mournful Gulls and the frantic Dig In Quick. Over on side two there’s a nice folk vibe with The World Over and Life Gets Everywhere while closer Get Up And Go concludes the album on a upbeat and positive note – complete with tinny guitar rattle.

Comments and feedback are welcome.


12 Responses to “LP 291: Derek Griffiths – Heads and Tails (BBC, 1980)”

  1. nlgbbbblth September 1, 2011 at 8:10 PM #


  2. Michael irondell December 3, 2011 at 8:17 PM #

    I don’t get this blog, where are the links?

  3. Anonymous February 20, 2012 at 5:09 AM #

    Can you post this album to download?

  4. marc March 17, 2012 at 7:27 AM #

    Love your blog.
    I would love to download this album. Please can you let us know where the links are?
    look forward to your reply.
    Thanks from a very eager music fan.

  5. Anonymous June 1, 2013 at 3:13 PM #

    Hi mate any chance or a re-up on this? I really wanna sample that Gulls track its so nice

  6. Anonymous August 22, 2013 at 9:55 PM #

    Could you please re-up?

  7. Алексндр Садченко December 5, 2013 at 12:56 PM #

    Could you please re-up?

  8. Wil February 8, 2014 at 1:22 PM #

    I’m being particularly dim, too. Link?

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