Scott Pilgrim Vs The World (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) CD (2010)

Artist: Various Artists

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The soundtrack is an audio manifestation of the exploits seen in the action-comedy directed by genre-smashing filmmaker Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) and starring Michael Cera (Juno, Superbad).

Nigel Godrich, the celebrated producer who has /b>worked on albums by Radiohead, Beck, Paul McCartney, Travis and many others, composed Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’s original score. Additionally, Godrich serves as executive producer on the soundtrack.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) includes a number of original songs composed by alternative/modern rock kingpin Beck. They are performed in the film by Sex Bob-Omb, the group featuring Scott Pilgrim (Cera) on bass, Stephen Stills (Mark Webber) on lead vocals and guitar and Kim Pine (Alison Pill) on drums. Cast members perform the band’s vocals, with multi-platinum and Grammy® Award winner Beck providing instrumentation - a unique collaboration unprecedented in the annals of soundtrack albums. Beck’s Sex Bob-Omb songs, including the grunge-infused “Garbage Truck” and the alternative-themed “Summertime,” are woven seamlessly into the film. Both the film and album feature four Beck/Sex Bob-Omb tracks, as well as “Ramona,” a Beck (only) song featured here in both acoustic and lush orchestral arrangements.


Label Abkco Music & Records
SKU 216495756
UPC 018771034322
UPC 14 00018771034322
Format CD
Release Date 8/10/2010
Author Various Artists
Associated Artist/Work California Dreams
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Technical Info
CatalogID 0343
Lable Name ABKCO Records
Released 08/10/2010
Original Release 2010
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 57m : 7s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00018771034322
Album Notes and Credits
Liner Note Author: Edgar Wright.
The soundtracks to movies adapted from comic books are often marketing free-for-alls; promoting bands takes precedence over choosing songs that make sense for the film. However, nothing could be further from the truth for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World's music. Since so much of the comic revolves around the bands that the characters play in, the film was already somewhat protected from having a bunch of random songs crammed into its soundtrack, but the film's creative team ensured that the music was done right. Director Edgar Wright's other films (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, etc.) boast soundtracks that brim with personality onscreen and play more like mixtapes than albums in their own right; that feeling continues here with picks like Beachwood Sparks' "By Your Side," T. Rex's "Teenage Dream," and Frank Black's "I Heard Ramona Sing." The musicians who bring the comic's bands to life are just as cleverly chosen. Beck revisited his slacker-punk roots with the songs he wrote for Scott's band Sex Bob-Omb; though they're performed by Michael Cera and the other actors in the film, "Threshold," "Summertime," and "Garbage Truck" still have Beck's gloriously messy early-`90s vibe to them. Later, he contributes "Ramona," a dreamy ballad that sounds more like his 2000s work. Meanwhile, Broken Social Scene are Crash and the Boys, the rival band whose "I'm So Sad, So Very Very Sad" lasts a whopping five seconds. Every part of the soundtrack shows how much care went into it, from choosing artists like Broken Social Scene and Metric to nod to the story's Canadian setting, to the 8-bit version of "Threshold" that reflects Pilgrim's immersion in video games. The sweetest detail may be the song that started it all: "Scott Pilgrim," by the Canadian all-female band Plumtree from their 1997 album Predicts the Future, holds within it all the breathless true love and crunchy guitar goodness that sparked the comic. Somehow, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World's music remains true not just to the comic, but to the work of everyone involved in the story at every stage, with plenty of fun and heart to boot. ~ Heather Phares
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (p.75) - "'Garbage Truck' is the keeper, with a fuzz-punk groove that's no laughing matter." -- Grade: B
Disc 1
1 We Are Sex Bob-Omb
2 Scott Pilgrim - Plumtree
3 I Heard Ramona Sing - Frank Black
4 By Your Side - Beachwood Sparks
5 O Katrina! - Black Lips
6 I'm So Sad, So Very, Very, Sad - Crash and the Boys
7 We Hate You Please Die - Crash and the Boys
8 Garbage Truck
9 Teenage Dream - T. Rex
10 Sleazy Bed Track - The Bluetones
11 It's Getting Boring by the Sea - Blood Red Shoes
12 Black Sheep - Metric
13 Threshold
14 Anthems for a Seventeen Year Old Girl - Broken Social Scene
15 Under My Thumb - The Rolling Stones
16 Ramona [Acoustic Version] - Beck
17 Ramona
18 Summertime
19 Threshold [8-Bit] - Brian Lebarton
Edgar Wright - Director Music is such an integral part of the Scott Pilgrim books that myself and Nigel have been working on the soundtrack for nearly two years. This collection of songs represents an amazing span of artists. Some inspired Bryan Lee O'Malley in the creation of the comic, some ‘soundtracked’ our lives while making the movie and most excitingly, some of our favourite artists contributed new songs that are performed in the movie. It was a thrill to work with Beck, Metric and Broken Social Scene on the original soundtrack and I think you will enjoy the loud fruits of this collaboration.
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