Elizabethtown, Vol. 2

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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
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.
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/7/2006
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 828767709628
  • Catalog Number: 77096
  • Sales rank: 8,031

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Learning to Fly - Tom Petty (4:01)
  2. 2 English Girls Approximately - Ryan Adams (5:42)
  3. 3 Jesus Was a Cross Maker - Rachael Yamagata (3:41)
  4. 4 Funky Nassau, Pt. 1 - The Beginning of the End (3:08)
  5. 5 Loro - Pinback (3:35)
  6. 6 Moon River - Patty Griffin (2:46)
  7. 7 Summerlong - Kathleen Edwards (4:05)
  8. 8 Passing By - Ulrich Schnauss (6:35)
  9. 9 You Can't Hurry Love - The Concretes (2:01)
  10. 10 River Road - Nancy Wilson (2:38)
  11. 11 Same in Any Language - My Morning Jacket (4:42)
  12. 12 What Are They Doing in Heaven Today - George Washington Phillips (3:16)
  13. 13 Words - Ryan Adams (2:04)
  14. 14 Big Love - Lindsey Buckingham (2:56)
  15. 15 I Can't Get Next to You - The Temptations (2:45)
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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
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
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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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    nice

    good movie and good ost

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