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Empire Records

Empire Records

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The soundtrack to a movie that was barely released, Empire Records is a fine collection of mainstream alternative pop
ock, featuring two hit singles -- the menacing Motown-meets-Bowie pop of Edwyn Collins' "A Girl Like You," and the folky "Til I Hear It from You" from


The soundtrack to a movie that was barely released, Empire Records is a fine collection of mainstream alternative pop
ock, featuring two hit singles -- the menacing Motown-meets-Bowie pop of Edwyn Collins' "A Girl Like You," and the folky "Til I Hear It from You" from the Gin Blossoms. The rest of the album is hit-or-miss -- mostly noticeable for the debut appearance of the Martinis, a new band from former Pixies Joey Santiago and David Lovering -- but it is enjoyable, nevertheless.

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Performance Credits

Innocence Mission   Track Performer
Toad the Wet Sprocket   Track Performer
Cracker   Track Performer
Cranberries   Track Performer
Meices   Track Performer
Edwyn Collins   Track Performer
Gin Blossoms   Track Performer
Evan Dando   Track Performer
Better Than Ezra   Track Performer
Ape Hangers   Track Performer
Drill   Track Performer
Lustre   Track Performer
Coyote Shivers   Track Performer
Martinis   Track Performer
Please   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Jerry Harrison   Producer
Edwyn Collins   Producer,Engineer
Karl Derfler   Engineer
Lou Giordano   Producer,Engineer
Bryce Goggin   Producer,Engineer
John Hampton   Producer,Engineer
Daniel Lanois   Producer
Gil Norton   Producer
Tony Phillips   Engineer
Don Smith   Producer
Stephen Street   Producer
Rick Wake   Executive Producer
Matt Wallace   Producer
Ape Hangers   Composer
Jonathan McHugh   Executive Producer
Rick Kerr   Producer,Engineer
Mitchell Leib   Executive Producer
Robin Aubé   Engineer
Peter Sjostedt   Composer

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Empire Records 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Where are all the songs that made the movie awesome like Money, and Video Killed the Radio Store? Out of this whole CD, I loved only about 5 of them. This movie is the best movie ever, but the CD could use a little work. I am very saddened by it. I think the producers should make another CD with all the other songs that they missed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
How can you leave out The The? Shameful, it was going to be the only reason that I purchased this albumn.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The song you are looking for is titled Money from the Flying Lizards. B&N has their album with that song on it listed as an import so it is a little expensive.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love the movie.. my fav. movie of all times and this sound track is amazing..they missed a lot of really good songs..but its really gooooooooooooood.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Phenomenal movie. Kicked serious, um, bottom. It was like a more modern "American Graffiti", what with not having a score, but all actual songs. The name of the song when they were cleaning was "Seems" and it was by Queen Sara Sunday. It was also lacking so many good songs, like Sugarhigh feat. Renee Zelweger, Dire Straits' Romeo and Juliet, a couple songs by The Cranberries, Video Killed the Radio Star, the song by Gwar, and even "Say no More, Mon Amore", just for the fact that the movie kicked so much rear. I would give the movie more than 5 stars if possible, but the soundtrack, one and a half, rounded up to 2.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I totally agree with the above reviewer. There were lots of fantastic songs (the song from Joe's drum solo for one) that didn't make it to the soundtrack. The ones that did make it are a good representation of the mid 90's music feel, but I think the cd is lacking.
seattle1985 More than 1 year ago
I will agree with everyone when they say this Cd is incomplete as a soundtrack to my alltime favorite movie "Empire Records", but as a compilation of mid 90's rock, you can't beat this CD. (well, maybe the soundtrack to "Singles"...) This is totally a cd to listen to from start to finish, it will totally bring you back to where ever you were in 1995... Its a pity they never released a volume 2. What I ended up doing was pausing the movie during the end credits, I wrote down the names and bands of all the other songs they listed, and made my own "Empire Records" Volume 2 cd by downloading all the missing songs. Worked for me, everyone should try it. :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is not representative of the better moments of the movie. The songs the above listeners mentioned, ''Seems'' by Queen Sarah Saturday and ''If You Want Blood'' by AC/DC are two of many that needed their moment in the sun. But to give it some credit, the album does have some great songs. I like waking up to ''Ready, Steady, Go.''
Guest More than 1 year ago
I totally love the soundtrack, but it lacks my fave song. Ya know the one were thier cleaning the store, it goes ''well it seems id never get enough of me'' It's been killing me i dont know the name
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just watched the movie over the weekend and I realized that this CD isn't as bad as I thought it was. I have changed my mind. I do like a lot of the songs on the CD, I just wish that they put all of the songs from the movie on the CD because they did miss a lot of great songs.
Guest More than 1 year ago
soundtrack ranks almost as high as my rating for the movie...buy it-you won't regret it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love the album but its missing the best songs, romeo and juliet, seems, radio killed the video star, loving them does any one know how i can get these songs??
Guest More than 1 year ago
Half of the good songs are not even on this soundtrack! No GWAR, no Dirt Clods, no AC/DC?!? Not even the ever-so-cheesey Rex Manning song?!?! Who desided what would be on the soundtrack? I'd like to have a word......
Guest More than 1 year ago
A load of people have said it already, but I'll say it again - why leave off the songs that the fans want the most. The AC/DC song is the best in the whole film, and would have perked the album up a bit, and also the one when they are cleaning, who someone said the name of but i wasn't paying attention. BUT..... just to make it clear.. this film ROCKS ROCKS ROCKS.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was wondering if anyone out there can help me find the song "...I want money..."? who sings that and what is the name of the song? pretty good soundtrack but I agree w/ everyone else there needs to be more songs!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
There were good songs, in the movie, that never made it to the soundtrack. Last time I saw the movie, I counted about 25 songs, yet this is what they chose to represent the movie. A cover of Dire Straits', ''Romeo and Juliet'', a song from GWAR, a song from Rhino Bucket, and other good tunes are totally absent from this CD. I doubt it would ever happen, but I am looking forward to Empire Records Soundtrack #2