Earlier this year, My Morning Jacket told Rolling Stone that a few of the tracks on their latest album Circuital were originally written for Gorillaz-like project involving the Muppets, and that two other songs penned by frontman Jim James were rejected from the forthcoming Muppets movie starring Jason Segel. “Twice, Muppet glory has been within my grasp,” James said. “It’s pretty heartbreaking.”
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Well, it looks like James and MMJ have finally attained their moment of Muppet glory. The band have recorded a cover of “Our World,” a song from the 1977 Muppets Christmas special Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas, for The Green Album, a disc of Muppet covers that will be released around the same time The Muppets hits theaters in November. You can listen to their recording of “Our World,” which is absolutely lovely, in the YouTube clip below.