Jim Henson’s Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas Soundtrack Gets First Ever Release

The Paul Williams score comes with an unreleased track

The Jim Henson Company is releasing the soundtrack to the classic Jim Henson-directed 1977 holiday film Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas. Composed by Paul Williams, the soundtrack is out November 2. On Black Friday (November 23), it’ll be available on vinyl in select independent record stores. All versions of the soundtrack feature 15 tracks from the TV special, a previously unreleased song called “Born in a Trunk” that didn’t make it to air, extended liner notes featuring interviews with the film’s puppet performers, and more.

On December 9, Williams will join the Jim Henson Legacy president Craig Shemin at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, New York for a discussion of the film called “An Afternoon with Paul Williams.”

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