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Former roadie for Fugazi turned director Justin Theroux shows off his eclectic musical taste with the Dedication soundtrack as it schizophrenically switches between disjointed thorny songs and flowery orchestral pop tunes, accurately capturing the movie's two protagonists' extremely different personalities. In the film, Billy Crudup plays an unstable children's book author whose manic eccentricities are accented with the music of Deerhoof, while the more stable behavior of Mandy Moore's character is captured by the somber themes of Cat Power. Even though most of the songs found on this soundtrack are featured elsewhere, Deerhoof completists will find the band's new "Matchbook Seeks Maniac" and their cover of "Little Drummer Boy" essential. Far from just an indie compilation, Dedication includes two tracks by blues musicians, two by film composer Edward Shearmur, a frantic beast of a song by Lightning Bolt, a new wave/electro tune by Fischerspooner, and the Strokes' moving, cello-based "Ask Me Anything." Although the assortment of songs is random and scattered, it's an exquisite grouping and one of the most artsy soundtracks ever to come out of Hollywood. Garden State, eat your heart out.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/11/2007
Label: Koch Records
UPC: 0099923503323
catalogNumber: 5033

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lyle Workman   Guitar
John Dieterich   Guitar,Track Performer
Greg Saunier   Track Performer
Satomi Matsuzaki   Vocals,Track Performer

Technical Credits

Harry Simeone   Composer
Tracy McKnight   Executive Soundtrack Producer
Henry Onorati   Composer
Linda Perry   Composer
Edward Shearmur   Composer
Chris Fogel   Engineer
Chan Marshall   Composer
John Dieterich   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Julian Casablancas   Composer
Nick Valensi   Composer
Warren Fischer   Composer
Casey Spooner   Composer
Brian Chippendale   Composer
Greg Saunier   Composer
Au Revoir Simone   Composer
Satomi Matsuzaki   Composer
Justin Theroux   Executive Soundtrack Producer

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