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 soundtrackSee more details below

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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.

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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:
16769

Tracks

  1. Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
  2. That Certain Female
  3. The Grand Duel - (Parte Prima)
  4. Twisted Nerve  - Bernard Herrmann
  5. Queen of the Crime Council
  6. Ode to Oren Ishii
  7. Run Fay Fun
  8. The Green Hornet Theme  -  Hirt
  9. Battle Without Honor or Humanity  - Tomoyasu Hotei
  10. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
  11. Woo Hoo  -  5.6.7.8's
  12. Crane/White Lightning
  13. The Flower of Carnage  - Meiko Kaji
  14. The Lonely Shepherd  - Gheorghe Zamfir
  15. You're My Wicked Life  - Uma Thurman
  16. Ironside
  17. Super 16  -  Neu!
  18. Yakuza Oren 1
  19. Banister Fight
  20. Flip Sting
  21. Sword Swings
  22. Axe Throws

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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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