Thursday, July 21, 2005

The Reassembled Soundtrack

Play it: Reassembled Soundtrack: Wedding Crashers

One of the problems with soundtracks is they sometimes leave off the best songs (whether it be for contractual or monetary reasons or just to keep the soundtrack onto one disc.) Add to that the fact soundtracks often appear in Rhapsody with even more songs missing (or only available for purchase.) For these reasons I've reassembled some of my favorite soundtracks over the past few years and will pull them out every once in awhile when the time is right.

The time is right for this first one, Wedding Crashers, as the soundtrack was released this week. The movie is a hilarious comedy starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn as divorce mediators who find their way into different weddings and bridesmaid's dresses each week.

The soundtrack album released represents a trend some are calling 'The O.C. effect,' or, more to the genre, the 'Garden State effect.' The album features 'it' acts like Bloc Party, Spoon, Rilo Kiley, Death Cab for Cutie and The Flaming Lips (man, they've been doing a lot of Soundtracks lately.) However, none of these artist's songs actually appeared in the movie. Seriously. One song that did, however, was Coldplay's "Sparks" (from Parachutes) - and it was left off the album. So of the songs that appeared in the actual film and on the soundtrack we're left with Robbers On High Streets' "Love Underground," The Weakerthans' "Aside," and Guster's "I Hope Tomorrow Is Like Today" for newer acts; and "Shout" by The Isley Bros. and a rousing rendition of "Hava Nagilah" done by Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson & The Klezmer Juice Band.


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1 comment:

drake leLane said...

Reassembled Soundtrack: Wedding Crashers

"The Sound Of Settling" - Death Cab For Cutie
"Love Underground (Album Version)" - Robbers On High Street
"Aside" - The Weakerthans
"(Splash) Turn Twist" - Jimmy Eat World
"Sister Jack" - Spoon
"I Hope Tomorrow Is Like Today" - Guster
"In The Summertime" - Mungo Jerry
"This Modern Love" - Bloc Party
"Rock n Roll -(single version)" - The Sounds
"Mr. Ambulance Driver (Album Version)" - The Flaming Lips
"Circus (Album Version)" - The Sights
"Cinnamon" - The Long Winters
"More Adventurous " - Rilo Kiley
"Sparks" - Coldplay
"Shout" - The Isley Brothers
"Hava Nagilah (Album Version)" - Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson & The Klemzmer Juice Band