Kermit Unpigged

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Kermit Unpigged
Studio album by The Muppets
Released September 27, 1994
Recorded 1993-1994
Genre Comedy
Length 37:38
Label Jim Henson, BMG Kidz
The Muppets chronology
Muppet Beach Party
(1993)
Kermit Unpigged
(1994)
Muppet Treasure Island: Original Soundtrack
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Kermit Unpigged is a music and comedy record released by The Jim Henson Company through BMG Kidz in 1994, and the last album released by Jim Henson Records. The record’s title is a clear parody of the MTV series “MTV Unplugged.” The album consisted of Kermit and the other Muppets getting lost at a recording studio and encountering celebrities including Linda Ronstadt, with whom Kermit sang “All I Have to Do is Dream”, Vince Gill who sang “Daydream” with Kermit, Jimmy Buffett who sang “Mr. Spaceman” with Gonzo, and Ozzy Osbourne with whom Miss Piggy sang “Born to be Wild.” The album ends with all The Muppets meeting back up and singing the Beatles song “All Together Now.”

The album reached #20 on Billboard's Top Kid Audio chart.

Despite a good charting and positive reviews from critics, Kermit Unpigged did not sell very well. Because of this, Jim Henson Records sued BMG for not having the album a commercial success, and JHR shut down.

Track listing[edit]

  1. She Drives Me Crazy - Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy
  2. Daydream - Vince Gill and Kermit the Frog
  3. On Broadway - George Benson and Clifford and the Rhythm Rats
  4. All I Have to Do Is Dream - Linda Ronstadt and Kermit the Frog
  5. Born to Be Wild - Ozzy Osbourne and Miss Piggy
  6. Mr. Spaceman - Jimmy Buffett, The Great Gonzo, and Rizzo the Rat
  7. Bein' Green - Don Henley and Kermit the Frog
  8. Wild Thing - Animal, Floyd Pepper, and Kermit the Frog
  9. Can't Get Along Without You - Kermit the Frog and Robin
  10. All Together Now - The Muppets with Harry Smith

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kermit Unpigged at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-20.