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Meet the Fockers [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Meet the Fockers [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

by Randy Newman
With songs and a small score by Randy Newman, as well as tracks by Canned Heat and Tim Hardin, Meet the Fockers is a short, often perfunctory-feeling soundtrack. Indeed, the soundtrack to the movie's predecessor, Meet the Parents -- which also featured songs and a score by Newman -- had


With songs and a small score by Randy Newman, as well as tracks by Canned Heat and Tim Hardin, Meet the Fockers is a short, often perfunctory-feeling soundtrack. Indeed, the soundtrack to the movie's predecessor, Meet the Parents -- which also featured songs and a score by Newman -- had one-and-a-half times as many tracks on it. More disappointing is that what is here feels scattered and deflated. Newman's songs, "We're Gonna Get Married" and "Crazy 'Bout My Baby," are breezy and humorous enough, but aren't all that developed. His score fares better, but cartoony cues like "Baby and Me" and "Jack" still feel more serviceable than inspired. The film's theme, which mixes tiptoeing pizzicato strings with wacky brass and saccharine flutes, is, for better or worse, an accurate portrayal of Meet the Fockers' mix of broad humor and sentimentality. "Suspicious Mind" also works well, managing to sound tense, funny, and smart. Though the soundtrack includes only a handful of pop songs, Canned Heat's "Going Up the Country" and Tim Hardin's "If I Were a Carpenter" evoke the hippie roots of the Focker family. A pair of dubby tracks by HeadBone, "Wilderness (Dub)" and "Dancing," round out the album. Die-hard Meet the Fockers fans might need this soundtrack, but it probably won't satisfy anyone else.

Product Details

Release Date:
Varese Sarabande


Album Credits

Performance Credits

Randy Newman   Primary Artist,Piano,Conductor,Vocals
Tim Hardin   Track Performer
Canned Heat   Ensemble
Gary Foster   Saxophone
Bob Sheppard   Saxophone
Sue Raney   Bass
Jim Walker   Flute
Bruce Dukov   Violin,Concert Master,Soloist
Jim Keltner   Drums
Richard Todd   Horn
Richard Altenbach   Violin
Phil Ayling   English Horn,Oboe,Soloist
William Booth   Trombone,Soloist
Jacqueline Brand   Violin
Jim Cox   Keyboards,Hammond Organ
Douglas Davis   Cello
Joel Derouin   Violin
George Doering   Guitar
Arni Egilsson   Bass
Stephen Erdody   Cello
Alan Estes   Percussion
Michael Fisher   Percussion
Rick Gerding   Viola
Julie Gigante   Violin
Pamela Goldsmith   Viola
Steve Gordon   Viola
John Goux   Guitar
Endre Granat   Violin
Gary Grant   Trumpet
Daniel Greco   Percussion
Alan Grunfeld   Violin
Clayton Haslop   Violin
Jerry Hey   Trumpet
Dan Higgins   Flute,Saxophone
Greg Huckins   Saxophone
James Kanter   Clarinet
Dennis Karmazyn   Cello
Roland Kato   Viola
Randy Kerber   Keyboards
Miran Kojian   Violin
Armen Ksadjikian   Cello
Janet Lakatos   Viola
Dimitrie Leivici   Violin
Bill Liston   Saxophone
Dane Little   Cello
Charles Loper   Trombone
David Low   Cello
Warren Luening   Trumpet
Rene Mandel   Violin
Malcolm McNabb   Trumpet
Edward Meares   Bass
Bruce Morgenthaler   Bass
Maria Newman   Violin
Robin Olson   Violin
Simon Oswell   Viola
Dean Parks   Guitar
Joel Peskin   Saxophone
Katia Popov   Violin
Dan Reagan   Trombone
David Sutton   Bass,Vocals
George Thatcher   Trombone
Cecilia Tsan   Cello
Miwako Watanabe   Violin
Roger Wilkie   Violin
Ken Yerke   Violin
Marcia Dickstein   Harp
Peter Limonick   Percussion
David Riddles   Bassoon
Andrew Shulman   Cello
John Walz   Cello
Donald Williams   Percussion
David Ewart   Violin
Tom Boyd   Oboe
Drew Dembowski   Bass
Lisa Sutton   Violin
Tommy Johnson   Tuba
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Gary Bovyer   Clarinet
Rock Deadrick   Drums,Vocals
Christian Kollgaard   Bass
Timothy Landauer   Cello
Rafael Rishik   Violin
Nico Abondolo   Bass
Shawn Mann   Viola
Darrin McCann   Viola
Einstein Brown   Steel Pan
Antony Cooke   Cello
Hershberger   Violin
David Parmeter   Bass
Keith Greene   Viola
Irina Voloshina   Violin
Eun Mee Ahn   Violin
Roberto Cani   Violin
Bruno Coon   Guitar,Vocals
Michael Valerio   Bass
Oscar Hidalgo   Bass
Liane Mautner   Violin
Piotr Jandula   Viola
Bob Becker   Viola
Maria Casale   Harp
Allen Savedoff   Bassoon
Aimee Kreston   Violin
Eric J. Hosler   Violin
Gregory Goodall   Percussion
Phillip Yao   Horn
Dave Walther   Viola
Ana Landauer   Violin
Sungil Lee   Violin
Shanti Randall   Viola
Hollywood Studio Symphony   Performing Ensemble
Norda Mullen   Flute
Andrew Malloy   Trombone
Lynn Richburg   Viola
Steve L. Roberts   Clarinet
Allison Allport   Harp
Headbone   Ensemble
Phillip O'Connor   Clarinet
Thomas Diener   Viola
Steven Schaeffer   Percussion
Victoria Miskolczy   Viola
Michael Nowak   Viola
David Duke   Horn
James Thatcher   Horn
Phillip Levy   Violin
Kenneth Munday   Bassoon
Marlow Fisher   Viola
Paul Cohen   Cello
Chris Ermacoff   Cello
Steven Edelman   Bass
Franklyn D'Antonio   Violin
Marc Sazer   Violin
Tamara Hatwan   Violin
Jo Ann Turovsky   Harp
Matthew Funes   Viola
David H. Speltz   Cello
Jon Lewis   Trumpet
Michael O'Donovan   Bassoon
Jimmy Johnson   Bass,Electric Bass
Sarah Parkins   Violin
Kevin Connolly   Violin
Brian O'Connor   Horn

Technical Credits

Tim Hardin   Composer
Randy Newman   Composer,Orchestration
Gary Foster   Principal
Jim Walker   Principal
Phil Ayling   Principal
William Booth   Principal
George Doering   Principal
Paul DuGre   Engineer
Alan Estes   Principal
Ira Hearshen   Horn Arrangements
James Kanter   Principal
Dennis Karmazyn   Principal
Randy Kerber   Principal
Rene Mandel   Principal
Simon Oswell   Principal
David Sutton   Producer
Robert Townson   Executive Producer
Frank Wolf   Producer,Engineer,Engineering
Tommy Johnson   Principal
Mark Cross   Engineer,Engineering
Jonathan Sacks   Orchestration
Nico Abondolo   Principal
Bruno Coon   Composer,Producer
Jay Roach   Executive Producer
Adam Michalak   Engineer,Engineering
James Thatcher   Principal
Jo Ann Turovsky   Principal
Dugre Paul   Engineering
Jon Lewis   Principal
Michael O'Donovan   Principal

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