'Shrek' Soundtrack Boasts New Baha Men Cut 'Best Years Of Our Lives,' Leslie Carter's 'Like Wow!' and Songs From Smash Mouth, Rufus Wainwright, and More

Apr 20, 2001, 01:00 ET from DreamWorks Records

    LOS ANGELES, April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- The Baha
 Men let the dogs out last year; now the pop phenoms unleash the first radio
 track from "Shrek - Music From The Original Motion Picture" (released May 15,
 2001, on DreamWorks Records).  The cheery "Best Years Of Our Lives" goes to
 Top 40 radio April 24, but it's already sounding familiar to those who've seen
 the trailer for "Shrek," which features the song in a climactic celebration
 scene.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990714/LAW056 )
     Fourteen-year-old Leslie Carter's "Like Wow!," meanwhile, will hit radio
 May 1 as the second cut off "Shrek" (it is currently enjoying frequent
 rotation at children's formats).  In anticipation of the release of Carter's
 debut album, also titled "Like Wow!" (DreamWorks Records), the commercial
 single has already reached #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Sales chart.
 Carter (sister of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter and solo artist Aaron Carter) and
 the multiplatinum-selling, chart-topping, Grammy-winning Baha Men will be
 presenters at Nickelodeon's "Kids' Choice Awards," which airs Saturday, April
 21.
     "Best Years Of Our Lives" was recorded especially for DreamWorks Pictures'
 animated comedy adventure "Shrek" -- the greatest fairy tale never told -- as
 were eight other performances heard on the soundtrack album from:
     -- Rough-and-tumble rock outfit Smash Mouth (with a cover of The Monkees
        smash "I'm A Believer")
     -- Pop experimentalists Self (the original "Stay Home")
     -- Lifehouse frontman Jason Wade (the classic standard "You Belong To Me")
     -- Acclaimed singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright (Leonard Cohen's
        "Hallelujah")
     -- Debuting singer-songwriter Dana Glover ("It Is You I Have Loved All
        Along")
     -- Up-and-coming hard rockers Halfcocked (Joan Jett's "Bad Reputation")
     -- Actor-comedian Eddie Murphy (a reprise of "I'm A Believer" delivered by
        the "Shrek" character Donkey, whose voice is Murphy's)
     -- Composers Harry Gregson-Williams and John Powell ("True Love's First
        Kiss," a medley of score excerpts from the team who earlier scored
        DreamWorks' animated "Chicken Run" and "Antz").
 
     In addition to "Like Wow!," "Shrek - Music From The Original Motion
 Picture" is highlighted by three other previously released selections:  "I'm
 On My Way," from U.K. popsters The Proclaimers; the wholly appropriate "My
 Beloved Monster," from modern rockers eels; and the major league hit "All
 Star," also from Smash Mouth.
     "Shrek - Music From The Original Motion Picture" was overseen by
 DreamWorks Records executives Michael Ostin, Robbie Robertson and Lenny
 Waronker and DreamWorks Pictures music supervisor Marylata E. Jacob, all of
 whom served as executive album producers.
     Opening nationwide on May 18, "Shrek" stars the voices of Mike Myers,
 Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and John Lithgow.
     DreamWorks Pictures presents a PDI/DreamWorks Production, "Shrek,"
 directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson and produced by Aron Warner, John
 H. Williams and Jeffrey Katzenberg.  Based on the book by William Steig,
 "Shrek" was co-executive produced by David Lipman, with Penney Finkelman Cox
 and Sandra Rabins serving as executive producers.  The screenplay is by Ted
 Elliott & Terry Rossio and Joe Stillman and Roger S.H. Schulman.  The original
 score was composed by Harry Gregson-Williams and John Powell.
     DreamWorks Records is a division of DreamWorks SKG, which was formed in
 October 1994 by its three principal partners -- Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey
 Katzenberg and David Geffen -- to produce live-action motion pictures;
 animated feature films; network, syndicated and cable television programming;
 home video entertainment; records; books; toys; and consumer products.
 
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    LOS ANGELES, April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- The Baha
 Men let the dogs out last year; now the pop phenoms unleash the first radio
 track from "Shrek - Music From The Original Motion Picture" (released May 15,
 2001, on DreamWorks Records).  The cheery "Best Years Of Our Lives" goes to
 Top 40 radio April 24, but it's already sounding familiar to those who've seen
 the trailer for "Shrek," which features the song in a climactic celebration
 scene.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990714/LAW056 )
     Fourteen-year-old Leslie Carter's "Like Wow!," meanwhile, will hit radio
 May 1 as the second cut off "Shrek" (it is currently enjoying frequent
 rotation at children's formats).  In anticipation of the release of Carter's
 debut album, also titled "Like Wow!" (DreamWorks Records), the commercial
 single has already reached #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Sales chart.
 Carter (sister of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter and solo artist Aaron Carter) and
 the multiplatinum-selling, chart-topping, Grammy-winning Baha Men will be
 presenters at Nickelodeon's "Kids' Choice Awards," which airs Saturday, April
 21.
     "Best Years Of Our Lives" was recorded especially for DreamWorks Pictures'
 animated comedy adventure "Shrek" -- the greatest fairy tale never told -- as
 were eight other performances heard on the soundtrack album from:
     -- Rough-and-tumble rock outfit Smash Mouth (with a cover of The Monkees
        smash "I'm A Believer")
     -- Pop experimentalists Self (the original "Stay Home")
     -- Lifehouse frontman Jason Wade (the classic standard "You Belong To Me")
     -- Acclaimed singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright (Leonard Cohen's
        "Hallelujah")
     -- Debuting singer-songwriter Dana Glover ("It Is You I Have Loved All
        Along")
     -- Up-and-coming hard rockers Halfcocked (Joan Jett's "Bad Reputation")
     -- Actor-comedian Eddie Murphy (a reprise of "I'm A Believer" delivered by
        the "Shrek" character Donkey, whose voice is Murphy's)
     -- Composers Harry Gregson-Williams and John Powell ("True Love's First
        Kiss," a medley of score excerpts from the team who earlier scored
        DreamWorks' animated "Chicken Run" and "Antz").
 
     In addition to "Like Wow!," "Shrek - Music From The Original Motion
 Picture" is highlighted by three other previously released selections:  "I'm
 On My Way," from U.K. popsters The Proclaimers; the wholly appropriate "My
 Beloved Monster," from modern rockers eels; and the major league hit "All
 Star," also from Smash Mouth.
     "Shrek - Music From The Original Motion Picture" was overseen by
 DreamWorks Records executives Michael Ostin, Robbie Robertson and Lenny
 Waronker and DreamWorks Pictures music supervisor Marylata E. Jacob, all of
 whom served as executive album producers.
     Opening nationwide on May 18, "Shrek" stars the voices of Mike Myers,
 Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and John Lithgow.
     DreamWorks Pictures presents a PDI/DreamWorks Production, "Shrek,"
 directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson and produced by Aron Warner, John
 H. Williams and Jeffrey Katzenberg.  Based on the book by William Steig,
 "Shrek" was co-executive produced by David Lipman, with Penney Finkelman Cox
 and Sandra Rabins serving as executive producers.  The screenplay is by Ted
 Elliott & Terry Rossio and Joe Stillman and Roger S.H. Schulman.  The original
 score was composed by Harry Gregson-Williams and John Powell.
     DreamWorks Records is a division of DreamWorks SKG, which was formed in
 October 1994 by its three principal partners -- Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey
 Katzenberg and David Geffen -- to produce live-action motion pictures;
 animated feature films; network, syndicated and cable television programming;
 home video entertainment; records; books; toys; and consumer products.
 
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