Our Little Corner of the World: Music from the Gilmore Girls

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Barnes & Noble - Lydia Vanderloo
Fans of the mother-daughter dramedy The Gilmore Girls will find much to love about the series' tastefully compiled, alt-rock-leaning soundtrack. Direct links to the TV show are many: The disc includes "Where You Lead I Will Follow," the Girls theme song, sung by the mother-daughter team Carole King and Louise Goffin, as well as a new song apiece from Grant-Lee Phillips, who has a recurring role as the town troubadour, and the honey-voiced Sam Phillips (no relation), who also contributes the cooing incidental music that's sprinkled throughout. Elsewhere, the set derives its spunk from an A-class list of alt-rockers, from known quantities such as Joey Ramone (a punk ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Lydia Vanderloo
Fans of the mother-daughter dramedy The Gilmore Girls will find much to love about the series' tastefully compiled, alt-rock-leaning soundtrack. Direct links to the TV show are many: The disc includes "Where You Lead I Will Follow," the Girls theme song, sung by the mother-daughter team Carole King and Louise Goffin, as well as a new song apiece from Grant-Lee Phillips, who has a recurring role as the town troubadour, and the honey-voiced Sam Phillips (no relation), who also contributes the cooing incidental music that's sprinkled throughout. Elsewhere, the set derives its spunk from an A-class list of alt-rockers, from known quantities such as Joey Ramone (a punk pop take on the Louis Armstrong standard "What a Wonderful World"), Björk, XTC, and Yo La Tengo, along with bubbling-under talents such as the Shins (the Kinksian "Know Your Onion!"), the Pernice Brothers (the buoyant "Clear Spot"), and Slumber Party (the dreamy indie-pop "I Don't Mind"). And Gilmore Girls creators-writers Amy Sherman-Paladino and Daniel Paladino (yep, a couple) tip their hats to the old school with nuggets from John Lennon ("Oh My Love," which will soothe the ears of any Elliott Smith fan), Big Star (the always swoon-worthy "Thirteen"), and lesser-knowns the Free Design (the treacle-sweet "I Found Love"). Not only does Our Little Corner of the World make a great companion to one of the boob tube's smartest, best-written shows, but it's also a must-have primer for any alternative music fan.
All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Even though independent and underground rock and pop play a significant role in the critically acclaimed WB TV show The Gilmore Girls, it's still surprising just how much hip and diverse music is on Our Little Corner of the World: Music From the Gilmore Girls. In fact, the soundtrack -- released in conjunction with the beginning of the show's third season -- feels more like an hour of free-form college radio programming or a mix tape than a prepackaged compilation and rivals film soundtracks like High Fidelity and Trainspotting for the sheer amount of quality, off-the-beaten-path songs it features. The album maintains strong ties to the show that spawned it, featuring a re-recorded version of Carole King and Louise Goffin's theme song for the series, "Where You Lead, I Will Follow"; having a mother-daughter team of renowned singer/songwriters perform the theme to a show about a musically hip mother and daughter is just one of the details that makes the album and of course, the series distinctive. Singer/songwriters do indeed play a large part on the soundtrack -- Grant Lee Phillips, who has also appeared on the show, contributes "Smile," and three Sam Phillips songs, including "Tell Her What She Wants to Know," are also featured. But even the songs not specifically tied into the show share its uniqueness: Big Star's "Thirteen," XTC's "I'm the Man Who Murdered Love," and the Shins' "Know Your Onion!" offer different yet related takes on bouncy, bittersweet pop, while the Free Design's "I Found Love" and Claudine Longet's "God Only Knows" are relatively obscure but delightful retro confections. The relatively dark mood cast by Black Box Recorder's "Child Psychology" and "One Line" doesn't quite fit with the sweet, cuddly vibe of the rest of the soundtrack -- exemplified by Joey Ramone's "What a Wonderful World," John Lennon's "Oh My Love," and Yo La Tengo's "My Little Corner of the World" -- but both songs are so good that it's hard to quibble with their inclusion. The soundtrack's emphasis on female artists and female-fronted bands is a plus too, with Elastica's "Car Song," Björk's "Human Behaviour," Slumber Party's "I Don't Mind," and Yoko Ono's "O'Oh" chief among them. Simply put, Our Little Corner of the World is almost too good to be true, and one of the best television soundtracks released in recent memory.
Rolling Stone - Barry Walters
[This disc sounds] more like a mix tape from an incredibly pop-savvy pal than a WB soundtrack.

[This disc sounds] more like a mix tape from an incredibly pop-savvy pal than a WB soundtrack.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/1/2002
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227811624
  • Catalog Number: 78116
  • Sales rank: 25,900

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Waltz #1 - Sam Phillips (0:14)
  2. 2 What a Wonderful World - Joey Ramone (2:21)
  3. 3 Child Psychology - Black Box Recorder (4:05)
  4. 4 Know Your Onion! (2:27)
  5. 5 I Found Love - The Free Design (2:40)
  6. 6 Car Song - Elastica (2:25)
  7. 7 Oh My Love (2:41)
  8. 8 Getting Married - Sam Phillips (0:29)
  9. 9 Where You Lead - Louise Goffin (3:26)
  10. 10 Clear Spot - The Pernice Brothers (2:20)
  11. 11 One Line - PJ Harvey (3:10)
  12. 12 I'm the Man Who Murdered Love - XTC (3:42)
  13. 13 Maybe Next Week - Sam Phillips (0:24)
  14. 14 Thirteen - Big Star (2:35)
  15. 15 Human Behaviour - Björk (4:11)
  16. 16 I Don't Mind - Slumber Party (2:44)
  17. 17 Tell Her What She Wants to Know - Sam Phillips (2:13)
  18. 18 It's Alright, Baby - Komeda (2:50)
  19. 19 God Only Knows - Claudine Longet (3:29)
  20. 20 Smile - Grant Lee Phillips (3:53)
  21. 21 O'Oh - Yoko Ono (3:42)
  22. 22 Rory and Lane - Sam Phillips (0:14)
  23. 23 Girl From Mars - Ash (3:27)
  24. 24 My Little Corner of the World - Yo La Tengo (2:23)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Carole King Piano, Vocals
Carla Azar Drums
T Bone Burnett Bass
Grant Lee Phillips Guitar, Vocals
Patrick Warren Harpsichord, chamberlain
Technical Credits
Chris Reynolds Engineer
Hugh Brown Art Direction
Joe Chiccarelli Engineer
Dan Hersch Remastering
Bill Inglot Remastering
Wally Gagel Producer
Steve Poltorak Licensing
Mike Piersante Engineer
Steve Woolard Discographical Annotation
Tim Scanlin Liner Note Coordination
Kim Estlund Media Consultant
Robert Thiele Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WOW!!

    Really good, i bought it a barnes and noble and it rocked! totally worth the $. They should make another soundtrack, the music is great! The books are also really good. Grant Lee Phillips is in this and in GG. Too Cool! Me and my sister both bought a copy, its really good. Definitly reccomend to others.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    My little corner of my review

    This CD/Soundtrack was amazing. It's even better than I thought it would be. Gilmore Girls is an incredible show let alone the soundtrack. It was great. Anyone who tells you otherwise is out of there minds!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    i have a question !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    in season 1 the episode "forgivness and stuff" when lorelai is decorating the christmas tree in the backkround what is the song that is playing and who is the band preforming please write!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Gilmore Girls Rock my Sox!!

    ah i looove this CD so much!i! + i want a Dean. =) hehe. soo get this cd because its cool...and gilmore girls are cool...yeah... <3 jackie

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    representative

    I thought it represented Gilmore Girls perfectly, Amy Sherman-Palladino and her husband have excellent taste in music and it shows, they are talented people and know how to get the emotions into the show through great writing and great music, I highly recommmend this CD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    PERFECTION!!!

    This CD rox! If you love Gilmore Girls you'll love this CD!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is Soooooo C%l!!!!

    wow!! this is a really g%d cd!! but not 4 the musically timid!! lol!! it's really great 4 the kinda ppl who don't have 2 stay within the boundries set by pop radio staions when it comes 2 myoosik!!! not 1 song on here is @ all like another and that's what makes it so great!! and every song u hear on here, (lol) it's like, "yep! that's very gilmore girls!!!" which brings me 2 another point, u won't appreciate it as much if u don't watch the show! then again, u might listen 2 this cd and understand y u have 2 watch this show!! either way, buy this cd!! it's soooooo c%l!! lol!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This was not what I expected.

    I did not like this album. If you like the show Gilmore Girls do not buy this.

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    Posted November 17, 2009

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