Ghost World

Ghost World

     
 
In the era of soundtracks created more out of corporate synergy than artistic inspiration, the soundtrack to Ghost World is a wonderful treat. The music from the film based on the comic book by Daniel Clowes contains some great obscure blues and West Indian music transferred from vintage 78s as well as Indian film soundtrack music

Overview

In the era of soundtracks created more out of corporate synergy than artistic inspiration, the soundtrack to Ghost World is a wonderful treat. The music from the film based on the comic book by Daniel Clowes contains some great obscure blues and West Indian music transferred from vintage 78s as well as Indian film soundtrack music, new recordings of vintage jazz, and an original score by David Kitay, who also scored Clueless and Scary Movie. Standout tracks include the propulsive, rhythmic romp "Jaan Pehechaan Ho" by Mohammed Rafi, the humorous "C-h-i-c-k-e-n Spells Chicken" by McGee Bros, and the soulful "Bye Bye Baby Blues" by Little Hat Jones. Also of note is David Kitay's moody "Theme From Ghost World," which captures the bittersweet essence of the coming-of-age film perfectly. The songs chosen for Ghost World are obscure songs chosen clearly for their rarity and meaning, not commercial viability. The tenderness and appreciation with which each was selected can be heard in the subtle hisses and pops that remain from the original 78s. Ghost World is one of the most inspired and unique soundtracks in years.

Editorial Reviews

Time Out New York - Mike Wolf
Everyone who's seen Ghost World already knows that owning this soundtrack is an absolute necessity. That's because both the film and soundtrack begin with Mohammed Rafi's madly addictive "Jaan Pehechaan Ho," taken from the Bollywood film Gumnaam.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/14/2001
Label:
Shanachie
UPC:
0016351605627
catalogNumber:
6056
Rank:
220989

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Performance Credits

Skip James   Track Performer
Pink Anderson   Track Performer
McGee Brothers   Track Performer
Robert Wilkins   Track Performer
Dallas String Band   Track Performer
Little Hat Jones   Track Performer
Joe Calicott   Track Performer
Simmie Dooley   Track Performer
David Kitay   Track Performer
Mohammed Rafi   Track Performer
Lionel Belasco   Track Performer
Craig Ventresco   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Skip James   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Robert Wilkins   Composer
Little Hat Jones   Composer
Brownie McGhee   Composer
Joe Calicott   Composer
Terry Zwigoff   Liner Notes
Lionel Belasco   Composer
Stuart Gorrell   Composer
Traditional   Composer

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