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Matchstick Men Soundtrack


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (Oct. 7 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • Run Time: 116 minutes
  • ASIN: B0000CF2YP
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #154,808 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Good Life
2. Flim Flam
3. Ichi-Ni-San
4. Matchstick Men
5. Weird Is Good
6. Lonely Bull
7. Ticks & Twitches
8. I Have A Daughter?
9. Swedish Rhapsody
10. Keep The Change
11. Nosy Parker
12. Leaning On A Lamp Post
13. Pool Lights
14. Pygmies!
15. Charmaine
16. Roy's Rules
17. Carpeteria
18. Shame On You
19. Tuna Fish And Cigarettes
20. No More Pills
See all 22 tracks on this disc

Product Description

Ridley Scott's quirky tale of a smalltime con-artist coming to terms with his rediscovered daughter sprawls across landscapes both internal and external, from the twitchy neuroses of Nicolas Cage's character Roy to the kitschy San Fernando Valley furnishings and architecture he insulates them with. Hans Zimmer's soundtrack deftly colors them both with retro-quirky, infectious charm, a welcome left turn from the moody dramaturgy that has been so often demanded of the composer. Roy's living-in-the-past ethos inspires some smart catalog choices, from Bobby Darin's breezy take on "The Good Life" and George Formby's ukulele romp "Leanin' On a Lamp Post" to prime 60's cuts by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass and Mantovani's cocktail lounge staple, "Swedish Rhapsody." Zimmer's jazz-exotica dominated score bobs and weaves its way merrily through those dizzy inspirations, throwing in a little accordion seasoning and several healthy dollops of Nino Rota's La Dolce Vita theme in the bargain, before throwing us back headlong into the jarring rhythms of the 21st century's digital cacophony. A fresh, loopy change of pace from one Hollywood's most successful -- if too often pigeonholed -- composers. -- Jerry McCulley

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Format: Audio CD
I purchased this CD as part of a quest for Neo-Tangos. I danced to "Weird is Good" in a tango lesson in Washington DC recently. It was one of a number of pieces of contemporary music suitable for the "under 30" crowd of tangueros. I found it quite an interesting piece for dancing, and I was quite pleased with it. Yes, it was reason enough for me to purchase the CD. The other piece that was suitable was "The Banker's Waltz."
After those two pieces, the rest of the CD was a bonus. A number of the selections were pieces I had had on vinyl -- The Good Life, Swedish Rhapsody, The Lonely Bull, and Tijuana Taxi. Good stuff from the 1960's -- a nostalgic journey.
The search for Neo-Tangos has also introduced me to a group known as "Thievery Corporation," and I would recommend "Until the Morning" from "Richest Man in Babylon" and "Right Angles Remix" from "OM Lounge, Vol. 1." There is even some good stuff on Dead Can Dance's CD "Into the Labyrinth."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 1 2004
Format: Audio CD
Since this cd is missing Summer Wind and This Town by Frank Sinatra those of you who are looking for these songs can buy Frank Sinatra's Greatst hits, has both these songs on their.
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By Johan on March 4 2004
Format: Audio CD
I enjoy the soundtrack a lot, although much of the music in the movie is not on the soundtrack (most notably Summer Wind, This Town, and Beyond the Sea). Otherwise, it's very enjoyable. My personal favorite is Matchstick Men and Weird is Good (a little odd, but good). With the exception of some essential tracks missing, it's overall good.
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By A Customer on April 18 2004
Format: Audio CD
or sounded exactly like The Gotan Project. they are a French/Argentinian band on XL Recordings & Beggars group. They have an incredible album out called La Revancha Del Tango. Chk it out here: [...]
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