Margot at the Wedding

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Film directors take different approaches to music in their movies; one is to root around in your own record collection and just score your picture to music you like. That, notoriously, is what Woody Allen does, and it seems to be what writer/director Noah Baumbach has done for his film Margot at the Wedding. At 38 in the fall of 2007 when the movie came out, Baumbach was a bit more than half of Allen's age, however, and instead of being fascinated by the hot jazz of the 1920s and '30s, he seems to have great affection for the soft rock of the '70s and new wave/alternative rock of the '80s. That's what fills this soundtrack album, with the likes of Steve Forbert, Jorma ...
See more details below
CD
$16.24
BN.com price
(Save 14%)$18.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (1) from $5.55   
  • Used (1) from $5.55   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Film directors take different approaches to music in their movies; one is to root around in your own record collection and just score your picture to music you like. That, notoriously, is what Woody Allen does, and it seems to be what writer/director Noah Baumbach has done for his film Margot at the Wedding. At 38 in the fall of 2007 when the movie came out, Baumbach was a bit more than half of Allen's age, however, and instead of being fascinated by the hot jazz of the 1920s and '30s, he seems to have great affection for the soft rock of the '70s and new wave/alternative rock of the '80s. That's what fills this soundtrack album, with the likes of Steve Forbert, Jorma Kaukonen at his most lyrical, Alice Cooper at his most sentimental, Gilbert O'Sullivan, and Stephen Bishop as examples of the former and Dinosaur Jr., X, Blondie, and the dB's as examples of the latter. The press release for the soundtrack says, "Music supervisor George Drakoulias and Noah Baumbach [who is credited as "soundtrack album producer"] put together a collection of songs that mimic the havoc created by Margot and her relationship with, well, everyone when she returns to her childhood home." That said, it should be noted that, while the songs Drakoulias and Baumbach chose for the soundtrack tend to date from the late '60s to the early '80s, the film is set in the present day of the mid-2000s. In addition to the well-known performers, they make a point of unearthing music by such cult figures as Evie Sands, Lesley Duncan, and Karen Dalton. And they also throw in a couple of contemporary ringers. The result is a disc that could almost be part of one of those Time-Life series on soft rock, if, that is, it had more hits.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/13/2007
  • Label: Lakeshore Records
  • UPC: 780163394726
  • Catalog Number: 33947
  • Sales rank: 393,386

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Romeo's Tune - Steve Forbert (3:29)
  2. 2 Genesis (4:19)
  3. 3 One Fine Summer Morning (3:21)
  4. 4 Goin' Down to Laurel - Steve Forbert (5:02)
  5. 5 The Wagon (4:55)
  6. 6 See How We Are (3:46)
  7. 7 Sunday Girl - Blondie (3:14)
  8. 8 Everything Changes (3:41)
  9. 9 Northern Blue (2:46)
  10. 10 Union City Blue - Blondie (3:19)
  11. 11 You and Me (3:25)
  12. 12 Clair - Gilbert O'Sullivan (2:59)
  13. 13 Easy to Be Around (3:36)
  14. 14 Nothing Is Wrong (4:15)
  15. 15 On and On - Stephen Bishop (3:00)
  16. 16 Teen Angel - Donovan (2:17)
  17. 17 Something on Your Mind (3:23)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alice Cooper Track Performer
The dB's Track Performer
Steve Forbert Track Performer
Jorma Kaukonen Track Performer
Lesley Duncan Track Performer
Evie Sands Track Performer
Karen Dalton Track Performer
Gilbert O'Sullivan Track Performer
Dean Wareham Track Performer
Britta Phillips Track Performer
Diane Cluck Track Performer
Technical Credits
Stephen Bishop Composer
Exene Cervenka Composer
Alice Cooper Composer
John Doe Composer
Donovan Composer
Steve Forbert Composer
Debbie Harry Composer
Jorma Kaukonen Composer
Lesley Duncan Composer
George Drakoulias Executive Producer
Al Gorgoni Composer
Nigel Harrison Composer
Peter Holsapple Composer
J Mascis Composer
Gilbert O'Sullivan Composer
Chris Stein Composer
Dick Wagner Composer
Dean Wareham Composer
Scott Rudin Executive Producer
Britta Phillips Composer
Skip Williamson Executive Producer
Brian McNelis Executive Producer
Diane Cluck Composer
Stephanie Mente Art Direction
Dino Valenti Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously