Blue Crush

Blue Crush

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The surf is definitely up in the summer of 2002, from the boob tube, where Sheryl Crow rides the waves in her video for "Soak up the Sun," to the big screen, where the romantic adventure film Blue Crush traces the path of four surfer girls in Hawaii. The movie's soundtrack also makes a strong splash with a sizzling blend of rock, soul, hip-hop, and reggae. TheSee more details below

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The surf is definitely up in the summer of 2002, from the boob tube, where Sheryl Crow rides the waves in her video for "Soak up the Sun," to the big screen, where the romantic adventure film Blue Crush traces the path of four surfer girls in Hawaii. The movie's soundtrack also makes a strong splash with a sizzling blend of rock, soul, hip-hop, and reggae. The steamy rock and soul comes from Lenny Kravitz, whose "If I Could Fall in Love" pits screaming guitars against a chugging beat; Nikka Costa, with the Sly Stone-inspired funk of "Everybody Got Their Something"; and N.E.R.D., who merge hard-edged beats and heavy guitar riffs on a remix of "Rock Star." From here, the needle remains in the red as Outkast-inspired hip-hoppers Blestenation turn Bananarama's "Cruel Summer" on its head with plenty of scratching and fly rhymes. The surf calms somewhat on tracks from British electronica favorites Zero 7 (the trip-hop lite "Destiny") and dream rockers Doves (the ethereal, cinematic "Firesuite"). And finally, a fun-in-the-sun flick would be incomplete without a dose of island flavor, which arrives in the form of Beenie Man's bouncy anthem "Party Hard," Chicken's rock-steady "Big Love," and Damian Marley's "And You Be Loved," an update of father Bob's classic "Could You Be Loved." Like a beach with killer waves, this is one collection that you'll want to hang ten with again and again.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason D. Taylor
Summer film soundtracks are fairly predictable, as one can expect to find several pop
ock icons or hip-hop superstars displaying their hit singles, albeit in remix format. Surprisingly, Blue Crush has a soundtrack propelled by lesser-known artists, which is relieving. Highlights include N.E.R.D.'s "Rock Star," which is given the remix treatment courtesy of Jason Nevins, and Beth Orton's dreamy "Daybreaker," which is simply scintillating.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/13/2002
Label:
Virgin Records Us
UPC:
0724381317228
catalogNumber:
13172
Rank:
10872

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

KC Flightt   Vocals
Don Boyette   Bass
Mike Nielsen   Guitar
Sovory   Vocals
Josh Debear   Rap
Ralph Churchwell   Guitar
Fred Eltringham   Drums

Technical Credits

Lenny Kravitz   Arranger,Producer
Justin Stanley   Producer
Robert Vosgien   Mastering
Chemical Brothers   Producer
Beth Orton   Producer
Tommy Steele   Art Direction
Rob Walker   Executive Producer
Fatboy Slim   Executive Producer,Remixing
Jason Nevins   Producer,Remixing
Spymob   Instrumentation
Jean Krikorian   Art Direction
Brian Grazer   Executive Producer
Pharrell Williams   Producer,Executive Producer
Dameon Beckett   Composer
Neptunes   Producer,Executive Producer
Chad Hugo   Producer,Executive Producer
Nancie Stern   Sample Clearance
Trevor Jackson   Producer
Zero 7   Producer
Nikka Costa   Producer
Mark Ronson   Producer
Rob Christie   Mastering
Dana Sano   Producer
Sarah Dallin   Composer

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