Katy Perry, P!nk, Ariana Grande

Unexpected Dreams

Created and Produced by Wayne Baruch, Charles E. Gayton, and Eric Vetro

“Actress Scarlett Johansson, “Moulin Rouge” star Ewan McGregor and “Desperate Housewives” principal Teri Hatcher are among the actors that have been tapped to put their own spin on famous tunes on “Unexpected Dreams: Songs from the Stars.” Due April 11, 2012 via Rhino, the album features songs like Billy Joel’s “Goodnight My Angel,” Elton John/Bernie Taupin’s “The Greatest Discovery,” Bob Dylan’s “To Make You Feel My Love” and the Beatles’ “Golden Slumbers.”

In conjunction with members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, veteran musician Eric Vetro and producers Wayne Baruch and Charles F. Gayton recruited for, arranged and created the covers of night-themed songs and lullabies. Vetro, a Hollywood voice coach, worked with the actors individually in choosing the songs and developing a style. These are the first musical recordings for many of the actors on the compilation, including Johansson and Jennifer Garner. Vetro also contributed two original tracks to the mix.

Other performers on the set include “Xena: Warrior Princess” star Lucy Lawless, “Seinfeld” star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jeremy Irons and John C. Reilly, who was nominated for best supporting actor for his role in the 2002 musical “Chicago.” A portion of the proceeds from the project will go toward Music Matters, a non-profit music education program (billboard.com)

 

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Performer Song Composer(s)
Scarlett Johansson Summertime George & Ira Gershwin
Ewan McGregor The Sweetest Gift Sade
Taraji P. Henson In My Daughter’s Eyes James T. Slater
Jennifer Garner My Heart is so Full of You Frank Loesser
Jeremy Irons Make You Feel My Love Bob Dylan
John Stamos Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel) Billy Joel
Lucy Lawless Little Child Eric Vetro/Alan Rich
Marissa Jaret Winokur The Wish Song Eric Vetro/Steven Shore
Eric McCormack The Greatest Discovery Elton John/Bernie Taupin
Victor Garber No One is Alone Stephen Sondheim
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Nightshift Brad Hall
Nia Vardalos Golden Slumbers John Lennon/Paul McCartney
John C. Reilly Lullabye in Ragtime Sylvia Fine
Teri Hatcher Good Night John Lennon/Paul McCartney
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