Six Feet Under [Soundtrack]

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Barnes & Noble - Dave Gil de Rubio
Released to coincide with the second season HBO's offbeat hit series, the Six Feet Under soundtrack takes a page out of The Sopranos creator David Chase's book -- wrap your dark and funny episodic storytelling in an eclectic array of dark and suggestive music. Starting with composer Thomas Newman's winsome "Six Feet Under Main Theme" and its use of oboe and dappled strings, executive producers Alan Ball and Alan Poul, along with music supervisors Thomas Golubic and Gary Calamar, take as unorthodox an approach to musical selections as they do to the show's story lines. Several tracks have a left-field electronica bent, including Lamb's swirling "Heaven," the Stereo ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Dave Gil de Rubio
Released to coincide with the second season HBO's offbeat hit series, the Six Feet Under soundtrack takes a page out of The Sopranos creator David Chase's book -- wrap your dark and funny episodic storytelling in an eclectic array of dark and suggestive music. Starting with composer Thomas Newman's winsome "Six Feet Under Main Theme" and its use of oboe and dappled strings, executive producers Alan Ball and Alan Poul, along with music supervisors Thomas Golubic and Gary Calamar, take as unorthodox an approach to musical selections as they do to the show's story lines. Several tracks have a left-field electronica bent, including Lamb's swirling "Heaven," the Stereo MC's hip-hop-fueled "Deep Down & Dirty," and Zero 7's gorgeous ambient soul piece "Distractions." Other notable cuts include PJ Harvey's raging B-side "One Too Many," Shuggie Otis's soul-funk nugget "Inspiration Information," and the Dandy Warhols' infectious anthem "Bohemian like You." The disc's consistency comes more from mood than genre, however, as the tasty samba "Mis Dos Pequenas" by Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez (of Buena Vista Social Club fame) fits in comfortably alongside remixes of Newman's theme -- from dark soul producers Rae & Christian and drum 'n' bass guru Photek -- that incorporate bits of show dialogue and chugging dance beats. The Six Feet Under CD mines the underground, so to speak, for songs that work as well in individual scenes as they do strung together in a packaged musical program.
All Music Guide - Heather Phares
It might be an easy comparison to make, but the soundtrack to HBO's Six Feet Under bears a striking resemblance to the first volume of music released for American Beauty, screenwriter Alan Ball's other controversial and much-lauded success. Both soundtracks feature edgy-yet-emotive music from critically acclaimed artists, excerpts from expressive scores, and a few well-chosen oldies. Lamb's delicately spooky "Heaven" and Craig David's "Let's Go Out Tonight" fit Six Feet Under's sophisticated mix of wit and emotion, while PJ Harvey's ferociously sexy, messed-up "One Time Too Many" was used to excellent effect in the first episode of Six Feet Under's second season. There are a few pleasant surprises like the Dining Rooms' eerie "Pure & Easy" and Orlando Cachaito Lopez's sultry "Mis Dos Pequenas" and some vintage selections like Peggy Lee's "I Love Being Here With You," Classics IV's "Spooky," and Julie London's rendition of the Troggs' "Yummy Yummy Yummy." Ultimately, Six Feet Under's best and most appropriate piece is Thomas Newman's title theme; its uptight, whimsical, yet undeniably dramatic vibe captures the show's appeal better than anything else on the soundtrack, including the remixes of the theme by Rae & Christian and Photek.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/5/2002
  • Label: Umvd Labels
  • UPC: 044001703126
  • Catalog Number: 017031

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Six Feet Under Title Theme @@Thomas Newman
  2. 2 Heaven @@Lamb
  3. 3 Deep Down & Dirty @@Stereo MC's
  4. 4 I Love Being Here With You @@Peggy Lee
  5. 5 One Time Too Many @@PJ Harvey
  6. 6 Squares @@The Beta Band
  7. 7 Distractions @@Zero 7
  8. 8 Inspiration/Information @@Shuggie Otis
  9. 9 Pure & Easy @@The Dining Rooms
  10. 10 Let's Go Out Tonight @@Craig Armstrong (feat. Paul Buchanan)
  11. 11 Spooky @@Classics IV
  12. 12 Bohemian Like You @@The Dandy Warhols
  13. 13 Mis Dos Pequenas @@Orlando Cachaito Lopez
  14. 14 Waiting (Tom Lord-Alge Remix) @@Devlins
  15. 15 Six Feet Under Title Theme (Rae & Christian Remix) @@Thomas Newman
  16. 16 Six Feet Under Title Theme (Photek Remix) @@Thomas Newman
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Peggy Lee Track Performer
Julie London Track Performer
Classics IV Track Performer
The Devlins Track Performer
Paul Buchanan Track Performer
Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez Track Performer
Thomas Newman Track Performer
The Dandy Warhols Track Performer
Lamb Track Performer
Zero 7 Track Performer
Technical Credits
Shuggie Otis Producer
Stereo MC's Producer
PJ Harvey Producer
Craig Armstrong Producer
Buddy Buie Producer
Nick Gold Producer
Pierre Marchand Producer
Jay Michaels Soundtrack Supervisor
Thomas Newman Arranger
John Parish Producer
Guy Sigsworth Producer
Tommy Oliver Producer
Photek Remixing
Jeri Heiden Package Art Direction
Kathy Nelson Soundtrack Executive
Rae & Christian Remixing
The Beta Band Producer
Zero 7 Producer
The Dining Rooms Producer
Dave Cavanaugh Producer
Alan Poul Soundtrack Executive Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    my favorite CD

    This is possibly the best CD that I have ever bought. I immediately fell in love with all the tracks. From the rich big band sound of Peggy Lee to the alternative electronica of Lamb, this soundtrack has everything to offer. If you need any more assurance, I have never seen the show, I bought this CD solely because I loved the music.

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