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I Am Sam (2002)

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Format: CD
Sku: 60513078
UPC: 638812711922
UPC 14: 00638812711922
Release Date: 1/8/2002
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Two Of Us - Aimee Mann/Michael Penn ~ Original Soundtrack
2. Blackbird - Sarah McLachlan ~ Original Soundtrack
3. Across The Universe - Rufus Wainwright ~ Original Soundtrack
4. I'm Looking Through You - The Wallflowers ~ Original Soundtrack
5. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away - Eddie Vedder ~ Original Soundtrack
6. Strawberry Fields - Ben Harper ~ Original Soundtrack
7. Mother Nature's Son - Sheryl Crow ~ Original Soundtrack
8. Golden Slumbers - Ben Folds ~ Original Soundtrack
9. I'm Only Sleeping - The Vines ~ Original Soundtrack
10. Don't Let Me Down - Stereophonics ~ Original Soundtrack
11. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds - The Black Crowes ~ Original Soundtrack
12. Julia - Chocolate Genius ~ Original Soundtrack
13. We Can Work It Out - Heather Nova ~ Original Soundtrack
14. Help - Howie Day ~ Original Soundtrack
15. Nowhere Man - Paul Westerberg ~ Original Soundtrack
16. Revolution - Grandaddy ~ Original Soundtrack
17. Let It Be - Nick Cave ~ Original Soundtrack
 
The great songs of John Lennon and Paul McCartney revisited by such great artists as Eddie Vedder, Sarah McLachlan, The Black Crowes, Nick Cave and more!

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Original score composed by John Powell.
Muze PNote I AM SAM was nominated for the 2003 Grammy Awards for Best Compilation Album For A Motion Picture Or Television..
Muze PNote Personnel: Craig Nicholls, Howie Day, Jakob Dylan, Rich Robinson , Ben Harper (vocals, guitar); Michael Penn (vocals, acoustic guitar, pennywhistle, snare drum); Eddie Vedder (vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica, electric bass, snare drum, shaker, tambourine); Marc Anthony Thompson (vocals, 12-string guitar, harmonica, keyboards); Ashwin Sood (vocals, toy piano); Sheryl Crow (vocals, omnichord, bass guitar); Aimee Mann (vocals, sound effects); Chris Robinson, Heather Nova, Nick Cave, Rufus Wainwright, Sarah McLachlan (vocals); Rob Schnapf (guitar, sitar); Oren Bloedow (guitar, pump organ); Abe Laboriel, Jr. (guitar, keyboards, drums); Chris Feinstein (guitar, percussion); George Doering, Val McCallum, John Turnbull (guitar); Michael Lockwood (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, baritone guitar, autoharp, zither, keyboards, synthesizer); Marc Ribot (acoustic guitar, banjo); Jay Joyce, Sean Ashby (acoustic guitar); Lorenza Ponce, Antoine Silverman (violin); Abraham Ceferino Valiente Hern ndez, Conway Kuo (viola); Garo Yellin, Emily Wright , Michelle Kinney (cello); Gilad Atzmon (clarinet); Ron Blake (trumpet); Chaz Jankel (piano); Eddie Harsch (keyboards, vibraphone); Greg Kurstin, Pierre Marchand, Rami Jaffee (keyboards); Norman Watt-Roy (bass guitar); Alan Bezozi (drums, percussion); Steve Gorman (drums, background vocals); Joey Waronker, Shawn Pelton, Mario Calire, Dylan Howe (drums); Tom Fills (maracas, tambourine); Leon Mobley (percussion); Forrest McDonald (background vocals).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Chris Ribando; Chris Feinstein; Felix Tod; Tobi Miller; Gareth Jones ; Dana Meyers; Rick "Soldier" Will; Jason Lytle; Joe Chiccarelli; Nick Cave; Niko Bolas; Paul Westerberg; Pierre Marchand; Rich Robinson ; Ryan Freeland; Trina Shoemaker; Bill Appleberry ; Jon Kaplan.
Muze PNote Recording information: Groovemasters, Los Angeles, CA; Home, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Sunset Sound Factory, Los Angeles, CA; The Instrument, London, England; TMF Studios, New York, NY; Westside Studios, London, England; Wisseloord, Studios, Hilversum, The Netherlands.
Muze PNote In the film I AM SAM, Sean Penn's title character is a mentally challenged, Beatles-obsessed character who lands in the middle of a custody case for his daughter. With Sam looking to the Fab Four's music for guidance, the accompanying soundtrack is wall-to-wall Lennon-McCartney. Rebuffed for the rights to the original songs, the album's organizers instead recruited an all-star array of talent to contribute Beatles covers within a three-week span. The quick turn-around time meant delightfully original interpretations of these stellar songs as opposed to by-the-numbers readings.
Muze PNote Among the many highlights are Ben Harper's psychedelic "Strawberry Fields Forever," a chiming Aimee Mann/Michael Penn duet on "Two Of Us" and Chocolate Genius' ethereal "Julia." Elsewhere, Eddie Vedder delivers an acoustic-driven "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away" through gritted teeth, Sheryl Crow adds a nice country twang to "Mother Nature's Son," and Stereophonics' raspy take on "Don't Let Me Down" sounds like a Faces outtake.
Muze PNote Although The Black Crowes offer up a stark arrangement of "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds," Grandaddy's chugging alt-rock version of "Revolution" and Nick Cave's melancholy crooning of "Let It Be" make I AM SAM worth the price of admission.

Producer: Chris Robinson; Chris Feinstein; Felix Tod; Tobi Miller; Gareth Jones; Rick "Soldier" Will; Jason Lytle; Abe Laboriel, Jr.; John Brand; Marc Anthony Thompson; Michael Lockwood; Nick Cave; Pierre Marchand; Rich Robinson; Rob Schnapf; Stereophonics; Ben Fol

Engineer: Chris Ribando; Doug Boehm; Felix Tod; Tobi Miller; Rick "Soldier" Will; Kevin Dean; Marc Anthony Thompson; Mark Howard; Niko Bolas; Paul Westerberg; Ryan Freeland; Trina Shoemaker; Bill Appleberry

Associated Artists and Works

California Dreams
Original Soundtrack

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 02/01/2006
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2002
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 27119
Music Label Name Label : V2 (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00638812711922

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly (12/14/01, p.84)
- "...These songs are like old friends...and you don't have to see the movie to enjoy it..." - Rating: B

Q (4/02, p.125)
- 3 out of 5 stars - "...The right stuff..."

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