Greenberg [Original Soundtrack]

Greenberg [Original Soundtrack]

by James Murphy


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Greenberg [Original Soundtrack]

Director Noah Baumbach's film Greenberg follows an angsty, displaced New Yorker in Los Angeles looking for love, which is the perfect subject matter for maverick LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy to wrestle to the ground. Given that Greenberg is peppered with tracks from the likes of Steve Miller ("Jet Airliner"), Albert Hammond ("It Never Rains in Southern California"), Galaxie 500 ("Strange"), Duran Duran ("The Chauffer"), Sonics ("Shot Down"), and Nite Jewel ("Suburbia"), Greenberg shares more than a few things in common with fellow indie director Wes Anderson in his soundtrack choices. LCD fans looking for high-energy indie dance-rock will be disappointed, as Murphy has crafted a somber and reflective collection of oddball instrumentals, songs, and song snippets that retain their quirkiness without ever succumbing to preciousness. From the neo-blue-eyed soul of "People" and LCD's "Oh You (Christmas Blues)" to soulful acoustic numbers like "Plenty of Time," with its Pet Sounds-inspired bassline and ghostly backing vocals, and the emotional centerpiece "Photographs," which sounds like a long-lost Ray Davies outtake from Something Else by the Kinks, he's given audiences his most mature work to date.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/23/2010
Label: Virgin Records Us
UPC: 5099962831628
catalogNumber: 28316
Rank: 145002

Album Credits

Performance Credits

James Murphy   Primary Artist,Musician
Doyle   Musician
Jason Disu   Musician
Pat Mahoney   Musician

Technical Credits

Albert Hammond   Composer
Andy Taylor   Composer
Roger Taylor   Composer
Simon LeBon   Composer
Nick Rhodes   Composer
Dean Wareham   Composer
Damon Krukowski   Composer
Naomi Yang   Composer
Gerald Roslie   Composer
Christine Bergren   Music Business Affairs,Legal Counsel
James Murphy   Composer,Producer,Score Producer
Nite Jewel   Composer,Producer
John Taylor   Composer
Mike Hazlewood   Composer
Doyle   Composer
Paul "Earthquake" Pena   Composer

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