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A First Glance at The Muppets: The Green Album

The Muppets: The Green Album

Frank Sinatra, Van Morrison, Tony Bennett and Ray Charles. What do they have in common, besides a horde of awards and Hall of Fame memberships?

They all recorded “Bein’ Green,” as in “It’s Not Easy Being Green” – Kermit the Frog’s famous declaration of emeraldness.

Well, add to that distinguished list Andrew Bird, who performs the song on a charming upcoming tribute to the music of the Muppets, which you’ll find at Starbucks later this summer. (Beginning August 23, to be precise.) We’re pleased to present for the first time the cover of The Muppets: The Green Album, as well as the track list.

As you see, it’s rife with songs that are familiar to generations (the Muppets themselves date to the mid-‘50s) and artists who are in the forefront of music today, including Weezer, My Morning Jacket and Matt Nathanson.

I guess as I scan this list, there’s really only one obvious omission. Where’s the Muppets house band, Dr. Teeth & the Electric Mayhem?

  1. Muppet Show Theme Song, OK Go
  2. Rainbow Connection, Weezer and Hayley Williams
  3. Mahna Mahna, The Fray
  4. Movin’ 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
  10. Bein’ Green, Andrew Bird I
  11. Hope That Something Better Comes Along, Matt Nathanson
  12. I’m Going To Go Back There Someday, Rachael Yamagata

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