Music from The O.C.: Mix 1

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Barnes & Noble - Lydia Vanderloo
Fox's teen drama series The O.C. has been a runaway hit, due in no small part to its hip writing, fetching cast, and edgy music. The latter component gets fuller exploration on this thoughtfully compiled soundtrack, which takes on the brainy, brooding tone of the smart-aleck geek character Seth (Adam Brody), who's been on both sides of a broken heart during the show's run. Most of the tunes provide the perfect backdrop to an afternoon of pining in a lonely, sun-drenched bedroom, whether it's the dreamy Brit-rock of South's Oasis-like "Paint the Silence" and Doves' swooning "Caught by the River" or the strummy, Nick Drake–inspired melancholy of Joseph Arthur's "Honey ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Lydia Vanderloo
Fox's teen drama series The O.C. has been a runaway hit, due in no small part to its hip writing, fetching cast, and edgy music. The latter component gets fuller exploration on this thoughtfully compiled soundtrack, which takes on the brainy, brooding tone of the smart-aleck geek character Seth (Adam Brody), who's been on both sides of a broken heart during the show's run. Most of the tunes provide the perfect backdrop to an afternoon of pining in a lonely, sun-drenched bedroom, whether it's the dreamy Brit-rock of South's Oasis-like "Paint the Silence" and Doves' swooning "Caught by the River" or the strummy, Nick Drake–inspired melancholy of Joseph Arthur's "Honey and the Moon" and Alexi Murdoch's "Orange Sky." Even Fosters-fueled Aussie rockers Jet relax into acoustic-ballad mode with "Move On," suggesting the Wallflowers. Mellow electronic beats figure into Jem's "Just a Ride," which recalls the postmodern folk of Beth Orton, who turns up on Finley Quaye & William Orbit's eerie "Dice." If you want to pogo, you'll have to cue up Spoon's peppy "The Way We Get By," a piano-fueled romp with touches of angry-young-man-era Elvis Costello, or Phantom Planet's irresistible theme song, "California," which is more suited to top-down driving, thanks to its beefy, power chord–driven chorus. As an added bonus for O.C. acolytes, the disc's special enhancements include CD-only web access, where fans can view the scenes in which many of the tracks were used.
All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
Graced with a gorgeous cast of actors and only the most decadent of storylines tailored to upscale rich kids in southern California, The O.C. became an overnight television hit for Fox in summer 2003. Not only was it the hippest television show among teens, but the 18-34 demographic also applauded the prime-time drama. Music from The O.C.: Mix 1 sets the show's cool backdrop while also highlighting a select group of artists well suited for The O.C.'s viewing audience. Select tracks from the likes of Jet, the Dandy Warhols, Turin Brakes, and South will fare well with the new-millennium MTV generation. Phantom Planet provides the theme song with its sun-kissed, harmony-drenched "California," and that alone should be enough for those O.C. enthusiasts who cannot get enough of the nighttime soap opera. More stylish indie rock cuts from Jem, Doves, singer/songwriter Alexi Murdoch, and Spoon, as well as bonus clips from the show, round out this fashionable soundtrack.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/30/2004
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 093624868521
  • Catalog Number: 48685
  • Sales rank: 45,811

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Paint the Silence - South (5:53)
  2. 2 Just a Ride - Jem (3:18)
  3. 3 Honey and the Moon - Joseph Arthur (4:43)
  4. 4 The Way We Get By - Spoon (2:40)
  5. 5 Move On - Jet (4:21)
  6. 6 How Good It Can Be - The 88 (3:51)
  7. 7 Caught by the River - Doves (5:53)
  8. 8 Rain City - Turin Brakes (4:03)
  9. 9 We Used to Be Friends - The Dandy Warhols (3:20)
  10. 10 Dice - Finley Quaye (4:15)
  11. 11 Orange Sky - Alexi Murdoch (6:18)
  12. 12 California - Phantom Planet (3:15)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
William Orbit Composer
Tchad Blake Producer
Mitchell Froom Producer
Roger Moutenot Producer
Steve Osborne Producer
Nick Rhodes Producer
Dave Sardy Producer
Tom Whalley Executive Producer
Beth Orton Composer
Chad Fischer Producer
Joseph Arthur Composer
Mike McCarthy Producer
Finley Quaye Composer
Jez Williams Composer
McG Executive Producer
Britt Daniel Composer, Producer
Mike Caren Composer
Jason Schwartzman Composer
Damian Taylor Producer
Sam Farrar Composer
Alex Greenwald Composer
Ge-ology Producer
Jim Eno Producer
Jimi Goodwin Composer
Olly Knights Composer
Gale Paridjanian Composer
Joel Cadbury Composer
Jamie McDonald Composer
Brett Shaw Composer
Chris Cester Composer
Cameron Muncey Composer
Yoad Nevo Producer
Keith Slettedahl Composer
Jem Griffiths Composer
Alexi Murdoch Composer, Producer
Adam Merrin Producer
James LaValle Producer
Ellen Wakayama Art Direction
Courtney Taylor-Taylor Composer
Josh Schwartz Executive Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An obsessed one with Seth Cohen

    OMG this CD ROCKED!!!!!!! I listened to it 3 times STRAIGHT!!!!!!!!! The song "Dice" is phenominal, as are all the other ones! Now don't waste time; GO BUY IT!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing music for an equally amazing show!

    The soundtrack is amazing! It's full of indie-rock music Seth would like! Whenever I listen to this soundtrack I think I'm there lying next to the pool with seth and ryan and marisa and the whole cast right there! I love this CD almost as much as I love the movie! Plus, Phantom Planet is amazing! A hott CD for a HOTT cast!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent

    You know how they always say music is riding in the car with friends type of music... well this is it. And the other low-key songs are truly enjoyable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Music from the O.C.:Mix 1

    This CD is awesome! Great music from the show! The CD is enhanced as well, so when you put it in your computer you can see which scenes the songs were played at! The booklet also turns into an awesome poster of the cast! This is a must need for any OC fan and anyone who needs some good music!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Theres Magic in the music as well

    I love the OC and was incredibly thrilled to find out that there was finally a cd out that featured some of the great music from the show. It's a mix of mellow, rock, and funk music which is great for chillen with friends or even good for the long ride home. I really enjoyed it because it had a lot of artists which I had never heard of before but now am really interested in. I have to say that if you love the show as much as I do, you will love the soundrack just as much. I can hardly wait until Mix 2 comes out...but until then, I'll have to play this one till it melts. :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    O.C. Mix 1

    The O.C. has always been first with the up and coming bands. This shows all of their best songs and some everyone loves. With the hit California title by Phantom Planet and many more it's perfect for the O.C. fan!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An excellent mix of music!

    {*brody_girl*} Not only does this CD remind you of your favorite moments of The OC, it gives you twelve tracks of awesome music. You can recall a witty Seth Cohen quote while listening to an awesome song. This CD will be in my player for a long while.

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