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ReWiggled is a double album that was released on March 11, 2022. Like the 2011 album, ReWiggled: A Tribute to The Wiggles, it features Wiggles songs covered by contemporary Australian artists. In addition, it includes tracks of The Wiggles themselves covering other artists.

Official Description

Following on from their unforgettable triple j Like A Version cover of Tame Impala’s ‘Elephant’, The Wiggles, alongside some very special musical friends, are excited to announce ReWiggled - an even more ambitious musical crossover. ReWiggled is a special double album release out March 11, featuring classic songs reinterpreted like you’ve never heard them before. Disc one is jam-packed with classic Wiggles songs reinterpreted by some of Australia’s top artists, including Spacey Jane, The Chats, DZ Deathrays, Stella Donnelly, San Cisco, Emily Wurramara, Dami Im, Donny Benet, Emma Donovan and The Putbacks, Custard, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Luca Brasi, and more. Disc two sees The Wiggles cover some of their all-time favourite songs, from artists including Tame Impala, AC/DC, Queen, Rhianna, The Chats, The Rolling Stones, Fatboy Slim and many more. These recordings feature contributions from all Wiggles members, from OGs, right through to the newly expanded ‘Fruit Salad TV’ line-up.

Tracklist

Personnel

Disc One (Various Artists)

All tracks Wiggly Tunes Pty Ltd, accept track 4 (Sony Music Publishing)
Disc One Album Producers: Basil Cook and Nick Webb

Disc Two (The Wiggles)

The Wiggles: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Evie Ferris, Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Kelly Hamilton, Tsehay Hawkins, Caterina Mete, Greg Page, John Pearce, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
Additional Vocals: Lozz Benson, Lucia Field, Maria Field, Jack Gatto, Paul Paddick, Nick Webb
Guitars: Murray Cook, Anthony Field, Nick Webb
Bass: Anthony Field, Alex Keller
Drums / Percussion: Lozz Benson, Steve Pace, Emma Watkins
Drum Programming: John Pearce
Keyboards / Piano: Jeff Fatt, Lachlan Gillespie, Dominic Lindsay
Trumpet / Brass: Dominic Lindsay
Mandolin / Tenor Banjo: Anthony Field
Irish Bouzouki: Anthony Field, Nick Webb
Cello: Alex Keller
Produced by Anthony Field and Nick Webb
Recorded and mixed by Alex Keller at Hot Potato Studios, Sydney
Mastered by Owen Penglis
Artwork by Dave Homer
'Elephant' recorded and mixed by Greg Wales and the triple j Live Music Team at Studio 227, ABC Ultimo, for triple j's Like A Version

Trivia

  • Early pre-order copies of the CD came with a slick card hand-signed by Anthony, Murray, Jeff and Greg.
  • Umbrella and The Wellerman are excluded from the vinyl.
  • A digital EP which contained five pre-release tracks was released on December 15, 2021. A single of The Wiggles' cover of Apple Crumble followed on January 28, 2022, followed by a single of San Cisco's cover of H.O.L.I.D.A.Y on February 25, 2022. The EP was later removed on the same day of the full album release to avoid confusion.
  • The Wiggles have covered Shipping Up to Boston and Thunderstruck in soundchecks for when they were on tour, while She's A Rainbow was performed at Q107 studio in Toronto on September 3, 2014.
  • Nick Webb from ABC Music gave The Wiggles options for their Like A Version, two of which were Elephant and Umbrella.
  • This is the first new album to feature recordings with Murray, Jeff, Anthony and Greg together in the group since Surfer Jeff in 2012.
  • Despite being in the initial tracklist, the song Live It Up by Mental As Anything was later removed. Anthony later stated on Twitter that they ran out of time to record it, but plan to do it in the future.[1]
  • Emma, Lachy and Evie's contributions on this album are limited due to them being on COVID lockdown at the time recording had started, and only Evie and Lachy returned in late-October to record only a few songs while Emma had already departed from the group in mid-October.
    • However, the tracks Elephant and The Wellerman feature contributions and vocals from Lachy and Emma that were archived from before they had gone on lockdown.
  • According to the Melbourne Ska Orchestra themselves, they were originally going to cover Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car before deciding on covering We're All Fruit Salad!.
  • This is the Wiggles’ first album to reach #1 in the ARIA charts.
  • This is the first album since Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas! to show the credits of the songs and musicians.

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