Saturday, December 09, 2006

Yo Ho, Yo Ho, A Muppet Life for Me!

Walt Disney Records’ has produced a new and exclusive CD entitled “Disney’s Ultimate Swashbuckler Collection”. The CD features music inspired by the movie series “Pirates of the Caribbean” and is being sold exclusively at Wal-Mart stores as a bonus disc in conjunction with the debut of "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" on DVD.

The CD features 10 "classic pirate songs" sung by the talented "Pirates of the Black Tide" singing ensemble. The album was produced by Kryczko and Jeff Sheridan, with Jerry Cleveland adapting the songs into wonderful "pirate orchestra" arrangements.

Now you may be wondering what this has to do with the Muppets. Well, two of the songs are from the 1996 film "Muppet Treasure Island". The album features new pirate recordings of "Shiver My Timbers" and "Sailing for Adventure". These renditions of the fantastic Muppet tunes (writen by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil) are sure to delight fan of Muppet and swashbuckling music.

Track Listing
1. A Pirate’s Life
2. The Legend of Davy Jones: Forty Fathoms Below
3. Shiver My Timbers
4. Yo Ho Ho! (and a Bottle of Rum)
5. Sailing for Adventure
6. Blow the Man Down
7. The Pirate King
8. Pirates of the Black Tide
9. A Whale of a Tail
10. Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me)

You can get a copy of exclusive bonus CD packed with the " Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" DVD at any Wal-Mart store or online at


Anonymous said...

Just so i know if this is worth spending money this done by the Muppet performers or are the MTI songs "cover" versions?

Jeffery Nickol said...

If you read the blog post, these are covers sung by the "Pirates of the Black Tide" singing ensemble in a backing "pirate orchestra".

invader_muppet said...

I don't think it's worth it, but that's just me.