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Get Shorty [Soundtrack]

John Lurie Audio CD
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1. Chilli Hot - Us3
2. Green Onions - Booker T. & The MG's
3. Nose Punch - Get Shorty-Various Artists
4. Stink (Short Version) - John Lurie
5. I Had My Chance - Morphine
6. To Be Alive & In A Convertible - John Lurie
7. Panacea - Greyboy
8. Chili At Airport (Part I) - Get Shorty-Various Artists
9. Vesuvio's - John Lurie
10. Bo's Veranda - Morphine
11. Can't Be Still - Booker T. & The MG's
12. Bo At Airport - Get Shorty-Various Artists
13. Romantic Walk - John Lurie
14. Chubb Sub - Medeski Martin & Wood
15. Chili At Airport (Part II) - Get Shorty-Various Artists
16. Chili & Karen At Sunset - Get Shorty-Various Artists
17. Stink - John Lurie

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Alto Saxophone - John Lurie (tracks: 3, 6, 12, 13, 16, 17) Baritone Saxophone - Steve Elson (tracks: 3, 6, 12, 16, 17) Bass - Erik Sanko (tracks: 6, 12, 15, 17) Drums - Calvin Weston (tracks: 6, 12, 15, 17), Dougie Bowne (tracks: 3, 6, 8, 9, 13) Electric Bass, Acoustic Bass - Tony Garnier (tracks: 3, 6, 8, 9, 13, 16) Executive Producer - Karyn Rachtman Guitar - Danny Blume (tracks: 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 15, 17) Orchestrated By, Conductor - Steven Bernstein Organ - John Medeski (tracks: 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 17) Percussion - Billy Martin (tracks: 6, 8, 12, 15, 17) Piano - John Medeski (tracks: 3, 4, 8, 12, 13, 16, 17) Programmed By [Additional Programming] - Mike Collins (tracks: 1) Tenor Saxophone - Michael Blake (tracks: 3, 6, 12, 16, 17) Trombone - Art Baron (tracks: 3, 8, 12, 16), Curtis Fowlkes (tracks: 3, 8, 12, 16) Trumpet - Steven Bernstein (tracks: 3, 6, 12, 15 to 17) Vocals - John Lurie (tracks: 3, 6, 8, 15, 17) Written-by [Original Score] - John Lurie

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4.0 out of 5 stars Hits the spot every time Jan. 19 2002
Format:Audio CD
Movie soundtracks tend to be in one of two categories: the made-for-movie kind and the collection-of-tunes-that-fit-the-movie-and-mood kind. This soundtrack has a little of both. John Lurie, who can be heard in movies like Manny & Lo, African Swim, and Fishing With John, provides the made-for-movie part, an upbeat, tambourine-shaking bunch of tunes with squeaky saxes and funky bass lines. The true funk, however, comes from Medeski, Martin, & Wood's "Chubb Sub" a strong bass/drum/organ jam that'll knock you off your feat (or onto your feat if you were sitting down.) The flow of this album may be one of its greatest features. "Green Onions" might go back to the early sixties, and "Panacea" might have been recorded yesterday, but there is still a unique continuity that this music maintains. It's a groovy jazz, blues mix that has a funky result that you can really tap your foot to.
The soundtrack is not flawless, though. Its 17 tracks might be deceiving as it only runs about one hour. That means some tracks are just over 1 minute long . . . but I guess that comes with the made-for-movie part. The song "Stink" also appears twice. The short version is really just the long version with a fadeout. Also, the Morphine track "I Had My Chance" isn't a bad song by itself, but what is it doing on this album? It's the only track that has a singing. And since it's slower than the rest, and even a different style, it tends to stand out. And if my memory's correct it's heard for exactly 2.4 seconds during the film . . . but that's true with all of them I guess.
Despite some minor glitches, the soundtrack really works. Its got a lot of class and really fits the movie. Also, it doesn't have any silly talking or sound clips from the film (if you want conversations watch the movie, if you want music buy the soundtrack.) Aside from the ones mentioned above, other tunes that stand out are "Nose Punch" and "Chili at Airport (part II)".
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3.0 out of 5 stars Better if you don't quite remember the movie... Jan. 8 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
It's hard to believe that this movie came out in 1995. It's also hard to believe that I've only lsitened to this soundtrack once since I bought it back then. This explains the low rating -- it seemed too easy to put away. Perhaps this is a function of my being unable to separate the film from the soundtrack Both were quite good, but the album is better enjoyed on its own, if you ask me. However, I recently purchased the new album by "Action Figure Party" and they sounded similar enough to make me listen to Get Shorty again. I can cay that if you like either one, you should own both.
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2.0 out of 5 stars "Stink" is ruined on this disc June 26 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
When I saw "Get Shorty" in the theater, one of the best parts was the music. In particular, "Stink" plays over the closing credits and is a fantastic song. It's completely ruined on this disc because it includes some obnoxious vocals / yelling. Otherwise, this is a good disc.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Cool CD. Jan. 15 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The music in this CD is sooooo cool. It will make you wanna go cruisin' at night or go out with friends in cool threads. Although this CD is certainly not for everyday use (due to its "unique" (for a lack of a better term) sound), it is certainly one for keeps.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Captures Jazz and fuses it with great style. March 5 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This soundtrack is exceptional, it captures the attitude of the movie perfectly. It's a mix of some great stuff like Green Onions, and new stuff by US3, and others. Throw this one on in the car, grab a leather jacket, and cruise with this it, great stuff.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great album, lot's of fun Oct. 7 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This album is great, it has a lot of cool funk to it. It is perfect for getting you psyched up (i.e. you have two hours before your term paper is due, and you haven't slept in three days)
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