Kill Bill, Vol. 1 [Original Soundtrack]

Kill Bill, Vol. 1 [Original Soundtrack]

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Quentin Tarantino has earned a reputation as a director for whom a quirky soundtrack is as essential as an unconventional script. Not surprisingly, the songs heard in Tarantino's fourth film, Kill Bill, are as eclectic as anything found on Pulp Fiction or Reservoir Dogs. The soundtrack

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Quentin Tarantino has earned a reputation as a director for whom a quirky soundtrack is as essential as an unconventional script. Not surprisingly, the songs heard in Tarantino's fourth film, Kill Bill, are as eclectic as anything found on Pulp Fiction or Reservoir Dogs. The soundtrack follows a subtly Far East theme for this homage to the martial arts flicks Tarantino adores. Kill Bill tells the tale of a betrayed assassin (Uma Thurman) who seeks vengeance against her former co-workers (Lucy Liu, Vivica Fox, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen) and, ultimately, her boss, Bill (David Carradine). Fellow kung fu enthusiast RZA of the Wu Tang Clan offers "Ode to Oren Ishii," which nods to the plot amid a bed of swelling orchestration, and Tomoyasu Hotei's "Battle Without Honor or Humanity" is a thunderous collision of brassy horns that captures the intensity of the fight sequences. Elsewhere, Tarantino flavors the soundtrack with other nostalgic musical preferences, including Nancy Sinatra's cover of Sonny Bono's "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" and Dixieland trumpeter Al Hirt's instrumental "Green Hornet," which incorporates more than a little bit of Rimsky-Korsakov's "Flight of the Bumblebee." Other tasty quirks include Santa Esmeralda's sweeping, disco-flamenco take on "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," rockabilly legend Charlie Feathers's chugging "That Certain Female," and pan flute master Zamfir's ethereal instrumental "The Lonely Shepherd." With the requisite movie dialogue featuring Thurman and Carradine slipped in between songs, Kill Bill is the sprawling collection of hip musical references that Tarantino fans have come to expect.

Editorial Reviews

Rolling Stone - Barry Walters
Quentin Tarantino pieces together another soundtrack winner.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/23/2003
Label:
Maverick
UPC:
0093624857020
catalogNumber:
48570
Rank:
13444

Tracks

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Michael Rother   Composer,Producer
Charlie Feathers   Composer
Quincy Jones   Composer
Billy May   Composer
Lee Hazlewood   Producer
5.6.7.8's   Producer
Luis Bacalov   Composer
Charles Bernstein   Composer,Producer
Leroy Gomez   Producer
Bennie Benjamin   Composer
Sonny Bono   Composer
Klaus Dinger   Composer,Producer
Raymond Donnez   Composer
Jim Foglesong   Producer
Isaac Hayes   Composer,Producer
Bernard Herrmann   Composer,Producer
James Last   Composer
RZA   Composer,Producer
Vince Tempera   Composer
Gheorghe Zamfir   Producer
Tomoyasu Hotei   Composer
New Dylans   Producer
George Donald McGraw   Composer
Quentin Tarantino   Composer,Executive Producer
Gloria Caldwell   Composer
Ronny Weiser   Producer
Lawrence Bender   Executive Producer
Tempera   Producer
Koji Ryuzaki   Arranger
Conrad Pienk   Producer
Shinya Fujimoto   Producer
Alon Amir   Artwork
Masaaki Hirao   Composer
Franco Bixio   Producer

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Kill Bill, Vol. 1 [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once again, Quentin Tarantino has released another great soundtrack. Albeit it is one of the ones I like the least of his, but it's still great. The RZA songs are a bit throwaway and are what I think don't give the music it's full potential. However, I have not yet seen the movie so it fits. The Ode to Oren song is my least favorite, since it is a rap song. But hey, Battle without Honor or Humanity is great. So is the song by Nancy Sinatra. This soundtrack does not have the hipness or cool or Pulp Fiction, or the calmness of Reservoir Dogs, or even the blaxtipoitation of Jackie Brown. It is here to get you ready for action and is basically Tarantino. I would and do recommend this CD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Song 14--the lonely shepherd is the best. You can picture that there is a samurai standing in the battlefield waiting to attack. It is a lonely feeling but excellent!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Kill Bill was one of the BEST movies. And the soundtrack is just as good. Upon hearing the songs, you can imagine seeing the movie in your head. Every track seems better than the last. This CD is truly an awesome one to hear. I would highly recomend this CD to everyone!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm mainly only a rap/rock fan, but these songs are great, just like the movie! I love "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" and "The Lonely Shepard"
Guest More than 1 year ago
A wonderful soundtrack for a wonderful movie. Listening to the soundtrack, I can see the movie in my head. They have some really good songs on here, but sadly the songs I most wanted weren't on here. They don't have all the music from the movie, but most of it is on here. This is definately worth the money, as I listen to it every chance I get!
Guest More than 1 year ago
What can I say... Its the perfect music for the coolest movie by the best director! A real piece of art.