In Good Company

In Good Company

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In Good Company, Paul Weitz's good-natured comedy about the generation gap and corporate and romantic politics, features an NPR-ish mix of understated indie rock, Stephen Trask's genteel score, and a handful of songs by veteran artists. Weitz has always had a sharp ear for the music in his films, especially About a Boy, which had a wonderful soundtrackSee more details below

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In Good Company, Paul Weitz's good-natured comedy about the generation gap and corporate and romantic politics, features an NPR-ish mix of understated indie rock, Stephen Trask's genteel score, and a handful of songs by veteran artists. Weitz has always had a sharp ear for the music in his films, especially About a Boy, which had a wonderful soundtrack by Badly Drawn Boy. On this album, Iron & Wine's three tracks provide a similarly winsome, wistful feel to Damon Gough's work, particularly on "The Trapeze Swinger." Though the Soundtrack of Our Lives' "Sister Surround" and "Ten Years Ahead" are a little more immediate, they're still pretty mellow, and at times In Good Company risks being too tasteful for its own good. Trask's delicately whimsical score features marimba and string-based cues like "The Chase" and "The Arrival," and has a subtle, percolating wit. David Byrne's "Glass, Concrete & Stone" echoes this sound and feel with added emotional depth; given the film's take on young upstarts and veteran workers, it's probably not a coincidence that the songs by established performers are the most vibrant and distinctive on the soundtrack. Though Aretha Franklin's "Chain of Fools" and Steely Dan's "Reelin' in the Years" are maybe a bit predictable, they still work well with the themes and mood of the film, as do Peter Gabriel's joyous "Solsbury Hill" and Diana Krall's gently smoky rendition of "Besame Mucho." Overall, In Good Company might not be the most thrilling soundtrack, but it has its own quiet pleasures that fans of the film will appreciate.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/11/2005
Label:
Hollywood Records
UPC:
0720616249722
catalogNumber:
162497

Tracks

  1. Glass, Concrete & Stone  - David Byrne
  2. Sister Surround  -  Soundtrack of Our Lives
  3. Naked as We Came  -  Iron & Wine
  4. Chain of Fools  - Aretha Franklin
  5. Sunset Soon Forgotten  -  Iron & Wine
  6. The Chase  - Stephen Trask
  7. Besame Mucho  - Diana Krall
  8. Ten Years Ahead  -  Soundtrack of Our Lives
  9. The Arrival  - Stephen Trask
  10. Reelin' in the Years  -  Steely Dan
  11. Solsbury Hill  - Peter Gabriel
  12. The Trapeze Swinger  -  Iron & Wine
  13. Accidentals  - Stephen Trask
  14. I'm Psyched  - Stephen Trask

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Don Williams   Percussion
Sue Raney   Bass
Bruce Dukov   Violin
Richard Todd   French Horn
Richard Altenbach   Violin
Rick Baptist   Trumpet
Darius Campo   Violin
Larry Corbett   Cello
Wade Culbreath   Percussion
Brian Dembow   Viola
Stephen Erdody   Cello
Michael Fisher   Percussion
Daniel Greco   Percussion
Paula Hochhalter   Cello
Katie Kirkpatrick   Harp
Charles Loper   Trombone
Edward Meares   Bass
Darek Oles   Bass
Robin Olson   Violin
Katia Popov   Violin
Mark Robertson   Violin
Harry Shirinian   Viola
Tina Soule   Cello
Cecilia Tsan   Cello
Josefina Vergara   Violin
Roger Wilkie   Violin
Lyle Workman   Guitar
John Scanlon   Viola
Joey Waronker   Drums
David Ewart   Violin
Julie Rogers   Violin
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Natalie Leggett   Violin
Joel Deroin   Violin
Damon Intrabartolo   Conductor
Christian Kollgaard   Bass
Justin Meldal-Johnsen   Electric Bass
Shawn Mann   Viola
Sara Parkins   Violin
Frances Liu Wu   Bass
Matt Nabours   Viola
Paul Klintworth   French Horn
Gil Romero   Violin
Eun Mee Ahn   Violin
Horia Moroaica   Violin
David Mergen   Cello
Ralph Williams   Clarinet
Shanti Randall   Viola
Ira Glansbeek   Cello
Andrew Duckles   Viola
Julie Long   Flute
Kristy Morrell   French Horn
Lori Stuntz   Trombone
Tom Vos   Violin
Paula Feherenbach   Cello
Bob Zimmitti   Percussion
Phillip O'Connor   Clarinet
Victoria Miskolczy   Viola
Phillip Levy   Violin
Marlow Fisher   Viola
Franklyn D'Antonio   Violin
Marc Sazer   Violin
Steven Becknell   French Horn
Tamara Hatwan   Violin
Mario de León   Violin
Lily Ho Chen   Violin
Razdan Kuyumjian   Violin
Matthew Funes   Viola
Louise di Tullio   Flute

Technical Credits

David Byrne   Composer
Donald Fagen   Composer
Don Covay   Composer
Walter Becker   Composer
P. Angel Gabriel   Composer
Kathy Nelson   Producer
Sunny Skylar   Composer
Consuelo Velázquez   Composer
Patricia Sullivan Fourstar   Mastering
Phil Cohen   Music Business Affairs
Martin Hederos   Composer
Sam Beam   Composer
Stephen Trask   Composer
Mattias Bärjed   Composer
Fredrik Sandsten   Composer
Myron Kerstein   Executive Producer
Andrew Miano   Executive Producer
Paul Weitz   Executive Producer

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