Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
by Various Artists
Rolling Stone: 3 stars out of 5 - "[Seu Jorge's Bowie covers] reinvent Seventies glam anthems...as laid-back, samba-flecked gems..."
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- Released: December 14, 2004
- Originally Released: 2004
- Label: Hollywood Records
Rolling Stone - No. 967, p.843 stars out of 5 - "[Seu Jorge's Bowie covers] reinvent Seventies glam anthems...as laid-back, samba-flecked gems..."
Uncut - p.1144 stars out of 5 - "The effect's oddly spellbinding..."
- $0.99 on iTunes1.Sven LibaekShark Attack Theme
- $1.29 on iTunes2.Mark MothersbaughLoquasto International Film Festival
- $1.29 on iTunes3.David BowieLife On Mars?
- $1.29 on iTunes4.Seu JorgeStarman
- $1.29 on iTunes5.Mark MothersbaughLet Me Tell You About My Boat
- $1.29 on iTunes6.Seu JorgeRebel Rebel
- $1.29 on iTunes7.Mark MothersbaughZissou Society Blue Star Cadets / Ned's Theme Take 1
- $1.29 on iTunes8.DevoGut Feeling
- $0.99 on iTunes9.Sven LibaekOpen Sea Theme
- $1.29 on iTunes10.Seu JorgeRock N' Roll Suicide
- $1.29 on iTunes11.Joan BaezHere's To You
- $1.29 on iTunes12.Mark MothersbaughWe Call Them Pirates Out Here
- 13.Iggy And The StoogesSearch And Destroy
- $0.99 on iTunes14.Paco de LucíaLa Nina De Puerta Oscura
- $1.29 on iTunes15.Seu JorgeLife On Mars?
- $1.29 on iTunes16.Mark MothersbaughPing Island / Lightning Strike Rescue Op
- $1.29 on iTunes17.Seu JorgeFive Years
- 18.Scott Walker30 Century Man
- $0.99 on iTunes19.The ZombiesThe Way I Feel Inside
- 20.David BowieQueen Bitch
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Composer: Mark Mothersbaugh.
Personnel: Michael "Hoss" Miller (guitar, mandolin); Fred Selden, Larry Klimas (flute); Marcia Dickstein (harpsichord); Gordon Peeke (drums, timpani, percussion).
Audio Mixer: Stewart Lerman.
Recording information: Mutato Muzika, West Hollywood, CA.
Director: Desir‚e Craig-Ramos.
Editor: Stewart Lerman.
Renowned for the eclectic RUSHMORE and THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS soundtracks, director Wes Anderson and music supervisor Randall Poster once again offer up a fascinating variety of songs for Anderson's THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU. The 2004 film, which follows the adventures of an eccentric undersea exploration group, is most traditionally adorned by the typically charming Mark Mothersbaugh (of Devo fame) score and two tracks ("Shark Attack Theme" and "Open Sea Theme") by Norwegian composer Sven Libaek.
However, the most notable aspect of THE LIFE AQUATIC soundtrack is the presence of not one, but seven, David Bowie songs. Only two of these tunes ("Life on Mars?" and "Queen Bitch," both from 1971's HUNKY DORY) actually feature Bowie; the other five tracks are performed by Seu Jorge, who contributes gentle, lo-fi renditions of "Starman," "Rebel Rebel," and others in Portuguese. Other artists include folk singer Joan Baez ("Here's to You"), flamenco guitarist Paco De Lucia ("La Nina de Puerta Oscura"), and cult British crooner Scott Walker ("30 Century Man"), making for an album that perfectly captures the various moods of Anderson's quirky film.
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