I Love You, Beth Cooper

I Love You, Beth Cooper

     
 
The high-school romantic comedy I Love You, Beth Cooper, directed by Chris Columbus, has a screenplay by Larry Doyle, who adapted his novel, and it sounds like the person or people who assembled the soundtrack album of pop songs (Patrick Houlihan is credited as music supervisor) wanted to split the difference between tracks that a high-school student of 2009

Overview

The high-school romantic comedy I Love You, Beth Cooper, directed by Chris Columbus, has a screenplay by Larry Doyle, who adapted his novel, and it sounds like the person or people who assembled the soundtrack album of pop songs (Patrick Houlihan is credited as music supervisor) wanted to split the difference between tracks that a high-school student of 2009 actually might be listening to and songs that Doyle, who graduated from high school in 1976, was listening to around then. Actually, this doesn't work out as badly as it might seem, perhaps because of the choices, perhaps because basic rock & roll music hasn't really changed that much in 30-plus years. For example, Australian band Airbourne's "Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast" is a sound-alike for any number of songs by an Australian predecessor, AC/DC. Then, too, the old songs are sequenced toward the end, separated from the newer, earlier tracks by some of Christophe Beck's scoring. Beck's main suite uses music that sounds like it belongs in one of Columbus' more adventurous pictures, one of his Harry Potter epics, say. Also adding diversity is the acoustic performance of Eleni Mandell's "Forget Me" up front, performed here and in the film by 15-year-old Violet Columbus, who just happens to have the same last name as the director. It introduces a Juno-like tone that thankfully is not carried through on the rest of the album. Mandell's own rock version closes things out.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/23/2009
Label:
Abkco
UPC:
0018771023128
catalogNumber:
2312
Rank:
153574

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Alice Cooper   Composer
Peter Criss   Composer
Glen Buxton   Composer
Dennis Dunaway   Composer
Bob Ezrin   Composer
Bob Marlette   Producer
Rob Cavallo   Producer
William Robinson   Composer
Brian Fitzpatrick   Art Direction
Steve Kaplan   Engineer
Marvin Tarplin   Composer
Casey Stone   Engineer
Eleni Mandell   Composer
Vickie James Wright   Composer
Damian Kulash   Composer
Randy Fitzsimmons   Composer
Pete Wentz   Composer
Kory Kruckenberg   Engineer
Patrick Stump   Composer
Thomas Hedlund   Composer
Martin Gustafson   Composer
Pehr Åström   Composer
Christophe Beck   Composer,Producer
Timothy Nordwind   Composer
Luke Pritchard   Composer
Travis "Schleprok" McCoy   Composer
Ola Klüft   Composer

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