In Motion Pictures

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Despite cameos in Spice World, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, and 200 Cigarettes, very few would consider Elvis Costello a star of the silver screen, but the singer/songwriter has soundtracked many a film since he stormed onto the scene in the late '70s. The 2012 compilation In Motion Pictures doesn't contain all of the songs that have popped up in movies over the years but it has 15 of them, making a shift from songs licensed to films toward songs written for films about halfway through. Apart from "Oh Well," a song cut for the little-seen hip-hop opera Prison Song, "Sparkling Day" from One Day, and "You Stole My Bell" from The Family Man, most of these...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Despite cameos in Spice World, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, and 200 Cigarettes, very few would consider Elvis Costello a star of the silver screen, but the singer/songwriter has soundtracked many a film since he stormed onto the scene in the late '70s. The 2012 compilation In Motion Pictures doesn't contain all of the songs that have popped up in movies over the years but it has 15 of them, making a shift from songs licensed to films toward songs written for films about halfway through. Apart from "Oh Well," a song cut for the little-seen hip-hop opera Prison Song, "Sparkling Day" from One Day, and "You Stole My Bell" from The Family Man, most of these songs aren't particularly hard to find on other Costello compilations, but this does provide a service in rounding up a bunch of stray songs of varying shades of quality. Although this is certainly inconsistent -- its momentum stalls on the stately relatively recent songs -- in an odd way, what's most interesting about In Motion Pictures is that it's the only compilation to touch upon nearly every phase of Costello's career. Here, you can hear the man evolve from nervy punk rocker to sophisticated balladeer, trading personas like an actor finds new roles. And while that might not make for the sturdiest of compilations, it is one that is quietly -- and inadvertently -- revealing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/19/2012
  • Label: Ume
  • UPC: 602537170937
  • Catalog Number: 1760102
  • Sales rank: 47,029

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Accidents Will Happen (3:00)
  2. 2 Lover's Walk (2:17)
  3. 3 Miracle Man (3:27)
  4. 4 Life Shrinks (3:30)
  5. 5 Crawling to the U.S.A. (2:54)
  6. 6 Seven Day Weekend (2:36)
  7. 7 Days (4:53)
  8. 8 I Want You (6:40)
  9. 9 You Stole My Bell (3:19)
  10. 10 My Mood Swings (2:10)
  11. 11 Oh Well (2:52)
  12. 12 God Give Me Strength - Burt Bacharach (6:07)
  13. 13 Sparkling Day (4:46)
  14. 14 She (3:07)
  15. 15 A Town Called Big Nothing - McManus Gang (5:46)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Elvis Costello Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Jimmy Cliff Composer
Elvis Costello Composer, Producer
Burt Bacharach Composer, Producer
Charles Aznavour Composer
Ray Davies Composer
T Bone Burnett Producer
Colin Fairley Producer
Kevin Killen Producer
Nick Lowe Producer
Cait O'Riordan Composer
Kevin Reeves Mastering
Declan MacManus Composer, Producer
Herbert Kretzmer Composer
Ciaran Cahill Producer
Kamaal Fareed Composer
Leo Pearson Producer
Trevor Jones Producer
Sujata Murthy Publicity
Moon Conway Essay
Kiernan Lynch Producer
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