Universal Music + Geffen have today announced the first-ever vinyl pressing of the Shrek soundcheck. Yes, the Shrek soundcheck.
As expected, it features undoubtedly the best track of all time – Smash Mouth’s ‘All Star’, as well as that same band’s cover of ‘I’m A Believer’. Hell yeah!
Not only does it include those few absolute bangers, but a lucky listener also cops Halfcock’s ‘Bad Reputation’ and Rufus Wainwright’s beautiful rendition of ‘Hallelujah’.
Not only is this bound to be a sell-out, but it just so happens to be the first-ever pressing of the 2001 film’s soundtrack.
Back in 2016, Smash Mouth claimed they resent Shrek. But why? As Greg Moskovitch reported, “Smash Mouth are really sick and tired of everyone thinking their inclusion in the hit movie Shrek is what put them on so many Pepsi Hits compilations.”
“Apparently, the San Jose rockers aren’t familiar with the concept of ‘Don’t feed the trolls’, because they go out of their way to respond to every one with a Twitter handle and the wrong idea about how Smash Mouth’s signature tune ‘All Star’ became a hit.”
“As Pedestrian note, a trawl through the band’s official Twitter account has tweets going back to last year chronicling the band’s fight against anyone thinking that friendly green ogre is the only reason we even know who Smash Mouth are (if you forgot: they’re that band that got pelted with bread).”
Anywho, pre-orders are now open for this all-time classic soundtrack, so get your hands on a copy! Grab your copy here.