Album Review: 'The Emperor's New Groove' | EW.com

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The Emperor's New GrooveSaw the film, but blanking on the songs? No wonder -- only two of these five Sting-penned numbers made it to the big screen. His torchy duet with Shawn...The Emperor's New GrooveSoundtracksSaw the film, but blanking on the songs? No wonder -- only two of these five Sting-penned numbers made it to the big screen. His torchy duet with Shawn...2001-02-23
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The Emperor's New Groove

Genre: Soundtracks; Lead Performer: Various Artists; Producer (group): Walt Disney Productions

Saw the film, but blanking on the songs? No wonder – only two of these five Sting-penned numbers made it to the big screen. His torchy duet with Shawn Colvin (”One Day She’ll Love Me”) seems movie-perfect, but it’s his clever tunes for the old guard that really give the emperor his groove. Try resisting Tom Jones’ brio on ”Perfect World,” or Eartha Kitt’s inimitable growl and purr on ”Snuff Out the Light.” John Debney’s score rules the album’s second half. You’ll want to play the first. B