Man on the Moon

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Barnes & Noble - Moira McCormick
Comedian, madman, genius -- Andy Kaufman was wildly unpredictable, from all accounts, so it's no surprise that the soundtrack album to the Jim Carrey-starring biopic of Kaufman is by turns straightforward and goofy. R.E.M., whose sublime 1992 single gives the film its title, scored the movie as well, and the band's new offering "The Great Beyond" is a handsome, yearning slice of polished pop. Naturally, "Man on the Moon" is included here, in all its achingly bittersweet beauty. The nutty stuff includes the Sandpipers' rendition of "Mighty Mouse Theme Here I Come to Save the Day," to which Kaufman lip-synched on the first-ever broadcast of "Saturday Night Live"; a ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Moira McCormick
Comedian, madman, genius -- Andy Kaufman was wildly unpredictable, from all accounts, so it's no surprise that the soundtrack album to the Jim Carrey-starring biopic of Kaufman is by turns straightforward and goofy. R.E.M., whose sublime 1992 single gives the film its title, scored the movie as well, and the band's new offering "The Great Beyond" is a handsome, yearning slice of polished pop. Naturally, "Man on the Moon" is included here, in all its achingly bittersweet beauty. The nutty stuff includes the Sandpipers' rendition of "Mighty Mouse Theme Here I Come to Save the Day," to which Kaufman lip-synched on the first-ever broadcast of "Saturday Night Live"; a bizarre version of disco standard "I Will Survive," performed by Kaufman's lounge-singer alter ego, Tony Clifton; and Kaufman's sweet, falsetto rendition of the title song of the 1924 operetta "Rose-Marie." Plus, Carrey as Kaufman and Clifton comically duets with R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe on "This Friendly World," and sprinkled throughout are bits of film dialogue, one segment featuring Courtney Love. The real revelations here are the snippets of R.E.M.'s instrumental score, which are lovely, impressionistic, and indicative of another potential career for Stipe, Peter Buck, and Mike Mills. These excerpts leave one wanting much, much more.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/23/1999
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 093624748342
  • Catalog Number: 47483

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mighty Mouse Theme Song (Here I Come to Save the Day) - The Sandpipers (1:53)
  2. 2 The Great Beyond (5:22)
  3. 3 Kiss You All Over (3:37)
  4. 4 Angela - Bob James (1:27)
  5. 5 Tony Thrown Out (1:07)
  6. 6 Man on the Moon (5:13)
  7. 7 This Friendly World (3:03)
  8. 8 Miracle (2:53)
  9. 9 Lynne & Andy (1:46)
  10. 10 Rose Marie (2:36)
  11. 11 Andy Gets Fired (1:07)
  12. 12 I Will Survive - Tony Clifton (1:49)
  13. 13 Milk and Cookies (1:59)
  14. 14 Man on the Moon (1:51)
  15. 15 One More Song for You (1:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Exile Track Performer
Scott McCaughey Musician
The Sandpipers Track Performer
Richard Todd Musician
Clay Jenkins Musician
Jim McCarty Musician
Andy Track Performer
Jacqueline Brand Musician
Denyse Buffum Musician
David Duke Musician
Charles Everett Musician
Juliann French Musician
Armen Garabedian Musician
Berj Garabedian Musician
Endre Granat Musician
Carrie Holzman-Little Musician
Dennis Karmazyn Musician
Andy Kaufman Track Performer
Randy Kerber Musician
Miran Kojian Musician
Victor Lawrence Musician
Dane Little Musician
Warren Luening Musician
Rene Mandel Musician
Liane Reynolds-Mautner Violin
Cynthia Moussas Musician
Simon Oswell Musician
John Reynolds Musician
Anatoly Rosinsky Musician
Danny Seidenberg Musician
Steve Sidelnyk Musician
Kurt Snyder Musician
David Stenske Musician
Ken Stringfellow Musician
Josefina Vergara Musician
Mihail Zinovyev Musician
Shari Zippert Musician
Michael Lufkin Musician
Christina Soule Musician
Joey Waronker Musician
Jim Carrey Dialogue
Richard Belzer Dialogue
Damian leGassick Musician
Courtney Love Dialogue
Jamie Candiloro Musician
Natalie Leggett Musician
Timothy Landauer Musician
Rafael Rishik Musician
David Thomasson Musician
Tommy Verdonck Musician
Nico Abondolo Musician
Gary Kuo Musician
Rachel Purkin Musician
Susan Rishik Musician
Jennifer Bellusci Musician
Eun Mee Ahn Musician
Eve Butler Musician
Peter Bonerz Dialogue
Krystina Carson Dialogue
Danny DeVito Dialogue
Jessica Devlin Dialogue
Robert Emmet Musician
Paul Giamatti Dialogue
John Hayhurst Musician
Oscar Hidalgo Musician
Alexander Jenko Conductor
Chris Littlefield Musician
Billy Lucas Dialogue
Ronnie Sanchez Dialogue
Marilyn Soko Dialogue
Tony Clifton Track Performer
Steven Becknell Musician
Matthew Funes Musician
David H. Speltz Musician
Raymond Tischer Musician
Technical Credits
Bob James Arranger, Producer
Charlie Brissette Arranger
Peter Buck Composer
Ted Jensen Mastering
Scott Litt Producer
Patrick McCarthy Producer, Engineer
Mike Mills Composer
Joel Moss Engineer
R.E.M. Producer, Orchestration, Score
Michael Stipe Composer
Fred Vogler Engineer
Bill Berry Composer
Jamie Candiloro Engineer
Ed Mitchell Producer
Eddie Horst Orchestration
Kaylin Frank Associate Supervisor
Alexander Jenko Orchestration, String Arrangements
Marshall Barer Composer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Separated From Its Source: Only So-So

    Pop soundtrack albums come in all shapes and sizes; all variations and varieties. Only a select few serve as perfect sonic complements to their celluloid sources (The Big Chill; Dazed and Confused; Trainspotting). Fewer still transcend those sources (Lost Highway; Velvet Goldmine). Alas, the vast majority simply spin their wheels, desperately lacking the traction that accrues from an inspired commingling of visual image and incidental music. Regrettably, the soundtrack to Man on the Moon falls face-first and firmly into this last category. Named for (and, in many ways, inspired by) R.E.M.¿s 1993 semi-hit single, Milos Foreman¿s courageously off-kilter Andy Kaufman biopic also taps the band from Athens for its orchestral score and closing credits-accompanying single ¿The Great Beyond¿ ¿ a sort of sister-song to the title track that, on repeated listenings, slowly-but-surely succeeds in insinuating itself into the subconscious ¿ the litmus test for any pop song with designs on transcending the disposable. But beyond ¿The Beyond¿, the pickings here are, sadly, slim. R.E.M.¿s six short orchestral interludes are typically tasteful and tuneful (if a bit Ferrante and Teicher/¿Theme from `Exodus¿¿ familiar); Exile¿s gloriously giddy disco-pop confection ¿Kiss You All Over¿ gets rescued from `70s obscurity (though Gary Wright¿s ¿Dream Weaver¿ was rescued to even better effect in Foreman¿s The People vs. Larry Flynt); Jim Carrey (channeling both Kaufman and Kaufman¿s constipatedly cranky alter-ego Tony Clifton) talks and sings along with Stipe on the Fabian-fluffy ¿This Friendly World¿; and for any and all who have spent long hours agonizing over the absence of the Sandpipers¿ ¿`Mighty Mouse¿ Theme¿ and Bob James¿ ¿Theme from `Taxi¿¿ from their CD assortments, you will find them both here ¿ clocking in at 1:22 and 1:06, respectively. Indeed, only the most fanatically forgiving of R.E.M. followers is likely to overlook the disc¿s inexcusably skimpy 37-minute running time. Appropriately, Andy Kaufman is afforded two opportunities to crash his own posthumous party. But without the benefit of the man¿s wide-eyed, deceptively sweet deadpan delivery ¿ and without the lightning-strike electricity that often accompanied the tightrope-traipsing prankster¿s live-and-in-the-moment assaults upon befuddled, unsuspecting audiences ¿ these brief, disembodied ditties have all the musical significance of a Weird Al Yankovic accordion solo and all the comedic impact of a Richard Nixon-delivered knock-knock joke. So take a bit of advice from a fanatically forgiving R.E.M. follower: Skip the disc and see the flick. Only then will you hear how the music was meant to be seen and see how the movie was meant to be heard.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    MAN ON THE MOON BEST REM EVER

    THERE IS NOTHING TO SAY ABOUT THIS SINGLE TO DESCRIBE HOW BRILIANT IT IS. I HAVE BRAUGHT EVERY REM SINGLE AND THIS DEFERNETLY TOPS THEM ALL. ITS SO GOOD THERE ARE NO FAULTS TO WRITE ABOUT.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    R.E.M. up for an Oscar (or two!) this year?!

    A brilliant masterpiece by an undeniably brilliant group of musicians! R.E.M. has made it up the charts with their latest single off this soundtrack, 'The Great Beyond' and show a promising future in the instrumental arena as well. A major highlight is without a doubt the Stipe/Carrey duet. A must for anyone who sees the movie and an essential for any R.E.M. fan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It was almost perfect.

    This soundtrack has just about everything I could have hoped for, but I was very disappointed to discover that it doesn't contain any of the music that The Bobs wrote about Andy, one of which was used in the film.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Really Good Soundtrack!

    I didn't know what to expect when I bought this CD. The reviews I read said that it was really good, or really bad. I think it depends on how much you liked Andy. This CD is a little sneaky because it adds some dialogue before and after some of the songs, so you have to listen to the whole thing (or at least the first half) straight out to get the full effect.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Man on the Moon comes home!

    This is a great gift for all you Jim Carry fans. It is fun, enjoyable and you have a great time throghout the entire tape. It is one of those things that never go old; it never get boring. This is a no-brainer!

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