This album is the first of two CDs containing the various music tracks used in the PaRappa anime as its soundtrack, including the openings and endings. It was originally released by Sony under its Aniplex label on August 22, 2001, under a price of 2,913 yen with sales tax at the time, and a production number of SVWC-1312.
In addition to the tracks used from the first half of the PaRappa anime, this music CD's first (and likely only) printing came with a promotional booklet for a Japan-only contest called Patter! Patter! PaRappa!! (パタ! パタ！パラッパ！！), in where you would use the paper dolls that came alongside the CD for an artistic work, photograph or record; amd the winners would get some PaRappa merchandise as their prize.