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Thicker Than Water Soundtrack


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (Nov. 25 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Universal Music Group
  • ASIN: B0000UX5IY
  • In-Print Editions: Audio CD  |  DVD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #82,367 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3. Even After All
4. Hobo Blues
5. Relate to Me
6. The Cove
7. Holes to Heaven
8. Dark Water & Stars
9. My Guru
10. Honor and Harmony
11. Liver Splash
12. Underwater Love
13. Thicker Than Water
14. Witchi-Tai-To

Product Description

Product Description

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Those who know Jack Johnson only as college radio fave are in for a pleasant surprise here, as are wave-riding aficionados with a taste for eclectic, cooled-out musical vibes. The project Surfer magazine hailed as 2000's Video of the Year was originally a collaboration between surfing champ/then-USC film student Johnson and school colleagues Chris and Dan Malloy. But Johnson also gratifyingly took the opportunity to prove that "surf music" is purely a subjective term; indeed, electric instruments are few and far between here, let alone the traditional buzzsaw licks of such genre stalwarts as Dick Dale and Gary Hoey. Instead, Johnson has stitched together an organically focused, acoustic-centered collection that would seem as welcome on a shady creek bank as a sunny, wave-lapped beach. Johnson offers up an acoustic take of his sophomore album's "Holes to Heaven" and the sprightly instrumentals "Moonshine" and "Cove," while longtime associate G. Love duets on the spare, rootsy "Rainbow." Love and band Special Sauce also contribute the even grittier instrumental "Hobo Blues" and laconic "Honor and Harmony." But its also a collection that ventures as far afield as The Meters' 70's-funky "Liver Splash"., Finley Quaye's spare soul, the folk-raga of Kalyanji/Anadji's "My Guru" and the spacey, haunting "Dark Water and Stars" by Natural Calamity. --Jerry McCulley

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars

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Format: DVD
There are so many better surf films out there than this. I love surfing but this film just left me cold. If your idea of a great surf movie is 45 minutes of different bits of surfing footage without any storyline accompanied by a wholly uninspiring and unsympathetic soundtrack, then check this film out.
Some of the waves surfed in this film are dramatic; I am pretty sure one of them is Teahupoo in Tahiti, a wave to equal almost any in the world in ferocity and the drastic consequences of a wipeout on it. Unfortunately there is no indication either in the film or in the credits where any of the footage was shot, which is a shame and also an unneccessary omission.
But please, surfing is an adrenaline sport and whilst, with the exception of the (maybe) Teahupoo footage, the waves surfed in this movie are not particularly big, this movie fails to capture any of the dynamism and excitement that is an integral part of surfing. This is despite the fact that many of the world's best surfers feature in it! Because there is no storyline or dialogue, the soundtrack dominates the aural part of the experience and the soundtrack is just awful. It is soporific mush. What you experience with your ears is completely at odds with what you see with your eyes. There is no synergy between the two whatsoever.
If you are desperate to add to your surf movie collection, then this one is watchable, just. If you want to be more selective, then any of the Endless Summer trilogy or Billabong Odyssey would be a far better choice.
And if you only want to buy one surf movie, then it has to be Step Into Liquid, which is a million miles better than this one.
In fact, if you want to buy ten surf movies, buy one copy of Step Into Liquid and watch it ten times!
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By Andrew D. Dixon Jr. on March 22 2004
Format: DVD
Compared to other surf films being flooded into the market these days, this is not bad. Music is good, footage is good (note: SHOT ON FILM, not video). It was somewhat hard to figure out where they were. We have clear scenery change, but no indicator to tell us where they really were except for the traditional Irish folk music that obviously indicated they were surfing Ireland. Director's commentary is witty and insightful and gives us perspective that few surf films give us and basically provides a good reason to watch it again -- and again. The version of this DVD I purchased in a local surf shop included a second disc; a CD with the soundtrack from the film. Very nice and a unique marketing and packaging idea. It actually convinced me to purchase the package. More importantly, the music is actually good (I was disappointed, though that the Irish folk music used in the film was not included on the soundtrack CD). But as a film, come on, it's only about 45 minutes long (with special feature bonus material, about an hour). It can't possibly be that difficult to compile film to make it last longer than an hour. Anything less than an hour these days, let's face it, is somewhat of a disappointment. Jack Johnson's involvement added to the film, though. Nicely done, let's just have more of it. I'm glad to have it in my DVD collection, though.
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By Matt Kane on Feb. 9 2004
Format: DVD
The first thing that caught my attention with this video was the music. First and foremost it's a surf video, but there's more going on than just some guys showing off with their moves. Unlike what you might see on Bluetorch or 54321, this video offers a different perspective, and it sets the mood with an awsome original score. This is no less than a work of art. Through the surfing you get an expression which comes from a passion for life not just the sport itself, it's also in some ways a glimpse into the creative process of a musician. If you listen to Jack Johnson's "On and On", then watch this film you can see where the inspiration came from. A lot of the lyrics relate to some of the imagery which was selected. This film has definatly given me newfound respect for that these guys do, and I can't really express how good "thicker than water" is. It's actually very tranquil. It's a must have for any surfer, and I reccomend it for anyone who is big into music or is a musician themselves [and I think all other artists can probably walk away from this video with something too]. Also, since the video just looks so damned good I would reccomend it for budding cinimatographers as well.
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By Tracy Gray on Dec 22 2003
Format: Audio CD
I picked up this CD on a whim from a local store on a "new releases" rack just because the sepia toned packaging caught my eye. I looked it over and thought "Hmmm, this looks interesting." I put it back down and two days later I went back and got it and I wasn't really sure why other than I was very curious. Especially about the two songs "Underwater Love" and "Thicker Than Water." I have heard of G Love and Jack Johnson, but hadn't heard any of their music before. On first listen I was incredibly pleased at the music on the CD. The song "My Guru" is by now memorized in my head as is "Underwater Love." The song "Thicker Than Water" is really, really beautiful and fills my head with visions of waves and sand and warm air during a dreary and cold Indiana winter. This is the coolest CD I have bought in a long time and came across it by accident. The only problem is now I have to go track down the Smoke City CD's because I am in love with the sound of the lead singer's voice and her vocal stylings. I recommend this CD very highly. It's a great CD to just chill to. You could call it music to nap by, but I prefer to call it music to imagine by. This has become the soundtrack to my daydreams. Try it!!!!
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