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Shrektacular

02 Jun

Some lighter fare before more music biz fodder.

Here’s Part Deux of Shrekology.

I really don’t care for sequels because they just never seem to reach the heights of the original blockbuster movie. However, every so often a sequel actually lives up to it’s potential. Of course, Shrek 2 is largely “made” by one rockin’ cat — literally.

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Puss, Puss in Boots played by the wonderfully funny and absofreakin’lutely sexay, Antonio Banderas. I must admit, I thought Antonio was a wee bit shallow and boy toy with the whole Melanie Griffith thing, but I was wrong. Lerve him. And how completely wonderful is he, here, doing These Boots are Made for Walkin’?

Banderas brought a new and exciting character to the Shrek franchise that was fun and extremely entertaining (particularly for cat “people” who get the cat subtelties). Here’s Puss (Antonio) and Donkey (Eddie Murphy) jammin’ on Ricky Martin’s Livin’ La Vida Loca:

Love the Big Bad Wolf on mandolin….the subtleties are masterful.

Even our old friend, Bonnie Tyler, is used to per-FECK-shun with Jennifer Saunders singing Holding Out for a Hero.

The Shrek 2 soundtrack sold 1.2 million CDs. Here is the track listing:

  1. Accidentally in Love” performed by Counting Crows – 3:08
  2. Holding Out for a Hero” performed by Emery & Frou Frou – 3:22
  3. Changes” performed by Butterfly Boucher & David Bowie – 3:22
  4. “As Lovers Go” performed by Dashboard Confessional – 3:29
  5. Funkytown” performed by Lipps Incorporated – 3:59
  6. “I’m on My Way” performed by Rich Price – 3:21
  7. “I Need Some Sleep” performed by Eels – 2:28
  8. Ever Fallen in Love?” performed by Pete Yorn – 2:32
  9. “Little Drop of Poison” performed by Tom Waits – 3:11
  10. “You’re So True” performed by Joseph Arthur – 3:55
  11. “People Ain’t No Good” performed by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – 5:39
  12. “Fairy Godmother Song” performed by Celine Dion – 1:52
  13. Livin’ La Vida Loca” performed by Antonio Banderas & Eddie Murphy – 3:29
  14. Holding Out for a Hero” performed by Celine Dion – 3:56 (Bonus Track)

And, of course, the DVD provides another “extra”. This time, it provides Far, Far Away Idol complete with Simon Cowell as guest judge. Forgive the Russian subtitles, it’s the only quality version I could find on YouTube, but it’s well worth watching.

Brilliant!

A preview of the Shrek 3 Soundtrack still to come….

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8 Comments

Posted by on June 2, 2007 in Movie Soundtracks

 

8 responses to “Shrektacular

  1. Jan

    June 2, 2007 at 1:23 pm

    DD: I love Shrek! Shrek 2 is my favorite of the three. That scene of Puss with those eyes is what stands out the most for me from that movie. I think it’s interesting when a movie permeates our culture and there comes that moment when you look at someone like that cat and everyone understands. That scene is now a part of pop culture.

     
  2. music maven

    June 2, 2007 at 2:04 pm

    Jan — good to see you!

    Yes, Shrek not only uses past pop culture icons to create kun-NECK-shuns, but it has created some of its own.

    I am very glad that they have kept Puss in Boots AND Donkey as characters. As I said in the original Shrek post, these guys have really changed animated fairy tales forever. We’re more likely to see more Ice Age, Happy Feet, etc. than the Disney adaptations like Alladin, Cinderella and Snow White.

     
  3. shrewspeaks

    June 3, 2007 at 7:30 pm

    The smart sassy use of Saunders and Bandaras in Shrek 2 is incredible.

    Bandaras in particular is of the hook when it comes to committing fully to the performace spoofing his own Zoro. And dig his soulful lick (no pun intented) toward the end of boots. Who knew? I want to see Bandaras do Duets2, if only to hear what The Judges have to say.

     
  4. music maven

    June 3, 2007 at 8:43 pm

    “He got what it takes and takes what it got”….

    LR RULZ!

     
  5. shrewspeaks

    June 4, 2007 at 4:52 am

    Yes, he does and I am just shocked, SHOCKED that there hasn’t been a post about the man who invented Rock and Roll.

     
  6. music maven

    June 4, 2007 at 7:02 am

    Patience, my child. Takes time to do “The Georgia Peach” justice.

     
  7. shrewspeaks

    June 4, 2007 at 7:47 am

    “You just made my big toe shoot up in my boot!”

     
  8. jenfera

    June 4, 2007 at 10:55 am

    Puss can haz cheezburger fer shur! LOLZ!!!!

     

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