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This soundtrack includes some of today's hottest artists including, The Kinks"Everybody's Gonna Be Happy", Velvet Underground"Oh Sweet Nuthin'", Bob Dylan"Most Of The Time", Elvis Costello"Ship Building" and Stevie Wonder"I Believe (When I Fall In Love)". This album includes 15 tracks in all and is a must have for your soundtrack collection.
Chris Allison; Clive Langer; Daniel Lanois; Adam; Alan Wistanley; Gary Burnette; Geoffrey Haslam; Gordon Bynum; James Harrah; Sheila Nicholls; Shel Kagan; Stevie Wonder; The Beta Band; The Velvet Underground; Bill Callahan; Jim O'Rourke
Number of Discs
65m : 1s
Album Notes and Credits
HIGH FIDELITY was nominated for the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media.
Personnel: Harry Nilsson (vocals).
The film adaptation of Nick Hornby's cult novel relocates its independent record store setting from London to Chicago, but the HIGH FIDELITY soundtrack thankfully retains the book's eclectic spirit. Though many of the featured artists tend to get caught up in the classic-rock meat grinder, the compilers at least demonstrate great sense by bypassing obvious choices. So, instead of "Like a Rolling Stone," we find OH MERCY's terrific "Most of the Time" filling the obligatory Dylan spot. And, for once, the jittery British Invasion nugget "Everybody's Gonna Be Happy" represents the Kinks-not "You Really Got Me."
The soundtrack's lineup also includes a pair from the Velvets ("Oh Sweet Nuthin" and "Who Loves the Sun"), garage-rock icons Thirteenth Floor Elevators ("You're Gonna Miss Me"), and cutting-edge newcomers such as The Beta Band ("Dry the Rain"). There's even a surprisingly soulful cover of "Let's Get it on," done by Jack Black-half of HBO's Spinal Tap-like Tenacious D duo. HIGH FIDELITY is an unusual soundtrack, closer in spirit to a clever mix tape made by that old college roommate whose two lovers were his hi-fi and his bong.
Q (10/00, p.132) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Provides solace for the quiet moments: there's spunky rebellion from the Thirteenth Floor Elevators and the whole thing is completed by Stevie Wonder's 'I Believe'..."
Melody Maker (7/18/00, p.56) - 4.5 stars out of 5 - "...This rather wonderful soundtrack album has got all the bases covered..."
You're Gonna Miss Me - 13th Floor Elevators
Everybody's Gonna Be Happy - The Kinks
I'm Wrong About Everything - John Wesley Harding
Oh! Sweet Nuthin' - The Velvet Underground
Always See Your Face - Love
Most Of The Time - Bob Dylan
Fallen For You - Sheila Nichols
Dry The Rain - The Beta Band
Shipbuilding - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Cold Blooded Old Times - Smog
Let's Get It On - Jack Black
Lo Boob Oscillator - Stereolab
Inside Game - Royal Trux
Who Loves The Sun - The Velvet Underground
I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever) - Stevie Wonder