Monday, March 7, 2011
Track 1 - The Muppet Show Theme
Track 2 - Mahna Mahna /Lullaby Of Birdland
Track 3 - There's A New Sound
Track 4 - Lady Of Spain
Track 5 - Trees
Track 6 - A Monologue By Fozzie Bear
Track 7 - Bein' Green
Track 8 - Simon Smith And His Amazing Dancing Bear
Track 9 - Tenderly
Track 10 - Wishing Song
Track 11 - What Now My Love?
Track 12 - Happy Feet
Track 13 - We Got Us
Track 14 - Closing Theme (Instrumental)
Track 15 - Rainbow Connection
Track 16 - Movin' Right Along
Track 17 - Can You Picture That?
Track 18 - Finale: The Magic Store
Track 19 - Hey A Movie!
Track 20 - Happiness Hotel
Track 21 - The First Time It Happens
Track 22 - Together Again
Track 23 - I'm Gonna Always Love You
Track 24 - He'll Make Me Happy
Track 25 - One More Sleep 'Til Christmas
Track 26 - Love Led Us Here
Track 27 - I'm Going To Go Back There Someday
Track 28 - Jingle Bells Rock The Muppets
What would the 1970's and 80's have been like without the Muppet Show? This comprehensive collection reminds us of the musical magic that was present amongst all the fun and frivolity. Included here are classics such as "The Muppet Show Theme", "Mah Na Mah Na" (written by Piero Umiliani), and "Bein' Green" (which appeared initially on the first season of Sesame Street). However the biggest hit of all was "Rainbow Connection" which reached No.25 on the Billboard charts, was nominated for an Oscar and is listed at No.74 on the AFI's list of "Greatest Movie Songs Of All Time".
Kermit, Miss Piggy and Fozzie all feature heavily along with a selection of other characters. The super groovy "Movin' Right Along" is possibly my favourite track of all but there is plenty more to keep even the most casual of fans interested. If you would like more of Ms.Piggy (and who wouldn't?) you can get it here.