This Is 40 [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
It may be a little glib to call This Is 40 Judd Apatow's stab at a Cameron Crowe soundtrack, but there's some truth to that. His lead character as portrayed by Paul Rudd is a music manager who somehow wants to push a comeback by Graham Parker -- a move that's a little odd, as if Rudd was truly 40 in 2012, his high school Graham Parker album would have been The Mona Lisa's Sister, making him a guaranteed outcast in 1988 -- but it isn't just that Apatow's lead is music-obsessed, it's that his newly commissioned music speaks to the themes of his film. Lindsey Buckingham, Norah Jones, Fiona Apple, Loudon Wainwright III, and, yes, Parker himself, contribute new songs...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
It may be a little glib to call This Is 40 Judd Apatow's stab at a Cameron Crowe soundtrack, but there's some truth to that. His lead character as portrayed by Paul Rudd is a music manager who somehow wants to push a comeback by Graham Parker -- a move that's a little odd, as if Rudd was truly 40 in 2012, his high school Graham Parker album would have been The Mona Lisa's Sister, making him a guaranteed outcast in 1988 -- but it isn't just that Apatow's lead is music-obsessed, it's that his newly commissioned music speaks to the themes of his film. Lindsey Buckingham, Norah Jones, Fiona Apple, Loudon Wainwright III, and, yes, Parker himself, contribute new songs to the soundtrack, all based on the film's theme of reconciling immaturity with middle-age. All the sounds and themes interlock, with some artists tackling adulthood directly (Buckingham's "Sick of You") and others having a bit of a laugh (Jones' tongue-in-cheek "Always Judging"). A few of these songs have been heard before -- Paul McCartney's instrumental oddity "Lunchbox/Oddsox," Paul Simon's perceptive "Rewrite," Wilco's "I Got You (At the End of the Century)" -- but they fit in with the newer tunes here. And the artists don't toss off their contributions, either: Buckingham's three songs are all very good, with Jones acting as an effective Stevie Nicks foil on "Brother & Sister," Fiona Apple's "Dull Tool" wonderfully mimics the carnivalesque cavalcade of Extraordinary Machine, and Graham Parker & the Rumour's "Watch the Moon Come Down" nearly bests anything on their very fine 2012 reunion Three Chords Good. There's little question that This Is 40 is lifestyle music, music made for and by upwardly mobile indie refugees, but it's funny, perceptive, and moving, the best of its breed.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/11/2012
  • Label: Capitol
  • EAN: 5099972125922
  • Catalog Number: 21259
  • Sales rank: 90,212

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Yes, I'm Your Angel - Yoko Ono (2:52)
  2. 2 Always Judging - Norah Jones (3:41)
  3. 3 What Do You Like? - Punch Brothers (2:46)
  4. 4 Sick of You - Lindsey Buckingham (4:23)
  5. 5 Rewrite - Paul Simon (3:52)
  6. 6 Shining Through the Dark - Ryan Adams (3:17)
  7. 7 Lunch Box/Odd Sox - Paul McCartney (3:49)
  8. 8 Brother & Sister - Norah Jones (6:05)
  9. 9 Theme 1 (Debbie & Oliver) - Jon Brion (3:38)
  10. 10 Watch the Moon Come Down - Graham Parker & the Rumour (4:50)
  11. 11 Days That We Die - Loudon Wainwright III (2:25)
  12. 12 She Acts Like You - Lindsey Buckingham (3:36)
  13. 13 Dull Tool - Fiona Apple (4:26)
  14. 14 Lucky Now - Ryan Adams (3:01)
  15. 15 I Got You (At the End of the Century) - Wilco (2:39)
  16. 16 Live and Die - The Avett Brothers (4:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lindsey Buckingham Guitar, Background Vocals
Ian McLagan Keyboards
Cindy Cashdollar Pedal Steel Guitar
Suzie Katayama Cello
Fiona Apple Piano, Vocals
Chris Thile Mandolin
Chris Stills Guitar, Background Vocals
Gabe Witcher Fiddle
Ryan Adams Guitar, Vocals
Norah Jones Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals
Noam Pikelny Banjo
Chris Eldridge Guitar
Gus Seyffert Bass
Paul Kowert Bass
Marshall Vore Drums
Matt Chamberlin Percussion
Technical Credits
Loudon Wainwright III Composer
Lindsey Buckingham Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Graham Parker Composer
Paul Simon Composer
Yoko Ono Composer
Jon Brion Composer, Producer, Instrumentation, Additional Production
Linda McCartney Composer
Jeff Tweedy Composer, Producer
Alan Yoshida Mastering
Fiona Apple Composer
Judd Apatow Producer
Eric Cadieux Engineer
Ryan Adams Composer
Scott Peets Engineer
Norah Jones Composer
The Avett Brothers Composer
Greg Koller Engineer
Jonathan Karp Producer
Philip M. Cohen Producer
Randall Leddy Art Direction
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