from and Inspired by Desperate Housewives
By: Cheryl Harvey Hill, Sr. Staff Journalist
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25 at 8 p.m. central time - chances are good that you were,
along with half the country, glued to your television set
waiting to see what would happen when Mike arrived home to find
Zach holding Susan hostage and had to find a way to rescue them
both. Meanwhile Lynette was interviewing for an account
executive position at a top ad agency, now that Tom has agreed
to stay home with the kids. Her boss, Nina (guest star Joely
Fisher), was skeptical about hiring a mother of four, so Lynette
made a big effort to impress her. Rex's mother, Phyllis (guest
star Shirley Knight), came in for his funeral and to drive Bree
crazy. And Gabrielle, feeling guilty about her unfaithfulness,
dutifully begins visiting Carlos in jail.
now that the season premiere of Desperate Housewives has aired
and we all know what happened to Zach, Susan, Mike and the rest
of the folks on Wisteria Lane, let me tell you about a
delightful new album that was inspired by the music from this
artists who perform on Music from and Inspired by Desperate
Housewives are as beautiful and as mega talented as the stunning
cast of the series. LeAnn Rimes, Sara Evans, Martina McBride,
SheDaisy and Shania Twain are the "country" artists
who joined forces with Anna Nalick, Liz Phair, Indigo Girls,
Joss Stone, Macy Gray, Gloria Estefan, Idina menzel, k.d. lang
and Danny Elfman to record the fourteen songs on this terrific
album. Interspersed between the songs are actual dialog from the
first season of the series. The album, like the series, is a
delightfully decadent pleasure.
half of the songs are wonderful covers of old classics and the
other half are new songs, previously unreleased; inspired by the
series. Several of the songs on the album are cued by brief, but
intriguingly tantalizing, sound clips from the actual TV scripts
and all of the songs tie in perfectly.
a brief introduction from the deceased Mary Alice (bet that
peaked your interest), SheDaisy kicks off the album with an
energetic and enjoyable rendition of "God Bless the
American Housewife" that sets the tone and perfectly
encapsulates the theme of "Desperate Housewives."
There are so many good songs on this album that it really is
difficult to pick just one favorite. LeAnn Rimes should be able
to climb both the country and the pop charts with "We're
Running Out of Time" and Sara Evans delivers the Shel
Silverstein penned "One's On the Way" with a degree of
spunk that perfectly embodies the sassy characters of Wisteria
Menzel will have you playing air guitar along with her spunky
rendition of "Damsel in Distress," co-written by Jaime
O'Neal, Pat Murphy and Jimmy Murphy while Shania Twain's
"Shoes" is a clever ditty that good-naturedly compares
men to shoes. This sassy prose is delivered with a depth of
attitude that only Shania could conjure up and it is certain to
get the boot scooters moving on the dance floor.
of the more familiar tunes included on the CD are "Band of
Gold," "Mother's Little Helper," "Mrs.
Robinson," "Harper Valley PTA", and "Dream
of the Everyday Housewife." The final cut is the
"Desperate Housewives Theme," written and sung by
Danny Elfman. It is the ideal ending for this unique musical
collection and the best part is that you don't have to be a fan
of the series to enjoy the album.
- Official ABC Site
- Full online summary of the series plus much more.
- Iinteractive site for Desperate Housewives addicts.
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I only heard two
songs... Shania's song "Shoes", that song made no sense!!!! I also heard from her www.shania.com
that they used her to make the CD cut. I heard Martina's
song... that was awesome. I haven't bought the CD or have any attentions in doing. I am looking forward to getting some singles off it:)