These days it seems that “Glee” is everywhere, from its successful television show to its chart topping songs on itunes. Along with the recently released third volume of “Glee: Christmas,” we get new music from season 4 of the Fox television show. This release joins over sixteen other albums released from the show.
This 13-song album features musical performances during the first half of this most recent season of the show. Some of the songs are perfectly executed, such as the classic Billy Joel hit “New York State Of Mind” and Fun’s “Some Nights” which feels like it was written just for this show. But with the hits, also comes some near misses like Neon Trees’ “Everybody Talks” and the popular “Gangnam Style.” Both songs loose their fun and spontaneity as the cast of “Glee” puts too much effort into the song to recapture its energy. One of the standout songs on this release is the mash-up of “Homeward Bound” and “Home,” is if they were meant to go together.
For more information on “The Music of Glee: Season 4, Volume 1” please visit gleethemusic.com and as new episodes continue after the holidays, look for volume 2 to follow this spring.