2LP, Compilation, Limited Edition, Yellow and Blue Swirl Vinyl
Decca – 602435717876 (2022) US, EU
Set in the 1970s, Minions: The Rise of Gru tells the origin story of how Gru (Oscar nominee Steve Carell), the world's greatest supervillain, first met his iconic Minions, forged cinema's most despicable crew and faced off against the most unstoppable criminal force ever assembled. The funk-fueled soundtrack, produced by 2022 Grammy Producer of the Year Jack Antonoff, features a star-studded line-up. Following the recent release of her 2021 hit album Thank You, Diana Ross ft. Tame Impala leads the way with the joyous, dance-inducing first single "Turn Up The Sunshine".
The soundtrack celebrates a range of dazzling funk, disco and soul classics with brand-new versions of some of the biggest hits of the 1970s from some of today's hottest talent. From St. Vincent's new take on Lipps Inc's 1979 hit "Funkytown" and H.E.R.'s rendition of Sly and The Family Stone's 1967 smash "Dance to the Music", to Bleachers version of John Lennon's 1970 track "Instant Karma!" and Phoebe Bridgers's interpretation of The Carpenters' 1972 single "Goodbye To Love", every track has been reimagined by each artist with ingenious results.
And of course, Illumination's Minions themselves star on the album, with their distinctive performance of the classic Simon & Garfunkel 1970s favorite, "Cecilia".