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 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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble
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
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972450926
  • Catalog Number: 724509
  • Sales rank: 54,506

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Stalia, Stalia - Alexandros Xenofontos (2:47)
  2. 2 Xekina Mia Psaroboulla - Alexandros Xenofontos (3:02)
  3. 3 Orea Pou Ine I Nifi Mas - The Greek Wedding Band (3:41)
  4. 4 Moose Caca @@Alexander Janko (2:17)
  5. 5 Kefi In Katavia - Eman (3:51)
  6. 6 Secret Garden - Nick Kutsukos (2:23)
  7. 7 Yasoo @@Alexander Janko (2:57)
  8. 8 Istanbul Coffee House (Kafe Neio) - Richard Thomas (2:49)
  9. 9 Time With You @@Alexander Janko (1:30)
  10. 10 Yiayia @@Alexander Janko (1:10)
  11. 11 Generations @@Alexander Janko (2:40)
  12. 12 Toula and Ian @@Alexander Janko (2:20)
  13. 13 Apples N' Oranges @@Alexander Janko (2:40)
  14. 14 All My Only Dreams (Olla Mono Ta Oneera Mou) - The Greek Wedding Band (3:08)
  15. 15 First Date @@Alexander Janko (4:09)
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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
Steve Hall Mastering
Tom Hanks Soundtrack Executive Producer
Mark Wolfson Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Kyle Jason Composer
Emanuel Kiriakou Producer
Neil Citron Digital Editing
Steven Hall Mastering
Alexander Janko Producer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    GREAT SOUNDTRACK

    This movie is superb along with it's soundtrack. Great for parties and just plain listening.

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