Muppets tribute release "The Green Album" coming August
compilation features a modern take on favorite Muppet songs
of Walt Disney Records
just got a whole lot easier being green. Walt Disney Records is
set to release Muppets: The Green Album, a musical tribute to the
world’s much-loved Muppets, featuring 12 fan favorite songs
reinterpreted by today’s hottest artists. Appearing on the
album are bands such as OK Go, Weezer and Hayley Williams, The Fray,
Alkaline Trio, My Morning Jacket, as well as solo artists like Andrew
Bird, Matt Nathanson and Amy Lee. Muppets: The Green Album will
be released on August 23rd.
the release of Muppets: The Green Album, is Disney’s highly
anticipated comedy "The Muppets" arriving this Thanksgiving
on the big screen with Jason Segel, Amy Adams and Chris Cooper in
a brand new Muppet adventure that will captivate moviegoers of all
ages. The original motion picture soundtrack for “The Muppets”
will be released by Walt Disney Records on November 22.
included on Muppets: The Green Album are:
A raucous rock version of "The Muppet Show Theme" performed
by the award-winning quartet OK Go.
"The Rainbow Connection" - The Oscar-nominated ballad
from "The Muppet Movie" (1979) sung by veteran rock band
Weezer and Hayley Williams.
"Mahna Mahna" - A memorable track from "The Muppet
Show," originally done by Mahna Mahna and the Snowths, here
performed by multi-Grammy nominated Chicago band The Fray.
"Moving Right Along"- Alkaline Trio puts a punk-pop spin
on this favorite from "The Muppet Movie.”
"Our World" – Louisville, Kentucky's very own, My
Morning Jacket with a song from Jim Henson’s TV holiday special
from 1977, "Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas."
"Halfway Down the Stairs" - Former Evanescence singer
Amy Lee turns in a haunting rendition of a song performed by Kermit’s
nephew Robin on "The Muppet Show.” The track was a Top
10 hit in the UK.
"Mr. Bassman" - Norwegian singer/songwriter Sondre Lerche
puts a funky acoustic spin on this classic from "The Muppet
"Wishing Song" - Indie band The Airborne Toxic Event turns
in a dark take on a song from "The Muppet Show" (originally
sung by The Great Gonzo).
"Night Life" - a song from the film "The Great Muppet
Caper" (1981) performed with hard rock abandon by Brandon Saller
of Atreyu and Billy Martin.
"Bein’ Green" - A mellow acoustic-flavored version
of one of all-time great Muppet songs, performed by Chicago-based
singer/songwriter Andrew Bird.
"I Hope That Something Better Comes Along" - Another winsome
track from "The Muppet Movie," sung here by San Francisco
singer/songwriter Matt Nathanson.
"I'm Going to Go Back There Someday" - Singer Rachael
Yamagata closes the album with her gentle interpretation of this
ballad from "The Muppet Movie.”
The Green Album" will be available
on CD and digital
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