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Kill Bill, Vol. 1 [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] [Explicit Lyrics]

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Barnes & Noble - Dave Gil de Rubio
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...
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Barnes & Noble - Dave Gil de Rubio
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.
Rolling Stone - Barry Walters
Quentin Tarantino pieces together another soundtrack winner.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/23/2003
  • Label: Maverick
  • UPC: 093624857020
  • Catalog Number: 48570
  • Sales rank: 10,174

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) (2:40)
  2. 2 That Certain Female (3:02)
  3. 3 The Grand Duel - (Parte Prima) (3:24)
  4. 4 Twisted Nerve - Bernard Herrmann (1:27)
  5. 5 Queen of the Crime Council (0:57)
  6. 6 Ode to Oren Ishii (2:05)
  7. 7 Run Fay Fun (2:46)
  8. 8 The Green Hornet Theme - Al Hirt (2:18)
  9. 9 Battle Without Honor or Humanity - Tomoyasu Hotei (2:28)
  10. 10 Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (10:30)
  11. 11 Woo Hoo - 5.6.7.8's (1:59)
  12. 12 Crane/White Lightning (1:37)
  13. 13 The Flower of Carnage - Meiko Kaji (3:52)
  14. 14 The Lonely Shepherd - Gheorghe Zamfir (4:20)
  15. 15 You're My Wicked Life - Uma Thurman (1:14)
  16. 16 Ironside (0:16)
  17. 17 Super 16 - Neu! (1:06)
  18. 18 Yakuza Oren 1 (0:22)
  19. 19 Banister Fight (0:21)
  20. 20 Flip Sting (0:04)
  21. 21 Sword Swings (0:05)
  22. 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A great soundtrack!!!

    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"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Kill Bill, Vol. 1

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Listening to the sound track is almost as good as watching the movie

    What can I say... Its the perfect music for the coolest movie by the best director! A real piece of art.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Kill Bill, Vol. 1

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Kill Biill

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    TARANTINO KNOWS WHAT HE WANTS

    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.

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