My Big Fat Greek Wedding [Music from the Motion Picture]

My Big Fat Greek Wedding [Music from the Motion Picture]

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Destined to replace the Gypsy Kings' back catalogue as the mood music of choice is Chris Wilson and Alexander Janko's evocative soundtrack for the surprise-hit romantic comedy My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Blending something old and something new, the disc features both lilting originals and new recordings of traditional tunes performed with consummate

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Destined to replace the Gypsy Kings' back catalogue as the mood music of choice is Chris Wilson and Alexander Janko's evocative soundtrack for the surprise-hit romantic comedy My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Blending something old and something new, the disc features both lilting originals and new recordings of traditional tunes performed with consummate grace by the Greek Wedding Band. Grand romance is played out to the strains of the guitar-like bouzouki, the twinkling dulcimer, and the ever-festive accordion, which meld seamlessly with subtle piano, flutes, yearning woodwinds, and tender (but never overwrought) strings. The sprightly instrumentals "Stalia, Stalia" and "Yiayia" will have you twirling around in utter bliss, while the tender ballad "All My Dreams" may have you weeping into your ouzo. Best is the gloriously exotic, tambourine-driven "Istanbul Coffee House," a sonorous treat for the ears and the mind. With music this festive, this wedding shouldn't be missed. LD Beghtol

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Neil Shurley
Those seeking a souvenir of the film will be pleased by the lively mix of traditional Greek tunes, all rich in atmosphere, but the real treasures here are the original score tracks by Chris Wilson and Alexander Janko. Evocative of the film's Greek flavor on tracks such as "Yasoo" and "Yiayia," Wilson and Janko's compositions manage to retain their own flavor as they reflect the film's emotional landscape. From the delicate piano passages of "Generations" and "First Date" to the guitar-fueled "Toula and Ian," the tracks have a low-key appeal and warmth that makes for pleasant background music. Fans of David Schwartz's original music from the television show Northern Exposure as well as fans of Rachel Portman's comedy scores may want to check this out.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/01/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886972450926
catalogNumber:
724509
Rank:
7015

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bruce Dukov   Violin
Jon Clarke   Oboe,Soprano Saxophone
Stephen Erdody   Cello
Armen Garabedian   Violin
Endre Granat   Violin,Concert Master
Alan Grunfeld   Violin
Randy Kerber   Piano
Miran Kojian   Violin
Armen Ksadjikian   Cello
Dimitrie Leivici   Violin
Edward Meares   Bass
Simon Oswell   Viola
Dean Parks   Acoustic Guitar
Katia Popov   Violin
Mark Robertson   Violin
Haim Shtrum   Violin
Cecilia Tsan   Cello
Josefina Vergara   Violin
Chris Wilson   Electric Guitar
Ken Yerke   Violin
Sebastian Toettcher   Cello
Gary Bovyer   Clarinet
Rafael Rishik   Violin
Nico Abondolo   Bass
Darrin McCann   Viola
Michael Valerio   Bass
Aimee Kreston   Violin
Dave Walther   Viola
Armen Ksajikian   Cello
Kenneth Yerke   Violin
Victoria Miskolczy   Viola
Phillip Levy   Violin
Marlow Fisher   Viola
Jo Clarke   Oboe,Soprano Saxophone
Franklyn D'Antonio   Violin
Marc Sazer   Violin
Matthew Funes   Viola
Louise di Tullio   Flute

Technical Credits

Bruce Springsteen   Composer
Gary Goetzman   Producer,Executive Producer,Soundtrack Executive Producer
Tom Hanks   Soundtrack Executive Producer
Mark Wolfson   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Kyle Jason   Composer
Emanuel Kiriakou   Producer
Alexander Janko   Producer

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding [Music from the Motion Picture] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
SNOOPYKT More than 1 year ago
This movie is superb along with it's soundtrack. Great for parties and just plain listening.