Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds

Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds

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More than most Quentin Tarantino soundtracks, Inglourious Basterds is about the movie, not the album, standing as a companion to the film instead of as its own entity. Ever the iconoclast, Tarantino hardly feels beholden to his film's WWII setting, threading in Billy Preston's blaxploitationSee more details below

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More than most Quentin Tarantino soundtracks, Inglourious Basterds is about the movie, not the album, standing as a companion to the film instead of as its own entity. Ever the iconoclast, Tarantino hardly feels beholden to his film's WWII setting, threading in Billy Preston's blaxploitation funk "Slaughter" and David Bowie's new wave "Cat People" between Jacques Loussier, Lalo Schifrin, and a heavy dose of Ennio Morricone, who contributes four of the album's 14 tracks. Of course, Schifrin and Morricone aren't exactly period-correct to WWII either, but one of the major thrusts of Tarantino's film is that it's a movie about World War II movies, so blurring the lines is logical and consistent with his body of work. This also applies to the soundtrack, which has the same kind of genre-bending eclecticism as any of his other films (all it lacks is excerpts of the film's dialogue), but even if it is in the same spirit, it doesn't have the feel because these selections, as a whole, require familiarity with the film in order to sound cohesive (a problem also shared with the soundtrack to Kill Bill, Vol. 2). That said, every cut here is interesting, sometimes wonderful -- the Morricone is vivid, as are the obscure soundtrack selections from Charles Bernstein and the Film Studio Orchestra -- and once you've dialed into QT's wavelength, this soundtrack does provide plenty of pleasure.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/18/2009
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0093624974420
catalogNumber:
520377

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Tracks

  1. The Green Leaves of Summer  - Nick Perito
  2. The Verdict (Dopo la Condanna)  - Ennio Morricone
  3. White Lightning (Main Title)  - Charles Bernstein
  4. Slaughter  - Billy Preston
  5. The Surrender (La Resa)  - Ennio Morricone
  6. One Silver Dollar (Un Dollaro Bucato)  -  Film Studio Orchestra
  7. Davon Geht Die Welt Nicht Unter  - Zarah Leander
  8. The Man With the Big Sombrero  -  Michael Andrew
  9. Ich Wollt', Ich Wär' Ein Huhn  - Willy Fritsch
  10. Main Theme from Dark of the Sun  - Jacques Loussier
  11. Cat People (Putting Out the Fire)  - David Bowie
  12. Tiger Tank  - Lalo Schifrin
  13. Un Amico  - Ennio Morricone
  14. Rabbia E Tarantella  - Ennio Morricone

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Dimitri Tiomkin   Composer
David Bowie   Composer
Billy Preston   Composer
Jacques Loussier   Composer
Giorgio Moroder   Composer
Peter Kreuder   Composer
Charles Bernstein   Composer
Ennio Morricone   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Gianni Ferrio   Composer
Pat Kraus   Mastering
Phil Boutelje   Composer
Quentin Tarantino   Executive Producer
Bruno Balz   Composer
Michael Jary   Composer
Foster Carling   Composer
Hans Fritz Beckmann   Composer
Susan Rose   Producer
Donny Phillips   Art Direction
Kathy Malloy   Producer
Foster Carling   Composer

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