The Muppets Soundtrack set to Feature Joanna Newsom, Feist, Andrew Bird

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It appears as though the soundtrack for the upcoming Muppets movie is taking many of it’s queues from the nu-folk community. Joanna Newsom, Feist and Andrew Bird are all set to lend their talents to songs in the movie, the majority of which will also feature The Muppets. Newsom is set to lend her vocals to “The Muppet Show Theme”, Feist appears on a duet between the lead “human” actors Jason Segel and Amy Adams titled “Life’s a Happy Song” (which also features Mickey Rooney) and Bird contributes with “The Whistling Caruso” which follows on from his appearance on The Muppets tribute The Green Album.

Bret McKenzie, one half of New Zealand’s fourth-most-popular folk-comedy duo Flight of the Conchords, was the music supervisor on the film and also penned four songs including the aforementioned “Life’s a Happy Song”. The album also features the Paul Simon classic “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard”.

Check out the full track listing below (including Muppet covers of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and Cee-Lo’s “Forget You”):

1. The Muppets – “The Muppet Show Theme”
2. Jason Segel, Amy Adams, and Walter – “Life’s a Happy Song”
3. Kermit and The Muppets – “Pictures in My Head”
4. Paul Simon – “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard”
5. The Moopets – “Rainbow Connection”
6. Starship – “We Built This City”
7. Amy Adams and Miss Piggy – “Me Party”
8. Chris Cooper – “Let’s Talk About Me”
9. Jason Segel and Walter – “Man or Muppet”
10. The Muppets Barbershop Quartet – “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
11. Camilla and The Chickens – “Forget You”
12. The Muppets – “Rainbow Connection”
13. Andrew Bird – “The Whistling Caruso”
14. Finale Entire Cast – “Life’s a Happy Song”
15. Mahna Mahna and The Two Snowths – “Mahna Mahna”

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