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Muppets: The Green Album to feature My Morning Jacket, Weezer, Andrew Bird

on June 24, 2011, 3:48pm

muppets452 Muppets: The Green Album to feature My Morning Jacket, Weezer, Andrew Bird

Update: Muppets: The Green Album is a tribute compilation, so Ms. Deschanel is safe after all.

Sure, it’s not even July yet, but we already assumed that Zooey Deschanel would leave 2011 with the award for “Most Appropriate And Thus Amazing Choice For A Soundtrack”. That was, however, until Disney went ahead and announced Muppets: The Green Album (via Pitchfork), an accompanying soundtrack for the Jason Segel-written The Muppets movie. Featuring the likes of My Morning Jacket, Weezer, OK Go, Andrew Bird, Sondre Lerche, and more covering classic Muppets songs, no amount of cuteness can save Winnie the Pooh now.

The 12-track effort houses a number of potentially amazing efforts, including OK Go tackling The Muppet Show theme song, Alkaline Trio handling “Moving Right Along”, Andrew Bird’s rendition of “Being’ Green”, and, the piece de resistance, Weezer and Paramore’s Hayley Williams dueting on “Rainbow Connection” (Bethany who?).

The LP’s collaborative nature mirrors the film’s plot, with Segel and Amy Adams’ characters helping Kermit the Frog reunite the Muppets in order to raise money to save Muppet Theater. Oh, and Dave Grohl will lend a musical assist.

Check out the entire tracklist below. Muppets: The Green Album hits stores August 23rd, while The Muppets arrives in theaters November 23rd.

Muppets: The Green Album Tracklist:
01. OK Go – Muppet Show Theme
02. Weezer and Paramore’s Hayley Williams – Rainbow Connection
03. The Fray – Mahna Mahna
04. Alkaline Trio – Moving Right Along
05. My Morning Jacket – Our World
06. Amy Lee – Halfway Down the Stairs
07. Sondre Lerche – Mr. Bassman
08. The Airborne Toxic Event – Wishing Song
09. Atreyu’s Brandon Saller and Good Charlotte’s Billy Martin – Night Life
10. Andrew Bird – Bein’ Green
11. Matt Nathanson – I Hope That Something Better Comes Along
12. Rachael Yamagata – I’m Going to Go Back There Someday

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mstenstrom
August 25, 2011 at 3:55 am

I’m baffled they didn’t get James Murphy to do a duet with Kermit on this.

Real Gone
August 17, 2011 at 9:20 am

Awesome! Read my review of the Muppets’ ‘Green Album’ here: http://www.realgonerocks.com/2011/08/various-artists-the-green-album/

Olive Smith
June 30, 2011 at 10:11 pm

Have ya’ll
heard of the artist Pete RG?! If not you’re definitely missing out on a great
folk/Americana singer! His music reminds me of a mix between Andrew Bird and
David Gray. You can get a FREE download of his song “Rainy Girl” here http://peterg.viinyl.com/ Let me know what
you think!

WreckedintheWorstWay
June 25, 2011 at 3:11 am

Y’know what? I’ll be buying this album. Just ’cause of The Airborne Toxic Event.

WreckedintheWorstWay
June 25, 2011 at 3:11 am

Y’know what? I’ll be buying this album. Just ’cause of The Airborne Toxic Event.

Grog
June 24, 2011 at 10:44 pm

The only people who’ll buy this muppet cd are nostalgia-obsessed geeks and parents who’ll buy it for their kids who won’t listen to it.

Justin Rector
June 24, 2011 at 10:30 pm

ZOMG AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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