Reality Bites: 10th Anniversary Edition

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
While it may not be the "generational touchstone" that its back cover claims it to be, the soundtrack to Reality Bites does indeed reflect the peak of mainstream pop culture's interest in the trappings of Generation X. The turning point for alternative pop
ock came in 1994: the popularity of the previously underground artists the movement put into the mainstream had reached such a height that it had nowhere to go but down, and the less challenging acts the major labels signed in response to the initial success of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Smashing Pumpkins began to dilute the overall sound of alternative rock. Ten years on, with "classic ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
While it may not be the "generational touchstone" that its back cover claims it to be, the soundtrack to Reality Bites does indeed reflect the peak of mainstream pop culture's interest in the trappings of Generation X. The turning point for alternative pop
ock came in 1994: the popularity of the previously underground artists the movement put into the mainstream had reached such a height that it had nowhere to go but down, and the less challenging acts the major labels signed in response to the initial success of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Smashing Pumpkins began to dilute the overall sound of alternative rock. Ten years on, with "classic alternative rock" radio stations reflecting the nostalgia of the now thirty-something Gen Xers for the music of their college years, Reality Bites: 10th Anniversary Edition arrives. To the soundtrack's credit, its track listing holds up fairly well after a decade; even though it doesn't include too many songs by Nirvana-level bands U2, whose "All I Want Is You" is included here, had already had plenty of success by the time the Generation X phenomenon rolled around, it's also refreshingly free of the pseudo-alternative rock bands that populated soundtracks in the mid-'90s. Along with the soundtrack's hits "Stay," which launched the career of Lisa Loeb, and Big Mountain's cover of "Baby, I Love Your Way," it features more than its fair share of solid to strong tracks, including World Party's "Young Americans" rewrite "When You Come Back to Me," the Posies' "Going, Going, Gone," Crowded House's "Locked Out," and Dinosaur Jr.'s "Turnip Farm." On the other hand, the album's lowlights, such as Squeeze's ill-advised "Tempted 94" and the Indians' nondescript "Bed of Roses," seem that much worse for wear. Reality Bites: 10th Anniversary Edition also includes six bonus tracks, including some of the other songs that appeared in the movie, such as New Order's "Confusion," Ethan Hawke's "Add It Up," and Arrested Development's "Give a Man a Fish." A demo version of "Stay" and a new single, "Fools Like Me," underscore just how much of Loeb's career originated with this soundtrack. It's questionable just how necessary Reality Bites: 10th Anniversary Edition actually is; the soundtrack is still better than average though not as definitive as the Singles soundtrack, but it hasn't really grown richer as the years have passed.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/8/2004
  • Label: Sony Mod - Afw Line
  • UPC: 828766061420
  • Catalog Number: 60614
  • Sales rank: 15,693

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 My Sharona - The Knack (4:04)
  2. 2 Spin the Bottle - Juliana Hatfield (2:23)
  3. 3 Bed of Roses - The Indians (3:51)
  4. 4 When You Come Back to Me (3:09)
  5. 5 Going, Going, Gone (3:34)
  6. 6 Stay (I Missed You) - Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories (3:03)
  7. 7 All I Want Is You - U2 (6:32)
  8. 8 Locked Out (3:18)
  9. 9 Spinning Around Over You (3:36)
  10. 10 I'm Nuthin' (3:37)
  11. 11 Turnip Farm (5:48)
  12. 12 Revival! (5:44)
  13. 13 Tempted '94 - Squeeze (4:07)
  14. 14 Baby, I Love Your Way (4:23)
  15. 15 Stay (I Missed You) - Lisa Loeb (2:55)
  16. 16 Add It Up (3:08)
  17. 17 Confusion - New Order (4:42)
  18. 18 Disco Inferno - The Trammps (3:35)
  19. 19 Give a Man a Fish (4:25)
  20. 20 Fools Like Me - Lisa Loeb (3:35)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Paul Carrack Percussion
Elvis Costello Guitar, Background Vocals
Lenny Kravitz Drums, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Warren Hill Alto Saxophone, Soloist
Juliana Hatfield Guitar, Vocals
Me Phi Me Rap, Juice Harp
The Edge Guitar
Lisa Loeb Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Jon Auer Guitar, Vocals
Berton Averre Guitar, Vocals
John Bentley Bass, Background Vocals
Curt Bisquera Drums
Bono Vocals
Tony Chin Guitar
Julie Christensen Background Vocals
Simon Clarke Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Adam Clayton Bass
Chris Difford Guitar, Vocals
Ron Fair Guitar, Keyboards
John Michael Falasz III 12-string Guitar, Crowd Noise
Denny Fongheiser Percussion
Kurt Fedora Bass, Guitar
Doug Fieger Guitar, Vocals
Neil Finn Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Steve Foreman Percussion
David Fox Bass
Bruce Gary Drums
John Goux Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Mark Hart Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Paul Hester Drums, Background Vocals
Jerry Hey Trumpet
Henry Hirsch Bass
Peter Holsapple Keyboards
Jack Irons Drums
Abraham Laboriel Sr. Bass, Drums
Gilson Lavis Drums
J Mascis Guitar, Drums, Vocals
Jamie Muhoberac Keyboards
Larry Mullen Jr. Drums
Mike Musburger Drums
Prescott Niles Bass
Tessa Niles Background Vocals
Shelly Peiken Vocal Harmony
Quino Vocals, Background Vocals
Craig Ross Electric Guitar
Nick Seymour Bass, Background Vocals
Chris Sharrock Drums
Ken Stringfellow Guitar, Background Vocals
Chris Cuben Tatum Bass, Drums, Hammond Organ, Background Vocals, Roland TR-808, Crowd Noise
Glenn Tilbrook Guitar, Vocals
Karl Wallinger Bass, Drums, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Vocals
Aaron Zigman Keyboards
Dan Littleton Electric Guitar
Juan Patino Vocal Harmony
Nathan Aibinder Guitar
Angie Bianca Vocals
Blizz Turntables
Michael Bohannon Background Vocals, Crowd Noise
Tim Bright Electric Guitar
Dean Fisher Bass
Ethan Hawke Vocals
James McWhinney Background Vocals
Elizabeth Mitchell Vocal Harmony
Rags Murtaugh Harmonica
Joe Quigley Bass
Christopher Wagner Bass
Zeb Guitar
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Trombone
John Shanks Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocal Harmony
John "4 Daddman" Robinson Drums
Chris "Poet" Wilson Bass
Jonathan Feinberg Percussion, Drums
Larry E. Williams Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Todd Philips Drums
Technical Credits
Arrested Development Composer
David Baerwald Composer
Arthur Baker Composer
Elvis Costello Producer
Peter Frampton Composer
Lenny Kravitz Composer, Producer
Jeff Lynne Composer
The Posies Producer
Minnie Riperton Composer
Youth Producer
Juliana Hatfield Composer
Me Phi Me Composer
The Edge Composer
Lisa Loeb Composer
John Agnello Engineer
Jon Auer Composer
Berton Averre Composer
Roger Bechirian Producer
Michael Beinhorn Producer, Engineer
David Bianco Producer, Engineer
Bono Composer
Bryan Carlstrom Engineer
Adam Clayton Composer
Peter Coleman Engineer
Rupert Coulson Engineer
Chris Difford Composer
David Domanich Engineer
Ron Fair Arranger, Producer, Engineer, Executive Producer
Kurt Fedora Composer
Doug Fieger Composer
Neil Finn Composer
Gordon Gano Composer
Leroy Green Composer
Erik Hanson Programming
Headliner Composer
Henry Hirsch Engineer
Steve Holroyd Engineer
Peter Hook Composer
Greg Hunter Engineer
Jimmy Iovine Producer
Dave Jerden Producer, Remixing
Tyrone G. Kersey Composer
Steve Klein Engineer
Scott Litt Producer, Engineer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
J Mascis Composer, Producer
Larry Mullen Jr. Composer
Shelly Peiken Composer
Quino Advisor
Craig Ross Composer
Speech Composer
Ken Stringfellow Composer
Chris Cuben Tatum Producer, Engineer
David Tickle Engineer
Glenn Tilbrook Composer
Karl Wallinger Composer, Producer, Engineer
Aaron Zigman Programming
Stephen Morris Composer
Juan Patino Producer, Engineer
Karyn Rachtman Executive Producer
Bernard Sumner Composer
Angie Bianca Composer
Dick Rudolph Composer
Gillian Gilbert Composer
Vic Anesini Mastering
Mike Chapman Producer
Lars Fox Engineer
John Shanks Composer, Producer
Mathieu Bitton Art Direction
Paul Farberman Legal Counsel
Ben Stiller Executive Producer
Todd Thomas Composer
Mark Valentine Engineer
Stacey Sher Executive Producer
Jeff Rothschild Engineer
Andy Dursin Liner Notes
Jane Demian Administration
Robert Gasper Legal Counsel
James Murray Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is so awesome!!!

    This is one of the best soundtracks ever!!! There's just something about the music in Reality Bites, especially "Stay (I Missed You)" by Lisa Loeb. I remember when that movie came out, you would hear “Baby, I Love Your Way” and “Stay” all over the place. I just love Big Mountain's cover of Peter Frampton's song "Baby I Love Your Way." I swear, when I hear a song from that movie, I have no problem picturing the scene it came from; the song/scene relationships of the movie were so perfect!!! This movie and soundtrack are definite must-haves for everyone!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Reality Bites-10th Anniversary

    I just purchased this soundtrack and it's amazing! Not only does it bring back all the memories from the film but its bonus tracks are amazing! I also enjoyed very much that they finally included Arrested Development's Give a Man a Fish which wasn't on the first soundtrack!

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