1 The Muppet Mindset: The Muppets: The Green Album

Jun 25, 2011

The Muppets: The Green Album

Since 2009's D23 Expo, we've had word of a brand new album of Muppet songs covered by famous artists and bands coming our way. And now, nearly two years later, we finally have some actual information on this exciting piece of merchandise! Formerly titled Muppets: Revisited, The Muppets: The Green Album is set for release on August 23rd of this year. Calendar savvy Muppet fans will note that this is exactly three months before the release of The Muppets in theaters, so it's nice to see that Disney's marketing plan will still be going strong come August. But anyway... thanks to folks at ToughPigs, Pitchfork, and the Starbucks Blog (because there is such a thing?), we now have the full track listing and cover art for the album. Check it out below!

  1. "The Muppet Show Theme", OK Go
  2. "Rainbow Connection", Weezer featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore
  3. "Mahna Mahna", The Fray
  4. "Moving Right Along", Alkaline Trio
  5. "Our World", My Morning Jacket
  6. "Halfway Down the Stairs", Amy Lee
  7. "Mr. Bassman", Sondre Lerche
  8. "Wishing Song", The Airborne Toxic Event
  9. "Night Life", Brandon Saller of Atreyu and Billy Martin of Good Charlotte
  10. "Bein' Green", Andrew Bird
  11. "I Hope That Something Better Comes Along", Matt Nathansan
  12. "I'm Going to Go Back There Someday", Rachael Yamagata
So... yeah! This is super exciting and way awesome. I've heard of most of these people covering the songs, and the song choice is inspired. I'm a little confused as to why "Our World" from Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas is included (since the special is owned by The Jim Henson Company), but it's a nice song so I won't complain. I think I'm most excited to hear The Fray's cover of "Mahna Mahna," as they're one of my favorite bands. So... hurry up and get here August! Also, while you're hurrying, bring November along with you.

The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier, ryguy102390@gmail.com

1 comment:

  1. OK Go doing TMS theme?! That is too awesome to express. If they ever decide to make a video for it, I think the internets will blow up!


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