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Format: CD
Sku: 61011275
UPC: 014431706820
UPC 14: 00014431706820
Release Date: 6/29/2004
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Intro/Tokyo ~ Original Soundtrack
2. City Girl - Kevin Shields ~ Original Soundtrack
3. Fantino - Sebastien Tellier ~ Original Soundtrack
4. Tommib - Squarepusher ~ Original Soundtrack
5. Girls - Death In Vegas ~ Original Soundtrack
6. Goodbye - Kevin Shields ~ Original Soundtrack
7. Too Young - Phoenix ~ Original Soundtrack
8. Kaze Wo Atsumete - Happy End ~ Original Soundtrack
9. On The Subway - Brian Reitzell/Roger J Manning Jr. ~ Original Soundtrack
10. Ikebana - Kevin Shields ~ Original Soundtrack
11. Sometimes - My Bloody Valentine ~ Original Soundtrack
12. Alone In Kyoto - Air ~ Original Soundtrack
13. Shibuya - Brian Reitzell/Roger J Manning Jr. ~ Original Soundtrack
14. Are You Awake? - Kevin Shields ~ Original Soundtrack
15. Just Like Honey - Jesus & Mary Chain ~ Original Soundtrack

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote A remarkably sequenced soundtrack, the LOST IN TRANSLATION album features inspired and unusual selections that perfectly complement Sofia Coppola's acclaimed second film, which focuses on two lonely Americans (played by Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson) in Tokyo, Japan. The most notable artist on the collection is My Bloody Valentine mastermind Kevin Shields, who contributes one older tune by his former band ("Sometimes") and four new fuzzed-out, atmospheric songs ("City Girl," "Goodbye," "Ikebana," and "Are You Awake?"), marking the notorious perfectionist's first substantial output since the early 1990s.
Muze PNote Air, who composed an excellent score for Coppola's debut, THE VIRGIN SUICIDES, add the somber "Alone in Kyoto" to the mix, while fellow Frenchmen Phoenix offer up the buoyant, poppy "Too Young" to lighten the mood. Other highlights include Squarepusher's gauzy "Tommib" and Happy End's "Kaze Wo Atsumete," an early-1970s, acoustic-guitar-driven track (and the only tune here by a Japanese performer). While many soundtracks are forgotten after their accompanying movies fade from the spotlight, the eclectic, yet oddly cohesive, LOST IN TRANSLATION collection stands on its own as an outstanding mix. (Note: Be sure to let the album play after Jesus & Mary's Chain's "Just Like Honey" for a hidden track featuring Murray crooning Roxy Music's "More Than This.")

Associated Artists and Works

California Dreams
Original Soundtrack

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 02/09/2004
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2003
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 7068
Music Label Name Label : Emperor Norton
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 : 00014431706820

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (9/18/03, p.72)
- 3 stars out of 5 - "...Shields' new work is low-key, murky but richly atmospheric--guitar feedback rarely sounded this pretty."

Entertainment Weekly (10/10/03, pp.124-5)
- "...[As the movie ends,] it's almost painful to abandon [Coppola's] magical atmosphere. This soundtrack helps ease the transition..." - Rating: B

Q (11/03, p.126)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "...'Goodbye' and 'Ikebana' see bubbling electronica peppered with delicate licks of guitar..."

CMJ (9/22/03, p.4)
- "...Soundly encapsulates all the dreamy disassociation and surrealism that one can experience while drowning in a foreign culture....[Kevin Shields' new material] still drips with the Valentine's signature drone and drugged-up melodies..."

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