In Good Company

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
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: 1/11/2005
  • Label: Hollywood Records
  • UPC: 720616249722
  • Catalog Number: 162497
  • Sales rank: 166,847

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Glass, Concrete & Stone - David Byrne (4:14)
  2. 2 Sister Surround - The Soundtrack of Our Lives (3:36)
  3. 3 Naked as We Came - Iron & Wine (2:33)
  4. 4 Chain of Fools - Aretha Franklin (2:46)
  5. 5 Sunset Soon Forgotten - Iron & Wine (3:20)
  6. 6 The Chase - Stephen Trask (1:31)
  7. 7 Besame Mucho - Diana Krall (6:40)
  8. 8 Ten Years Ahead - The Soundtrack of Our Lives (2:52)
  9. 9 The Arrival - Stephen Trask (1:39)
  10. 10 Reelin' in the Years - Steely Dan (4:37)
  11. 11 Solsbury Hill - Peter Gabriel (4:21)
  12. 12 The Trapeze Swinger - Iron & Wine (9:31)
  13. 13 Accidentals - Stephen Trask (2:39)
  14. 14 I'm Psyched - Stephen Trask (2:49)
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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 Jr. 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Standout - Worth Every Penny!

    This CD is worth every penny, if only for Iron & Wines' brillant multi-layered piece, "Trapeze Swinger." I've never heard of a track that had so many men unabashedly admit to tearing up because of. It means something different to everyone, everytime. Definitely something to be experienced.

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