Ocean's Eleven

Ocean's Eleven

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Steven Soderbergh's re-imagining of the Rat Pack Vegas caper Ocean's 11 features an appropriately stylish soundtrack that mixes David Holmes' original score with a diverse range of additional songs. Like the film itself, Holmes' pieces are hip, but still have widespread appeal. Slinky, slightly edgy pieces such as "Boobytrapping," "Ruben's Inn," and "Gritty…  See more details below

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Steven Soderbergh's re-imagining of the Rat Pack Vegas caper Ocean's 11 features an appropriately stylish soundtrack that mixes David Holmes' original score with a diverse range of additional songs. Like the film itself, Holmes' pieces are hip, but still have widespread appeal. Slinky, slightly edgy pieces such as "Boobytrapping," "Ruben's Inn," and "Gritty Shaker" are equally inspired by the tense cool of Lalo Schifrin and the street-smart style of Curtis Mayfield and Isaac Hayes' Superfly and Shaft soundtracks. Aside from a few breakbeats and the odd synth riff, Holmes downplays the overtly electronic element of his music, focusing instead on funky basslines, vibes, strings, wah-wah guitars, and lively percussion for a sleekly organic sound. On tracks like the dreamy, mysterious "Tess" and the organ-driven, psych-rock-inspired "69 Police," Holmes departs from the funk- and spy-influenced sound of the rest of the score, giving it some breadth as well as depth. The soundtrack's additional material complements Holmes' work, either by contrasting it, in the case of Percy Faith's so-square-it's-hip "A Song for Young Lovers" or DeBussy's languid "Claire de Lune," or reflecting it, as the ultra-hip hip-hop of Handsome Boy Modeling School's "The Projects" and Elvis Presley's sexy, tough-talking "A Little Less Conversation" do. Arthur Lyman Group's "Caravan" and Quincy Jones' "Blues in the Night" also trace back the vintage influences on Holmes' work and capture the film's witty, dynamic feel. While it's not quite as immediate as the Snatch soundtrack or as groundbreaking as the Dust Brothers' Fight Club score, Ocean's 11 is a tight, kinetic collection of film music that's just as enjoyable outside of the movie's context.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/04/2001
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0093624811220
catalogNumber:
48112

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Performance Credits

Perry Como   Track Performer
Elvis Presley   Track Performer
Quincy Jones   Track Performer
Arthur Lyman   Track Performer
Eugene Ormandy   Conductor
Robert Hurst   Electric Bass,Double Bass
Brad Dutz   Percussion,Vibes
Dave Carpenter   Electric Bass,Double Bass
Zach Danziger   Percussion,Drums
Andy García   Dialogue
Ron King   Trumpet
Scott Kinsey   Keyboards
Hugoth Nicolson   Percussion
Carl Reiner   Dialogue
Julia Roberts   Dialogue
Steve Tavaglione   Flute,Saxophone,EWI
Jim Watson   Keyboards
Elliott Gould   Dialogue
George Clooney   Dialogue
Handsome Boy Modeling School   Track Performer
Stephen Hilton   Keyboards
Chris Dawkins   Guitar
Matt Damon   Dialogue
Jorgé Hernández   Dialogue
Bernie Mac   Dialogue
Erik Butler   Dialogue
Casey Affleck   Dialogue
Scott Caan   Dialogue
Brad Pitt   Dialogue
Shaobo Qin   Dialogue
CeCelia Birt   Dialogue

Technical Credits

Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Lucien Cailliet   Arranger
Joe Chiccarelli   Engineer
David Holmes   Arranger,Producer
Hugoth Nicolson   Engineer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Danny Bramson   Executive Producer
Hoffman   Composer
Dick Manning   Composer
Stephen Hilton   Programming
Mike Olson   Engineer
Bickley S. Reichmer   Composer
Jim Schultz   Engineer
David Jolicouer   Composer

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