The Wiggles is celebrating another milestone this year. The group is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Having formed originally in 1991, the group has gone through some lineup and label changes all the while releasing approximately 55 studio recordings and nine compilation records. Now Friday, the band released its 10th compilation record in celebration of its 30th anniversary. The 40-song (yes, 40) compilation, titled We’re All Fruit Salad!: Greatest Hits proves a fitting way to celebrate the moment. That is due in large part to the recording’s extensive body. This will be addressed shortly. The record’s sequencing adds another layer of appeal to its presentation. It will be discussed a little later. The record’s average price point, considering its overall content, rounds out its most important elements. It will also be discussed later. Each item noted is key in its own way to the whole of the compilation. All things considered, they make We’re All Fruit Salad!: Greatest Hits a surefire hit for longtime fans of The Wiggles.
The Wiggles’ latest compilation record is an interesting addition to the group’s already extensive catalog. That is because the record, released Friday through ABC Music, itself is such an extensive presentation in terms of its songs. The record features 40 songs, spanning a total run time of approximately 80 minutes (one hour, 20 minutes). The songs cover relatively well, the band’s catalog of approximately 55 (yes, 55) albums. It reaches all the way back to the group’s 1991 debut album with songs, such as ‘Get Ready to Wiggle’ (which opened that record and ironically this compilation, too), ‘Dorothy The Dinosaur,’ and ‘Rock-a-bye Your Bear.’ It also pulls from the band’s 1994 album Yummy Yummy a little later in its run by pulling that record’s song, ‘The Monkey Dance.’ The record even reaches into 2013’s Taking Off! with ‘Do The Propeller’ and its most recent record, 2020’s Choo Choo Trains, Propeller Planes & Toot Toot Chugga Chugga Big Red Car! with that album’s title track. There are so many songs featured here as well as albums. The bigger picture is this: the compilation’s extensive body is the richest display of the group’s body of work to date. To that end, the record’s featured songs no doubt give audiences more than enough reason to be happy. They are collectively just one item that makes the recording successful. The compilation’s sequencing adds to the record’s appeal in its own way.
The sequencing of The Wiggles’ new compilation is important to address because it ensures the various stylistic approaches to the band’s songs will themselves keep listeners engaged and entertained. ‘Get Ready to Wiggle,’ the record’s opener, gives listeners a touch of big band swing. The record immediately thereafter changes things up in ‘Rock-a-Bye Your Bear’ what with its polka-style approach. The record goes in a rockabilly direction immediately after in ‘Hot Potato.’ The constant changes don’t stop there. ‘Fruit Salad,’ which immediately follows ‘Hot Potato’ takes listeners back to the 80s while ‘Dorothy The Dinosaur’ is more of a country rock style work. As if all of those changes are not enough, the old time Dixieland style of ‘Captain Feathersword Fell Asleep on His Pirate Ship’ changes things up even more later in the record. It’s one more example of how the record’s sequencing plays such an important part to the compilation’s presentation. It shows yet more that from song to song, the recording’s stylistic changes avoid any monotony, thus ensuring even more, listeners’ engagement and entertainment throughout. It is just one more part of the whole that makes this recording work so well. Considering the overall content featured in this recording and its sequencing, those elements will leave listeners feeling good about the money they spent on the collection. Speaking of that money, it – the average price point rounds out its most important elements.
The average price point of The Wiggles’ new compilation is $12.44. That number is obtained by averaging prices at Amazon, Target, and Barnes & Noble Booksellers. It was not listed at Walmart, Best Buy, or Books-A-Million at the time of this review’s posting. Attempts to find the compilation through The Wiggles’ official website store were unsuccessful. Target’s listing of $10.99 is the only one of the three that does not exceed that price point. Amazon lists the record at $12.98 while Barnes & Noble Booksellers’ price of $13.36 is the most expensive listing. Even while only one of the record’s listings is below the average price point, the fact of the matter is that the compilation’s listings are all below the $20 mark. To that end, the record will not break anyone’s budget. Keeping that in mind, the record’s price proves to be its own positive. When it is considered along with the record’s content and its sequencing, that whole makes the recording in whole another positive presentation that any fan of The Wiggles will enjoy.
The Wiggles’ latest hits compilation is a successful new offering from the longtime family entertainment act. That is due in part to its featured songs. The songs in question pull from a wide swatch of the group’s catalog, reaching all the way back to its self-titled 1991 debut album and all the way up to its most recent album and from points in-between. The sequencing of those songs ensures the stylistic approach to the songs remains ever-changing, and that the record never stays too long on just one of the group’s records. The compilation’s average price point and separate listings are all below the $20 mark. That means that the collection’s price will not break any listener’s budget. Considering the collection’s content and sequencing, it brings everything full circle, completing the record’s presentation. Keeping all of this in mind, the collection in whole proves its appeal to any fan of The Wiggles. It is available now.
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