February 07, 2006
Universal Distribution
Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Soundtracks, Film Music, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter

Album Review

Perennial surfer dude/singer/songwriter Jack Johnson lends his voice to the eternally silent Curious George on this collection of "Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies," original material built around the famous monkey and his strange obsession with "the Man with the Yellow Hat." Universal Pictures couldn't have picked a better collaborator for this soundtrack to the Curious George film, as Johnson's easygoing delivery and breezy demeanor match George's silent curiosity to a T. Fellow songwriters Ben Harper, G. Love, and Matt Costa contribute three songs to the predominantly children-oriented affair, while Johnson and band give up an island rendition of the White Stripes' "We're Going to Be Friends," as well as the umpteenth cover of Schoolhouse Rock!'s "Three Is the Magic Number." Heady stuff? Not exactly, but there's not an ounce of pretense to the project, making it a fun, safe bet for kids and a forgettable -- yet not entirely unpleasant -- piece of escapism for adults.
James Christopher Monger, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Upside Down
  2. Broken
  3. People Watching
  4. Wrong Turn
  5. Talk of the Town
  6. Jungle Gym
  7. We're Going to Be Friends
  8. The Sharing Song
  9. The 3 R's
  10. Lullaby
  11. With My Own Two Hands
  12. Questions
  13. Supposed to Be
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