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“The Rugrats Movie” Soundtrack To Make Vinyl Debut In Celebration of 20th Anniversary

“The Rugrats Movie” Soundtrack To Make Vinyl Debut In Celebration of 20th Anniversary

Twenty years ago, The Rugrats Movie brought the beloved animated show to the big screen for the first time. The star-studded spectacular, featuring Tommy Pickles and his baby gang in an adventure of blockbuster-sized proportions, was an instant sensation and grossed $141 million, making it the first non-Disney animated film to gross over $100 million in the U.S., and the highest-grossing animated film based on a TV series. Driving the action-packed movie was an inspired soundtrack comprised of new, original songs and covers by an eclectic mix ranging from the hip-hop of Blackstreet, Mya, Mase, Busta Rhymes to the rock and pop of No Doubt, Elvis Costello, Lisa Loeb and Devo. On the ambitious “This World Is Something New To Me,” the two minute song crams in a dizzying array of artists including Beck, Jakob Dylan, Iggy Pop, Phife Dawg, Lenny Kravitz, Laurie Anderson, Patti Smith, B-Real, Lou Rawls, Gordan Gano of the Violent Femmes and The B-52s who all lend their voices to their Rugrats personas.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the film and soundtrack, The Rugrats Movie: Music from The Motion Picture will be made available on vinyl for the first time ever, allowing those who grew up with the series and new fans to enjoy these hugely successful and celebrated songs. A special limited-edition version on orange colored wax will be exclusively available on Urban Legends. Pre-order The Rugrats Movie: Music From The Motion Picture now: https://UrbanLegends.lnk.to/RugratsSoundtrack

It’s almost entirely impossible to separate great movie moments from the music that soundtracked them. With something as generationally adored as “The Rugrats,” it is even more impossible, especially when you consider the paramount artist that were tasked with contributing to the film. Legends, fleeting hit makers, and revered songwriters alike were all involved in couching the film in colorful sonics that bolstered the movie’s impact. Even Blondie’s monster single “One Way Or Another” got a facelift for a punchy cover by Cheryl Chase, the voice of Angelica. What speaks to the movie’s overarching impact is the eclectic nature of the artists and the tracks themselves, ranging from hip-hop, to R&B, to pop, and rock as well.

The great Mark Mothersbaugh (of Devo fame) produced the soundtrack with signature touches that added connective fabric to the entire release. In fact, Mothersbaugh wrote the TV show’s opening theme as well as its catchy lead single, “Take Me There,” which went Platinum in the U.S. and charted at No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100. Internationally, the soundtrack also struck listeners, moving upwards to No. 15 on Tokyo’s charts and topping the New Zealand pop charts as well. Unique and wide-ranging—and much more than a simple soundtrack— there is much here for multiplegenerations to grasp onto and to enjoy, testament to why it remains such an endearing soundtrack to this day.

The Rugrats Movie: Music From The Motion Picture Track Listing

SIDE A

1. Take Me There – Blackstreet & Mya feat. Ma$e & Blinky Blink

2. I Throw My Toys Around – No Doubt feat. Elvis Costello

3. This World Is Something New To Me – B Real, Beck, Cindy Wilson, Dawn Robinson, Fred Schneider, Gordon Gano, Iggy Pop, Jakob Dylan, Kate Pierson, Laurie Anderson, Lenny Kravitz, Lisa Loeb, Lou Rawls, Patti Smith, Phife

4. All Day – Lisa Loeb

5. Dil-A-Bye – E.G. Daily

6. A Baby Is A Gift From A Bob – Cheryl Chase & Cree Summer

 

SIDE B

1. One Way Or Another – Cheryl Chase

2. Wild Ride – Kevi of 1000 Clowns feat. Lisa Stone

3. On Your Marks, Get Set, Ready, Go! – Busta Rhymes

4. Witch Doctor – Devo

5. Take The Train – Rakim & Danny Saber

6. Yo Ho Ho And A Bottle of Yum! – E.G. Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, & Kath Soucie

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Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County: Stephen King, John Mellencamp & T Bone Burnett Project Drops June 4th!

Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County: Stephen King, John Mellencamp & T Bone Burnett Project Drops June 4th!

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Hear Music/Concord Music Group is set to release the all-star recording of Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a southern gothic supernatural musical from co-conspirators Stephen King, John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett. This extraordinary collaboration features original music and lyrics plus key dialog excerpts performed by a stellar cast of guest artists including Elvis Costello, Rosanne Cash, Sheryl Crow, Neko Case, Taj Mahal, Ryan Bingham, Will Dailey and Kris Kristofferson, along with actors Matthew McConaughey, Samantha Mathis and Meg Ryan. This special release also includes the musical’s complete libretto, penned by Stephen King. A haunting tale of fraternal love, lust, jealousy and revenge 13 years in the making, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County will be released on June 4th, 2013.

Available June 4th!

Available June 4th!

GHOST BROTHERS OF DARKLAND COUNTY

-Libretto by Stephen King
-Music & Lyrics by John Mellencamp
-Musical Direction by T Bone Burnett

-Featured cast: Kris Kristofferson, Meg Ryan, Matthew McConaughey, Samantha Mathis, Elvis Costello

-Featured musicians: Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Phil Alvin, Kris Kristofferson, Taj Mahal, Neko Case, Dave Alvin, Rosanne Cash, Will Dailey, John Mellencamp

Ghost Brothers of Darkland County will be available across a variety of formats:

· The 3-disc (2CD/1DVD) Hardcover Edition (distributed by Scribner) with leatherette cover, contains the musical’s songs (with and without dialog excerpts), specially printed libretto, liner notes written by noted journalist Alan Light and the Making of Ghost Brothers mini-documentary DVD, featuring in-depth interviews with King, Mellencamp and Burnett along with the digital libretto and other bonus material.

· The 2-disc (1CD/1DVD) Deluxe Edition features the musical’s songs with dialog excerpts and the digital libretto, along with bonus video including the Making of Ghost Brothers mini documentary and music only digital download card.

· The (enhanced CD) Standard Edition features the musical’s songs, dialog excerpts, digital libretto and music only digital download card.

· Ghost Brothers of Darkland County Digital Book Edition allows users to interact in unprecedented ways with the musical’s songs + digital libretto, as well as exclusive video and graphic materials.

· The songs from Ghost Brothers of Darkland County will also be available in a music only Standard Digital format.

Ghost Brothers of Darkland County track listing:

1. That’s Me ? Elvis Costello
2. That’s Who I Am ? Neko Case
3. So Goddamn Smart ? Dave Alvin, Phil Alvin, Sheryl Crow
4. Wrong, Wrong, Wrong About Me ? Elvis Costello
5. Brotherly Love – Ryan Bingham, Will Dailey
6. How Many Days ? Kris Kristofferson
7. You Are Blind ? Ryan Bingham
8. Home Again ? Sheryl Crow, Dave Alvin, Phil Alvin, Taj Mahal
9. You Don’t Know Me – Rosanne Cash
10. My Name Is Joe ? Clyde Mulroney
11. Tear This Cabin Down ? Taj Mahal
12. And Your Days Are Gone ? Sheryl Crow, Dave Alvin, Phil Alvin
13. Jukin’ – Sheryl Crow
14. What Kind Of Man Am I ? Kris Kristofferson, Phil Alvin, Sheryl
Crow Dave Alvin, Taj Mahal
15. So Goddamn Good ? Phil Alvin, Dave Alvin, Sheryl Crow
16. Away From This World – Sheryl Crow
17. Truth – John Mellencamp

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