Muppets: Green Album
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- You grew up watching THE MUPPET SHOW and you have a bit of a nostalgic streak.
- You smiled and laughed throughout the preview to the forthcoming movie THE MUPPETS.
- You've always felt that Muppets instantly make everything more fun.
- You own anything with a Muppet on it.
- You are already a fan of any of the bands that make an appearance on THE GREEN ALBUM.
- You are open minded enough to listen to a few hipster/indie rock style interpretations of your childhood memories.
- You are traditional enough to appreciate that most of these songs are played relatively straight.
- You think you can forgive OK GO for possibly effing up the opening track by making it too weird.
- You like the idea of a compilation/tribute album of cover songs from a thirty-five year old puppet show being able to stand on its own as an album - only a few songs are chained to The Muppet Show here, the others could make it on their own in the world if they wanted to.
- You're still looking for "the rainbow connection" - the lovers, the dreamers, Kermit, and you...or maybe you've found it, in which case you might also be picking up a copy of the new Barbra Streisand album that was released today.
The Green Album is definitely worth a listen, but not necessarily a full-price purchase.
I grew up on the Muppets. I have quite a soft spot for Kermit, Fozzie, Animal, Gonzo, and especially those old curmudgeons Statler and Waldorf. These songs and this music are as familiar to me as the books I read and re-read, as hopeful as the comfort of a darkened theatre as the opening credits of a movie come up. Which presents a challenge - for people like me, how to make this music fresh and keep those feelings intact?
The answer is get some musicians who clearly feel much the same way and let them run with it. OK Go clearly had a lot of fun with the opening track, the Muppets theme song. Weezer and Hayley Williams (lead singer of Paramore) manage to pump new life into the tried-and-true "Rainbow Connection." The Fray lends a whimsical note to "Mahna Mahna."
And perhaps my personal favorite (because she's one of my favorite modern singers), Rachael Yamagata closes the album perfectly with a soulful, tender performance of "I'm Going To Go Back There Someday."
Alkaline Trio, Amy Lee of Evanescence, the Airborne Toxic Event... the list keeps going and each band lends their own flavor to the song they chose. With only a few exceptions, it's a mix that works well. Most of the songs come out sounding fresh and fun and modern, but with a hint of nostalgia in each.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
very disappointing...the is was not even close to the original...singer didn't even try to sound like kermit!Published 4 months ago by Rosemarie Strum
Great Road trip CD...our family loves it...kids and parents!Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Ithink this is a great CD of the Muppets, I don't think you could find better. Robert! 11-13-2015Published 6 months ago by Robert A. Farrell
One of the few CDs that my 4 year old, my 19 month old and I can listen to and enjoy.Published 18 months ago by P. J. Almaguer
Love the Muppets when I was younger... love to share their music with my kidsPublished 22 months ago by sdmk
This is a fun album, something nice to have playing when hanging out around the house, fun for grown-ups and kids alike.Published 24 months ago by A. Bauer
I bought this for my grandson and I have been told that he loves it. I always enjoyed "It's not easy being green," and I am glad my grandson likes it as well.Published on April 7, 2014 by Char