The Big Chill [Deluxe Edition]

The Big Chill [Deluxe Edition]

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By combining the ten songs from the original Big Chill soundtrack album with all but one song from The Big Chill: More Songs From the Original Soundtrack; three instrumental songs from the film; and 15 classic '60s rock and soul tracks that didn't appear on either of those soundtracks (or the film itself), Hip-O managed to fashion a two-CD, 38-song deluxe edition of the Big Chill soundtrack. It's big enough that some of the content is rather speciously related to the original film or soundtrack concept; as a phrase on the cover says, it's more "music from and inspired by The Big Chill" than it is an expanded version of the actual soundtrack. Regardless of how strongly particular tracks tie in to the movie that inspired all this packaging, it's amply stuffed with classic '60s music. Motown does form a bigger piece of the pie than anything else, with 14 of the tracks coming from the company's vaults. But it doesn't actually dominate: there's plenty of other stuff, including great hits by the Rascals, Aretha Franklin, Procol Harum, Percy Sledge, Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Beach Boys, the Spencer Davis Group, Lesley Gore, the Mamas & the Papas, Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders, James Brown, and the Zombies. True, there's not much that doesn't get played to death on oldies radio anyway, with Howard Tate's "Get It While You Can" and the Supremes B-side "Ask Any Girl" about the only exceptions. Because of that, there's little reason for collectors to pick it up, other than to get something for their significant other that they can stand listening to together. For a general public divorced from the snobbish record-collecting community, however, it's an excellent and varied scoop of classics from the era, to be filed right next to the two-CD edition of the Forrest Gump soundtrack no doubt. Note, however, that one of the songs from The Big Chill">The {|Big Chill: More Songs From the Original Soundtrack -- {|the Steve Miller Band">Big Chill: More Songs From the Original Soundtrack">Big Chill">The {|Big Chill: More Songs From the Original Soundtrack -- {|the Steve Miller Band's "Quicksilver Girl" -- has been omitted from this deluxe edition, for reasons unexplained.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/23/2004
Label: Motown
UPC: 0602498162286
catalogNumber: 000194002
Rank: 4787

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Technical Credits

Hoyt Axton   Composer
Band   Producer
James Brown   Composer
Steve Cropper   Composer
John Fogerty   Composer,Producer
Marvin Gaye   Composer,Producer
Justin Hayward   Composer
Mick Jagger   Composer
Carole King   Composer
Dave Mason   Composer
Wilson Pickett   Composer
Rascals   Producer
Robbie Robertson   Composer
Smokey Robinson   Composer,Producer
Leon Russell   Arranger,Producer
Brian Wilson   Composer,Producer
Steve Winwood   Composer
Bob Dorough   Arranger,Producer
Quincy Jones   Producer
Bert Kaempfert   Composer
Chris White   Composer,Producer
Grease Band   Arranger
Mort Shuman   Composer
Rod Argent   Composer,Producer
Colin Blunstone   Composer
Gary Brooker   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Marlin Greene   Producer
Jerry Leiber   Producer
John Phillips   Composer
Barrett Strong   Composer
Jimmy Miller   Producer
Lou Adler   Producer
Nick Ashford   Composer,Producer
Paul Atkinson   Composer
Renaldo Benson   Composer
Bert Berns   Composer
Chris Blackwell   Producer
Cleveland   Composer,Producer
Denny Cordell   Producer
Lamont Dozier   Composer,Producer
Tom Dowd   Arranger
Milt Gabler   Producer
Berry Gordy   Producer
Hugh Grundy   Composer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer,Producer
Lawrence Horn   Producer
Ivy Jo Hunter   Composer
John Madara   Composer
Arif Mardin   Arranger
Warren "Pete" Moore   Composer
Richard Podolor   Producer
Art Polhemus   Producer
Jerry Ragovoy   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Keith Reid   Composer
Keith Richards   Composer
Paul Riser   Composer
Ralph Scala   Composer
Stuart Scharf   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Valerie Simpson   Composer,Producer
Chris Stainton   Arranger
William "Mickey" Stevenson   Composer,Producer
Mike Stoller   Producer
William Weatherspoon   Composer,Producer
Harry Weinger   Producer
Jerry Wexler   Composer,Producer
Norman Whitfield   Composer,Producer
Muff Winwood   Composer
Andrew Wright   Composer
Bob Wyld   Producer
Quin Ivy   Producer
Bert Russell   Composer
David Kurtz   Composer
Vartan   Art Direction
Eddie Snyder   Composer
Marvin Tarplin   Composer
Spencer Davis   Composer
Ronald White   Composer
Hugh Mendi   Executive Producer
Rudy Clark   Composer
Clint Ballard   Composer
Autry DeWalt   Composer
Calvin Lewis   Composer
Ronald Gilbert   Composer
Tony Asher   Composer
Robin Schwartz   Licensing
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Charlie Singleton   Composer
James H. Brown   Producer
James Frank Dean   Producer
Kevin Filipski   Liner Notes
Arthur Resnick   Composer
David White   Composer
James Dean   Composer

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