Great Expectations [Original Soundtrack]

Great Expectations [Original Soundtrack]

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Like William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet before it, Alfonso Cuaron's contemporary update of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations was designed to win a new, younger audience, which means that the soundtrack is filled with alternative andSee more details below

Overview

Like William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet before it, Alfonso Cuaron's contemporary update of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations was designed to win a new, younger audience, which means that the soundtrack is filled with alternative and post-alternative groups, since they would theoretically appeal to that audience. Artists like the Verve Pipe, Reef, Poe, Mono, and Fisher provide alt-rock that sits alongside the softer adult alternative of Duncan Sheik and Lauren Christy as well as a pair of oldies from Iggy Pop ("Success") and the Grateful Dead ("Uncle John's Band"). That leaves the four songs that make the record especially interesting: new cuts from Tori Amos, Chris Cornell, Pulp, and Scott Weiland. Amos and Pulp both collaborated with the film's composer, Patrick Doyle, and while Amos' "Siren" sounds a little like traditional film music, Pulp's "Like a Friend" is a terrific, theatrical tour de force with a typically nuanced, vicious Jarvis Cocker performance. "Sunshower" is Cornell's first effort since Soundgarden's breakup, and its layered guitars and subtle melody find him at his best. "Lady, Your Roof Brings Me Down" is Weiland's first release since the Stone Temple Pilots imploded, and its carnivalesque, ersatz Tom Waits feel may take some fans by surprise, but it indicates that his forthcoming solo album could be full of delightful, left-of-center pop like this.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/06/1998
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075678305825
catalogNumber:
83058

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Grateful Dead   Track Performer
Iggy Pop   Track Performer
Pulp   Track Performer
Tori Amos   Piano,Harpsichord,Vocals,Track Performer
Cesaria Evora   Track Performer
Chris Cornell   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Stefan Henry Cush   Guitar
Alain Johannes   Guitar
John Pena   Bass
Ralph Salmins   Percussion
Natasha Shneider   Bass
Duncan Sheik   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Track Performer
Scott Weiland   Track Performer
Verve Pipe   Track Performer
Gerry Leonard   Guitar
Mark Plati   Fretless Bass Guitar
Ron Wasserman   Piano
Reef   Track Performer
Teddy Freese   Guitar
Mono   Track Performer
Totinho   Percussion,Soprano Saxophone
David Garcia   Track Performer
Tim Newton   Drums
James O'Malley   Bass
Carey Wilson   Human Whistle
Jacinto Pereira   Cavaquinho
Luis Ramos   Guitar
José Paris   Acoustic Bass
Nando Andrade   Piano
Greg Upchurch   Drums
Bay   Guitar,12-string Guitar
Fisher   Track Performer
Charlie Christy   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Tori Amos   Producer
John Barry   Composer
Chris Cornell   Producer
Jon Frazer   Engineer
Alain Johannes   Producer,Engineer
Bob Ludwig   Mastering
Brian Malouf   Producer
Roger Moutenot   Engineer
Duncan Sheik   Producer
Scott Weiland   Producer
Mel Wesson   Programming
Dan Thompson   Engineer
Eric Garcia   Producer
Mark Hawley   Engineer
Ron Wasserman   String Arrangements
Blair Lamb   Producer,Engineer
Poe   Producer
Richard Jon Smith   Producer
Chris Thomas   Producer
Marcel VanLimbeek   Engineer
Craig Kallman   Executive Producer
Sunny Skylar   Composer
Consuelo Velázquez   Composer
Alfonso Cuarón   Executive Producer
Peter Nashel   Producer
Dave "Stiff" Johnson   Producer
Bruno Quinquet   Engineer
Raw   Producer
Darren Higman   Executive Producer
José de Silva   Producer
Mark Governor   String Arrangements
Jason Gladden   Engineer
Doll Factory   Producer
Pat Doyle   Composer

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