Dick [Virgin]

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Barnes & Noble - Moira McCormick
From the sublime David Essex's "Rock On" to the ridiculous Blue Swede's "Hooked on a Feeling", the soundtrack to the Watergate comedy DICK is the latest in a long line of '70s compilations. This one in particular showcases the era's overarching cheesiness, as well as its inspired moments. Current alt-pop act Sixpence None the Richer leads off with a not-quite-as-lush-as-the-original remake of ABBA's "Dancing Queen," but it's the only cover among the album's 15 cuts. A roughly 50-50 mix of R&B and pop-rock, DICK has the lazy strut of Jean Knight's "Mr. Big Stuff" rubbing shoulders with Grand Funk Railroad's arena-friendly take on "The Loco-motion"; the Jackson 5's...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Moira McCormick
From the sublime David Essex's "Rock On" to the ridiculous Blue Swede's "Hooked on a Feeling", the soundtrack to the Watergate comedy DICK is the latest in a long line of '70s compilations. This one in particular showcases the era's overarching cheesiness, as well as its inspired moments. Current alt-pop act Sixpence None the Richer leads off with a not-quite-as-lush-as-the-original remake of ABBA's "Dancing Queen," but it's the only cover among the album's 15 cuts. A roughly 50-50 mix of R&B and pop-rock, DICK has the lazy strut of Jean Knight's "Mr. Big Stuff" rubbing shoulders with Grand Funk Railroad's arena-friendly take on "The Loco-motion"; the Jackson 5's sunshiny "ABC" bumping hipbones with Elton John's '50s-retro "Crocodile Rock"; and Harry Nilsson's sinuous, bizarro "Coconut" cheek-by-jowl with the Stories' interracial epic "Brother Louie." For every "You're So Vain" Carly Simon there's a "Popcorn" Hot Butter; for every "Lady Marmalade" Labelle there's a "Come and Get Your Love" Redbone. And you know what? All these songs -- every last one of them -- used to coexist happily on the same radio playlists. In addition to serving up the cheese, DICK reminds us of those halcyon days when radio if nothing else was colorblind.
All Music Guide - Steve Kurutz
Accompanying the nostalgic 70s comedy Dick about two bumbling teenage girls who somehow uncover the Watergate Scandal, this soundtrack is a hodge-podge of 70s pop, rock and soul hits with an updated version of Abba's "Dancing Queen" covered by alternative hitmakers Sixpence None the Richer thrown in for good measure. Like most current songtracks there's no real theme here, the songs share nothing in common subject matter nor style that would suggest their inclusion, other than the fact that they were hits in the 70s. Yet, unlike the multi-platinum Big Chill soundtrack which launched the back catalogue feeding frenzy that Dick is taking its cues from, the Dick soundtrack doesn't have the power to create any sort of generational flashback and, thus, comes off like a 70s sampler in a late night TV ad.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/27/1999
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • UPC: 724384788346
  • Catalog Number: 47883

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Dancing Queen (4:00)
  2. 2 ABC (2:57)
  3. 3 Crocodile Rock (3:53)
  4. 4 Lady Marmalade (3:19)
  5. 5 Rock On (3:24)
  6. 6 Hooked on a Feeling (2:51)
  7. 7 Popcorn (2:31)
  8. 8 Rock Your Baby (3:18)
  9. 9 Love's Theme (3:33)
  10. 10 Mr. Big Stuff (2:28)
  11. 11 The Loco-Motion (2:45)
  12. 12 Come and Get Your Love - Redbone (3:32)
  13. 13 Coconut - Harry Nilsson (3:46)
  14. 14 Brother Louie - Stories (3:55)
  15. 15 You're So Vain (4:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
David Essex Track Performer
Grand Funk Railroad Track Performer
The Jackson 5 Track Performer
Elton John Track Performer
Jean Knight Track Performer
Labelle Track Performer
George McCrae Track Performer
Harry Nilsson Vocals, Track Performer
Redbone Track Performer
Carly Simon Track Performer
Stories Track Performer
Blue Swede Track Performer
Hot Butter Track Performer
Love Unlimited Orchestra Track Performer
David Angell Violin
Dale Baker Percussion, Drums
John Catchings Cello
David Davidson Violin
Connie Ellisor Violin
Carl Gorodetzky Violin
Jim Grosjean Viola
Sean Kelly Acoustic Guitar
Pamela Sixfin Violin
Mary Kathryn Van Osdale Violin
Kristin Wilkinson Viola
Sixpence None the Richer Track Performer
Matt Slocum Piano, Cello, Keyboards
Leigh Nash Vocals
Justin Cary Bass
Technical Credits
Ralph Sall Producer, Executive Producer
Eddie Miller Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Love the Movie, Love the Soundtrack!

    Well, if you just read down the songlist, it's pretty great. When you listen to the soundtrack you know exactly which part of the movie the song played and you giggle a bit in your head. David Essex is pretty awesome, too. I mean, it all is.

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