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Your Thoughts: The Muppets Original Soundtrack

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Phillip, Nov 3, 2011.


What is your favorite song from The Muppets soundtrack?

  1. The Muppet Show Theme - The Muppets

    3 vote(s)
  2. Life's a Happy Song - Jason Segel, Amy Adams and Walter

    16 vote(s)
  3. Pictures In My Head - Kermit and The Muppets

    10 vote(s)
  4. Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard - Paul Simon

    1 vote(s)
  5. Rainbow Connection - The Moopets

    1 vote(s)
  6. We Built This City - Starship

    2 vote(s)
  7. Me Party - Amy Adams and Miss Piggy

    2 vote(s)
  8. Let's Talk about Me - Chris Cooper

    2 vote(s)
  9. Man or Muppet - Jason Segel and Walter

    8 vote(s)
  10. Smells Like Teen Spirit - The Muppet Barbershop Quartet

    4 vote(s)
  11. Forget You - Camilla and the Chickens

    0 vote(s)
  12. Rainbow Connection - The Muppets

    5 vote(s)
  13. The Whistling Caruso - Andrew Bird

    0 vote(s)
  14. Life's a Happy Song Finale - Entire Cast

    4 vote(s)
  15. Mahna Mahna - Mahna Mahna and The Two Snowths

    0 vote(s)

  1. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I am a little indifferent on the short dialogue tracks. At first I wondered why they didn't just make them parts of the tracks they introduce (and I still feel they should have done that, especially with Let's Talk About Me, Man or Muppet?, and The Whistling Caruso). I think it's good that they put dialogue tracks before the two non-Muppet songs. But then there are some that I feel are pointless, like the dialogue track before The Rainbow Connection, Sarah Silverman's cameo, and maybe Walter's dialogue before "Life's a Happy Song".

    And before Smells Like Teen Spirit, there's a track that's really two tracks in one, Kermit saying "It's the Muppet telethon!" and introducing "Smells Like Teen Spirit". I know some of the other tracks cut out some dialogue, but here it's different. Kermit announcing the telethon should have gone before the theme song, and somehow I have a feeling it was going to but didn't. It makes sense to open the album with the theme song (though the theme didn't open the movie), and would be add if a dialogue track appeared before the first song (but then just make it part of the music track).
    Muppet fan 123 likes this.
  2. DarthGonzo

    DarthGonzo Well-Known Member

    Wow, is anyone ever happy about anything here?

    I can't get enough of the soundtrack and I don't see anything wrong with it. Why nitpick over silly things like dialogue tracks? It just doesn't make sense to me how everyone was going gaga over the movie and the soundtrack two months ago and now all of a sudden everyone is whining about the soundtrack or complaining about the upcoming DVD as if the deleted material resulted in a poor film.

    I don't get it. Everyone here loved the movie. Many of you guys saw it multiple times. But now all I'm hearing is endless whining that the DVD better be an extended cut or include ALL the deleted scenes. It's starting to seem as if people are retroactively backpedaling on how they feel about the film out of a desire to have even more than they were given in the first place.
    theprawncracker likes this.
  3. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    I think some of it was fans' different expectations before the film. I was very skeptical of the movie but then was happily surprised with the final result because my expectations were so low. But I think other fans had much larger expectations for the film so the final result disappointed them a bit.
  4. DarthGonzo

    DarthGonzo Well-Known Member

    But a lot of people are literally acting like they'll boycott this release if they don't get all the deleted stuff that somehow only started to matter after they had already seen and enjoyed the movie multiple times in theaters.
  5. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Well some of them think the deleted scenes they've been hearing about will fix what they think are problems in the film.

    Plus it is getting ridiculous how the industry is making it impossible to enjoy bonus features without buying a Blu Ray player in the middle of a recession.
    Muppet fan 123 likes this.
  6. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Actually the second I heard the soundtrack, I like the soundtrack, but I really wanted the score. The dialouge tracks were unnecessary, but I'm not gonna complain about those.
    I just don't like it when they only release the songs from movies and not the score becuase sometimes the score is really good. Like in The Muppets, the score is Great!! Christopher Beck did a great job with the score and Disney should've released it.
    I don't really want to complain about the soundtrack, but the DVD release thing is just ridicolous. There's other threads on this, so I'm not going to go into it now.
  7. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Well... There were some scenes I really wanted to see in the movie. I couldn't wait until the DVD came out so I could see all of them.
    Then they decided to put them on the Blu_Ray. That's irritating for non-Blu-Ray owners.
  8. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Plus I mean I don't mind when people express their dissatisfaction for something. It's a heck of a lot more interesting than an entire board of:

    "I loved this!"

    "Yeah me too!"

    "Me three!"

    How riveting, lol.
    Muppet fan 123 likes this.
  9. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I thought the average fan here was happy just as often as the average fan wasn't. Most of us were happy with the new movie.
    I wasn't exactly complaining about them. I like most of them, but at the same time, it wouldn't have made a big difference to me if they weren't included.
  10. Kermieuk

    Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    Uk iTunes soundtrack has TWO BONUS tracks? Olly Murs track from x-factor and rainbow connection by kermit only NEW recording by Steve!!

  11. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I need to buy the actual CD...I only have a few songs downloaded on my iPhone from itunes. I might buy that along with the movie next Tues. I know some versions have a digital download card but I want the actual CD in my hands if anything for a collectors piece.
  12. rexcrk

    rexcrk Well-Known Member

    I love the soundtrack, "Life's a Happy Song" and "Man or Muppet" are definitely the best, but they're all good.

    And I always get goosebumps right when the Electric Mayhem and the other Muppets join Kermit singing "Pictures in My Head".
  13. LouisTheOtter

    LouisTheOtter Well-Known Member

    I resisted buying the soundtrack album or listening to these tracks for a few reasons: I didn't want spoilers; it was approaching Christmas and my wife and I were on a tight budget (and we still saw the movie twice anyway); all the soundtrack elements showed up on YouTube shortly after the movie's release (not that I'm advocating that kind of thing); and, after Christmas, I wanted to wait until the home release for what I considered a Muppet luxury/indulgence.

    I finally picked it up yesterday and am I EVER enjoying the way Disney Records put this together. The songs and movie clips flow beautifully and it's bringing a lot of great memories of the film flooding back. There are also a few nice surprises, most notably the extended (and/or apparently-extended) versions of "Moopets Rainbow Connection," "Me Party," and "Forget You" - almost as funny as a basic soundtrack cut as the fully-staged movie version - as well as the nice clean cut of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" which shows off the subtleties missed in the Jack Black craziness of the film version (particularly Link's voice and the first-verse ending - Sam: "Oh no, I know a dirty word"; Beaker: "Oooh!").

    I was already a fan of "Pictures In My Head" and the triumphant-return full-cast version of "Rainbow Connection" but I wasn't prepared for how choked up I got listening to them in my car while driving to and from a work assignment last night...I thought I was going to have to pull over with all those tears in my eyes.

    Pleasantly surprised with how much I'm enjoying the finale version of "Life's A Happy Song," too - both versions are great but the finale just gets me going (even Chris Cooper's line, "Will you please stop singing? You already sang this song!").

    Conversely, though, the full version of "Let's Talk About Me" convinces me even more that the film's final cut did the right thing by leaving out the Tex Richman backstory. I still don't like the way the final resolution of Richman returning the Muppets' theatre and name took place, but at least we didn't have the backstory bogging down the rest of the proceedings.

    And, of course, the great new tweak on "The Muppet Show Theme" (love to hear Steve's Kermit predominating in the late stages) and the OSCAR-WINNING "Man Or Muppet"...need I say more?

    Great soundtrack...Glad I disciplined myself and didn't buy it right away (but no offense to anyone else who did) - it was WELL worth the wait and I'll treasure it forever!
    Pinkflower7783 likes this.
  14. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Couldn't have said it better myself.
  15. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I also am bummed the score wasn't put into the soundtrack!! I mean geez the score is what had me bawling in some places!
    Frogpuppeteer likes this.
  16. LouisTheOtter

    LouisTheOtter Well-Known Member

    Yeah, the score would have been nice to have, particularly the reworked "Pictures In My Head" as the Muppets leave the theatre, or even the peppier bits like the "Muppet Man" and "Kidnapping Jack Black" music.

    I was pleasantly surprised when those last two music sequences (as well as an instrumental version of "Life's A Happy Song") accompanied the end credits on the home-release version of The Muppets. One of the few real disappointments about the movie's theatrical release was the use of generic "soundtrack music" for the credits instead of Muppety stuff after the Mahna Mahna medley (which I would have loved to see in a longer version throughout the credits). Disney must have had a change of heart on that front and the final product is much more pleasing.

    That being said...Was I the only one who visualized this movie ending with the original TMS closing theme and Statler and Waldorf coming back for one last shot before the final few credits rolled???
  17. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    So what are the chances of them releasing the score? Probably slim to none but I hope if the score is just as good in the next movie as it was in this one it's included in the soundtrack.
  18. CaseytheMuppet

    CaseytheMuppet Well-Known Member

    I'm surprised the score for Muppets From Space got released. I mean, I would much rather see The Muppets score released.
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  19. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I'm still holding out they will release the score!! I loved the score! Like I said its what had me crying in some places! I feel like writing Nick and James..."are you past page 13 yet?!!" Lol.
    CaseytheMuppet likes this.
  20. LouisTheOtter

    LouisTheOtter Well-Known Member

    From the "Things You Don't Figure Out Until Well After The Fact" Department:

    I didn't realize until this morning, when I had "Let's Talk About Me" rumbling through my head as I finished my morning coffee, that the uncut version has an additional Muppet shout-out via the Tex Richman line "It isn't easy having this much green" in the final chorus.

    I can't believe it took me this long to realize the nod to "Bein' Green" in that lyric. I need to start drinking stronger coffee...

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