Hoot Import, Soundtrack, Enhanced
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The Hoot soundtrack will feature five new recordings by Buffett. Buffett covers Warren Zevon's 'Werewolves of London' and Bruce Cockburn's 'Wondering Where the Lions Are', and also performs a reggae version of 'Floridays'. The soundtrack also includes a Buffett/Alan Jackson duet and a new song Buffett wrote just for the film. According to the press release issued by New Line, Coral Reefer band members are also featured on the movie's score. Other artists appearing on the "Hoot" soundtrack include Toots and the Maytals, Maroon 5, G Love, Aussie artist Ry Cuming, and Brie Larson (who also stars in the film). Mailboat. 2006.
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G. Love does his Philly-driven soul on a track, Toots and the Maytals show up, and one of the stars of the movie (Brie Larson) does here Disney/Nickolodeon teen-pop, and it's not unbearable. But the gem, indeed the true shining moment of the CD is the chamber music, down-beat interpretation of Bill Withers' "Lovely Day" done by Maroon 5. Worth the price of the CD by itself. It takes the Withers song, strips it down, and slows the beat till it is almost reminiscent of the Beach Boys "Warmth of the Sun."
This one will be played on backyard decks across America all through the summer of 2006.
The Maroon 5/Bill Withers cover of Lovely Day is grand, and Floridays is an improvement on the original. Brie Larson's Coming Around is a nice bit of pop and Toots and the Maytals Funky Kingston is infectious. Barefootin' (with Alan Jackson) continues the collaboration begun on License to Chill to good effect. The only clunker is Buffett's version of Werewolves of London-a horrible mistake to record this one, it only takes away from the original.
Reviewing a Jimmy Buffett cd is always an adventure. Parrotheads are already sold and a certain segment of the market automatically discounts his work. This is a fun, enjoyable cd. I could recommend the cd just for Wondering Where the Lions Are and Funky Kingston, but the rest of the tracks make it a very good value
I'm no Parrot Head. I've been a Buffet fan too long to go for that stuff. I'd have gone higher, but some of the tracks--"Good Guys Win" for example--sound a bit bland for my tastes.