is the The Muppet Movie: Original Soundtrack Recording soundtrack album from the 1979 film, , featuring the songs and select score written by The Muppet Movie Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher. Originally released on  LP by Atlantic Records, the album reached No. 32 on the Billboard 200, and was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. The soundtrack won the Grammy Award for Best Children's Album in 1980 and was also nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media, the Golden Globe for Best Original Song, and two Academy Awards; Best Adaptation Score for the overall album and Best Original Song for " Rainbow Connection",   which reached No. 25 on the  . Billboard Hot 100
After its initial release, the soundtrack album had subsequent CD reissues by
Jim Henson Records in 1993 and by Walt Disney Records on August 13, 2013. Disney's reissue was digitally  remastered, featured liner notes by Williams, and marked the first time the soundtrack was available in print in over 20 years.
Track listing [ edit ]
1. " Rainbow Connection" Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher Kermit the Frog ( Jim Henson) 3:15 2. "Movin' Right Along" Williams and Ascher Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear ( Jim Henson and Frank Oz) 2:57 3. "Never Before, Never Again" Williams and Ascher Miss Piggy ( Frank Oz) 2:49 4. "Never Before, Never Again" (Instrumental) Williams 3:52 5. "I Hope That Somethin' Better Comes Along" Williams and Ascher Kermit the Frog and Rowlf the Dog ( Jim Henson) 3:58 6. "Can You Picture That?" Williams and Ascher Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem ( Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt and Dave Goelz) 2:33 7. "I Hope That Somethin' Better Comes Along" (Instrumental) Williams 2:31 8. "I'm Going to Go Back There Someday" Williams and Ascher Gonzo ( Dave Goelz) 2:55 9. " America" Katharine Lee Bates Fozzie Bear ( Frank Oz) 0:53 10. "Animal...Come Back Animal" Williams 1:30 11. "Finale: The Magic Store" Williams and Ascher The Muppets ( Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire and Kathryn Mullen) 5:17 Total length: 32:36
Personnel [ edit ]
Charts and certifications [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
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Truitt, Warren. "Various Artists - The Muppet Movie: Original Soundtrack Recording". About.com Guide . Retrieved . 1 September 2013
Allmusic review Retrieved 31 August 2013.
Cater, Daryrl. "Muppets: The Green Album". Artistdirect . Retrieved . 2013-08-31
Handy, Bruce (8 June 2012). "Paul Williams, Writer of "Rainbow Connection," on His 1970s Neighbors: "Borrow a Cup of Sugar? Maybe a Cup of Vodka. "" Vanity Fair . Retrieved . 1 September 2013
Miller, Julie (10 February 2011). "A Short History of the Muppets At the Grammys". Movieline . Retrieved . 1 September 2013
Martens, Todd (27 February 2012). "Oscar winner 'Man or Muppet' goes where no Muppet has gone before". The Los Angeles Times . Retrieved . 1 September 2013
"The Muppets' 10 Best Music Moments". Billboard . Retrieved . 31 August 2013
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"Walt Disney Records Celebrates The Upcoming 35th Anniversary Of The Muppet Movie Original Motion Picture Soundtrack". PRNewswire. 1 August 2013 . Retrieved . 4 August 2013
"British album certifications – Muppets – THE MUPPET MOVIE ALBUM - OST". British Phonographic Industry . Retrieved . June 11, 2014 Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Enter THE MUPPET MOVIE ALBUM - OST in the search field and then press Enter.
"American album certifications – Soundtrack – The Muppet Movie". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced , then click Format , then select Album , then click SEARCH
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