Temptation Showtime Series Californication Compilation, Soundtrack
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|17. High Flying Bird - Elton John|
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Nine tracks of music from Californication is a Showtime 12-part series production created by Tom Kapinos and starring David Duchovny as Hank Moody, a troubled novelist whose move to LA and problems with his job complicate the relationships with his ex-girlfriend Karen (Natascha McElhone) and daughter Becca (Madeleine Martin).Songs featured are from The Rolling Stones, Peeping Tom, My Morning Jacket and The Doors plus several songs from the series. The show was renewed for a second season on September 7, 2007. The season one finale, titled "The Last Waltz", originally aired on Showtime on October 29, 2007. Season 2 began filming in April, 2008. The premiere of season two of Californication is tentatively slated for summer 2008. The entire first season released on DVD in June 2008.
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I do like some of the songs ... others are plain terrible. There is an odd flow to the album that doesn't quite work. This is a better CD for building a song library. It wasn't cheap but is hard to find. This CD is the quintessential one because you get not only the theme show for the song (and the theme from the DVD menu oddly enough) ... but you get some of the best original tracks from the Stones. They also offer the beautiful haunting cover of "Rocketman' which is almost worth it just for that. Elton John's song is also pretty sweet. Not sure why they put both the Stones' 'Can't Always Get What You Want' and a similar sounding cover band's version of the song on the disc. I think it sounds like the cover band is trying to copy the Stones' version exactly and not trying to put their own spin on it.
There are some odd tracks which I try to figure out which episodes they played in but are not really anything I would listen to over and over. Overall, I am glad I was able to play this album while cruising down the Malibu coast in a convertible like Hank Moody. However, in terms of listening to this disc straight through on my home audio system. Probably not going to happen. A pretty cool complilation for the true Californication fan with some pretty unique covers. Could do without the Madiline Martin covers ... those I skip. It's cool to have the theme song and the DVD menu song but I'd rather have had a couple more 'real' songs in place of those riffs.
SOme of my faves: Rocket Man, You Can't Always Get What You Want, Light of DAy and Surrender.
A few headliners: My Morning Jacket, Warren Zevon, Bob Dylan, The Doors (remixed), and Elton John head up some of the albums more well-known tracks. Along with the infamously-memorable Mexican Institute of Sound track from Charlie's nipple incident (the "boo-boo-ca-ca-boo-chee-doo" will be stuck in your head for hours after hearing it).
The only drawback is that some of the music from the show that I didn't find on the album contained some of my favorite memorable moments from the show. Minor inconvenience. Not a big deal.
All in all, a quality soundtrack for fans of the show.