Shrek 2

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Following in the footsteps of the original Shrek soundtrack, Shrek 2 emphasizes the crossover potential of the movie and its music. Unfortunately, though, the album doesn't have as many surprises as its predecessor; none of the songs here have the same left-field feel as Rufus Wainwright's version of "Hallelujah" or the John Cale version that actually appeared in the film, although Tom Waits' mischievous, middle-of-the-night "Little Drop of Poison" and Nick Cave's dignified ballad "People Ain't No Good" come close. On the other hand, Shrek 2 doesn't include anything as obnoxious or omnipresent as Smash Mouth's "All Star" or "I'm a Believer," although it does feature of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Following in the footsteps of the original Shrek soundtrack, Shrek 2 emphasizes the crossover potential of the movie and its music. Unfortunately, though, the album doesn't have as many surprises as its predecessor; none of the songs here have the same left-field feel as Rufus Wainwright's version of "Hallelujah" or the John Cale version that actually appeared in the film, although Tom Waits' mischievous, middle-of-the-night "Little Drop of Poison" and Nick Cave's dignified ballad "People Ain't No Good" come close. On the other hand, Shrek 2 doesn't include anything as obnoxious or omnipresent as Smash Mouth's "All Star" or "I'm a Believer," although it does feature of plenty of covers, including Frou Frou's odd techo-pop revision of Bonnie Tyler's "Holding Out for a Hero," which turns the song from a fun if overblown AOR anthem into a chilly yet slick lament. Butterfly Boucher's "Changes" and Pete Yorn's "Ever Fallen in Love," meanwhile, have the dubious distinction of being average renditions of great songs; not even David Bowie's cameo on "Changes" can elevate it although his duet with Mick Jagger on "Dancin' in the Streets" remains his worst collaboration. And while Eddie Murphy and Antonio Banderas' version of "Livin' la Vida Loca" isn't as thorough a deconstruction of a Ricky Martin song as William Hung's infamous "She Bangs" or as funny -- albeit unintentionally so -- as his own single "Party All the Time", it is a dose of silly fun on a soundtrack that is sorely lacking that quality. Jennifer Saunders' "Fairy Godmother Song" -- which sounds like her Absolutely Fabulous character making up words to the Cinderella classic "Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo" -- and "Believe-esque" version of "Holding Out for a Hero" also liven up the soundtrack a bit. However, most of Shrek 2 features mopey love songs like Dashboard Confessional's "As Lovers Go [Ron Fair Remix]," the Eels' "I Need Some Sleep," and Rich Price's "I'm on My Way"; they reflect the film's romantic misadventures between Shrek and Princess Fiona, but these songs don't make the soundtrack an especially fun listen, particularly considering that the movie is, ostensibly, first and foremost aimed at kids. But Counting Crows' "Accidentally in Love" -- which sounds like a cross between one of their old hits and the BoDeans' "Closer to Free" -- and Joseph Arthur's "You're So True" are aimed at those kids' older siblings and parents, making Shrek 2 a lukewarm compromise that isn't likely to satisfy either audience.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/11/2004
  • Label: Dreamworks
  • UPC: 602498623831
  • Catalog Number: 000255712
  • Sales rank: 94,899

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Accidentally in Love (3:08)
  2. 2 Holding Out for a Hero (3:22)
  3. 3 Changes (3:22)
  4. 4 As Lovers Go (3:29)
  5. 5 Funkytown - Lipps, Inc. (3:59)
  6. 6 I'm on My Way - Rich Price (3:21)
  7. 7 I Need Some Sleep (2:28)
  8. 8 Ever Fallen in Love (2:32)
  9. 9 Little Drop of Poison (3:11)
  10. 10 You're So True (3:55)
  11. 11 People Ain't No Good (5:39)
  12. 12 Fairy Godmother Song - Jennifer Saunders (1:52)
  13. 13 Livin' la Vida Loca (3:29)
  14. 14 Holding Out for a Hero - Jennifer Saunders (6:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eddie Murphy Track Performer
Tom Waits Vocals, Track Performer
Lipps, Inc. Track Performer
Counting Crows Track Performer
Eels Track Performer
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Track Performer
Joseph Arthur Track Performer
Jennifer Saunders Track Performer
Antonio Banderas Track Performer
Julia Darling Background Vocals
Colin Stetson Clarinet
Dashboard Confessional Track Performer
Pete Yorn Track Performer
Eric Perney Upright Bass
Frou Frou Track Performer
Butterfly Boucher Track Performer
Rich Price Track Performer
Technical Credits
David Bowie Composer
Nick Cave Composer
Tom Waits Composer
Desmond Child Composer
Pete Shelley Composer
Jim Steinman Composer
Kathleen Brennan Composer
Steven Greenberg Composer
David Immerglück Composer
Brad Jones Producer
Brendan O'Brien Producer
Michael Ostin Executive Producer
Dean Pitchford Composer
Gustavo Santaolalla Producer
Guy Sigsworth Producer
Eric Valentine Producer
Tony Visconti Producer
Andy Zulla Producer
John Alagia Producer
Adam Duritz Composer
Andrew Sherman Producer
Dave Smith Composer
Joseph Arthur Composer, Producer
Robi Rosa Composer
David Donnelly Mastering
Dan Vickrey Composer
Robin Eaton Producer
Aaron Warner Executive Producer
Harry Gregson-Williams Arranger, Composer, Producer, Score
Ken Rich Producer
Butterfly Boucher Producer
Rich Price Composer
Chris Carrabba Composer
Juan Campodónico Producer
Andrew Adamson Composer, Executive Producer
Stephen Barton Arranger, Composer
Mark Oliver Everett Producer
Jeffrey Katzenberg Executive Producer
Matthew Malley Composer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Definately Worthy!!!!!

    IF you play it on your computer you can see a video for "Accidentally in Love" by the counting crows. The Fairy God Mother song still cracks me up! It's good for any mood that you may be in.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This CD rocks!!!!!

    I like the song Livin' la Vida Loca, Puss In Boots sings great!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the BEST! my FAVORITE

    I LOVE THE SHREK 2 soundtrack!!!!!!! especially "I need a hero", "changes" and "funky town"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    wheres the rest ??

    Wheres the rest of the cd I only injoyed 2 songs:accdentally in love and livin la vida loca

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Shrek 2 Makes Good Listening

    Ever feel sick and tired of all the music you own? Well, then it's time to pop the Shrek 2 CD into your CD player. The CD gives you something different to listen to, and will make you smile when you remember the part of the movie the songs were in. Although not a must, I really reccomend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Shrek 2 Soundtrack

    5 stars because this soundtrack is "Tight". It's got "Livin La Vida Loca".the best Part is that Puss in Boots Sings it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great mix!

    This cd is great for listening to in teh car, because it has such a great mix of songs and styles! It's got fun songs that are perfect to sing along to, such as Livin' La Vida Loca, and Holding out for a Hero, and it's got the slower, more relaxed music. Over all, I think it's perfect for family car trips!

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