Laughing Gnome Karaoke Logo.

Laughing Gnome Karaoke Introduction

The Laughing Gnome Karaoke disc set has tracks that established karaoke companies ignored. Some of the labels also say “Missing Hits”. That is saying what their niche market is.

Hats off to the makers for making these discs. Indeed, how many times have you found the same karaoke track on various karaoke disc labels? That way, you get a pile of dupes! By and large, this happens regularly, but not with Laughing Gnome Karaoke. Indeed, this firm made karaoke tracks when the large firms failed to do so!

We have a list of the disc IDs (prefixes) and a songbook to accompany them, but no other information about the people behind the discs. We welcome all information about the label, of course.

These discs go back to 2005, when competition in the karaoke sector was intense. Indeed, there were a boatload of companies making karaoke discs. It is not surprising that there are only seven Laughing Gnome Karaoke discs because most firms couldn’t compete with such competition.

Laughing Gnome Karaoke Disc Label LGK008.

However, karaoke music rules regardless! Moreover, this set is worth looking for because the songs have no cover versions elsewhere (at the time of release). Consequently, these discs are a great addition to the world of karaoke. We go as far as saying they are legendary!

Significantly, one of our Karaoke Forum members had some of these discs. Although it looks like one was missing from his set.

To clarify, here is the complete list of Laughing Gnome Karaoke discs:

Laughing Gnome Karaoke Discs

LGK001
LGK002

LGK003
LGK004

LGK005**
LGK006

LGK007
LGK008

**LGK005 is the “missing disc” from this fantastic set. The guy behind these discs explains why this disc is missing and may never exist (see comments below).

The creator of Laughing Gnome Karaoke continued to make karaoke but not CDGs. However, making karaoke is an art, and singers love obscure tracks. Although the CDGs above may be available for sale, getting hold of his later creations may prove difficult. Be that as it may, we include those in the songbook.

Laughing Gnome Karaoke Review

Laughing Gnome Karaoke Disc LGK003.

The splash screens can appear in a multitude of different ways. For example, they could unreel from the centre or line by line.

The image shown is of a gnome with a microphone, of course. Also, you will see the company name and the song title.

The end screen shows the firm’s website, gnomekaraoke.co.uk. However, when we checked that, the site was dead, and the domain was available to purchase. However, the creator did continue to make MP3+Gs.

The splash screens vary slightly, which is a good thing. However, there is consistency in the lyrics. The words are yellow on a black background. The wording changes to red as the music progresses.

While we believe that the changing karaoke lyrics should be slightly ahead of time, these tracks let us down somewhat. That is because all our sample songs lagged noticeably. Be that as it may, to sing these lesser-known songs, you should have a reasonable idea of how they go!

Should you acquire these karaoke discs, you will find them with an image of a singing gnome on one side of a rainbow. On the other side of the rainbow is a pot of gold, of course!

Karaoke Song Sample

Although we may use numerous songs for the review, we only provide one sample video to represent the label. So, the song sample for our video presentation is LGK006-05 – Runrig – Loch Lomond.

Our Verdict

  • On-screen Lyrics: 2.5
  • Music Content: 4
  • Splash Screen, Graphics, Video: 3.5
  • Cover Art: 3.5
  • Overall Average: 3.4
  • Music And Lyrics Average: 3.25

We gave this collection 4 out of 5 in the rating system below because of the effort by the maker. You can also vote for these, even if you don’t have the discs or tracks. Indeed, all you need to do is watch our presentation video above and judge that.

Desirability Factor

Our verdict is that this collection is well worth seeking out. Indeed, if you can acquire the whole set, you are one lucky person!

If you have any of these discs, please consider a brief write-up because your opinion matters! It will also help out future karaoke collectors.

We can’t possibly sample every track from these discs, so please go ahead and let us know what you think. Indeed, you may even influence others to seek the discs out and buy them!

Also, can you actually get a hold of these karaoke discs anywhere? For one thing, with such a small collection like this, avid karaoke collectors will want them.

To Sum Up

The above list has a missing disc because we had no confirmation of its existence. However, please check out the comments below, because we now understand why it doesn’t exist.

Indeed, the staff here missed out on discs like these while we were gigging. However, they are available on the second-hand market. So, look out for them, and if you get hold of any because of the karaoke info here, please come back and tell us about your experiences with them.

Garden gnome with electric guitar

Finally, well done to the team (or individual) who made the Laughing Gnome Karaoke Series. Without a doubt, they put their heart into the project, and for that, credit is due.

As a result, Laughing Gnome Karaoke discs have their own history page here forever. Do you appreciate karaoke like us? Then we are confident you will like these discs.

Laughing Gnome Karaoke Songbook

Due to the recent interest in the Laughing Gnome Karaoke Series, it became necessary to compile a song list. We are so glad that we managed to do that. We also managed to get hold of a physical disc for our review.

So, not only do we have the disc identity and songbook for these discs, but we also have the presence of the disc maker!

We hope the ‘missing’ disc (LGK005) can become a reality one day. That is, we can have discs 1–8 without any gaps.

In short, click the link below for the songbook for the Laughing Gnome Karaoke set.

David Bowie - Laughing Gnome Single (1967).
David Bowie’s first single was “Laughing Gnome” in 1967

***Image courtesy of Jot Down

Rate The Laughing Gnome Karaoke Label

Finally, if you have any experience with discs or tracks from this Laughing Gnome Karaoke collection, please leave a review here or in the Karaoke Forum. You can also use the star rating system below, even if you only use our presentation video as a guide. Indeed, by doing this, you can help others decide whether these discs are worth buying!

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Independent Reviews

The following reviews are independent and not necessarily the views of the Karaoke Info staff. However, they may help you decide whether to buy or avoid them.

Official Review By Jacky: Laughing Gnome Karaoke.

October 6, 2014

Hi, my name is Jacky, and I conducted the original karaoke review above. Whether you agree or disagree, you can leave your review below.

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Jacky Hargreaves
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Go, Go, Laughing Gnome!

April 19, 2018

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Keith Fox

I love anything like this!

July 29, 2016

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Hi, my name is Julie, and I conducted the original karaoke review above. Whether you agree or disagree, you can leave your review below.

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3 Comments

  1. Hi, I am the guy behind Laughing Gnome Karaoke and the company no longer exists.
    As you rightly say, I was a one-man band, a KJ that kept getting requests for songs unavailable on karaoke. So, I decided to do something about it and set up a karaoke company.
    The initial couple of discs were ropey. I could not source a decent supplier for backing tracks. However, I eventually found a great company, and the quality improved.
    The graphics on the first couple of discs were readable and useable. However, looking back, the swipes are not how I would have them now if I could redo them, but this was down to me getting used to the software.
    There was no disc 5. I could not get the licensing rights to some tracks I wanted to release. At the time, the way licensing worked, it was easier to shelve the disc and move on to the next one.
    All the available discs were licensed through MCPS, so they were all legal.
    Without being biased, I would say, like all manufacturers, there are some decent-quality tracks in the set. But there are also some clunkers as well.

    Track Listing is available, but it won’t let me copy and paste it!

    1. Also, I forgot to mention that as your picture shows David Bowie, this was how the company got its name. My karaoke party piece is Laughing Gnome by David Bowie, so when looking for a name and logo, it was a no-brainer!!

  2. Thanks for the information GnomeKaraoke.
    It is good to see your input in the karaoke field.
    It would be nice to see the track listings for your work as we have sorted the fault with the copy and paste.

    Also, do you have further plans to create more karaoke?

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