The Ugly Truth [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Fearlessly mixing his metaphors, composer Aaron Zigman writes of The Ugly Truth, "I feel that in this romantic comedy I was able to spread my wings and step outside the box a bit...." Cut through those clichés, and it seems that Zigman, already represented in movie theaters in the same period with My Sister's Keeper and The Proposal, wanted to try something a little different in his music for director Robert Luketic's film about the contentious and eventually romantic encounter between a TV morning show producer and "a hardcore TV personality" (that's what it says in the press release). Not unreasonably, Zigman seems to have chosen the tango as his musical response to ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Fearlessly mixing his metaphors, composer Aaron Zigman writes of The Ugly Truth, "I feel that in this romantic comedy I was able to spread my wings and step outside the box a bit...." Cut through those clichés, and it seems that Zigman, already represented in movie theaters in the same period with My Sister's Keeper and The Proposal, wanted to try something a little different in his music for director Robert Luketic's film about the contentious and eventually romantic encounter between a TV morning show producer and "a hardcore TV personality" (that's what it says in the press release). Not unreasonably, Zigman seems to have chosen the tango as his musical response to the plot, and starting with "Flick the Bean" and "Abby Calls Colin," the first two cues, he does just that, making use of short, sprightly, rhythmic motifs that have a distinctly Henry Mancini-like quality to them. Sometimes castanets and other percussion instruments add spice; sometimes Zigman turns to a wah-wah electric guitar for a light funk feel. There are lots of cues here -- 35 in 38 minutes -- so nothing goes on very long. But the overall sense of sly fun remains constant. Whether or not Zigman's wings are still in his box, he seems to have come up with an appropriate score for a summer comedy.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/28/2009
  • Label: Lakeshore Records
  • UPC: 780163407624
  • Catalog Number: 34076
  • Sales rank: 81,386

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Flick the Bean (1:08)
  2. 2 Abby Calls Colin (2:02)
  3. 3 Abby & Mike in L.A. (1:17)
  4. 4 Post Kiss (2:08)
  5. 5 Bad Date (0:42)
  6. 6 It's a Lie (1:52)
  7. 7 Cat Person (1:05)
  8. 8 Get the Stain Out (0:32)
  9. 9 The Dinner (2:33)
  10. 10 Jello Twins (1:11)
  11. 11 Tease (0:54)
  12. 12 Abby Calls Mike (1:52)
  13. 13 The Ugly Truth (2:10)
  14. 14 Duck Cacciatore (1:15)
  15. 15 Thank Your P***y for Me (0:36)
  16. 16 Champagne (1:03)
  17. 17 Earpiece (0:46)
  18. 18 Spazzy Dance (0:14)
  19. 19 Your Producer (0:39)
  20. 20 Closet (0:46)
  21. 21 Black Dress (0:45)
  22. 22 Frowny McFlaccid (0:28)
  23. 23 Right This Way (0:31)
  24. 24 Who Would Love (1:11)
  25. 25 New Theme (0:31)
  26. 26 Goodnight Then (1:20)
  27. 27 Somethin's Up (0:22)
  28. 28 Cat Escapes (1:51)
  29. 29 Naked Weather Girl (0:37)
  30. 30 Tahoe (0:37)
  31. 31 Ratings (0:27)
  32. 32 Your Replacement (0:33)
  33. 33 The Kiss (1:28)
  34. 34 Abby & Mike Banter (0:35)
  35. 35 Abby & Mike Rant (2:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Aaron Zigman Primary Artist, Conductor
Bruce Dukov Violin
Hollywood Studio Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Richard Todd French Horn
Phil Ayling Oboe
Gregg Bissonette Percussion
Jacqueline Brand Violin
Brian Dembow Viola
George Doering Guitar
Stephen Erdody Cello
Gary Grant Trumpet
Susan Greenberg Flute, Double Bass
Alan Grunfeld Violin
Jerry Hey Trumpet
Dan Higgins Clarinet
Paula Hochhalter Cello
Dennis Karmazyn Cello
Miran Kojian Violin
Armen Ksadjikian Cello
Dimitrie Leivici Violin
Edward Meares Double Bass
Bruce Morgenthaler Double Bass
Helen Nightengale Violin
Tim Pierce Guitar
Katia Popov Violin
Jay Rosen Violin
Kim Scholes Cello
Cecilia Tsan Cello
Josefina Vergara Violin
Brad Warnaar French Horn
Roger Wilkie Violin
Ken Yerke Violin
Andrew Shulman Cello
Christina Soule Cello
Drew Dembowski Double Bass
Natalie Leggett Violin
Nico Abondolo Double Bass
Darrin McCann Viola
Sara Parkins Violin
Hollywood Symphony Orchestra Ensemble
Antony Cooke Cello
Al Hershberger Violin
Keith Greene Viola
Robert Berg Viola
Steven Gordon Viola
Irina Voloshina Violin
Eun Mee Ahn Violin
Michael Valerio Double Bass
Oscar Hidalgo Double Bass
Thomas Dienner Viola
Sarah Thornblade Violin
Ishani Bhoola Violin
Dave Walther Viola
Hollywood Studio Symphony Ensemble
Marina Manukian Violin
Cassandra Richburg Viola
Shalini Vijayan Violin
Alyssa Park Violin
Andrew Duckles Viola
Songa Lee Violin
Henry Gronnier Violin
Judith Farmer Bassoon
Mateo Laboriel Guitar
Joel Pargman Violin
Serena McKinney Violin
Bayreuth Studio Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Yelena Yegoryan Violin
Nina Evtuhov Violin
Tiffany Yi Hu Violin
Phillip O'Connor Clarinet
Michael Nowak Viola
Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick Cello
Phillip Levy Violin
Paul Cohen Cello
Marc Sazer Violin
Jo Ann Turovsky Harp
Mario de León Violin
Matthew Funes Viola
Michael O'Donovan Bassoon
Michael Stern Guitar
Grace E. Oh Violin
Peter Jandula-Hudson Viola
Geraldine Rotella Flute
Brian O'Connor French Horn
Technical Credits
Paul Bushnell Arranger, Orchestration
Jerry Hey Arranger, Orchestration
Dan Higgins Arranger, Orchestration
Dennis Sands Engineering
Brad Warnaar Arranger, Orchestration
Aaron Zigman Arranger, Composer, Orchestration, Audio Production
Skip Williamson Audio Production, Executive Soundtrack Producer
Jesse Voccia Programming
Robert Luketic Executive Producer, Audio Production
Brian McNelis Audio Production, Executive Soundtrack Producer
Stephanie Mente Art Direction
Mateo Laboriel Arranger, Programming, Orchestration
Patrick Kirst Arranger, Orchestration
Robert Luketic Executive Producer
Michael Stern Engineering
Jessie Voccia Programming
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