This 1,000-copy limited-edition CD reissue does collectors -- and there are a few of them, by the way, who really do want a complete Banana Splits library -- a favor by putting a wealth of material by the group on one disc, with plenty of rare tracks.
The core of this 31-song (!) disc is the entirety of the group's sole album, We're the Banana Splits.
The CD also adds eight non-LP bonus tracks, including more typically bouncy lightweight kiddie pop/rock and a boisterous alternate version of "The Tra La La Song," but also the rather fetching ballad "Pretty Painted Carousel," which sounds a bit like early Peter & Gordon.
Actually the best part of the package, though, are the ten tracks from the rare 1967 LP by fellow kiddie TV group the Beagles, who are actually not bad mid-'60s pop/rockers with a Beatles-Merseybeat influence to the songs and harmonies, though the production bears strong American soul and pop influences.
|We're The Banana Splits|
|1||The Tra La La Song (One Banana, Two Banana)||1:30|
|2||We're The Banana Splits||2:21|
|3||I'm Gonna Find A Cave||2:27|
|5||Doin' The Banana||2:25|
|6||Wait Til Tomorrow||2:36|
|7||You're The Lovin' End||2:23|
|8||Toy Piano Melody||2:27|
|9||In New Orleans||3:40|
|11||Long Live Love||2:32|
|12||Don't Go Away - Go-Go Girl||2:15|
|13||It's A Good Day For A Parade||2:23|
|14||Pretty Painted Carousel||2:30|
|15||I Enjoy Being A Boy||2:27|
|16||The Tra La La Song (Alternative Version)||2:25|
|Bonus LP - Here Come The Beagles|
|17||Looking For The Beagles||1:56|
|19||I'd Join The Foreign Legion||2:26|
|20||What More Can I Do?||2:00|
|21||Be The Captain||2:11|
|23||Thanks To The Man On The Moon||2:25|
|24||I Wanna Capture You||2:04|
|25||Indian Love Dance||1:56|
|More Banana Splits Tracks|
|27||That's The Pretty Part Of You||2:24|
|28||The Very First Kid On My Block||2:20|
|29||The Beautiful Calliopa||2:38|
|30||Let Me Remember You Smiling||2:21|