The music of 'Mister Rogers Neighborhood' getting an album release

The beloved PBS children’s TV show, Mister Rogers Neighborhood, will have a collection of the music on the show released as an album this fall.

It’s Such a Good Feeling: The Best of Mister Rogers will feature 18 songs form the storied show’s run plus 5 additional songs never before released. The album will be released on October 4th on Ominvore record. Pre-Orders are happening right now.

“While its staying power never lapsed, Academy®- and Grammy®-winning director Morgan Neville’s 2018 documentary, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, reawakened our love for Fred Rogers, and introduced a new generation to him. With the upcoming November release of A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood (starring Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers), the beloved Mister Rogers and his neighborhood will once again be front and center in the hearts, minds, and ears of everyone.

It’s Such A Good Feeling: The Best Of Mister Rogers collects 23 songs from the beloved broadcaster (backed by long-time collaborator and pianist Johnny Costa, Carl McViker on bass, and percussionist Bobby Rawsthorne). Containing classics like “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” “You Are Special,” and the title track, this release also features five previously unissued tracks including the show’s original closer, “Tomorrow.””

Jazz Times has a great article they posted back in 2018 about the relationship between Fred Rogers and Johnny Costa.

Percussionist Bob Rawsthorne relates the story of when Costa first took the job crafting the music for Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood; ““Look, I’m gonna do this but I’m not gonna dumb down the music to make it for children. I’m going to play the way I play.” And Fred said, “OK, good. That’s what I want.” John was a genius, really.”  

In 1986, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Records released an album of some of the fine jazz featured on the show by pianist Johnny Costa called Johnny Costa Plays Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Jazz. That collection will also get it’s first reissue and pressed on CD for the first time ever.

  1. TODAY IS A VERY SPECIAL DAY*
  2. WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?
  3. I THINK I’M GOING TO LIKE TODAY*
  4. LOOK AND LISTEN
  5. BE BRAVE, BE STRONG
  6. THEN YOUR HEART IF FULL OF LOVE
  7. PRETENDING
  8. YOU CAN NEVER GO DOWN THE DRAIN
  9. I LIKE TO TAKE MY TIME
  10. SOMETIMES PEOPLE ARE GOOD
  11. YOU ARE SPECIAL
  12. I’M LOOKING FOR A FRIEND*
  13. SOME THINGS I DON’T UNDERSTAND
  14. THE CLOWN IN ME
  15. IT’S THE STYLE TO WEAR A SMILE
  16. I’M TAKING CARE OF YOU
  17. IT’S YOU I LIKE
  18. ONCE UPON EACH LOVELY DAY*
  19. WISHES DON’T MAKE THINGS COME TRUE
  20. YOU’RE GROWING
  21. TREE, TREE, TREE
  22. IT’S SUCH A GOOD FEELING
  23. TOMORROW*
    * Previously unissued

  1. WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?
  2. YOU ARE SPECIAL
  3. IT’S YOU I LIKE
  4. SOMETIMES PEOPLE ARE GOOD/CHILDREN CAN MEDLEY
  5. WHAT DO YOU DO?
  6. I LIKE TO TAKE MY TIME
  7. EVERYBODY’S FANCY
  8. PLEASE DON’T THINK IT’S FUNNY
  9. SOMETHING TO DO WHILE WE’RE WAITING
  10. MANY WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU
  11. THEN YOUR HEART IS FULL OF LOVE
  12. DID YOU KNOW?
  13. IT’S SUCH A GOOD FEELING

 

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