Blues Brothers 2000
by Various Artists
Rolling Stone: 3 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..."
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- Released: February 3, 1998
- Originally Released: 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..."
- $0.99 on iTunes1.Born in Chicago
- $0.99 on iTunes2.The Blues Don't Bother Me
- $0.99 on iTunes3.Harmonica Musings
- $0.99 on iTunes4.Cheaper to Keep Her
- $0.99 on iTunes5.Perry Mason Theme - (edited)
- $0.99 on iTunes6.Lookin' For a Fox
- $0.99 on iTunes7.Can't Turn You Loose - (excerpt)
- $0.99 on iTunes8.R-E-S-P-E-C-T
- $0.99 on iTunes9.634-5789
- $0.99 on iTunes10.Maybe I'm Wrong
- 11.Riders in the Sky (A Cowboy Legend)
- $0.99 on iTunes12.John the Revelator
- $0.99 on iTunes13.Let There Be Drums - (excerpt)
- $0.99 on iTunes14.Season of the Witch
- $0.99 on iTunes15.Funky Nassau - (edited)
- $0.99 on iTunes16.How Blue Can You Get?
- $0.99 on iTunes17.Turn on Your Love Light
- $0.99 on iTunes18.New Orleans
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
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!).