Music From The Motion Picture CD (2005)

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

Be the first to review this item and earn 25 Rakuten Super Points™

Product Overview


Label Memphis International/red
SKU 64007463
UPC 823862001424
UPC 14 00823862001424
Format CD
Release Date 9/20/2005
Author Forty Shades Of Blue
Technical Info
CatalogID 0214
Lable Name Memphis International
Released 09/20/2005
Original Release 2005
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00823862001424
Album Notes and Credits
Liner Note Author: Robert Gordon.
Author: Sam Phillips .
Arranger: Dickon Hinchliffe.
As the soundtrack to Ira Sachs' Forty Shades of Blue, which won the Grand Jury Prize at 2005's Sundance Film Festival, this release has everything going for it, starting with the film's setting, which just happens to be Memphis, where blues, gospel, and country all collided to make rock & roll and soul. Produced by David Less, this soundtrack makes full use of that fact, opening with Reba Russell's version of "A Little Bit of Soap," written by the late, great Bert Berns (who also wrote "Twist and Shout" and "Piece of My Heart"), and her version just oozes with Memphis soul. Legendary Memphis producer Jim Dickinson reunites with Sid Selvidge, his old bandmate in Mud Boy & the Neutrons, for two tracks here, the joyously rocking "Jelly Roll Boogie" and the loose but poignant "No Room for a Tramp." A vintage slice of soulful blues by Albert Collins, "Snowed In," is also here, along with an elegant and ageless version of "What Do I Do" by the Red Stick Ramblers, plus a version of Dan Penn and Chips Moman's ominous romantic tragedy "The Dark End of the Street," done by J. Blackfoot. Bits of the atmospheric and chime-filled score by Tindersticks member Dickon Hinchliffe are interspersed through the set, and a dark, desperate tone begins to emerge that fits the movie's themes of romantic isolation, displacement, and the human penchant for either ignoring or smothering the things we love the most. There are a lot of shades of blue, as it turns out, but Memphis blue may well be the most soulful. ~ Steve Leggett
Disc 1
1 Little Bit of Soap, A - Reba Russell/Various Artists
2 Jelly Roll Boogie - Jim Dickinson/Various Artists
3 Annie Mae - Elvin Bishop/Smokey Smothers
4 Laura - Dickon Hinchliffe
5 Quicksand - Tracy Nelson
6 Dark End of the Street, The - J. Blackfoot
7 Message, The - Dickon Hinchliffe
8 No Room For A Tramp - Jim Dickinson/Sid Selvidge
9 What Do I Do - Red Stick Ramblers
10 Proposal, The - Dickon Hinchliffe
11 Snowed In - Albert Collins
12 I'm Broken Hearted - Earl Thomas
13 Forty Shades of Blues - Sabina Sciubba
Product Attributes
Artist Forty Shades Of Blue
Music Format Compact Disc
Sold Out
Sorry, you missed the deal!
This product is currently not available.