The Royal Tenenbaums (Collector's Edition)

The Royal Tenenbaums (Collector's Edition)

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Following the successful soundtracks to Bottle Rocket and Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums finds filmmaker Wes Anderson teaming up with Devo mastermind Mark Mothersbaugh to create a mesh of original instrumentals and painstakingly selected pop music. The result is an evocative mix tape of the kind record snobs and lovers craft for one another. Here, Mothersbaugh and Anderson choose bittersweet themes befitting this film centered on the unexpected reunion of a family of dysfunctional child prodigies and equally eccentric parents. Bookended by a pair of cuts by Teutonic chanteuse Nico (Jackson Browne's poignant "These Days" and the "Fairest of the Seasons"), this collection features some of rock's most melancholic performers. Elliot Smith (a fragile "Needle in the Hay"), Nick Drake (the delicate "Fly"), and the Velvet Underground (the gorgeous "Stephanie Says") rub shoulders with the über-punk of the Ramones ("Judy Is a Punk") and a classic Clash cover (Junior Murvin's "Police & Thieves"). Mothersbaugh's original compositions find him leading an ensemble containing brass, strings, celesta, and harpsichord, enabling him to move between sprightly Baroque and reggae guitar in "Lindbergh Place Hotel Suite" and a quick dash of Indian raga in "Pagoda's Theme." Topped off by Vince Guaraldi's stirring "Christmas Time Is Here" (better known from A Charlie Brown Christmas), The Royal Tenenbaums is a rich and kingly assortment of music.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/02/2002
Label: Hollywood Records
UPC: 0720616235824
catalogNumber: 162358

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nick Drake   Track Performer
Bob Dylan   Track Performer
John Lennon   Track Performer
Mark Mothersbaugh   Organ,Guitar,Celeste
Ramones   Track Performer
Paul Simon   Track Performer
Velvet Underground   Track Performer
Bruce Fowler   Trombone
Emitt Rhodes   Track Performer
Rick Baptist   Trumpet,Piccolo
Charlie Bisharat   Violin
Tom Brechtlein   Drums
Jonathan Clark   Woodwind
Brian Dembow   Viola
Julie Gigante   Violin
Pamela Goldsmith   Viola
Endre Granat   Violin
Tim Landers   Bass
Miguel Martinez   Cello
Paul Morin   Bass
Gordon Peeke   Drums
Richard Ruttenberg   Keyboards
Jim Sitterly   Violin
Chet Swiatkowski   Harpsichord
Marcia Dickstein   Harp
Elliott Smith   Track Performer
Lavant Coppock   Guitar
Martin Flores   Percussion
Nico Abondolo   Bass
Lawrence Dominello   Piano
Michael Miller   Guitar
Chris 'Niser' Guardino   Organ,Piano,Celeste,Harpsichord
Quatuor Ysaÿe   String Quartet
David H. Speltz   Cello

Technical Credits

John Lennon   Composer
Mark Mothersbaugh   Composer,Producer
Ramones   Composer
Vince Guaraldi   Composer
Wes Anderson   Liner Notes,Executive Producer,Executive Soundtrack Producer
Junior Murvin   Composer
Lee "Scratch" Perry   Composer
Joey Ramone   Composer
Dee Dee Ramone   Composer
Johnny Ramone   Composer
Tommy Ramone   Composer
Randall Poster   Executive Soundtrack Producer
Robert Casale   Producer,Engineer
Lee Mendelson   Composer
Glen Lajeski   Composer,Marketing

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