Thursday, 21 June 2007

Movie Soundtracks part 2: American Beauty

Some you’ll know, some you won’t but in our view the soundtrack is almost as important as the script. Brilliantly crafted soundtracks can leave the hairs on the back of your neck standing on end, inspire and excite you or make you cry.
Over the coming weeks we will be celebrating some fantastic soundtracks and we hope you find them as thought provoking as we do.

This week: American Beauty (1999), winner of a BAFTA Award for Best Film Music in 1999 and available to buy on DVD from just £4.59

Why not refresh yourself with the movie trailer..

Love the soundtrack? It's available from just £5.99 and features the following:

1. "Dead Already" by Thomas Newman – 3:18
2. "Because" by Elliott Smith – 2:20
3. "Free to Go" by The Folk Implosion – 3:31
4. "All Right Now" by Free – 5:29
5. "Use Me" by Bill Withers – 3:45
6. "Cancer for the Cure" by Eels – 4:44
7. "The Seeker" by The Who – 3:23
8. "Don't Rain on My Parade" by Bobby Darin – 2:53
9. "Open the Door" by Betty Carter – 3:11
10. "We Haven't Turned Around" by Gomez – 6:28
11. "Bali Ha'i" by Peggy Lee – 3:10
12. "Any Other Name" by Thomas Newman – 4:05

Or you can get your hands on the original film score by Thomas Newman from just £9.47 inclusive of P&P... now, I believe it's about time for a bath.........


Ollie said...

I love this movie.. but wasn't it Jakarta that did a version of the theme tune? said...

That's correct, Jakarta (Aka Dave Lee), whose many psuedo names include Joey Negro released a 4/4 version called "American Dream", which has seen features on numerous 'chillout' albums... such a nice piece of music.