Great Expectations (1998 Film) Soundtrack
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|6. Like A Friend - Pulp|
|7. Wishful Thinking - Duncan Sheik|
|8. Today - Poe|
|9. Lady, Your Roof Brings Me Down - Scott Weiland|
|10. Her Ornament - The Verve Pipe|
|11. Walk This Earth Alone - Lauren Christy|
|12. Breakable - Fisher|
|13. Success - Iggy Pop|
|14. Slave - David Garza|
|15. Uncle John's Band - The Grateful Dead|
|16. Besame Mucho - Cesaria Evora|
This 1998 film brought the Dickens classic to the age of alt-rock, and this soundtrack keeps pace with Sunshower Chris Cornell; Her Ornament Verve Pipe; Lady, Your Roof Brings Me Down Scott Weiland, and Life in Mono Mono. But it also adds tunes by Tori Amos, Iggy Pop, Grateful Dead and even Cesaria Evora!
Whether the movie Great Expectations was any good or not, the soundtrack excelled, crossing generations and cultures as Cesaria Evora nestles next to the Dead's "Uncle John's Band," and Mono's breathless "Life in Mono" leads into former Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell's surprising "Sunshower." A new song from Pulp, the first solo release by former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland, and Great Expectations offers a wealth of surprises, the mood constantly changing, the only constant being the quality of the music, whether from established figures or relative newcomers. From Tori Amos to the Verve Pipe, this is an album that has it all. --Chris Nickson
Top Customer Reviews
Tori Amos' song, "Siren," is gorgeous, and it leads right into "Life in Mono" by Mono. This song has an incredibly unique sound due to the harpsichord, and the voice is nothing short of dreamlike. These are, I would say, my two favorite songs on this CD.
One of the greatest things about this soundtrack is that it is as eclectic as it is beautiful. Tori Amos, as was already mentioned, is present, but also is the fun, singalong "Uncle John's Band" by the Grateful Dead and Iggy Pop's "Success." There are also a couple of artists with songs on the CD that entice you to explore them more thoroughly because their contribution to this CD was so good.
I own about 250 CDs (last time I counted--many more now, I'm sure!) and this CD is in my top ten. It is hands down the best soundtrack I have ever heard.
Most recent customer reviews
really old movie, fell in love with it. really old type of love story, all finished well except for robert deniroPublished on Feb. 25 2013 by Tina
I agree with the positive reviews. I've loved every songs on this CD. Each is unique and sings true of various themes of Great Expectation. Read morePublished on June 5 2004 by E. I.
Like that sleak image of Gwyneth Paltrow on the cover, the soundtrack to this mediocre Dickens adaptation is sexy and sophisticated, for the most part. Read morePublished on May 30 2004 by E. Kutinsky
This is one of the best soundtracks I have ever heard. Every song is incredible. This CD is almost always in my disc-changer. I never tire of it!Published on May 6 2004
I remember that I saw this film some years ago, I was about 14 -15.
I've always loved "Life in mono" theme which is - in my opinion -
a mastepiece. Read more
Some songs on here are okay, but others are worth playing over and over. Track one I always skip over. Track 3, "Life in Mono," is one of the songs you'll want to play over again. Read morePublished on Aug. 28 2003
Listen "Wishful Thinking" a Masterpiece... A masterpiece as it is Life in Mono but Wishful Thinking shpould win a grammy One of the masterpieces of the late 90's. Read morePublished on Feb. 28 2002
What a disappointment. The Movie was so good and this CD was really terrible/ I could not wait to return it.Published on Feb. 3 2002
Get ready to hit rewind several times for the first 3 tracks. The songs by Mono and Tori Amos set a mood for a movie and CD that have become my favorites. Read morePublished on June 14 2001 by A. Bell