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Format: CD
Sku: 63908670
UPC: 731383609626
UPC 14: 00731383609626
Release Date: 10/12/2004
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Monday ~ Jon Brion
2. Knock Yourself Out ~ Jon Brion
3. Strange Bath ~ Jon Brion
4. Cubes ~ Jon Brion
5. Didn't Think It Would Turn Out So Bad ~ Jon Brion
6. Coincidences ~ Jon Brion
7. Over Our Heads ~ Jon Brion
8. You Learn ~ Jon Brion
9. Later Monday ~ Jon Brion
10. Ska ~ Jon Brion
11. Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way ~ Jon Brion
12. Huckabees Jingle - (50's version) ~ Jon Brion
13. Revolving Door ~ Jon Brion
14. JB's Blues ~ Jon Brion
15. True To Yourself ~ Jon Brion
16. Didn't Think It Would Turn Out Bad ~ Jon Brion
17. Strangest Times Omni ~ Jon Brion
18. Omni ~ Jon Brion
19. Get What It's About ~ Jon Brion
20. Monday (End Credits) ~ Jon Brion
On I Heart Huckabees, musician/composer Jon Brion (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Punch Drunk Love, Magnolia) composes a personal, emotional and uplifting score accentuating the film. The soundtrack also includes five exclusive songs by Brion. His alternative, progressive pop-music approach creates a musical setting synonymous with the film's energy. Full of melody, Brion's music weaves its way into the storyline.

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Composer: Jon Brion.
Muze PNote Personnel: Jon Brion (Wurlitzer organ); Michael Lockwood (guitar); Katie Kirkpatrick (harp); Jim Walker (flute); William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. (euphonium); Sebastian Steinberg (upright bass); Matt Chamberlain (drums).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Jon Brion; Tom Biller.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Jon Brion.
Muze PNote Recording information: Chateau Brion & Rick Parker's Place; Everybody Sings; Rick Parker's Place; Sage & Sound; The Village Recorder; Two Beers; Two Beers And Everybody Sings; Western Recorders Studio 3.
Muze PNote Author: Jon Brion.
Muze PNote Photographer: Claudette Barius.
Muze PNote Arrangers: John Ledwon; Eric Gorfain.
Muze PNote The soundtrack to David O. Russell's 2004 "existential comedy" I Heart Huckabees is by acclaimed songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist Jon Brion. Since the watershed year of 1999, when he produced Fiona Apple's second album, When the Pawn Hits the King, and wrote the score for Paul Thomas Anderson's third film, Magnolia (including producing Aimee Mann's songs for the film), Brion's stock has been on the rise, and he's been in high demand as a collaborator and film composer, which means that he hasn't had a chance to release a solo album since 2001 (and even that was only available through his website). So, the presence of five new Brion pop songs on the I Heart Huckabees soundtrack is big news, but the score would have been noteworthy without them, since it's one of his best scores to date. While there are elements of the carnival-esque sound of his Magnolia score -- after all, that is his signature -- as well as his moodier charts for Punch-Drunk Love and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Huckabees has a mischievous, impish spirit that distinguishes itself from those three other major works. There's an offhanded virtuosity in the arrangements and eclecticism that's rather astonishing -- the music is so whimsical and light on its feet, so entertaining in its kaleidoscopic array of colors and sounds, that it takes close listening to realize how clever and subtle it all is. That alone would have made Huckabees more than worthwhile, but those five new songs are all pretty terrific too. Anybody familiar with Brion's collaborations with Mann and Apple will not be surprised by what's here, but these songs are so well-crafted -- so sturdy in their melodicism and so imaginative in their production -- that they're impossible to resist; they're appealing on the first listen and grow more emotionally resonant with each spin. Hearing these, it's hard not to wish that Brion would record a full-length album of original pop tunes, but they're a joy to have here, paired with an equally charming score. Sure, it's possible to separate these five songs out and have an EP of Brion pop songs, but with these tunes scattered throughout the record, the album winds up with a freewheeling, appealingly messy vibe that perfectly fits Russell's film. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Producer: Jon Brion; Jonathan Karp; Ethan Johns; Jon Brion

Engineer: Eric Caudieux; Ethan Johns; Scott Fritz; Tom Biller; Paul DeCarli

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Associated Artists and Works

Original Score
Original Soundtrack

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 10/12/2004
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2004
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 36096
Music Label Name Label : Milan
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 : 00731383609626

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Brion,Jon
Product attributeLabel:   Milan
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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