- Released: February 3, 1998
- Label: UMVD Labels
Rolling Stone - 3/5/98, pp.68-703 Stars (out of 5)
- "...Aykroyd and Goodman enthusiastically heat up a sackful of R&B chestnuts....the predictably stellar roster of guests sets off the real fireworks..."
- 1.Born in Chicago
- 2.The Blues Don't Bother Me
- 3.Harmonica Musings
- 4.Cheaper to Keep Her
- 5.Perry Mason Theme - (edited)
- 6.Lookin' For a Fox
- 7.Can't Turn You Loose - (excerpt)
- 10.Maybe I'm Wrong
- 11.Riders in the Sky (A Cowboy Legend)
- 12.John the Revelator
- 13.Let There Be Drums - (excerpt)
- 14.Season of the Witch
- 15.Funky Nassau - (edited)
- 16.How Blue Can You Get?
- 17.Turn on Your Love Light
- 18.New Orleans
Whether or not it reaches the heights of its predecessor is the stuff of water-cooler debates. One thing is for sure, though: this album smokes! Blues fans as well as rock listeners will definitely take a liking to BLUES BROTHERS 2000. There are some fine originals and re-workings here and the tempo never slows. The musicianship throughout is excellent, but doesn't sacrifice spontaneity. This is borne out by "Born In Chicago" (with a wailin' harmonica solo), "The Blues Don't Bother Me" and "Maybe I'm Wrong." While The Blues Brothers Band provides a solid backing, there are also some funky vocals by Dr. John and Aretha Franklin. While many legends participate on this album, legends-to-be also contribute: Johnny Lang, Erykah Badu, and Blues Traveler represent the next generation. All in all, this soundtrack is a fine continuation of the Blues Brothers legacy (and some excellent party music to boot!).