The biopic A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood debuts Nov. 22—but if you can’t wait, Thank You, Mister Rogers Music & Memories has an Oct. 25 release date.

Thank You, Mister Rogers Music & Memories is a newly recorded collection of songs that feature re-imagined faves. The collection is backed by super-stars of the performing arts world, including Rita Wilson (whose husband Tom Hanks plays the iconic Rogers role in the soon-to-be released film).

Along with Wilson, the album’s cast includes Kellie Pickler, Vanessa Williams, Rita Wilson, Lee Greenwood, The Cowsills, Jaci Velasquez, Jim Brickman, Jon Secada, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr., Micky Dolenz, Tom Bergeron and Sandi Patty.

Mr. McFeely himself, David Newell, said of the collection, “Each song in this collection is different from the other…and each singer has made it their own. Fred would be delighted to know that his music lives on to new generations.”

Look for pre-release singles on Sep. 27 and Oct. 18. The album itself will debut on CD and on digital platforms on Oct. 25. Visit the album’s website at or follow the hashtag #ThankYouMisterRogers for more information or to submit your own Mister Rogers-inspired memories.

—Erica Loop

Featured photo: Mr. Rogers Movie via Instagram 



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