Vicky Cristina Barcelona

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Ask a lover of Spanish cinema what Spain's equivalent of Hollywood is, and the obvious response will be Madrid; most of Spain's top actors and directors are based in Spain's largest city. Barcelona, meanwhile, is the city that dominates the Spanish porn industry; if Madrid is Spain's Hollywood, Barcelona is Spain's San Fernando Valley. But some excellent non-porn movies have been filmed or partly filmed in Barcelona, ranging from Pedro Almodóvar's Todo Sobre Mi Madre All About My Mother to American director Whit Stillman's clever Barcelona. Stillman isn't the only American director who has filmed in Barcelona; the capitol of Cataluña or Catalunya in Catalan is where ...
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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Ask a lover of Spanish cinema what Spain's equivalent of Hollywood is, and the obvious response will be Madrid; most of Spain's top actors and directors are based in Spain's largest city. Barcelona, meanwhile, is the city that dominates the Spanish porn industry; if Madrid is Spain's Hollywood, Barcelona is Spain's San Fernando Valley. But some excellent non-porn movies have been filmed or partly filmed in Barcelona, ranging from Pedro Almodóvar's Todo Sobre Mi Madre All About My Mother to American director Whit Stillman's clever Barcelona. Stillman isn't the only American director who has filmed in Barcelona; the capitol of Cataluña or Catalunya in Catalan is where Woody Allen filmed his romantic comedy/drama Vicky Cristina Barcelona starring Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, and Scarlett Johansson. In the liner notes, Allen explains that this soundtrack called for Spanish music but candidly admits that Spanish music isn't something he is terribly knowledgeable about. However, Allen obviously did his research, and the recordings that he chose are excellent. Although this 42-minute disc contains two sensuous vocal offerings by the Barcelona-based group Giulia y los Tellarini "Barcelona" and "La Ley del Retiro", most of the soundtrack focuses on instrumental flamenco guitar -- specifically, flamenco of the nuevo flamenco variety. The nuevo flamenco outlook works as well for Juan Serrano on "Entre Olas" and "Corrión" as it does for Juan Quesada on "Asturias," which isn't to say that more traditional flamenco is totally absent from this soundtrack. Paco de Lucía, one of Spain's great flamenco traditionalists, is heard on the familiar "Granada." And the soundtrack moves into jazz territory on two selections by guitarist Biel Ballester: "When I Was a Boy" and "Your Shining Eyes," both of which offer an intriguing mixture of gypsy swing the house that Django Reinhardt built and Catalan-style rumba. Some soundtracks don't hold up very well if you haven't seen the film, but that isn't a problem for this CD; even if one hasn't seen Vicky Cristina Barcelona, this soundtrack is still a fine Mediterranean-oriented compilation.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/12/2008
  • Label: Telarc
  • UPC: 089408500121
  • Catalog Number: 85001
  • Sales rank: 53,136

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Barcelona, song - Guilio Y Los Tellarini (2:22)
  2. 2 Gorrión, for guitar - Juan Serrano (3:05)
  3. 3 Entre dos Aguas - Paco de Lucía (6:00)
  4. 4 El noy de la mare, folk song - Muriel Anderson (2:48)
  5. 5 Granada - Emilio de Benito (1:53)
  6. 6 La ley del retiro, song - Guilio Y Los Tellarini (2:14)
  7. 7 When I Was a Boy, for 2 guitars & jazz trio - Biel Ballester (3:13)
  8. 8 Big Brother, for jazz trio - Stephane Wrembel (5:07)
  9. 9 Asturias - Juan Quesada (7:50)
  10. 10 Your Shining Eyes, for 2 guitars & jazz trio - Biel Ballester (4:30)
  11. 11 Entre olas, for guitar - Juan Serrano (3:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Paco de Lucía Guitar
Juan Serrano Guitar
Muriel Anderson Guitar
Jean-Félix Lalanne Electric Guitar
Juan Carlos Quesada Guitar
Graci Pedro Guitar
Biel Ballester Trio Ensemble
Stephane Wrembel Trio Ensemble
Leo Hipaucha Guitar
Emilio de Benito Guitar
Los Tellarini Group
Juan Quesada Guitar
Giulia Tellarini Vocals
Technical Credits
Woody Allen Liner Notes
Paco de Lucía Composer
Juan Serrano Composer
Isaac Albéniz Composer
Andrés Segovia Arranger
Anilda Carrasquillo Art Direction
Paul Blakemore Mastering
Miguel Llobet Arranger
Biel Ballester Composer
Stephane Wrembel Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Brings Barcelona to you instantly

    I was very impressed by the music when I watched the movie in the theater, and when playing the soundtrack clips of the movie and feelings I had while watching the movie came back again! It's a great soundtrack for people who love this movie, as well as people who enjoy Spanish guitar and want a taste of Barcelona!

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    Posted November 8, 2008

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