Hey now all-star! The Shrek soundtrack is coming to vinyl on August 2. This will be the first vinyl release of the iconic animated feature’s original soundtrack since the movie’s premiere back in 2001. Long overdue if you ask us.
Songs famously associated with the ornery ogre’s fantastic adventure like Smash Mouth’s “All Star” and their cover of Neil Diamond’s “I’m a Believer” will be included on the album alongside Rufus Wainright’s rendition of “Hallelujah” and vocal work contributed by Eddie Murphy who played the lovable Donkey throughout the franchise.
A limited edition lime-green vinyl pressing will be available for the die-hard fans in addition to a standard black-vinyl.
Beginning with Shrek in 2001, the franchise yielded four films concluding in 2010 with Shrek Forever After. Numerous seasoned actors contributed their voices to the animated series including star Mike Myers as well as Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow, Julie Andrews, and Antonio Banderas. Banderas voiced Puss in Boots who received his own self-titled spin-off in 2011.
The release of the Shrek soundtrack may serve as a preface to a reboot of the franchise which Variety hinted at last year. However, no further details in that regard have been announced yet.
H/T: Rolling Stone