Pleasantville [Original Soundtrack]

Pleasantville [Original Soundtrack]


Anchored by Fiona Apple's crashing-at-midnight version of the Beatles' "Across the Universe," this 12-song soundtrack offering dishes up the usual mix of a couple modern tunes (both provided by Apple), oldies (Gene Vincent, the Dave Brubeck Quartet, Etta James, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly & the Crickets), and an orchestral score (provided by Randy Newman). There's really no theme to the set (it all hinges flimsily on the film's nostalgic-tripping premise), but any album that tosses in vintage Elvis and Miles Davis can't be all that bad. The reason to hear Pleasantville, though, is for Apple's take on the Fab Four. Lazily recited over a slight hip-hop beat, John Lennon's ode to spiritual serenity is given a post-modern spin that is simultaneously dreamy and decadent. It's not at all the bummer it could have been.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/01/2008
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0886972410128
catalogNumber: 724101

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Etta James   Track Performer
Randy Newman   Track Performer
Elvis Presley   Track Performer
Gene Vincent   Track Performer
Larry Williams   Track Performer
Miles Davis   Track Performer
Jim Keltner   Drums
Jon Brion   Vibes,chamberlain
Nathan East   Bass
Greg Phillinganes   Piano
Patrick Warren   Celeste,chamberlain
Robert & Johnny   Track Performer
Fiona Apple   Track Performer
Billy Ward & the Dominoes   Track Performer
Dave Brubeck Quartet   Track Performer
Buddy Holly & the Crickets   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Randy Newman   Producer
Jon Brion   Producer
Dennis Sands   Engineer
Jonathan McHugh   Soundtrack Executive
Rich Costey   Programming
Doug Erb   Art Direction
Bonnie Greenberg   Executive Producer
Lori Silfen   Music Executive
Bruno Coon   Producer

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Pleasantville [Original Soundtrack] 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Pleasentville's sound track is like a collage. Its deep sounds are woven together to create a little modern pop with good old sock hop. If you have a wide range of music tastes I suggest you listen to Pleasentville.