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That Thing You Do! CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 60106447
UPC: 074646782828
UPC 14: 00074646782828
Release Date: 9/24/1996
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Lovin' You Lots And Lots - Norm Wooster Singers ~ Original Soundtrack
2. That Thing You Do! - The Wonders ~ Original Soundtrack
3. Little Wild One - The Wonders ~ Original Soundtrack
4. Dance With Me Tonight - The Wonders ~ Original Soundtrack
5. All My Only Dreams - The Wonders ~ Original Soundtrack
6. I Need You (That Thing You Do) - The Wonders ~ Original Soundtrack
7. She Knows It - The Heardsmen ~ Original Soundtrack
8. Mr. Downtown - Freddy Fredrickson ~ Original Soundtrack
9. Hold My Hand, Hold My Heart - The Chantrellines ~ Original Soundtrack
10. Voyage Around The Moon - The Saturn 5 ~ Original Soundtrack
11. My World Is Over - Diane Dane ~ Original Soundtrack
12. Drive Faster - The Vicksburgs ~ Original Soundtrack
13. Shrimp Shack - Cap'n Geech & The Shrimp Shack Shooters ~ Original Soundtrack
14. Time To Blow - Del Paxton ~ Original Soundtrack
15. That Thing You Do! - The Wonders (live) ~ Original Soundtrack

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Includes liner notes by A.M. White.
Muze PNote Personnel: Mike Viola (background vocals).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: George Massenburg; Mark Wolfson; Bob Clearmountain.
Muze PNote Recording information: The Complex, Entourage, Mix This, O'Henry's, Ocean Way.
Muze PNote Editor: Alex Gibson.
Muze PNote The soundtrack to Tom Hanks' exuberant movie about a one-hit-wonder rock band from the '60s called the Wonders is a nearly-perfect study of early-'60s rock style. The bands on it are all fake, but the sounds are authentic, from the vintage wall-of-sound production of "Hold My Hand, Hold My Heart," performed by a girl-group called the Chanterellines, to the epically sad Burt Bacharach homage "My World Is Over," by Diane Dane, to the outer-space surf guitar of the Saturn 5's "Voyage Around The Moon."
Muze PNote The Wonders themselves sound like they could have had at least two or three hits from the evidence here, but there's no arguing with the one they got. "That Thing You Do!," written in real life by Adam Schlesinger of the New York rock band Fountains Of Wayne and sung by Mike Viola of the Candy Butchers (and now a pop hit in real life, to boot) is a Beatles homage that ranks with anything by the Rutles or Badfinger. The "I Want To Hold Your Hand" beat, the wistful power-pop melody, the sweet'n'sour harmonies, the dizzy middle-eight--it's all so blissfully dead-on that we have to assume they ended with a 7th chord, instead of a Beatlesque 6th, just to avoid litigation. This pop is so perfect it's actionable.

Producer: Gary Goetzman; Adam Schlesinger; Andy Chase; Steve Tyrell; The Wonders; Tom Hanks; Uncle Bob

Engineer: Tony Alvarez Jr.; David Jahnsen; Ben Wallach; Teresa Wong; Mark Wolfson; Michael C. Ross; Richard Landers; Rik Pekkonen; Rob Brill; Ryan Freeland; Tony Rambo

Associated Artists and Works

California Dreams
Original Soundtrack

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/24/1996
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1996
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 67828
Music Label Name Label : Sony Music Distribution (USA)
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 : 00074646782828

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly (11/15/96, p.73)
- "...captures the infectiously zany spectrum of '60s pop. But outside the film's period trappings, the Wonders' title cut sounds more like the Knack than a Merseybeat chestnut." - Rating: B

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