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Purple Burt

by Mitch Friedman

A kooky, quirky, catchy album of songs and stories about a purple boy named Burt. If you like They Might Be Giants, give this friendly, funny cd a try. ***Now also available everywhere as a full-length illustrated novel, in paperback and ebook formats!**
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Purple Burt
2:53 album only
2. Purple Words
1:14 album only
3. Invisibility
2:07 album only
4. More Purple Words
0:39 album only
5. Where'd Ya Get That Dirt?
1:44 album only
6. Even More Purple Words
0:19 album only
7. Make It Snappy
3:16 album only
8. Did Someone Say Purple Words?
0:14 album only
9. Wonder Where
2:53 album only
10. Words of Purple
0:34 album only
11. I Miss My Daddy
2:00 album only
12. Purply Wordings
0:19 album only
13. Slurping & Burping
0:48 album only
14. Wordy Purplings
0:48 album only
15. Color Feel
3:23 album only
16. Words That Are Purple
0:21 album only
17. What a Gas!
1:34 album only
18. Purple As Words
0:42 album only
19. Do-re-mimi
3:43 album only
20. Words, Purple
0:40 album only
21. Try This On for Size
2:22 album only
22. Both Purple and Wordy
0:46 album only
23. Pluto
4:10 album only
24. Purple? Word
0:39 album only
25. Flavor Day
1:32 album only
26. Again With the Purple Words
0:19 album only
27. I Hope
2:17 album only
28. Words Until I'm Purple in the Face
1:30 album only
29. Smile Awhile
2:26 album only


Album Notes

Hi! Mitch here. Welcome to the world of PURPLE BURT.

Who is PURPLE BURT? Well, he's the star and subject of
my brand new cd for kids (and immature adults!).
He's purple . . . he's invisible . . . he's colorblind . . . he's
got a snapping turtle named Kurt . . . his singing girlfriend
is named Do-Re-Mimi . . . he eats purple dirt to stay
alert . . . his brother Purple Herbert slurps and burps all
day from a diet consisting solely of herbal sherburt. Long story
short - he's unique and fun and sometimes a little sad too. I suppose
you could say he's like most kids, and most kids seem to like him.

This album sounds like an Iron Chef competition between They Might Be Giants and Ray Davies, with a mischievous Willy Wonka as the judge, in which the theme ingredient is whimsy. Really. You can hear a bit of each track by clicking over to your left.

Special guest stars include musical magicians Andy Partridge and
Dave Gregory (of XTC fame), and home recording genius R. Stevie
Moore. It comes with a deluxe 20 page booklet that includes the
complete song lyrics, and lots of incredibly fun illustrations by
Anne D. Bernstein. Best of all, the front cover has something all
children will love - wiggly eyes that really wiggle!

Here's looking at you, kids. ;-)

Wanna read all the lyrics? Go to

Thanks so much for your time, and enjoy!


p.s. Check out the rest of my personal web site if you're so inclined.
There are lots of photos, videos, things to read, things to hear and a
guest book too. Head on over to www.mitchfriedman.com



to write a review

Todd Bernhardt

Three cheers (and five stars) for Purple Burt!
Much like the classic Warner Bros. cartoons of yore, this album has something for all ages -- plenty of silliness, inventive rhymes, and cool concepts and imagery for the kids, with strong melodies, solid performances, and a healthy, subversive dose of psychedelia for the adults. The only possible downside of listening to this album with your kids is that you'll get the songs stuck in your head for days ... but, with songs like "Color Feel" on there, you won't mind a bit. Highly recommended.

Andrea Perry

A Cure for Depression!
This CD is pure joy. I adore it. It makes me laugh out loud, it stimulates me, it excites me. It's a great listen. It's adventurous and fun both lyrically and musically. And it is sublimely RIDICULOUS. Whether you have kids or not, I recommend this record. It will get you out of your head and take you to a silly, wonderful world. PURPLE BURT!!!!


In my deep purple dream
Purple Burt cures cancer. Googly eyes have never been put to better use. I want to meet Do Re Mimi. If you have a soul, you will love Purple Burt.

Steve Somerset - The Shadow Kabinet

A musical adventure playground!
If you believed that Yellow Submarine was the only place to begin your kids musical education think again. Mitch Friedman has created a musical adventure playground called Purple Burt and once you are in there believe me you won't want to leave the park.
Let's check out the swings...
Try This On For Size sees Andy Partridge laying down some groovy jazz guitar and while we're on an XTC kick Dave Gregory provides the sublime psychedelic backwards guitar and mellotron arrangement on the stand out Color Feel.
I Miss My Daddy gave me a lump in my throat, Flavour Day made my stomach rumble and listening to this album made me grin from ear to ear! I can't get these songs out my head. It's Disney Land for the ears and you don't have to queue!
Love it to bits.

Steve Somerset - The Shadow Kabinet

Jim Smart

Try This On For Size; Smile Awhile! What a Gas!
Tired of waiting for some new XTC activity? I'd like
to whole heartedly recommend the cure: buy Mitch
Friedman's new "Purple Burt" album, available at:


My three year old and I love it all, from the googly
eyes on the case to the wonderful tracks spoken by a
narrator. You should get this CD if:
-you have a child.
-you are a child at heart
-you want something positive and upbeat and creative
-you like XTC

While Mitch's songs are very catchy (and wildly weird
and fun), there an unmistakable extra bit of
catchiness in the tune written by Andy Partridge.
You'll be humming Pluto out in the garden; it puts a
bounce in your step. Andy Partridge has that trick of
creating a vocal line which creates a rhythm all on
its own; even if it didn't have accompaniment, your
toe would be tapping.

But Mitch writes wonderful music himself. A good
example is Color Feel, where all of the backwards
guitars and pianos and percussion were created by Dave
Gregory. Sure, it's a beautiful blend of sounds that
few musicians could match, but it wouldn't amount to
much without Mitch; he wrote the song, and it's

Mitch's way with words, his rhyming humor, and his
sunny outlook on life have a great deal in common with
Andy Partridge. They have many of the same talents,
interests, and styles, lyrically.

So Make It Snappy and Try This On For Size; Smile
Awhile, I Hope

What a Gas!