The Big Lebowski [Original Soundtrack]
by Various Artists
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- Released: February 10, 1998
- Originally Released: 1998
- Label: Mercury
Entertainment Weekly - 2/20-2/27/98, p.116"The Coen brothers' FARGO follow-up may be set in a bowling alley, but don't expect to hear this soundtrack album's bizarre mix of songs at your local rock'n'bowl. Oddities include obscure Bob Dylan and Captain Beefheart songs...operan, avant-classical, and lounge tracks..." - Rating: B
- 1.Bob DylanThe Man in Me
- 2.Captain BeefheartHer Eyes Are a Blue Million Miles
- 3.Elvis CostelloMy Mood Swings
- 4.Yma SumacAtaypura
- 5.Pierro PiccioniTraffic Boom
- 6.Nina SimoneI Got It Bad and That Ain't Good
- 7.MoondogStamping Ground
- 8.Kenny RogersJust Dropped in (To See What Condition My Condition Was in)
- 9.Meredith MonkWalking Song
- 10.(from "Die Tote Stadt")Gluk das Mir Verblieb
- 11.Henry ManciniLujon
- 12.Gipsy KingsHotel California
- 13.Carter BurwellTechnopop
- 14.Townes Van ZandtDead Flowers
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Compilation producers: T Bone Burnett, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen.
Engineers include: Roger Moutenot.
Personnel: Elvis Costello (vocals, guitar); Valerie Pack (guitar); Jim Keltner (drums).
Audio Mixer: Roger Moutenot.
Recording information: Clinton Recorders, New York, NY.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Happy Walters; Howard Paar; Diana Fragnito.
Now THIS is a soundtrack! No grunge bands covering cheesy '70s hits, no retro chic, no rap-techno-country-opera superstar crossovers, just an eclectic selection of tunes by some quality performers. You get obscure tracks from Dylan and Captain Beefheart, some sublime vocalizing from Yma Sumac and Nina Simone, and cuts from world-class artists like Moondog and Meredith Monk, whose creativity exceeds their popularity. The film music quota is covered by a slice of Mancini ("Lujon") and the perversity quota filled by the Gipsy Kings' version of "Hotel California." Did we mention the previously unreleased Elvis Costello cut and the Stones cover from late great Texas songwriting legend Townes Van Zandt?
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