The Royal Tenenbaums (Collector's Edition)

( 1 )

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Dave Gil de Rubio
Following the successful soundtracks to Bottle Rocket and Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums finds filmmaker Wes Anderson teaming up with Devo mastermind Mark Mothersbaugh to create a mesh of original instrumentals and painstakingly selected pop music. The result is an evocative mix tape of the kind record snobs and lovers craft for one another. Here, Mothersbaugh and Anderson choose bittersweet themes befitting this film centered on the unexpected reunion of a family of dysfunctional child prodigies and equally eccentric parents. Bookended by a pair of cuts by Teutonic chanteuse Nico Jackson Browne's poignant "These Days" and the "Fairest of the Seasons", this ...
See more details below
CD (Special Edition)
$10.82
BN.com price
(Save 1%)$10.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (14) from $1.99   
  • New (5) from $9.61   
  • Used (9) from $1.99   

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Dave Gil de Rubio
Following the successful soundtracks to Bottle Rocket and Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums finds filmmaker Wes Anderson teaming up with Devo mastermind Mark Mothersbaugh to create a mesh of original instrumentals and painstakingly selected pop music. The result is an evocative mix tape of the kind record snobs and lovers craft for one another. Here, Mothersbaugh and Anderson choose bittersweet themes befitting this film centered on the unexpected reunion of a family of dysfunctional child prodigies and equally eccentric parents. Bookended by a pair of cuts by Teutonic chanteuse Nico Jackson Browne's poignant "These Days" and the "Fairest of the Seasons", this collection features some of rock's most melancholic performers. Elliot Smith a fragile "Needle in the Hay", Nick Drake the delicate "Fly", and the Velvet Underground the gorgeous "Stephanie Says" rub shoulders with the über-punk of the Ramones "Judy Is a Punk" and a classic Clash cover Junior Murvin's "Police & Thieves". Mothersbaugh's original compositions find him leading an ensemble containing brass, strings, celesta, and harpsichord, enabling him to move between sprightly Baroque and reggae guitar in "Lindbergh Place Hotel Suite" and a quick dash of Indian raga in "Pagoda's Theme." Topped off by Vince Guaraldi's stirring "Christmas Time Is Here" better known from A Charlie Brown Christmas, The Royal Tenenbaums is a rich and kingly assortment of music.
All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Where the soundtrack to Rushmore captured that film's mix of brash and bittersweet through British Invasion obscurities and Mark Mothersbaugh's playfully poignant score, the music for The Royal Tenenbaums -- Wes Anderson's tale of a prodigal patriarch and the brood of child geniuses he left behind -- evokes the film's shabbily genteel New York through vintage folk-pop, classic punk, and a Mothersbaugh score that gives the delicacy of his earlier scores a newfound maturity. Two of the most affecting songs from Nico's Chelsea Girl, "These Days" and "The Fairest of the Seasons," bookend the soundtrack as beautifully concise meditations on, respectively, regret "Please don't confront me with my failures/I had not forgotten them" and hope "Do I stay or do I go?/And maybe try another time?". In between, the music ranges from Elliott Smith's quietly devastating "Needle in the Hay" to the manic energy of the Ramones' "Judy is a Punk" and the Clash's "Police and Thieves" to the hazy glow of Bob Dylan's "Wigwam," each track adding to the album's strangely timeless but emotionally direct atmosphere. Mothersbaugh's score and the compiled music complement each other perfectly, with the velvety, Baroque feel of Nick Drake's "Fly" and the Velvet Underground's "Stephanie Says" mirrored in "Mothersbaugh's Canon" and the Vince Guaraldi Trio's sparkly "Christmas Time Is Here" echoed by "I Always Wanted to Be a Tenenbaum" and "Sparkplug Minuet." Ravel's "String Quartet in F Major Second Movement" and Mothersbaugh's "111 Arthur Avenue" and "Lindbergh Palace Hotel Suite" complete this elegant yet slightly skewed soundtrack. Nearly as clever and nuanced as the film itself, The Royal Tenenbaums is also a moving, well-rounded album in its own right.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/2/2002
  • Label: Hollywood Records
  • UPC: 720616235824
  • Catalog Number: 162358
  • Sales rank: 34,610

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 111 Archer Avenue (0:38)
  2. 2 These Days - Nico (3:32)
  3. 3 2nd Movement - Quatuor Ysaÿe (1:49)
  4. 4 Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard - Paul Simon (2:43)
  5. 5 Excerpt - The Mutato Muzika Orchestra (7:18)
  6. 6 Wigwam - Bob Dylan (3:08)
  7. 7 Look At That Old Grizzly Bear (0:23)
  8. 8 Look at Me (2:51)
  9. 9 Lullabye (1:07)
  10. 10 Mothersbaugh's Canon (4:32)
  11. 11 Police & Thieves - The Clash (6:00)
  12. 12 Scrapping and Yelling (1:41)
  13. 13 Judy Is a Punk (1:31)
  14. 14 Pagoda's Theme (0:21)
  15. 15 Needle in the Hay - Elliott Smith (4:18)
  16. 16 Fly, song (2:58)
  17. 17 I Always Wanted To Be A Tenenbaum (0:48)
  18. 18 Christmas Time Is Here - Vince Guaraldi Trio (2:44)
  19. 19 Stephanie Says - The Velvet Underground (2:50)
  20. 20 Rachel Evans Tenenbaum (1965-2000) (1:17)
  21. 21 Sparkplug Minuet (3:20)
  22. 22 The Fairest of the Seasons - Nico (4:08)
  23. 23 Hey Jude - The Mutato Muzika Orchestra (5:27)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nick Drake Track Performer
Bob Dylan Track Performer
John Lennon Track Performer
Mark Mothersbaugh Organ, Guitar, Celeste
The Ramones Track Performer
Paul Simon Track Performer
The Velvet Underground Track Performer
Bruce Fowler Trombone
Emitt Rhodes Track Performer
Rick Baptist Trumpet, Piccolo
Charlie Bisharat Violin
Tom Brechtlein Drums
Jonathan Clark Woodwind
Brian Dembow Viola
Julie Gigante Violin
Pamela Goldsmith Viola
Endre Granat Violin
Tim Landers Bass
Miguel Martinez Cello
Paul Morin Bass
Gordon Peeke Drums
Richard Ruttenberg Keyboards
Jim Sitterly Violin
Chet Swiatkowski Harpsichord
Marcia Dickstein Harp
Elliott Smith Track Performer
Lavant Coppock Guitar
Martin Flores Percussion
Nico Abondolo Bass
Lawrence Dominello Piano
Michael Miller Guitar
Chris 'Niser' Guardino Organ, Piano, Celeste, Harpsichord
Quatuor Ysaÿe String Quartet
David H. Speltz Cello
Technical Credits
John Lennon Composer
Mark Mothersbaugh Composer, Producer
The Ramones Composer
Vince Guaraldi Composer
Wes Anderson Liner Notes, Executive Producer, Executive Soundtrack Producer
Junior Murvin Composer
Lee "Scratch" Perry Composer
Joey Ramone Composer
Dee Dee Ramone Composer
Johnny Ramone Composer
Tommy Ramone Composer
Randall Poster Executive Soundtrack Producer
Robert Casale Producer, Engineer
Lee Mendelson Composer
Glen Lajeski Composer, Marketing
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Posted October 1, 2010

    i loved the movie

    i love this album the music is very artsy and unique it definably is a colt classic i would recommend it to anyone who has a love for the unusual. i also recommend that you give it a chance and if you do I'm sure you'll love as i do, another good artist is the bird and the bee. my option may not one of great depth but it is my own. thanks for asking me how i feel and enjoy.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews