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Format: CD
Sku: 205505631
UPC: 602517358027
UPC 14: 00602517358027
Release Date: 9/11/2007
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Mustang Sally ~ The Commitments
2. Take Me to the River ~ The Commitments
3. Chain of Fools ~ The Commitments
4. Dark End of the Street, The ~ The Commitments
5. Destination Anywhere ~ The Commitments
6. I Can't Stand the Rain ~ The Commitments
7. Try a Little Tenderness ~ The Commitments
8. Treat Her Right ~ The Commitments
9. Do Right Woman Do Right Man ~ The Commitments
10. Mr. Pitiful ~ The Commitments
11. I Never Loved a Man ~ The Commitments
12. In the Midnight Hour ~ The Commitments
13. Bye Bye Baby ~ The Commitments
14. Slip Away ~ The Commitments
Disc 2
Song Title
1. Hard to Handle ~ The Commitments
2. Grits Ain't Groceries ~ The Commitments
3. Thank You ~ The Commitments
4. That's the Way Love Is ~ The Commitments
5. Show Me ~ The Commitments
6. Saved ~ The Commitments
7. Too Many Fish in the Sea ~ The Commitments
8. Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song) ~ The Commitments
9. Land of a Thousand Dances ~ The Commitments
10. Nowhere to Run ~ The Commitments
11. Bring It on Home to Me ~ The Commitments
12. Are You Lonely For Me ~ The Commitments
13. (She's) Some Kind of Wonderful ~ The Commitments
14. Too Many Cooks (Spoil the Soup) ~ The Commitments
15. Same Old Me ~ The Commitments
16. Ain't Nothing You Can Do ~ The Commitments

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Producers: P. Bushnell, Kevin Killen, Alan Parker.
Muze PNote The Commitments: Andrew Strong, Maria Doyle, Robert Arkins, Angeline Ball, Dave Finnegan, Bronagh Gallgher, Kenneth McCluskey, Johnny Murphy, Felim Gormley, Michael Aherne, Dick Massey, Glen Hansard.
Muze PNote Personnel: Andrew Strong, Maria Doyle, Robert Arkins, Angeline Ball, Niamh Kavanagh (vocals); Conor Brady, Danny Kortchmar, Dean Parks, Waddy Wachtel (guitar); David Mansfield (mandolin); Crispin Cioe (alto saxophone, baritone saxophone); Felim Gormley (alto saxophone); Carl Geraghty (tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Curtis Stigers, Arno Hecht (tenor saxophone); Ronan Dooney, Laurence Etkin (trumpet); Bob Funk (trombone); Eamonn Flynn, Bobby Mayo, Mitchell Froom (keyboards); Steve Jordan , Fran Breehan, Robbie Casserly (drums); Alex Acu¤a (percussion).
Muze PNote Additional personnel: Carl Geraghty (tenor); Paul Bushnell (bass guitar); Ronan Dooney, Eamonn Flynn, Conor Brady, Felim Gormley, Dean Parks, Fran Breehan, Alex Acu¤a, Mitchell Froom.
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Kevin Killen; Niko Bolas.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: David Nathan .
Muze PNote Recording information: Ocean Way Recording, Los Angeles, CA; Right Track Studios, New York, NY; Ringsend Road Studios, Dublin, Ireland; The Hit Factory, New York, NY.
Muze PNote Photographer: David Appleby.
Muze PNote Arranger: Paul Bushnell .
Muze PNote Alan Parker's adaptation of Roddy Doyle's crackerjack novel The Commitments kept its focus on the music -- the classic American R&B and soul the titular workingman band cranked out in pubs across Ireland. As a book and film, The Commitments was all about love of music, so it didn't matter if the soundtrack offered workmanlike versions of oldies the band and audience knew by heart: as long as it was done with some, well, soul, the film would work, and the soundtrack would too. In that sense, the Commitments were a cousin to the Blues Brothers, John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd's tribute to the very same music but where Jake and Elwood managed to hire Stax's house band (such are the perks of stardom) , the group Parker assembled were working Irish musicians. This would seem to lend The Commitments some degree of authenticity and it does to a certain extent, as these guys can crank out familiar favorites without missing a step, but the description of working musicians suggests that there is some grit here, which there's not. After all, this is music for a movie, so it is cleanly produced: the horns have a punch, the guitars are crisp, the drums tight and neat, all the better to showcase the bar band growl of Andrew Strong -- his Otis worship comes out like Rod Stewart crossed with Mick Hucknall -- and Maria Doyle's salute to Aretha Franklin. All of this sounds fine, if a bit generic: these are great songs performed ably and if they're not distinctive, they at least suit the spirit of the film's open-hearted hero worship. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Engineer: Kevin Killen; Niko Bolas; Tim Martin; Kevin Killen

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Commitments (Bonus Tracks)

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/11/2007
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1991
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 000914102
Music Label Name Label : Geffen
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00602517358027

Professional Reviews

Stereophile (2/93, p.109)
- "...its rendition of Soul is deep, solid, and driving...16-year-old lead singer Andrew Strong, who knows the music, has terrific phrasing, great pitch, and an impossibly cool, raspy voice that sounds like a young Joe Cocker..."

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