Empire Records

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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 "Till 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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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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 "Till 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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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/22/1995
  • Label: A&M
  • UPC: 731454038423
  • Catalog Number: 540384
  • Sales rank: 35,039

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Til I Hear It from You (3:46)
  2. 2 Liar (2:21)
  3. 3 A Girl Like You (3:55)
  4. 4 Free - The Martinis (4:24)
  5. 5 Crazy Life (4:17)
  6. 6 Bright As Yellow (3:32)
  7. 7 Circle Of Friends (3:26)
  8. 8 I Don't Want To Live Today (3:14)
  9. 9 Whole Lotta Trouble (2:27)
  10. 10 Ready, Steady, Go (3:05)
  11. 11 What You Are - Drill (4:25)
  12. 12 Nice Overalls (5:18)
  13. 13 Here It Comes Again - Please (2:41)
  14. 14 The Ballad Of El Goodo (3:41)
  15. 15 Sugarhigh (2:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Innocence Mission Track Performer
Toad the Wet Sprocket Track Performer
Cracker Track Performer
The 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
The 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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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    A great collection of songs from the mid 90s!

    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. :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    How about the Best Song that is missing?

    How can you leave out The The? Shameful, it was going to be the only reason that I purchased this albumn.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Empire Records

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Empire Records

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AMAZING

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Response to Erin

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    comparing the soundtrack to the movie is like comparing apples to pencils.

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I need to find a song from this movie

    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!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    i love it

    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??

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    i'll say it again

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What happened?!?

    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......

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    sweet

    soundtrack ranks almost as high as my rating for the movie...buy it-you won't regret it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I totally agree!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I'm looking for a Song

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good album, not a good soundtrack

    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.''

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Where did the good songs go?

    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

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