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Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
     

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

 

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What could possibly be better than a smashing, '60s-skewed sound track, baby? Not much, according to the masterminds behind the globe-trotting, babe-shagging spy Austin Powers. He has hit screens again this summer, fully equipped with a generation-spanning collection of psychedelic songs from Madonna, REM, Lenny Kravitz,

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What could possibly be better than a smashing, '60s-skewed sound track, baby? Not much, according to the masterminds behind the globe-trotting, babe-shagging spy Austin Powers. He has hit screens again this summer, fully equipped with a generation-spanning collection of psychedelic songs from Madonna, REM, Lenny Kravitz, and Burt Bacharach and Elvis Costello. There's even a previously unreleased BBC version of the Who's "My Generation" -- groovy! REM manages to sound unlike itself on a cover of Tommy James's "Draggin' the Line," Melanie G brands Cameo's "Word Up" with an undeniable Spice stamp (in tandem with Timbaland, who produced the track), and Lenny Kravitz takes on "American Woman." With Green Day, the Flaming Lips, and Scott Weiland rounding out the package -- not to mention Dr. Evil's hilarious cover of Will Smith's cover of "Just the Two of Us" -- THE SPY WHO SHAGGED ME is a trip you won't mind taking.

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All Music Guide - Gina Boldman
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me has an interesting mix of '60s cover songs and '90s songs that were influenced by that era, much like the Austin Powers soundtrack, and although this sequel has less charm and enthusiasm than the first Austin Powers album, its highlights make it memorable. Several heavy hitters don't quite deliver on the soundtrack: Lenny Kravitz does a funky, guitar-heavy remake of the Guess Who's "American Woman" that never really erupts like it should, while R.E.M. does a smooth but somewhat uninspired version of Tommy James' "Draggin the Line." The Who unnecessarily redo their own "My Generation," and inexplicably, Melanie B (Scary Spice) does a version of "Word Up" (what does this 1986 song have to do with the '60s?) that takes all the funk out of Cameo's groovy hit. The real highlights are Madonna's "Beautiful Stranger" (mixed by William Orbit, who produced Ray of Light), which has a wonderful Beatles-meets-techno-lite feel; Quincy Jones' spacy redux of "Soul Bossa Nova"; and Burt Bacharach and Elvis Costello's classy and classic "I'll Never Fall in Love Again." Even Dr. Evil has his own track -- "Just the Two of Us," his own introspective take on the Will Smith hit (which was a remake of the Bill Withers tune) -- that pokes fun at Oprah and Jerry Maguire while praising Mini Me. These standouts make Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me a worthy purchase for fans of the Powers films and the '60s sound celebrated in them.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/29/2014
Label:
Imports
UPC:
4943674179480
catalogNumber:
1187441
Rank:
241777

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