Kracker, Hiatt, Sweet Cozy Up To 'Earl'
Previously unreleased songs from Matthew Sweet, Uncle Kracker and John Hiatt will be featured on "My Name Is Earl -- The Album."Previously unreleased songs from Matthew Sweet, Uncle Kracker and John Hiatt will be featured on "My Name Is Earl -- The Album." The soundtrack hits stores Sept. 5 via Shout! Factory, the same day the NBC television show's first season DVD is released.
Jason Lee, who plays the karma-conscious "Earl," and the show's creator Greg Garci compiled the album under the premise that it's a gift from Earl to his brother.
Uncle Kracker covers the Band's "The Weight" on the album, while Hiatt performs his own spin on John Lennon's "Instant Karma" and Sweet recasts ELO's "Livin' Thing." Songs that have appeared in the show, including tracks from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Young M.C. and Los Lobos, are also included.
Here is the track list for "My Name Is Earl -- The Album":
"East Bound and Down," Jerry Reed
"The Weight," Uncle Kracker
"One Time One Night," Los Lobos
"Bust a Move," Young M.C.
"Livin' Thing," Matthew Sweet
"It Takes Two" Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock
"Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)," Sammy Davis, Jr.
"Gimme Three Steps," Lynyrd Skynyrd
"Joy," Harry Nilsson
"Amos Moses," Jerry Reed
"Instant Karma," John Hiatt
"What Goes Around Comes Around" (vocal version), Nescobar-a-lop-lop and the Camden Country Band
"99 Red Balloons," Van Nuys