13 Most Beautiful: Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests

13 Most Beautiful: Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests

by Dean & Britta
     
 

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Renowned pop artist Andy Warhol swapped canvas for celluloid and made 13 short black-and-white silent films between 1964 and 1966, all of which followed a single subject (person), usually within the confines of his Factory studio. Luna veterans Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips were commissioned by the Warhol Museum to

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Renowned pop artist Andy Warhol swapped canvas for celluloid and made 13 short black-and-white silent films between 1964 and 1966, all of which followed a single subject (person), usually within the confines of his Factory studio. Luna veterans Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips were commissioned by the Warhol Museum to provide a soundtrack for the film, and the resulting two-disc set, 13 Most Beautiful: Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests collects all of those pieces, along with a handful of remixes. Tapping one third of the late-'80s pop outfit Galaxie 500 was a no-brainer, as Wareham's made a career out of building dreamy, minimalist, Velvet Underground-style jams for over 20 years, and instrumental cuts like "Silver Factory Theme" and "Herringbone Tweed" feel like audio postcards of the late-'60s Factory scene. Phillips' sexy, plain-jane voice dutifully echoes Nico on a cover of Bob Dylan's "Keep It with Mine," Wareham's "It Don't Rain in Beverly Hills" (for the Edie Sedgwick screen test) rolls down the road on a foundation of spacy beats and blips, and a rousing take on the Velvets' "I'm Not a Young Man Anymore" feels both sad and triumphant. 13 Most Beautiful ends fittingly with the languid "Sweet Jane" and the Paul America-inspired "Teenage Lightning (And Lonely Highways)."

Product Details

Release Date:
07/27/2010
Label:
Double Feature
UPC:
0634457525924
catalogNumber:
5

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Silver Factory Theme
  2. I'll Keep It With Mine
  3. Not a Young Man Anymore
  4. I Found It Not So
  5. It Don't Rain In Beverly Hills
  6. Incandescent Innocent
  7. International Velvet Redux
  8. Teenage Lightning and Lonely Highways
  9. Herringbone Tweed
  10. Richard Rheem Theme
  11. Knives From Bavaria
  12. Eyes In My Smoke
  13. Ann Buchanan Theme

Disc 2

  1. Incandescent Innocent
  2. I'll Keep It With Mine
  3. Silver Factory Redux
  4. Not a Young Man Anymore
  5. I Found It Not So
  6. It Don't Rain In Beverly Hills
  7. International Velvet Theme
  8. Teenage Lightning and Lonely Highways

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