Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Disney Releasing 'Muppets: The Green Album'

This year's Muppets Mania is continuing in full force and that is just fine by me. I'm practically counting down the seconds until Jason Segel's The Muppets hits theaters this Thanksgiving, but since that is still so far away I was delighted to learn that Disney is releasing a compilation album titled Muppets: The Green Album, bringing together a smorgasbord of artists to recreate some of the Muppets greatest hits.

The album doesn't come out until next week, but, thanks to NPR, we have a sneak peek! Check out the full stream after the jump...

With artists like Matt Nathanson, OK Go and My Morning Jacket, this is pretty much a hipster's dream come true.

It's not likely that I'll purchase the entire album, but there are some fantastic covers on here that will be worth the $0.99 download on iTunes. Definite highlights include Weezer's "Rainbow Connection," Alkaline Trio's "Movin' Right Along" and Andrew Bird's "Bein' Green." I would've loved if they had included "Saying Goodbye," which is pretty high on the list of my favorite Muppets songs of all-time and would've been a much better addition than some of the songs in the middle (here's looking at you, "Night Life" and "Our World").

Muppets: The Green Album hits stores and iTunes on August 23.

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