Up in the Air: Music from the Motion Picture

Up in the Air: Music from the Motion Picture


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Up in the Air: Music from the Motion Picture

Jason Reitman's Up in the Air is set in airports and boardrooms across the United States, opening itself up to a soundtrack like the one Randall Poster and Rick Clark assembled: a collection of songs that speak to what America is today. Not for nothing does the movie and album open with Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings' funky Southern soul revamping of Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land -"- not only does it give a contemporary spin on a standard, it gives away how the album is based in blues and folk. If anything, the scale tips decidedly toward the latter, with blues-rockers Dan Auerbach and Roy Buchanan represented by atypically acoustic strummers, all the better to fit as the sound of the rest of the record, which is firmly within 2009's indie folk scene and anchored by two cuts from the Crosby, Stills & Nash camp. All this reflective picking is designed to complement the inward journey of George Clooney's lead character, and sometimes the music underscores the introspection a might bit hard, but much of this is sweet, gentle, and, in the case of the title cut by Kevin Renick -- a singer/songwriter who was laid off of his job, just like so many characters in the film, and submitted the song to Reitman unsolicited - quite moving.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/01/2009
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227982881
catalogNumber: 522440
Rank: 126495

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Technical Credits

Woody Guthrie   Composer
Roy Buchanan   Composer
Graham Nash   Composer
David Crosby   Composer
Ivan Reitman   Producer,Executive Producer
Elliott Smith   Composer
Sacha Galvagna   Composer
Charles Wyatt   Composer
Dan Auerbach   Composer
Rolfe Kent   Composer
Ted Griffin   Executive Producer
Jason Reitman   Producer,Liner Notes
Kevin Renick   Composer
Jared Matt Greenberg   Composer
Bradley Grant Smith   Composer
Danny Glicker   Costume Design
Daniel Dubiecki   Producer
Jeffrey Clifford   Producer
Joe Medjuck   Executive Producer
Mindy Marin   Casting
Michael Beugg   Executive Producer
Tom Pollack   Executive Producer
Terence Reid   Composer
Steve Skalad   Production Design

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