Thursday, October 25, 2012
This mockumentary about the sixties folk scene revival has become a cult classic and is one of my all time favourite movies.....and the soundtrack is a winner on its own. With tracks like "Old Joe's Place", "Never Did No Wanderin'", "A Kiss At the End of the Rainbow" (nominated for an Oscar) and a folk version of the Rolling Stones' "Start Me Up", this is highly recommended...
Saturday, October 13, 2012
soundtrack to the 1994 Beatles biopic that's long out-of-print. Set in 1960 through 1962, lain Softley's Backbeat is a swift little film about the Beatles' early labors in Hamburg. Greg Dulli of the Afghan Whigs on vocals, Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum on guitar, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth on guitar, Dave Grohl of Nirvana and the Foo Fighters on drums, and Mike Mills of R.E.M on bass cut the performance soundtrack that was produced by Don Was...with 12 classic rock'n'roll cuts, this one ROCKS!
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
This “eclectic” soundtrack is a mixture of several genres and artists, which makes for very interesting listening. MARY AND MAX is a claymation feature film from the creators of the Academy Award winning short animation "Harvey Krumpet". A simple tale of pen-friendship between two very different people; Mary Dinkle, a chubby lonely eight year old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max Horovitz, a 44 year old, severely obese, Jewish man with Asperger's Syndrome living in the chaos of New York.
With the soundtrack to Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, producer T Bone Burnett has compiled another gently nostalgic gem. Filled with covers of jazz standards, sparse blues picking, and traditional Cajun pieces, Sisterhood matches Brother in ambiance and impeccable musicianship. The highlights are numerous: Bob Dylan's lively song waltzes with a raspy narrative, Lauryn Hill uses acoustic plucking to complement her soulful croon, and Bob Schneider contributes an understated love-ballad rumbling with piano. Even the cover songs are first-rate; Macy Gray jive-jumps through a faithful Billie Holiday cover, and Tony Bennett slows things down with a dapper and distinguished Nat "King" Cole homage. Despite the diffuse genres covered, the superior quality of Sisterhood's songs renders these differences negligible, and the album's pacing ensures a pleasing alternation of styles that never lags. In fact, there's nary a bad song on the entire album. The divine secret's out--Sisterhood is an essential listen. --Annie Zaleski..AMAZON..