Sordid Lives

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All Music Guide - Evan Cater
The soundtrack for Sordid Lives is a must-have for die-hard Olivia Newton-John fans, assuming there are any left. The film was released some 20 years after the singer passed her peak as a pop star, but writer/director Del Shore, a fan and friend, cast Newton-John as an aspiring country singer in the film version of his play. The role allowed the singer to return to her roots in country music; only one of the eight Newton-John tracks on the CD is a pop song (the closer, "Trust Yourself"). The others are all as twangy as the rest of the soundtrack, which features several whimsically depressed country songs, including Kacey Jones' "No Fault Love" and "Someone to Grown Young ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Evan Cater
The soundtrack for Sordid Lives is a must-have for die-hard Olivia Newton-John fans, assuming there are any left. The film was released some 20 years after the singer passed her peak as a pop star, but writer/director Del Shore, a fan and friend, cast Newton-John as an aspiring country singer in the film version of his play. The role allowed the singer to return to her roots in country music; only one of the eight Newton-John tracks on the CD is a pop song (the closer, "Trust Yourself"). The others are all as twangy as the rest of the soundtrack, which features several whimsically depressed country songs, including Kacey Jones' "No Fault Love" and "Someone to Grown Young With," Bobbie Eakes' "Better a Painful Ending Than an Endless Pain," and J. Scott Jones' "Get off the Cross, We Need the Wood." The wry tone of the songs is consistent with the eight clips of white trash Southern dialogue from the movie that are spread throughout the soundtrack, displaying a Steel Magnolias-by-way-of-John Waters combination of wicked oddball comedy and earnest, heart-to-heart conversations. George S. Clinton provides the appropriately twangy original score, filling out a soundtrack album that is occasionally grating -- the clips are too long and some of the songs are a little cutesy (particularly Sharron Alexis' obnoxious and tuneless "Please Don't Be Gay"), but overall it's very stylistically consistent.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/12/2001
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • UPC: 030206625721
  • Catalog Number: 066257

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sordid Lives (2:07)
  2. 2 Opening - George S. Clinton (2:12)
  3. 3 Trash Talk - Beth Grant (0:49)
  4. 4 Better a Painful Ending, Than an Endless Pain - Doo Wah Riders (4:08)
  5. 5 Blue Country - George S. Clinton (2:28)
  6. 6 Tallywacker Talk/Mano a Mano - Beth Grant (2:48)
  7. 7 Truth Talk - Beth Grant (0:54)
  8. 8 Will the Circle Be Unbroken (2:05)
  9. 9 Ty's Theme - George S. Clinton (1:34)
  10. 10 Someone to Grow Young With (3:44)
  11. 11 No Fault Love (3:11)
  12. 12 Sh*t Talk - Earl H. Bullock (0:13)
  13. 13 Get off the Cross, We Need the Wood - J. Scott Jones (2:24)
  14. 14 Cheatin' - Newell Alexander (1:39)
  15. 15 Break-Out Talk/Escape - Mary Margaret Lewis (1:39)
  16. 16 Please Don't Be Gay - Sharron Alexis (2:19)
  17. 17 Mother/Son Talk - Kirk Geiger (1:55)
  18. 18 Coming Home (2:10)
  19. 19 In Daddy's Eyes - George S. Clinton (4:17)
  20. 20 Tex-Mex - George S. Clinton (1:59)
  21. 21 Funeral Talk (1:03)
  22. 22 Just as I Am (1:01)
  23. 23 Transvestite Talk - Beth Grant (0:32)
  24. 24 Just As I Am (Conclusion) (0:41)
  25. 25 Mama Talk - Leslie Jordan (0:05)
  26. 26 Sordid Lives (Reprise) (0:58)
  27. 27 Trust Yourself (5:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Olivia Newton-John Track Performer
Bobbie Eakes Track Performer
Ann Yvonne Walker Track Performer
Kacey Jones Track Performer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awful - Get Away!

    This is one of those cds that you just want to put out in the street and run over it. To hear Olivia Newton-John sing the words, "It's a b****...," and "Get a really s***** prize," it just makes you cringe to listen to it. Any Olivia fan should stay away from this cd. It will probably turn you against her.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sordid Lives ...5 STARS!!!!!

    If you've seen it then you will have to get the CD, and if you've listened to the CD then you will have to SEE IT!!! GO, GO, GO!

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