Boys [Original Soundtrack]

Boys [Original Soundtrack]


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Boys [Original Soundtrack]

This is one of those "Original Motion Picture Soundtracks" that is in effect a various-artists sampler. The unifying principle is that the selections come mostly from British pop
ock bands that are either just starting out or are far more popular in Britain than in the U.S. (The movie is set in New England; maybe there's a subtle joke here.) Of the former, the most embarrassing is Slider, whose "Inside" wins the award for Nirvana soundalike of the month. Of the latter, the most notable are Cast, whose "Alright" was a U.K. hit, and Supergrass. The veterans are Squeeze, whose 1980 track "If I Didn't Love You" is the oldest selection; Paul Weller, former leader of the Jam and the Style Council, contributes a remix of "Wildwood"; Del Amitri, who have made some headway in the U.S., are represented by a track from their Twisted album, and the Stone Roses, by "Begging You," which comes from their sophomore set Second Coming. (The selections are all a little older than you'd expect, probably because the movie was shelved for a year before release.) But the track that sets the tone is the lead-off cover of the Zombies' "She's Not There" by the Cruel Sea. The other groups write their own songs, but the style is more reminiscent of Swinging London circa 1965-1966 than 1995-1996.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/09/1996
Label: A&M
UPC: 0731454048927
catalogNumber: 540489


  1. She's Not There  -  Cruel Sea
  2. Alright  -  Cast
  3. Gotta Know Right Now  -  Smoking Popes
  4. Honeysimple  -  Scarce
  5. Wild Wood  - Paul Weller
  6. Colored Water  -  Orbit
  7. Sad & Beautiful World  -  Sparklehorse
  8. Fading Fast  - Jim Boquist
  9. Tell Her This  -  Del Amitri
  10. If I Didn't Love You  -  Squeeze
  11. Inside  -  Slider
  12. Wait for the Sun  -  Supergrass
  13. Belly Laugh  -  Compulsion
  14. Begging You  -  Stone Roses
  15. Evade Chums  - Stewart Copeland

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kelly Willis   Track Performer
Stewart Copeland   Track Performer
Del Amitri   Track Performer
Squeeze   Track Performer
Stone Roses   Track Performer
Compulsion   Track Performer
Jay Farrar   Track Performer
Michael Heidorn   Track Performer
Orbit   Track Performer
Paul Weller   Track Performer
Cruel Sea   Track Performer
Supergrass   Track Performer
Smoking Popes   Track Performer
Scarce   Track Performer
Sparklehorse   Track Performer
Slider   Track Performer
Dave Boquist   Track Performer
Jim Boquist   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Stewart Copeland   Producer
Squeeze   Producer
John Wood   Producer
David Charles   Producer
Portishead   Remixing
Kevin Salem   Producer
David Bianco   Producer
Phil Bonnet   Producer
Clay   Producer
Simon Dawson   Producer
Mark Freegard   Producer
John Leckie   Producer
Mark Linkous   Producer
Brendan Lynch   Producer
Paul Weller   Producer
Brian Paulson   Producer
Paul Schroeder   Producer
Adrian Utley   Remixing
Cruel Sea   Producer
Supergrass   Producer
Wally Gagel   Producer
Karyn Rachtman   Executive Producer
Matthew Winegar   Producer
Thom Wilson   Remixing
Jonathan McHugh   Executive Producer
Chick Graning   Producer
Lowe Gagel   Producer
J. Power   Composer

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