Good Will Hunting CD (1997)

Artist: Soundtrack

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Product Overview


Label Emd/capitol
SKU 60136312
UPC 724382333821
UPC 14 00724382333821
Format CD
Release Date 12/2/1997
Author Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work California Dreams
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Technical Info
CatalogID 23338
Lable Name Capitol
Released 12/02/1997
Original Release 1997
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 52m : 16s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00724382333821
Album Notes and Credits
Producers include: Danny Elfman, Craig Street, Rob Schnapf, Elliott Smith, Daniel Lanois.
Audio Mixers: Dennis Sands; Rob Schnapf; Tom Rothrock.
Audio Remixers: Jamey Staub; Mike D ; Tony Mangurian.
Editor: Kenneth Karman.
Unknown Contributor Role: Glenn Davis .
For a movie so ostensibly family-oriented, the soundtrack to Good Will Hunting contains some pretty damn disconsolate music. The bulk of the songs here are provided by Heatmiser main man Elliott Smith, whose melancholy solo work far outshines his more rockist band outings, and has gained him far more acclaim. Smith songs like "No Name #3" and "Miss Misery" plumb the depths of despair without ever getting too noisy about their self-pity. We would use Nick Drake as a reference, were the comparison not rendered moot by the way Drake's name is tossed about recklessly in connection to every moe with a Prozac prescription and an acoustic guitar. Every late-'90s soundtrack is required by law to include at least one retro '70s cut. This album makes good use of that requirement to slip in Al Green's delectable rendition of the Bee Gees' classic torch song "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart." Pass the headphones and the Kleenex.
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (10/12/01, p.44) - Ranked #95 in EW's "100 Best Movie Soundtracks"
Entertainment Weekly (1/9/98, pp.66-67) - "...Most of these songs have already appeared on [Elliott] Smith's own albums, but their recurring themes--love, rejection, breakups and the ensuing loneliness--are remarkably in synch with Matt Damon's janitor-savant title character..." - Rating: A-
NME (Magazine) (3/21/98, p.49) - 7 (out of 10) - "...[Elliot Smith] is now much sought-after for a sensitive and naked form of music that feels truthful....Also featured are Luscious Jackson, who are well up for the sassy self-examination with 'Why Do I Lie?'..."
Disc 1
1 Between The Bars - Elliott Smith (orchestral version)
2 As The Rain - Jeb Loy Nichols
3 Angeles - Elliott Smith
4 No Name #3 - Elliott Smith
5 Fisherman's Blues - The Waterboys
6 Why Do I Lie? - Luscious Jackson
7 Will Hunting (Main Titles)
8 Between The Bars - Elliott Smith
9 Say Yes - Elliott Smith
10 Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
11 Somebody's Baby - Andru Donalds
12 Boys Better - The Dandy Warhols
13 How Can You Mend A Broken Heart - Al Green
14 Miss Misery - Elliott Smith
15 Weepy Donuts
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