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Unexpected Dreams CD Giveaway

Unexpected Dreams CD Giveaway

The Unexpected Dreams: Songs from the Stars CD was released today, featuring some of my favorite actors lending their voice talents. Whenever actors sing (or try to sing), it completely intrigues me and this new album is no exception! It’s obviously not the best singing in the world, but it’s sure fun to listen to.  The CD features 14 spellbinding tunes by composers including Elton John, Billy Joel, Sade, Bob Dylan, and Lennon/McCartney, beautifully sung (well, sometimes) and lushly orchestrated.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit “Music Matters,” the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s music education programs.  Here’s the Unexpected Dreams tracklisting –

  • 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 – “To Make You Feel My Love” (Bob Dylan)
  • John Stamos – “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 – “The Nightshift” (Brad Hall)
  • Nia Vardalos – “Golden Slumbers” (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
  • John C. Reilly – “Lullaby In Ragtime” (Sylvia Fine)
  • Teri Hatcher – “Goodnight” (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)

HOW TO WIN A FREE COPY :: To win an Unexpected Dreams: Songs from the Stars CD, simply leave a comment in this entry with a valid email address (not published) by April 26 @ 7PM EST and a winner will be chosen at random.  Good luck!

UPDATE :: Congratulations Hula Girl!  Your CD’s on its way!  Thanks to everyone else who entered.  Next time!  (And there will be a next time…)

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  • carlos martin quesad

    I had no idea of this project but I think it’s something great, actors and actresses have sung before and some of them with great success like Nicole Kidman and her duet with Robbie Williams ‘Something Stupid’ or Rupert Everett singing vocals for Madonna’s ‘American Pie’ to name a few…it’s great and the gift of give is always worthy :)

  • Mallory

    I always love to hear Ewan McGregor sing.

  • i want a CD!

    Ooh, I love it when the stars sing, too!

  • wildviolette

    The Teri Hatcher alone will make this Bust-a-Gut Funny!

  • robin

    Ewan… singing… Sade! /faints

  • robin

    squeeing at the thought of Ewan covering Sade!

  • johanna

    i wanna win a free cd! =P and i heard about this cd, it’s supposed to be good. i herad john stamos sing yesterday, and he’s so dreamy, haha

  • james

    sweet….i love bob dylan’s songs….here’s hoping that Jeremy Irons doesn’t screw it up…

  • jess

    id love to hear john stamos sing again…its been so long since full house!! LOL

  • bryce

    If I don’t win this I think I’m going to have to buy it!

  • Neide

    I love these kind of projects. I remember Jen Garner singing in Alias.

  • ML

    I only heard Teri Hatcher’s song on some show and I like it.

  • petergabrielfan

    These are always interesting. Sometimes the ones you think will be good are terrible, and vice versa. Sounds like fun!

  • Kae

    I enjoyed Ewan’s cover of "Your Song" and I remember Garner singing in "Alias" and on Rosie with the cast of "Time of Your Life."

  • LeeDC

    I first heard ScoJo sing on SNL and thought she was good! "Liiiiiive Duluth!" Oh please let me win this!!!

  • LeeDC

    ScarJo, I mean. Gaaaaaarrrrrr!!!

  • Jen

    This is so cool!!! I wonder why I hadn’t heard of it before. I’m so beind hehe. I want to hear Scarlett sing so bad!

  • Linda

    I’d love to hear it – I’d love to win it! Thanks for the chance.

  • tara wood

    This would be great to play for my 3 girls!

  • Laney

    The Ewan song is so sweet, I love it.

  • Stephanie Scala

    ok – i admit it – i just want the cd. i love ewan, jeremy and john, stamos that it.

  • Huong Nguyen

    I WANT TO WIN!! LET ME WIN!!!! (haha)

  • Ellen

    I listened to previews on itunes and my love for jennifer garner just grew ten fold

  • Emma

    I’d love to hear them….but i’m in the uk and i bet they dont sale it here…how can i get hold of it???!!

  • David

    I love Eric McCormack and Ewan McGreggor’s singig voice.

  • danielle

    can all of these people even SING?

  • Carol

    Cannot wait to hear Jennifer and Victor sing :-)

  • bebe

    i would love to hear them sing. good songs.

  • AC

    Ewan McGregor was brillant singing "Come what may".

  • Chelz

    I’d love a CD!!! :) I wonder if Teri Hatcher can sing. I can sing in the shower!! Can I be on the CD???

  • Chels

    I’d love I Cd. I wonder if Teri Hatcher can sing. Good luck Everyone

  • Gary

    It’s cool that actors are given the opportunities to record a song. Rarely hear them sing before…

  • Chad

    I would love to have this cd to hear Jen!

  • gadgetboy

    wow! i want to hear s.j. sing!

  • claire

    I’d like to know if Jennifer Garner can sing.

  • Penny Woods

    Okay, Jared. You got me. I’m entering–would make a odd collectible in my music collection.

  • Ryan

    What an interesting mix of stars. I know some of them can sing from previous work, but I’d love to hear the rest.

  • albert

    very interested to hear this

  • mimsy

    Good line up.

  • Adrian

    I’m in it for Lucy Lawless. Love her!

  • Britt

    Jennifer Garner and Victor Garber – simply amazing!!!

  • endah s

    Jured, you’re such a nice guy…yesterday was my birthday, and tomorrow is my daughter’s second anniversary. WOULD YOU JUST GIVE ME THE CD. Huaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa………………………I don’t know wether the CD will be distributed in my country, Indonesia.BTW, I open your blog almost everyday. And it’s my number one favorit site now.

  • Stephen

    I’m interested in hearing Lucy Lawless and Scarlett Johansson.

  • Iris

    Lucy Lawless!

  • Lia

    Wow interesting…i know Ewan can sing, but I am intrigued by some of the other people on the CD. Especially Scarlett and John Stamos. I had only heard rumors about this CD coming out, so I’m happy to have it confirm, thanks to Jared,,,

  • Erin

    I really can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this CD. Jen has a beautiful singing voice, as we all know from Alias. The suprise was how great Victor’s voice was. The way that he speaks on Alias, I guess I never really thought of him singing. I really hope they have this CD in Alaska, if not I think I may cry.

  • HO@N

    thought I give it a try…

  • kero

    it sure is a very good cd.

  • meemaroo

    Ewan makes it worth it to try for this one & if the others can sing, I’d consider it a bonus. This should be an interesting listen to say the least. Pick me! Pick me! :o)

  • J-Mo

    random wishful thinking … Jennifer Garner as BETTY in SUNSET BLVD film adaptation? Can i get a holla?