Elizabethtown, Vol. 2

Elizabethtown, Vol. 2

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Unlike the vast majority of soundtrack discs out there, this collection -- the second to be culled from Cameron Crowe's underrated drama -- doesn't require that you see the flick in order to appreciate it. But for those that have done so, the music will bring back fond memories of the romantic story that Crowe spun on screen. The 15 tracks cover a tremendous amount

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Unlike the vast majority of soundtrack discs out there, this collection -- the second to be culled from Cameron Crowe's underrated drama -- doesn't require that you see the flick in order to appreciate it. But for those that have done so, the music will bring back fond memories of the romantic story that Crowe spun on screen. The 15 tracks cover a tremendous amount of ground in terms of sound -- ranging from the Concretes' sweet-and-innocent remake of "You Can't Hurry Love" to the vintage sweat inducement of Beginning of the End's 1970 hit "Funky Nassau." There's just as much variety when it comes to the emotional palette, what with the poignant tone of Ryan Adams's "Words" (which was specifically written for Elizabethtown) rubbing up against the sensuality of Lindsay Buckingham's "Big Love." The disc is dotted with surprising pleasures like Rachael Yamagata's version of "Jesus Was a Crossmaker" (a bookend to the Hollies' take on the tune, which appeared on the flick's first volume of songs) and even a few hidden treats (like the high-lonesome "Love in Any Language," which is credited to Ruckus -- the name of the band that My Morning Jacket portrayed onscreen). Like the Kentucky bluegrass that served as Elizabethtown's backdrop, the music here is at once earthy and ethereal -- and positively intoxicating to inhale.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
For a film that sadly suffered an almost instant death at the box office, it's a bit puzzling to see Elizabethtown spin off a second soundtrack, released the same week as the DVD. The second volume crosses over well with the first, featuring several of the same name-brand artists: Tom Petty, Ryan Adams, Nancy Wilson, Patty Griffin, and Lindsey Buckingham. The other featured artists are relatively unknown, but nonetheless, they do share the same singer/songwriter tendencies of the aforementioned ones. And there are a few curveballs, too, most notably the Beginning of the End's "Funky Nassau, Pt. 1" (a wild, wonderful Latin-funk gem from 1971), Ulrich Schnauss' ."..Passing By" (incidental electronica), and the Temptations' "I Can't Get Next to You" (Motown-meets-Sly & the Family Stone), which help break up the always earnest, sometimes ambling Americana that drives Elizabethtown -- at a leisurely speed, for sure (and to nowhere interesting, some critics were quick to trumpet upon the film's release). One might well wish that Cameron Crowe either stuck with the Americana vibe or threw in a lot more curveballs. Trying to have it both ways doesn't do this soundtrack much good: the few curveballs stand out too much, likely making you think about either how unentertaining all these singer/songwriters are, or how unseemly the misfits are, depending upon your inclinations. A closing plus (how Rachael Yamagata reprises "Jesus Was a Crossmaker," the Hollies song that was a highlight of the first volume) and a closing minus (how Lindsey Buckingham's "Big Love" is a lively yet lame live recording rather than the Fleetwood Mac hit everyone would have preferred) add yet more equational variables to this topsy-turvy soundtrack that isn't much better or worse than its predecessor, and likewise the film to which it relates.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/07/2006
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0828767709628
catalogNumber:
77096
Rank:
33415

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kevin Salem   Bass,Guitar
Rob Arthur   Organ,Piano
Patty Griffin   Vocals
Doug Lancio   Guitar
Joe Magistro   Drums
Jim James   Musician
Two-Tone Tommy   Musician
Carl Broemel   Musician
Paul Schneider   Musician
Rachael Yamagata   Vocals
Patrick Hallahan   Musician

Technical Credits

Henry Mancini   Composer
Lindsey Buckingham   Composer,Producer
Jeff Lynne   Composer,Producer
Tom Petty   Composer,Producer
Judee Sill   Composer
Barrett Strong   Composer
George Washington Phillips   Arranger
Kevin Salem   Producer
Patty Griffin   Producer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
John Porter   Producer
Norman Whitfield   Composer
Cameron Crowe   Composer,Producer
Michael Campbell   Producer
Frank Walker   Producer
Colin Cripps   Composer,Producer
Rob Crow   Composer
Tom Schick   Producer
Burt Berman   Contributor
Roy Taylor   Engineer
Ryan Adams   Composer,Producer
Tyrone Fitzgerald   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Jim James   Producer
Ulrich Schnauss   Composer,Producer
Kathleen Edwards   Composer
Jari Haapalainen   Producer
Carlton Kaller   Engineer
Leslie Richter   Engineer
Nancy Jo Wilson   Producer,Contributor,Instrumentation
Victoria Bergsman   Composer
Maria Eriksson   Composer
Lisa Milberg   Composer
Per Nystrom   Composer
Daniel Varjo   Composer
Ludvig Rylander   Composer
Martin Hansson   Composer

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Elizabethtown, Vol. 2 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
olli More than 1 year ago
good movie and good ost