My Blueberry Nights

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All Music Guide - Jeff Tamarkin
My Blueberry Nights is notable not only as the first English-language film by director Wong Kar Wai but also for the acting debut of Norah Jones. It's surprising, then, that the soundtrack only includes one song from Jones, "The Story," the only new song on the set and one that Jones has stated reflects her doubts about becoming an actress. It's not appreciably different than anything else Jones has recorded to this point, a slow, jazzy ballad featuring her moody vocals and piano in a trio setting. As for the rest, it's an appealing mix of R&B Mavis Staples, Ruth Brown, Otis Redding, jazz Cassandra Wilson, a couple of Cat Power tunes, and the ubiquitous Ry Cooder, who...
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All Music Guide - Jeff Tamarkin
My Blueberry Nights is notable not only as the first English-language film by director Wong Kar Wai but also for the acting debut of Norah Jones. It's surprising, then, that the soundtrack only includes one song from Jones, "The Story," the only new song on the set and one that Jones has stated reflects her doubts about becoming an actress. It's not appreciably different than anything else Jones has recorded to this point, a slow, jazzy ballad featuring her moody vocals and piano in a trio setting. As for the rest, it's an appealing mix of R&B Mavis Staples, Ruth Brown, Otis Redding, jazz Cassandra Wilson, a couple of Cat Power tunes, and the ubiquitous Ry Cooder, who always makes any soundtrack worth a listen.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/1/2008
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • UPC: 094639785322
  • Catalog Number: 97853
  • Sales rank: 102,181

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Story (4:10)
  2. 2 Living Proof - Cat Power (3:12)
  3. 3 Ely Nevada - Ry Cooder (2:33)
  4. 4 Try a Little Tenderness - Otis Redding (3:19)
  5. 5 Looking Back - Ruth Brown (4:16)
  6. 6 Long Ride - My Good Eye (3:13)
  7. 7 Eyes on the Prize - Mavis Staples (4:06)
  8. 8 Yumeji's Theme (Harmonica Version) - Shigeru Umebayashi (2:24)
  9. 9 Skipping Stone - Amos Lee (2:21)
  10. 10 Bus Ride - Ry Cooder (2:58)
  11. 11 Harvest Moon - Cassandra Wilson (4:44)
  12. 12 Devil's Highway - Hello Stranger (5:34)
  13. 13 Pajaros - Gustavo Santaolalla (2:22)
  14. 14 The Greatest - Cat Power (3:24)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ry Cooder Guitar
Steve Cropper Guitar
Otis Redding Vocals
Ruth Brown Vocals
Cassandra Wilson Vocals
Chuck Rainey Bass
Jim Keltner Drums
Cyro Baptista Percussion
Dougie Bowne Drums
Joachim Cooder Percussion, Drums
Donald "Duck" Dunn Bass
Doug Easley Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar
Eric Gale Guitar
Leroy Hodges Bass
Wayne Jackson Trumpet
Booker T. Jones Organ, Piano, Electric Bass, Vibes
Andrew Love Tenor Saxophone
Herb Lovelle Drums
Gustavo Santaolalla Guitar, Pipe, Guitarron, Ronroco
Mavis Staples Vocals
Kevin Breit Guitar
Roy Brewer Violin
Rick Steff Keyboards
Fred Berman Drums
Mike Elizondo Bass
Chikara Tsuzuki Harmonica
Martin Pradler Bass, Guitar, Strings, Drums, Keyboards
Chan Marshall Guitar, Piano, Vocals
Andrew Borger Drums
Ikuo Kakehashi Percussion
Norah Jones Piano, Vocals
David Smith Bass
Sueaki Harada Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Gut String Guitar
Amos Lee Guitar, Vocals
Jaron Olevsky Bass
Juliette Commagere Keyboards, Vocals
Alex Jackson Drums
Chris Joyner Organ, Piano
Jonathan Kirkscey Cello
Steve Potts Drums
Lee Alexander Bass, Electric Guitar
Technical Credits
Ry Cooder Arranger, Composer, Producer
Steve Cropper Producer
Neil Young Composer
Jimmy Campbell Composer
Greg Calbi Mastering, Remastering
Joachim Cooder Composer
Gary McFarland Producer
Mabon "Teenie" Hodges Contributor
Barrie Maguire Producer
Gustavo Santaolalla Composer
Craig Street Producer
Ben Tucker Producer
Tom Schick Engineer
Carla Leighton Art Direction
Martin Pradler Composer
Chan Marshall Composer, String Arrangements
Harry Woods Composer
Harry Connelly Composer
Eli Wolf Producer, Audio Production
Traditional Composer
Shigeru Umebayashi Composer
Wong Kar Wai Audio Production
Amos Lee Composer
Harlan T. Bobo String Arrangements
Juliette Commagere Composer
Jonathan Kirkscey String Arrangements
Lee Alexander Producer
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