Music from Vanilla Sky

( 14 )

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Dave Gil de Rubio
Cameron Crowe and longtime collaborator Danny Bramson raised the bar for film music with their stellar time-capsule soundtrack to Almost Famous. For the highly anticipated Vanilla Sky, the pair have crafted an equally excellent soundtrack of twisted pop to help narrate this eerie parable about the nature of beauty and love. Paul McCartney penned the title track, a pure pop acoustic guitar ditty with a spooky chorus that sets the tone for the rest of the disc. Radiohead’s shimmering postmodern rock gem “Everything in Its Right Place” and Icelandic oddities Sigur Rós’s atmospheric “Svefn-G-Englar” provide chills alongside the sunny thrills of R.E.M.’s jangle-fueled ...
See more details below
CD
$10.82
BN.com price
(Save 36%)$16.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (32) from $1.99   
  • New (9) from $1.99   
  • Used (23) from $1.99   

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Dave Gil de Rubio
Cameron Crowe and longtime collaborator Danny Bramson raised the bar for film music with their stellar time-capsule soundtrack to Almost Famous. For the highly anticipated Vanilla Sky, the pair have crafted an equally excellent soundtrack of twisted pop to help narrate this eerie parable about the nature of beauty and love. Paul McCartney penned the title track, a pure pop acoustic guitar ditty with a spooky chorus that sets the tone for the rest of the disc. Radiohead’s shimmering postmodern rock gem “Everything in Its Right Place” and Icelandic oddities Sigur Rós’s atmospheric “Svefn-G-Englar” provide chills alongside the sunny thrills of R.E.M.’s jangle-fueled “All the Right Friends” and Peter Gabriel’s “Solsbury Hill.” The Monkees’ little-known psychedelic classic “Porpoise Song Theme from Head” chimes in with the perfect amount of bittersweet estrangement. The soundtrack also features warped electronic pop from Looper “Mondo ’77”, über-DJs Leftfield and Afrika Bambaataa vocoder-laced “Afrika Shox”, and the Chemical Brothers the otherworldly, backwards-sample-comprised “Where Do I Begin”. Crowe also enlisted wife/Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson for two tracks -- the delicate instrumental “Elevator Beat” and the pleasantly surprising “I Fall Apart,” a moody Nico-flavored number composed by Wilson and sung by cast member Cameron Diaz under her character’s name, Julianna Gianni. With additional songs by Bob Dylan, Todd Rundgren, and Jeff Buckley, Crowe and Bramson have assembled another lineup that’s anything but vanilla.
All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Whatever one may think about the films of director Cameron Crowe, the former music journalist for Rolling Stone always manages to amass amazing soundtrack albums by calling on the connections he made as one of the most artist-friendly writers in music business history. This "music from" various-artists collection is certainly no exception. Vanilla Sky, Crowe's American remake of Spanish director Alejandro Amenábar's film Open Your Eyes, a psychological thriller with a science fiction element starring Tom Cruise, drew mixed notices from critics and filmgoers. But not many movies have theme songs specially written by Paul McCartney (a typically melodic folk-rock ballad) or feature an artist list including tracks by R.E.M., Radiohead, Peter Gabriel, Jeff Buckley, and Bob Dylan (a live acoustic take of "Fourth Time Around" from Blonde on Blonde). Lesser-known artists such as Julianna Gianna, Red House Painters, and Josh Rouse also contribute good songs. The result is an excellent mixtape, irrespective of the virtues of the cinematic complement to the music.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/11/2001
  • Label: Reprise / Wea
  • UPC: 093624810926
  • Catalog Number: 48109
  • Sales rank: 69,515

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 All the Right Friends - R.E.M. (2:46)
  2. 2 Everything in Its Right Place (4:09)
  3. 3 Vanilla Sky - Paul McCartney (2:46)
  4. 4 Solsbury Hill - Peter Gabriel (4:23)
  5. 5 I Fall Apart - Julianna Gianni (3:52)
  6. 6 Porpoise Song (2:52)
  7. 7 Mondo '77 (4:53)
  8. 8 Have You Forgotten (5:28)
  9. 9 Directions (3:24)
  10. 10 Afrika Shox - Leftfield (3:44)
  11. 11 Svefn-G-Englar - Sigur Rós (9:15)
  12. 12 Last Goodbye (4:33)
  13. 13 Can We Still Be Friends? (3:34)
  14. 14 Fourth Time Around - Bob Dylan (4:35)
  15. 15 Elevator Beat - Nancy Wilson (2:44)
  16. 16 Sweetness Follows - R.E.M. (4:19)
  17. 17 Where Do I Begin (6:29)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bob Dylan Track Performer
Red House Painters Track Performer
Jeff Buckley Track Performer
Afrika Bambaataa Track Performer
Beth Orton Vocals
Looper Track Performer
Cameron Diaz Vocals
Technical Credits
Paul McCartney Producer
The Monkees Producer
Todd Rundgren Producer
Gerry Goffin Producer
Peter Buck Composer
Tony Cousins Remastering
Bob Ezrin Producer
Bob Johnston Producer
David Kahne Producer
Leftfield Producer
Scott Litt Producer
Patrick McCarthy Producer
Mike Mills Composer
R.E.M. Producer
Michael Stipe Composer
Cameron Crowe Producer
Mark Kozelek Producer
Danny Bramson Producer
Michael Tighe Producer
The Chemical Brothers Producer
Colin Greenwood Composer
Jonny Greenwood Composer
Ed O'Brien Composer
Phil Selway Composer
Bill Berry Composer
Ken Thomas Producer
David Henry Producer
Thom Yorke Composer
Pat Kraus Mastering
Josh Rouse Producer
Mary Guibert Producer
Sigur Rós Producer
Nick Rapaccioli Producer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 14 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(7)

4 Star

(5)

3 Star

(2)

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
Sort by: Showing all of 15 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Vanilla Sky

    Rather than repeat all of the other reviews ('great, but missing some cool songs',etc), I'll share a website that lists ALL of the songs from the MOVIE, NOT just from the soundtrack that was released. Check out moviemusic.com-ALL the songs are listed. The opening tune when he was running down the streets of NYC is called 'From Rusholme With Love' by Mint Royale on their 'On the Ropes Album'. It was released in the UK, so it'll be an import if you're in the States. Happy Hunting

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Vanilla Sky

    It was so refreshing to see an interesting, slightly edgy movie with a few surprises that wasnt set to a bland, commercial soundtrack featuring Whitney Houston, Celine Dion,Brian Adams or the like. I could quite happily go to my grave without hearing another one of those dull, formulaic ballads, thank you very much! For me, it was great to NOT be familiar with the songs, or to even be able to guess who most of them were by. The soundtrack included a cool,eclectic mix of tunes from the movie, but it was missing so many of the really good ones-the obscure ones whose artists I'll never be able to figure out! The one song I actually bought the CD for wasnt included-can anyone help? It was in the opening scene where Cruise was legging it down the streets of NYC....it's sort of trippy, sounds a little eastern with the sitar making an appearance. It was also used for the trailer.....I tried emailing 'BBallgirl',as she was trying to find the same song, but the address was rejected. If anyone else has figured it out, please drop me a line. All in all it's a cool CD-take a chance and buy a soundtrack-just this once.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Top Darts to Cameron and Danny

    A well thought out (emotionally uplifting) soundtrack that fits perfectly to the film which also deserves far more credit than it originally received.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Where's the missing songs?

    The movie and the soundtrack blew me away, but where are the other songs from the movie. It's missing some of the best music from it. The end song where he was on the roof. And the song that was playing when his friend threw the memorial for him at the end. They need to come out with another soundtrack with these tracks on it. Even put some of the different variations they made of the made theme song. If you know where to get this music, please let me know.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    HELP

    Excellent soundtrack but does anyone know the name of the song that was played during david's memorial, it has lyrics something to the effect of "i will love you till i die", i cant find it anywhere, if you know email me thanks!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Where's the OTHER MUSIC?!

    I LOVE the soundtrack, but there is soo many songs that are missing and the songs that are missing are the MAIN ones i bought the CD for! Like the beautiful song at the end when he is about to jump off the building..where the guys is singing "i dont mind" i think. BEAUTIFUL. and the other Radio head song..also..the "heey im coming down like a wrecking ball!". THAT SONG TOO!. what the heck. I love it anywayz..but please if you know where i can get these songs...Email me.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Vanilla Sky

    i found the song at the end. its called "the nothing song" or "njosnavelin" and its by sigur ros. its not on any albums last time i checked but you can find some live versions through kaza.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    good...but wut the hell!

    ok i really like the songs on the soundtrack and I LOVE the movie but im sad cuz its missing a bunch of songs i wanted it for. like the end song when hes on top of the building! and jingle bell rock! and the music at the beginning when hes runnin through new york city...does ne1 kno how to get these songs (besides jingle bell rock i kno that one)?? if u do PLEASE e-mail me

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    amazing

    Not only is the movie amazing, but the soundtrack is just as amazing. Crowe has a way of perfectly fitting the movie to the music.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Vanilla Sky

    first of all this was a good cd. but... it didnot have the only song i bought it for! the song that was playing at the end when he is on top of the building and he has to make his decision and jumps. it sounds like the elevator song, but there are vocals and a lot of instruments in it that arnt in the elevator song. i was verry dissapointed! if anyone knows the name of this song and its artist and where i can find it please e-mail me.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    as poetic as the movie

    The movie is good and so this soundtrack. I like Radiohead and Jeff Buckley, and I'm surprised with the Cameron Diaz's song in it. Totally, it's cool but there are still lacking, like my favorite Spiritualized' ''Ladies and Gentlemen..'', and the ''Nothing Song''. I hope they will release another one, how about Vanilla Sky Volume 2?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    van sky like hot apple pie

    I loved this soundtrack. The songs, especially Last Goodbye by Jeff Buckley, really do justice to the eccentricity of Vanilla Sky. I watched the movie first then listened to the soundtrack second. After listening, I felt a great urge to watch the movie again, partly to see where the songs had been placed and partly because the music really did fit the movie so well.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    VERY COOL CD

    Bought this cd before I saw the movie so I could see how the songs were placed in the movie. Red House Painters is my favorite track on this cd but all other tracks are great in their own right. Loved the movie and this cd only heightened the movies deliverance. You won't be sorry if you pick this one up.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted September 21, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    ¿Music From Vanilla Sky¿ is a well put together cd that contain

    “Music From Vanilla Sky” is a well put together cd that contains chill-out, pop, rock, and indie rock music. “Solsbury Hill” by Peter Gabriel, “Svefn-g-englar” by Sigur Ros, “Sweetness Follows” by R.E.M., and “Where Do I Begin” by The Chemical Chemical Brothers are some of the satisfying tunes on this cd. The “Music From Vanilla Sky” soundtrack is best for those who like café type beats from various artists.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 15 Customer Reviews