Broken Flowers: Music from the Film

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Like the soundtracks to all Jim Jarmusch films, Broken Flowers is another eclectic affair, gathering together garage rock, Ethiopian jazz, classic soul, and classical music. Even such disparate-sounding tracks as the Greenhornes and Holly Golightly's "There Is an End," Marvin Gaye's "I Want You," and Dengue Fever's "Ethanopium" have a warmth and elegance that unite them, while Sleep's logy but ferocious "Dopesmoker" and the Oxford Camerata's elegiac performance of Fauré's "Requiem, Op. 48 Pie Jesu" are polar opposites even though the soundtrack's track listing makes them next-door neighbors. However, it's Mulatu Astatke's contributions to Broken Flowers that end up ...
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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Like the soundtracks to all Jim Jarmusch films, Broken Flowers is another eclectic affair, gathering together garage rock, Ethiopian jazz, classic soul, and classical music. Even such disparate-sounding tracks as the Greenhornes and Holly Golightly's "There Is an End," Marvin Gaye's "I Want You," and Dengue Fever's "Ethanopium" have a warmth and elegance that unite them, while Sleep's logy but ferocious "Dopesmoker" and the Oxford Camerata's elegiac performance of Fauré's "Requiem, Op. 48 Pie Jesu" are polar opposites even though the soundtrack's track listing makes them next-door neighbors. However, it's Mulatu Astatke's contributions to Broken Flowers that end up defining the soundtrack: "Yegelle Tezeta," "Yekermo Sew," and "Gubelye" are smoky, mysterious, and more than a little playful. As personal as a handmade mix the role the music actually plays in the film, Broken Flowers is an unpredictable delight.
Entertainment Weekly - Leah Greenblatt
Surprisingly sexy for a movie about middle-aged ennui. (A-)
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/2/2005
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 602498837818
  • Catalog Number: 000515002

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 There Is an End (3:05)
  2. 2 Yegelle Tezeta (3:14)
  3. 3 Ride Your Donkey (2:03)
  4. 4 I Want You - Marvin Gaye (3:57)
  5. 5 Yekermo Sew (4:03)
  6. 6 Not if You Were the Last Dandy on Earth - The Brian Jonestown Massacre (2:49)
  7. 7 Tell Me Now So I Know (2:02)
  8. 8 Gubelye (4:35)
  9. 9 Dopesmoker - Sleep (3:57)
  10. 10 Requiem, Op. 48 (Pie Jesu) - Oxford Camerata (3:30)
  11. 11 Ethanopium - Dengue Fever (4:38)
  12. 12 Unnatural Habitat (2:08)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Marvin Gaye Executive Producer
Ray Davies Composer
Alemayehu Eshete Producer
John Curley Producer
Berry Gordy Jr. Executive Producer
Billy Anderson Producer
Trey Spruance Producer
Leon Ware Composer, Producer
Jim Jarmusch Executive Producer
Leon Zervos Mastering
Matt Hollywood Composer
Mulatu Astatke Arranger, Composer
Traditional Composer
Al Cisneros Composer
Matt Pike Composer
Chris Haikus Composer
Paul "Scooby" Smith Producer
Albert George Murphy Composer, Producer
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