Viva la Tristeza!

Viva la Tristeza!

by Pedro Almodovar


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Apart from being an exceptional collection of music, Viva la Tristeza! comes wrapped in a rather novel concept. These songs accompanied revered Oscar-winning director and screenwriter Pedro Almodovar as he conceived the script for 2002's Talk to Her, and provide an additional dimension and a unique insight through his liner notes, which also function as a lulling yet emotionally powerful listen that would have significant impact free of context. There is little overlap between this disc and the official soundtrack; only Caetano Veloso' s "Cucurrucucú Paloma" is reprised. The selections, ranging from the torchy pop
oir of Goldfrapp's "Paper Bag," to Jimmy Scott's spare, wrenching, version of "Nothing Compares 2 U," to Ana D's disarmingly hypnotic "Me Quedo Contigo," have significant ties to the film, whether there are lyrical connections or complementary instrumental tones. Despite the fact that the majority of these songs are not featured in Talk to Her, this disc is, in many ways, a more valuable accessory than the official soundtrack.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/13/2003
Label: Milan Records
UPC: 0731383601521
catalogNumber: 36015

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pedro Almodovar   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Paul Anka   Composer
Prince   Composer
Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Dale Ashby   Producer
Emmanuel Chamboredon   Executive Producer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Nicolette   Arranger,Composer
Shut Up & Dance   Arranger,Composer
Ray Gilbert   Composer
Will Gregory   Composer
Tomas Mendez   Composer
Jacques Revaux   Composer
Claude François   Composer
Gilles Thibault   Composer
Pedro Almodovar   Liner Notes
G. Himelfarb   Arranger
Gerry McCarthy   Producer
Traditional   Composer
Goldfrapp   Composer
Chab   Engineer
Didier Abidjaoudi   Executive Producer

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