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Wiggly Safari
Wigglysafari
Front Cover

Released

2002

Recorded

December 2001-January 2002

Label

ABC

Previous Album

Hoop-Dee-Doo: It's a Wiggly Party

Next Album

Wiggle Bay

"Wiggly Safari" is The Wiggles' 14th album released in 2002. It nominated the 2002 ARIA Music Award for Best Children's Album but lost to Hi-5's Boom Boom Beat. The accompanying video was released on July 8, 2002.

Origins

Album

The Wiggles released this album about going on a Wiggly Safari.

Songwriting

Murray, Jeff, Anthony, John, and Dominic wrote the music and Greg, John, and Paul Paddick wrote the lyrics.

Asking Steve Irwin to Write songs

The Wiggles asked Steve Irwin to write songs such as The Crocodile Hunter.

Writing Dialogue

The Wiggles wrote the dialogue for each song.

Production

It took about 2 months to record this album. First two of the songs, Dorothy Queen of the Roses and Do the Owl were recorded in December 2001. Then the rest of the songs such as The Crocodile Hunter were recorded in January 2002. Steve Irwin and his wife Terri helped The Wiggles while doing speaking recordings, including some of the songs such as The Crocodile Hunter and Do the Owl.

Tracklist

  1. Wiggly Safari Intro (M Cook, J Fatt, A Field, G Page, S Irwin)
  2. The Crocodile Hunter (M Cook, J Fatt, A Field, G Page, S Irwin)
  3. Australia Zoo Intro (M Cook, J Fatt, A Field, G Page, S Irwin)
  4. Australia Zoo (M Cook, J Fatt, A Field, G Page)
  5. Do the Owl Intro (M Cook, J Fatt, A Field, G Page, S Irwin)
  6. Do the Owl (M Cook, J Fatt, A Field, G Page, J Field, D Lindsay, S Irwin)
  7. Wobbly Camel Intro (M Cook, J Fatt, A Field, G Page, S Irwin)
  8. Wobbly Camel (M Cook, J Fatt, A Field, G Page)
  9. Cocky Want a Cracker Intro (M Cook, J Fatt, A Field, G Page, S Irwin)
  10. Cocky Want a Cracker (M Cook, J Fatt, A Field, G Page, P Paddick, S Irwin)
  11. Old Man Emu Intro (M Cook, J Fatt, A Field, G Page, S Irwin)
  12. Old Man Emu (J Williamson)
  13. Swim With Me Intro (M Cook, J Fatt, A Field, G Page, S Irwin)
  14. Swim With Me (M Cook, J Fatt, A Field, G Page, P Paddick)
  15. Feeding Time Intro (M Cook, J Fatt, A Field, G Page, S Irwin)
  16. Feeding Time (M Cook, J Fatt, A Field, G Page, J Field, S Irwin)
  17. Dingo Tango Intro (M Cook, J Fatt, A Field, G Page, S Irwin)
  18. Dingo Tango
  19. Snakes Intro
  20. Snakes (You Can Look But You Better Not Touch)
  21. Kookaburra Choir Intro
  22. Kookaburra Choir
  23. We're the Crocodile Band Intro
  24. We're the Crocodile Band
  25. Koala La La Intro
  26. Koala La La
  27. You Might Like a Pet Intro
  28. You Might Like a Pet
  29. Dorothy Queen of the Roses
  30. Butterflies Flit Intro
  31. Butterflies Flit
  32. The Wiggly Owl Medley

Release Dates

Australia - February 11, 2002

America - June 24, 2002

United Kingdom - October 2, 2003

Musicians

Staff

  • Mastering: Don Bartley
  • Composers: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page, John Field and Dominic Lindsay
  • Music Arrangers: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page, John Field and Dominic Lindsay
  • Lyric Arrangers: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page, John Field, Steve Irwin and Paul Paddick
  • Song Lyricists: Greg Page, John Field, Marie Field, Steve Irwin and Paul Paddick
  • Dialogue Lyricists: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page, Marie Field and Steve Irwin
  • Mxing/Engineer: Alex Keller
  • Arrangers: Dominic Lindsay and The Wiggles
  • Package Designers: Amy McMurray and Leonor Agea
  • Artists: The Wiggles (Primary Artist), Terri Irwin (Guest Artist) and Steve Irwin (Guest Artist)

Trivia

  • The songs Do the Owl, Dorothy Queen of the Roses, and The Wiggly Owl Medley were performed live in concert before this album was released.
  • The Crocodile Hunter is based on Wake Up Jeff! which was written by Murray, Jeff, Anthony & Greg in 1996.
  • Steve Irwin wrote the lyrics for The Crocodile Hunter, Do the Owl, Cocky Want A Cracker, Feeding Time & Snakes (You Can Look But You Better Not Touch).
  • Anthony's brother John wrote Australia Zoo, Do the Owl, Feeding Time, Kookabura Choir, We're the Crocodile Band & You Might Like a Pet.
  • The music for Australia Zoo was later adapted to There are so Many Animals which had the music arranged by John Field & Paul Paddick.
  • This was the first album to feature Sam Moran on Backing vocals until 2006 when he replaced Greg Page as the Yellow wiggle until 2012.

Gallery

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