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10 Favorite Movie Soundtracks
While music can capture a moment in time, movies have the ability to place the music into a setting, giving the song a life it may not ever have had before. Like in Almost Famous: Cameron Crowe captures the time period and the atmosphere perfectly, and the music can hardly be separated from the scenes (can you listen to “Tiny Dancer” without thinking of the sing-along on the tour bus?). Here, we round up some of our favorites. What are we missing? Add your favorites below…
A Tribute To Jack Johnson – Miles Davis’ original score to a 1970 documentary on boxer Jack Johnson has grown in to a landmark recording of the fusion era.
Rushmore – Wes Anderson’s soundtracks are all great, but this one should go over well with Relix readers. Standout tracks: Faces’ “Ooh La La,” Cat Stevens’ “Here Comes My Baby,” The Kinks “Nothin’ in the World Can Stop Me Worryin’ ‘Bout That Girl,” The Who’s “A Quick One While He’s Away,” John Lennon “Oh Yoko.”
Purple Rain – A classic and one that really captures the historical moment as well.
Pulp Fiction – Some of the standout tracks here include: Dusty Springfield’s “Son of a Preacher Man,” Chuck Berry’s “You Never Can Tell,” Urge Overkill’s cover of Neil Diamond’s “Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon,” and of course the song that opens the film, Dick Dale’s “Misirlou.”
Into the Wild – Director Sean Penn asked Pearl Jam front man to write and perform for the film’s soundtrack, and Eddie Vedder rose to the occasion. Vedder created simple, acoustic songs that fit the personality of the character Alexander Supertramp