Monday, October 11, 2010

The Big Lebowski....original soundtrack

One of the most inspired cobbled-together-from-a-stack-of-records soundtrack albums since Pulp Fiction, The Big Lebowski matches the goofily ramshackle spirit of the Dude, the hero of its celluloid companion. While offering Bob Dylan's luv-addled "Man in Me" together with the Gipsy Kings' redefinitive "Hotel California" and the psychedelic-era Kenny Rogers nugget "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)," Lebowski also gives longer play to some cuts barely sampled in the film, including Elvis Costello's "My Mood Swings." Whether taken as a Coen brothers mix tape, a one-album CD carousel, or an apropos souvenir of one wiggy flick, this is a smart, eclectic buy. --Rickey Wright

1. The Man In Me Bob Dylan
2. Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles Captain Beefheart
3. My Mood Swings Elvis Costello
4. Ataypura Yma Sumac
5. Traffic Boom Piero Piccioni
6. I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good Nina Simone
7. Stamping Ground Moondog
8. Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Is In) Kenny Rogers & The First Edition
9. Volcano Songs: Duets - Walking Song Meredith Monk
10. Gluck Das Mir Verblieb Llona Steingruber
11. Lujon Henry Mancini
12. Hotel California Gipsy Kings
13. Wie Glauben Carter Burwell
14. Dead Flowers Townes Zandt

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