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Royal Tenenbaums Soundtrack


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  • Audio CD (Dec 18 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Universal Music Group
  • Run Time: 110 minutes
  • ASIN: B00005TQ51
  • In-Print Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #60,370 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. 111 Arthur Avenue - Mark Mothersbaugh
2. These Days - Nico
3. String Quartet In F Major (Second Movement) - Ysaye Quartet
4. Lindbergh Palace Hotel Suite - Mark Mothersbaugh
5. Wigwam - Bob Dylan
6. Look At That Old Grizzly Bear - Mark Mothersbaugh
7. Lullabye - Emitt Rhodes
8. Mothersbaugh's Canon - Mark Mothersbaugh
9. Police & Thieves - The Clash
10. Scrapping And Yelling - Mark Mothersbaugh
11. Judy Is A Punk - Ramones
12. Pagoda's Theme - Mark Mothersbaugh
13. Needle In The Hay - Elliott Smith
14. Fly - Nick Drake
15. I Always Wanted To Be A Tenenbaum - Mark Mothersbaugh
16. Christmas Time Is Here - Vince Guaraldi Trio
17. Stephanie Says - The Velvet Underground
18. Rachel Evans Tenenbaum (1965-2000) - Mark Mothersbaugh
19. Sparkplug Minuet - Mark Mothersbaugh
20. The Fairest Of The Seasons - Nico

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Royal Tenenbaums ~ The Royal Tenenbaums

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The magical triad behind Rushmore's spunky, starry-eyed soundtrack--music supervisor Randall Poster, composer Mark Mothersbaugh, and director Wes Anderson--leaps forward a decade from that beloved soundtrack's '60s gems, in the process adopting a more pensive feel for The Royal Tenenbaums' musical backdrop. It may lack the euphoric sing-along feel of, say, Creation's "Makin' Time," but the rock and folk tracks here perfectly match the film's crumbling characters and their dilapidated relationships. The Ramones' "Judy Is a Punk" is a burst of nostalgic rebellion but surely causes a sad twinge in light of Joey Ramone's untimely death in 2001; gloom-folker Nick Drake's "Fly" and Elliott Smith's excellently depressing "Needle in the Hay"--which is used to chilling effect during a wrist-slashing scene--further deepen the dark thread running through Tenenbaums. But those who prefer the sunny disposition of Rushmore will be thrilled by the calming concoctions of Mothersbaugh, who heralds the coming of a new scene with graceful woodwind/string parts ("Scrapping and Yelling") and playful sitar pieces ("Pagoda's Theme"). Throw in the Clash's squalling "Police & Thieves" and the Velvet Underground's petal-soft "Stephanie Says" and you've got another winning soundtrack from the film biz's most in-tune music lovers. Tenenbaum or not, you can go home again. --Kristy Martin

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dustin M. Hughes on Feb. 2 2002
Format: Audio CD
Well I must say that I loved this soundtrack but it had its flaws. The long and drawn out beginning before you dive into the cd was one major letdown. It wasn't a soundtrack of Rushmore stature to say the least either, but still very fun. Sure you can expect everytime a soundtrack comes out for it to leave out some great songs but that's where you have to love the powers of mp3. When the Rushmore soundtrack was released I was appalled after I bought it to see it had omitted the Rolling Stones song among a few others. So I went into the studio(my bedroom), and stepped up to the battle station(my computer), and created my unofficial version of the cd adding all the omissions and it is simply brilliant. Now moving on to the Royal Tenenbaums soundtrack I did the exact same thing. There were 4 Rolling Stones songs omitted, a John Lennon song, Me and Julio by Paul Simon(great memories of movie and that song), a Beatles song, Elliot Smith covering "Hey Jude", and the Van Morrison song at the end of the movie, which by the way is called, "Everyone". (I know the last reviewer wanted to know the name of it) And I just inserted them into where they fell in the movie on the cd and it worked out perfectly!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brad Ellsworth on Dec 30 2001
Format: Audio CD
I know I'm gonna open up a can of worms with this one!
It seems critical opinion of this film is split squarely down the center, and I myself am in the category of the naysayers. For me the problems with the film were many, but if I had to spew off a few of my most immediate observations, I would say:
1. Too many characters
2. Not enough development of said characters
3. Too damn long
4. Too in love with itself
The deserved success of Rushmore (one of my favorite movies, ever) seems to have corrupted the creative force of all parties involved, both behind and in front of the camera. In short, this movie seems to presume it will win you over, and thus makes no effort to edit it's own over-indulgent self.
The soundtrack seems to make many of the same presumptions. Whereas Rushmore's was inspired and cohesive, this just feels like a set of "quirky" tunes all pasted together, and for what reason? Maybe it's just that I was too familiar with too many of these songs previously. For instance, if you've heard the Nico record from which both of these tunes were pulled, then you know that the selected songs are simply the first two off the album. It's as if they picked the record simply by virtue of it's obscurity, and then without giving it much thought just grabbed the first two songs. It just feels lazy to me.
I know you all hate me now.
By the way, I can answer all the questions about why there are no Stones songs included: the Stones don't allow their songs to appear on soundtracks. They can appear in a film, but not on a soundtrack. Interesting, eh?
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By DarkSledge on Feb. 11 2004
Format: Audio CD
This soundtrack brings back the movie perfectly. I have to begin by questioning some reviews saying that some songs were omitted. Ture some songs were omitted but the ones most people are complaining about, like the Paul Simon track and the instrumental version of Hey Jude are on the version I have. This soundtrack is made up of mostly instrumental tracks, thanks to Mark Mothersbaugh, and great folk songs that most of us aren't familiar with, with a couple punk songs thrown in for good measure. This is one soundtrack that I can say that I like every song on here, even the Nico songs. Some people say Nico is veyr monotone, but she still does some beautiful songs. I especially enjoy the instrumental Dylan song on here, but thats maybe because Dylan is my favorite artist. If you are looking at purchasing this cd then chances are you have seen the movie, and the soundtrack does the movie justice. If you liked the movie, you will like the soundtrack. You may not be able to listen to it in the car when riding around with you friends, but it is a great album to listen to on your own, especially if you don't have time to watch the movie. I highly recommend it.
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Format: Audio CD
The soundtrack to Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums is the greatest compilation disc that I own. I bought this album when I was just starting to be interested in music, and I've found it to play like an assemblage of the greatest songs from the 1960s and 1970s--an overview of what every true enthusiast should not only be acquainted with, but admire, as well. Not only are the songs on the album great selections by themselves, but Anderson arranges them in the perfect continuance, mixing among them the musical interludes by Mark Mothersbaugh, the musician for the film. The album is, as I say, fantastic, but if only songs like Rolling Stones' "Ruby Tuesday" and Van Morrison's "Everyone" were included, too. Nonetheless, the songs all unite together to generate this pertinent sensation of hopefulness and melancholy--much like the sentiment communicated through the film. Songs like John Lennon's "Look at Me" and Elliott Smith's "Needle in the Hay" capture the dejection of the characters, but others--Paul Simon's "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard"--do their part in making the album lighthearted and cheerful. The Clash's "Police and Thieves" and the Ramones' "Judy is a Punk" are noncompliant, quirky and childlike--like Margot Tenenbaum when she was younger. Bob Dylan's "Wigwam" and Nick Drake's "Fly" are extraterrestrial, but comforting, even so. If you really like these, you should check out David Bowie's Space Oddity--similar sounds and ideas are communicated well on that album. "Mothersbaugh's Canon," the song which plays while Royal and Richie walk around the cemetery one afternoon ["Why'd you choke out there? You know, I had a lot riding on that match--financially and personally," says Royal to Richie], is the best by Mothersbaugh on the album or in the film.Read more ›
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