Monday, July 20, 2009

Funny People Soundtrack To Be Released July 28

Funny People - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is due to be released on July 28. The movie, Funny People, stars Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen and Leslie Mann in the story of a famous comedian who has a near-death experience and what happens when the other side isn’t at all what you expect. Eric Bana, Jonah Hill and Jason Schwartzman co-star. The movie will be in theaters July 31.

The soundtrack features a stellar line-up of classic pop artists. That being said, I'm not sure why they felt the need to toss in not one, but two songs from the film's star Adam Sandler. To make matters worse, one of the songs he's allowed to "sing" is John Lennon's "Real Love." Granted, the song sounds better than I expected it to but still, it didn't really need to be here. He is definitely the weak link among the tracks. On the other hand co-star Jason Schwartzman's band Coconut Records, whose work I actually like, fairs much better with their two songs especially the catchy "Wires."

There's Beatles presence other than that Sandler misstep. Paul McCartney's "Great Day" from my favorite modern day McCartney album Flaming Pie, is the opening track. And in the end ... the album closes out with back to back Beatles. Ringo Starr's "Photograph" a song he co-wrote with George Harrison for his 1973 record Ringo which is followed by an acoustic demo version of John Lennon's "Watching The Wheels."

The soundtrack also boast two new live tracks. The first, James Taylor's live on-camera performance of "Carolina In My Mind" in the film and "Jesus, Etc." by Wilco featuring Andrew Bird on violin.

Listen to "Jesus, Etc." by Wilco featuring Andrew Bird Here.
Listen to "Watching The Wheels" by John Lennon Here.
Watch the official Funny People Trailer Here.

Track Listing
  • Great Day - Paul McCartney
  • Wires - Coconut Records
  • All The King's Horses - Robert Plant And The Strange Sensation
  • Carolina In My Mind - James Taylor
  • Keep Me In Your Heart - Warren Zevon
  • Real Love - Adam Sandler
  • We - Neil Diamond
  • Jesus, Etc. - Wilco featuring Andrew Bird
  • George Simmons Soon Will Be Gone - Adam Sandler
  • I Am Young - Coconut Records
  • Memory - Larry Goldings featuring Maude Apatow
  • Numb As A Statue - Warren Zevon
  • Photograph - Ringo Starr
  • Watching The Wheels - John Lennon