Shrek Forever After Soundtrack10.06.10 # Soundtrack # 6 Comments
The Shrek Forever After soundtrack starts as follows: Scissor Sisters, followed by Antonion Banderas doing a mystifyingly competent cover of Bob Marley’s One Love, followed by The Carpenters. If you can’t get down with that, you need to go see a getting down doctor.
A concept album with inter-track filler courtesy of Walt Dohrn as Rumpelstilskin (who seems to be playing Rumpelstilskin in his best David-St-Hubbins-from-Spinal-Tap accent), its ethos runs in parallel to that of the films: to be cheerful and child-friendly, with a fast-paced humour to appeal to the immature adult in all of us. And whilst many soundtrack albums are happy to fill up their track-listings with bargain basement contemporary schlock, the box office conquering Shrek franchise has the time and money to be a little more considered and considerate with its musical offerings. Thus an album ostensibly aimed at kids contains tracks from the Carpenters, the Beastie Boys and Weezer. A fine triumvirate for any mix-tape.
An incessantly happy tone dominates throughout, but it’s executed with enough humour that it’s not nearly as grating as it could have been – even Lionel Richie’s Hello comes across as fun. Ridiculously cheery, but also comical, the Shrek Forever After soundtrack doesn’t take itself seriously in any way, and since many parents are going to have to hear this album again and again and again on long car journeys, that levity should keep it above the pack. Much like the Shrek films themselves. Good job.
Shrek Forever After Soundtrack (Songs) – Track List
1. It’s The Rumpelstilskin Show! – Ost
2. Isn’t It Strange – Scissor Sisters
3. Tough Love For Baba – Ost
4. One Love – Antonio Banderas
5. Sunshine And Rainbows – Ost
6. Top Of The World – The Carpenters
7. Cupcake Party – Ost
8. Rumpel’s Party Palace – Mike Simpson
9. Pinocchio Gets His Wish – Ost
10. Click Click – Light Fm
11. Gingy’s lil’ Sugar – Ost
12. Darling I Do – Landon Pigg
13. Shake Your Groove Thing – Mike Simpson
14. Hello – Lionel Richie
15. Birthday Bash – Ost
16. Sure Shot – Beastie Boys
17. Hook’s Garrrrden – Ost
18. Right Back Where We Started From – Maxine Nightingale
19. Wheezer Wig – Ost
20. I’m A Believer – Weezer
21. Home To Fifi – Ost
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