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Temptation: Music From The Showtime Series Californication

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The premium cable television series Californication, starring David Duchovny as "a sexually obsessed Los Angeles writer" as a press release puts it employed a lot of classic rock in its first season, some but not all of it in the original recordings by the original artists. Thus, this soundtrack album, confusingly titled Temptation: Music from the Showtime Series Californication, makes use of some expensive licensing of music by the likes of Bob Dylan and Elton John the Rolling Stones' track "You Can't Always Get What You Want" didn't have to be licensed because the album is on ABKO Records, which controls the Stones' pre-1971 catalog, plus some interesting cover ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The premium cable television series Californication, starring David Duchovny as "a sexually obsessed Los Angeles writer" as a press release puts it employed a lot of classic rock in its first season, some but not all of it in the original recordings by the original artists. Thus, this soundtrack album, confusingly titled Temptation: Music from the Showtime Series Californication, makes use of some expensive licensing of music by the likes of Bob Dylan and Elton John the Rolling Stones' track "You Can't Always Get What You Want" didn't have to be licensed because the album is on ABKO Records, which controls the Stones' pre-1971 catalog, plus some interesting cover versions of well-known songs. In some cases, the cover artists have gone for similar if not identical arrangements, as an act called "Tommy Stinson & Friends for Done to Death" does on another version of "You Can't Always Get What You Want," and in other cases they try an entirely different reading to bring out other aspects of the song, such as Gus Black's ballad performance of Black Sabbath's "Paranoid." A special case is Warren Zevon, whose Southern California bad boy persona seems perfect for the show too bad he didn't survive to score it. Zevon himself is heard in a live recording of "Mohammed's Radio," while Madeleine Martin handles "Don't Let Us Get Sick" and Steve Earle sings "Reconsider Me." All of these songs contain appropriate sentiments for the series. A couple of examples of Tyler Bates and Tree Adams' rock-oriented background score conclude the disc.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/3/2008
  • Label: Abkco
  • UPC: 018771925521
  • Catalog Number: 92552
  • Sales rank: 18,845

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 You Can't Always Get What You Want (4:52)
  2. 2 Mojo - Peeping Tom (3:42)
  3. 3 Rocket Man (5:01)
  4. 4 L.A. Woman (4:21)
  5. 5 Light of Day (4:56)
  6. 6 If You See Her, Say Hello - Bob Dylan (4:47)
  7. 7 Little Round Mirrors - Harvey Danger (5:15)
  8. 8 Don't Let Us Get Sick (2:22)
  9. 9 Paranoid (3:26)
  10. 10 A Girl Like You - Mexican Institute of Sound (3:44)
  11. 11 Mohammed's Radio (4:51)
  12. 12 Surrender (1:57)
  13. 13 That Kind of Man - The Heavy (3:40)
  14. 14 Keep On - Champion (4:27)
  15. 15 Reconsider Me - Steve Earle (2:34)
  16. 16 Only Women Bleed (1:53)
  17. 17 High Flying Bird - Elton John (4:13)
  18. 18 You Can't Always Get What You Want - Tommy Stinson & Friends for Done to Death (6:30)
  19. 19 Hank's Theme - Tree Adams (3:19)
  20. 20 Main Title Theme - Tree Adams (0:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Joe Carr & The Texas Lone Star Band Track Performer
Technical Credits
Alice Cooper Composer
Bob Dylan Composer
Mick Jagger Composer
Peter Beckett Producer
Rick Nielsen Composer
Keith Richards Composer
Tommy Stinson Producer
Bernie Taupin Composer
Dick Wagner Composer
Brian Fitzpatrick Artwork
Joe Yannece Mastering
Teri Landi Audio Preparation
Tom Kapinos Soundtrack Executive Producer
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