The Muppet Movie [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

The Muppet Movie [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

by The MuppetsThe Muppets


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The genre of the movie musical is commonly said to have died in the early 1970s, but some of these songs belong in the canon of great musical tunes. Their authors, Paul Williams and Kenny Ascher, received Oscar nominations both for the entire song score and for the unlikely radio hit "Rainbow Connection," which Kermit the Frog sings with all the dreamy wistfulness of a short green Judy Garland. Actually, "Rainbow Connection" serves the same purpose in this film that "Over the Rainbow" serves in The Wizard of Oz, with nearly equal effectiveness: an opening establishment of the characters' driving urge for something more in life. "Moving Right Along" and "I Hope That Something Better Comes Along" achieve a Cole Porter-esque cleverness. The poignant nostalgia of "I'm Going to Go Back There Someday" is enough to make the listener forget it's being sung by a blue piece of felt. There are a few mediocre moments, but most of Williams and Ascher's songs are better than the movie itself.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/13/2013
Label: Walt Disney Records
UPC: 0050087290221
catalogNumber: 001852502
Rank: 19355

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Muppets   Primary Artist
Kenny Ascher   Keyboards
Colin Cameron   Bass
Ernest Corallo   Guitar
Alan Estes   Percussion
David Garland   Keyboards,Saxophone
Randy Kerber   Keyboards
Tommy Morgan   Harmonica
Art Munson   Guitar
Gary Mallaber   Drums
Ian Freebairn-Smith   Conductor
Mark Stevens   Percussion
Anthony Berg   Guitar
Reinhold Press   Bass
James Gordon   Drums
Michael Melvion   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Jim Henson   Executive Producer
Kenny Ascher   Composer
Mentor Williams   Remixing
Paul Williams   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Ian Freebairn-Smith   Arranger,Orchestral Arrangements
Michael K. Frith   Cover Illustration
Traditional   Composer
Danny Wallen   Engineer
Garry Ulmer   Engineer,Remixing

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