One from the Heart [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
One From the Heart is the score to the most misunderstood of Francis Ford Coppola's films. Far ahead of its time in terms of technology, use of color, montage, and set design, its soundtrack is the only thing that grounds it to earth. Coppola's movie is a metaphorical retelling of the exploits of Zeus and Hera set in Las Vegas. According to Coppola's liner notes for the expanded, remastered CD issue of the soundtrack -- which also accompany the deluxe two-DVD edition -- Tom Waits' score was actually composed before filming started, and the director sculpted his narrative to fit. Coppola claims to have been taken with the male-female narrative implications of the track "I ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
One From the Heart is the score to the most misunderstood of Francis Ford Coppola's films. Far ahead of its time in terms of technology, use of color, montage, and set design, its soundtrack is the only thing that grounds it to earth. Coppola's movie is a metaphorical retelling of the exploits of Zeus and Hera set in Las Vegas. According to Coppola's liner notes for the expanded, remastered CD issue of the soundtrack -- which also accompany the deluxe two-DVD edition -- Tom Waits' score was actually composed before filming started, and the director sculpted his narrative to fit. Coppola claims to have been taken with the male-female narrative implications of the track "I Don't Talk to Strangers," off Tom Waits' Foreign Affairs album. That cut was a duet with Bette Midler. Midler wasn't available for One From the Heart, however, so Waits chose Crystal Gayle as his vocal foil. The result is one of the most beautifully wrought soundtrack collaborations in history. Along with producer Bones Howe, Waits and Gayle cut their duets largely from the studio floor, live with the small combo-style studio band that included the saxophonist Teddy Edwards, drummer Shelly Manne, trumpeter Jack Sheldon, pianist Pete Jolly, and bassist Greg Cohen, among others. The opening cut, a Waits piano intro that flows into the duet "Once Upon a Town," is a study in contrasts: first there are the stark ivories and the tinkle of a coin falling upon a bar before Waits' then-still-smoky baritone now ravaged indescribably entwines with Gayle's clear, ringing, emotionally rich vocal, and then joined by Bob Alcivar's string orchestrations before giving way to a jazzed-out down-tempo blues, where the pair sing in call-and-response counterpoint about the disappointments in life and love. These are echoed a couple of tracks later in another duet, "Picking Up After You," which is the ultimate starstruck breakup tune. And while there are only four duets on the entire set, they are startling in their ragged intimacy, contrasted with a stark yet elegant atmosphere and cool noir-esque irony. Gayle's solo performances on the set, which include the mournfully gorgeous "Is There Any Way out of This Dream," with beautiful accompaniment in a tenor solo by Edwards, and the shimmering melancholy of "Old Boyfriends," are among the finest in her long career. For his part, Waits' "I Beg Your Pardon" and "You Can't Unring a Bell" fit deftly into his post-beat hipster canon, though they are offered with less droll irony and more emotionally honest flair here than they would have if they were on his own solo recordings. Likewise, the piano and vocal duet of "Take Me Home" offers Waits' piano as a canny and intuitive counterpart to the deep sensuality of Gayle's vocal. There are two bonus tracks included here, a solo piano/vocal tune called "Candy Apple Red" that accompanied a scene left on the cutting-room floor, and an orchestral ensemble medley of "Once Upon a Town" and "Empty Pockets." With wondrously remastered sound, One From the Heart is a welcome addition to any soundtrack library to be sure, but also an essential one to the shelf of any Waits or Gayle fan.
Rolling Stone - Barry Walters
A smooth-sailing counterpart to a beautiful car crash of a movie.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972423425
  • Catalog Number: 724234
  • Sales rank: 30,367

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Medley (5:16)
  2. 2 Is There Anyway Out of This Dream? (2:13)
  3. 3 Picking Up After You (3:54)
  4. 4 Old Boyfriends (5:53)
  5. 5 Broken Bicycles (2:53)
  6. 6 I Beg Your Pardon (4:26)
  7. 7 Little Boy Blue (3:43)
  8. 8 Medley (3:00)
  9. 9 You Can't Unring a Bell (2:20)
  10. 10 This One's from the Heart (5:45)
  11. 11 Take Me Home (1:37)
  12. 12 Presents (1:00)
  13. 13 Candy Apple Red (2:45)
  14. 14 Medley (7:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Crystal Gayle Primary Artist, Vocals
Tom Waits Piano, Vocals
Victor Feldman Timpani
Shelly Manne Drums
Pete Jolly Piano, Accordion, Celeste
Lanny Morgan Woodwind
Ronnie Barron Organ
Bob Alcivar Piano, Conductor
Dennis Budimir Guitar
Larry Bunker Drums
Gene Cipriano Tenor Saxophone
Greg Cohen Bass
Teddy Edwards Tenor Saxophone
Chuck Findley Trumpet
Jack Sheldon Trumpet
John Lowe Woodwind
Joe Porcaro Glockenspiel
Emil Richards Vibes
Dick Hyde Trombone
Gayle Levant Harp
John Evans Thomassie Percussion
Leslie Thompson Harmonica
Donald Waldrop Tuba
Technical Credits
Tom Waits Composer, Orchestral Arrangements
Bob Alcivar Orchestral Arrangements
Tim Boyle Engineer
Greg Cohen Contribution
J. Fred Coots Composer
Biff Dawes Engineer
Teddy Edwards Contribution
Mack Gordon Composer
Bones Howe Producer, Engineer, Remixing
Jack Sheldon Contribution
Richard Beggs Sound Effects
Chris Bellman Mastering
Francis Ford Coppola Liner Notes
Gian-Carlo Coppola Concept
Dave De More Engineer
Bob Winder Engineer
Kim Aubry Producer
Pete Horner Remixing
Derrick Scocchera Graphic Design
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Beautiful Album

    The music is mellow and elegant----I love this blend of two great talents.
    And you can't beat the price!

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