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Almost Famous [Soundtrack]

Various Artists - Soundtracks Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (189 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (September 12, 2000)
  • Original Release Date: September 12, 2000
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Dreamworks
  • ASIN: B00004XR5G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (189 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,547 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. America - Simon and Garfunkel
2. Sparks - The Who
3. It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference - Todd Rundgren
4. I've Seen All Good People: Your Move - Yes
5. Feel Flows - The Beach Boys
6. Fever Dog - Stillwater
7. Every Picture Tells A Story - Rod Stewart
8. Mr. Farmer - The Seeds
9. One Way Out - The Allman Brothers Band
10. Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd
11. That's The Way - Led Zeppelin
12. Tiny Dancer - Elton John
13. Lucky Trumble - Nancy Wilson
14. I'm Waiting For The Man - David Bowie
15. The Wind - Cat Stevens
16. Slip Away - Clarence Carter
17. Something In The Air - Thunderclap Newman

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Writer-director Cameron Crowe (Jerry Maguire, Say Anything, Singles) was a teenager when Rolling Stone magazine sent him out to write cover stories in the 1970s. Nearly 30 years later, Crowe tells the tale in satisfying fashion and extensive detail with Almost Famous, accompanied by a soundtrack that accurately reflects the time of his trial by fire. Led Zeppelin have never before licensed a performance to a soundtrack, so "That's the Way" earns the distinction. A live version of Lou Reed's "Waiting for the Man" performed by David Bowie in 1972 typifies the emerging underground glam movement. Classic rock from Simon & Garfunkel, Rod Stewart, Elton John, and Yes fill things out. Cat Stevens's "The Wind" is rescued from the Timberland commercial. Nancy Wilson of Heart contributes the original score (one track, "Lucky Trumble," featured here) and a track by the fictitious hard-rock band Stillwater, whose "Fever Dog" sounds like a lost track from the hard-rock-guitar wars of the 1970s. Add in tracks by garage-rock faves the Seeds, soul strutter Clarence Carter, and Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Allman Brothers Band and you've got an expansive collection of tunes to sift through. More than 50 songs are featured in the film. Next question: when's volume 2? --Rob O'Connor

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401 of 441 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Full List of feautured Songs in the Movie April 18, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Excellent Movie, excellent Soundtrack.We can expect more to come, cause there are so many great songs featured in "Almost Famous". Here is a list : 1. America - Simon and Garfunkel 2. Sparks - The Who 3. It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference - Todd Rundgren 4. I've Seen All Good People: Your Move - Yes 5. Feel Flows - The Beach Boys 6. Fever Dog - Stillwater 7. Every Picture Tells A Story - Rod Stewart 8. Mr. Farmer - The Seeds 9. One Way Out - The Allman Borthers Band 10. Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd 11. That's The Way - Led Zeppelin 12. Tiny Dancer - Elton John 13. Lucky Trumble - Nancy Wilson 14. I'm Waiting For The Man - David Bowie 15. The Wind - Cat Stevens 16. Slip Away - Clarence Carter 17. Something In The Air - Thunderclap Newman 18. Teacher - Jethro Tull 19. Mona Lisa's and Mad Hatters - Elton John 20. Tangerine - Led Zeppelin 21. Search and Destroy - Iggy Pop 22. Sweet Leaf - Black Sabbath 23. Go All the Way - Eric Carmen & The Raspberries 24. Misty Mountain Hop - Led Zeppelin 25. The Chipmunk Song - The Chipmunks 26. Roundabout - Yes 27. Bron-yr-aur - Led Zeppelin 28. Small Time Blues - Pete Droge 29. Hour of Need - Stillwater 30. Paranoid - Black Sabbath 31. The Rain Song - Led Zeppelin 32. Everbody knows this is nowhere - Neil Young 33. Future Games - Fleetwood Mac 34. Albert Flasher - Guess Who 35. Love Thing - Stillwater 36. Burn - Deep Purple 37. You had to be there - Stillwater 38. Reeling in the Years - Steely Dan 39. Dear Jill - Bloodwyn Pig 40. Love comes and goes - Stillwater 41. Voodoo Child - Jimi Hendrix 42. Slip away - Clarance Carter 43. Wishing well - Free 44. My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder 45. Looking at you - MCS 46. Cortez the Killer - Neil Young 47. The Oogum Boogum Song - Brenton Wood 48. River - Joni Mitchell 49. Easy to slip - Little Feat 50. Peggy Sue 51. Cover of the Rolling Stone 52. Colour my World
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82 of 86 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
1. At least one song from Crowe's wife, Nancy Wilson of Heart. "Jerry MacGuire" featured Sandy, on Singles she used the alias the Lovemongers.
2. An obscure Who track. Crowe clearly believes that if you multiply longevity by creativity, The Who are the greatest rock band of all time. He presents further evidence herein.
3. The rescue of a great ballad from obvilion to standard. With MacGuire, Crowe salvaged the bittersweet "Secret Garden" by Bruce Springsteen. Here, he does the same for the achingly tender "Tiny Dancer" by Elton John. (As a side note, there's a good chance this track could finally become a single, some 28 years after its release. With that, Elton could extend to 31 years his record of consecutive Top 40 singles.)
4. A brilliant and eclectic collection of tracks that you will grow to love.
Remember, this movie takes place circa 1973. We could have been subjected to Tony Orlando & Dawn, the Stories and Clint Holmes, or else yet another collection of Pink Floyd, Deep Purple and ELP. Instead, the songs have been carefully culled, mixing soul, pop and rock into a brilliant pastiche of the era.
This one's a keeper. And expect to see the movie in several Oscar categories too!
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67 of 74 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Furthers the hum of the movie September 19, 2000
Format:Audio CD
One of the great tributes of Famous is its ability to revive the innocence of these songs. I've heard (most of) them enough times as background music, without context or concentration, that they turned to plastic; Cat Stevens and Elton John, in particular. The genius of the movie is that they are all forgiven of their detours, the cache of bad memories is cleared and the songs are reborn. It's like the first time you (anxiously, carefully) set the needle to the vinyl.
If you enjoyed the movie this will continue its vein until you can see it again. You will sit in front of your stereo and do nothing else but listen. Yep, it will set you free.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This is not a complete soundtrack September 18, 2000
By Scott
Format:Audio CD
I saw "Almost Famous" last week and ran to buy the soundtrack the very next day. It was a great movie with a lot of great music. To my surprise, one of the most important songs in the movie was not included on the soundtrack. Elton John's "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters" was played over an otherwise silent part of the movie. The song acted as a script for a tense part of the movie. I don't understand why it wasn't included. This soundtrack is "almost" complete.
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42 of 46 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Unlike the director, Cameron Crowe, or the film's protagonist, William Miller, I could not have been a music critic for Rolling Stone at age 15 or now. But I shall add my two cents worth anyway. I think many people who are buying this CD are like me. They saw the film and they want to connect more with the 1973 period of Cameron Crowe's film through the music. Therefore, a flaw I found with this CD is the liner notes. Although it contains shots from the film and a requisite centerfold of the fictitious band Stillwater in concert, I had hoped it would have included some notes on why Crowe and Bramson selected the CD's tracks, or included one or two excerpts of Crowe's original stories that were published in Rolling Stone when he was a teen (before he penned Fast Times at Ridgemont High). While the film had excerpts from about fifty songs in its soundtrack, the CD has 17. The few pieces written by Peter Frampton and Cameron Crowe are not on this CD. Of course, I enjoyed the popular cuts, like The Wind by Cat Stevens, America by Simon & Garfunkel, Yes' fourth cut, and Todd Rundgren's third cut. The other cuts were more obscure to me, but by a third listening, they grow on you and provide a better feel for that period in Rock. For example, Feel Flows by The Beach Boys (track 5) succeeds in combining the major streams of that period's heady, lazy rock spirit, and "Stillwater's" Fever Dog, which could have been a bad Spinal Tap parody piece, succeeds as a classic rock track. While it is comforting to hear Elton John's Tiny Dancer (track 12) in its original form, if I were producing this CD, I would have added a track of Tiny Dancer sung by the film's cast (the healing song sung on the bus after a major fight).
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars song selection
The songs chosen for this movie are not the more well known hits from the artists. I was dissapointed with the more obscure selections.
Published 1 month ago by Denise M
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
the movie was great so did the CD as well. Once again thank you for great music. Thank you very much
Published 2 months ago by David Pitre
3.0 out of 5 stars Ho Hum....
Some good songs...some boring ones..

Check the play list before you buy this one.

I probably won't be listening to this one again.
Published 3 months ago by Gordon Schmeisser
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best soundtracks
this soundtrack is a love song for the rock and roll of the seventies. is a perfect company piece for the movie.
Published 7 months ago by christian alvarado
3.0 out of 5 stars almost music
It didn't follow the movie songs like I thought. It was ok but I went past a lot of the songs. I didn't remember them and didn't care for them
Published 8 months ago by Christine A. Spilotro
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Buy!
I bought this used for about 45 cents +shipping and it was in PERFECT condition! Super cheap and great quality even though it was in the used section, now it's my fave car cd!
Published 9 months ago by Hannah Hughes
5.0 out of 5 stars A Real Throwback!
Soundtrack (like the movie) took us back in time with the tunes of our childhood! I've been listening to it over and over!! Awesome!!
Published 11 months ago by gelli69
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD!
If you love this movie, then you will want to own the soundtrack! It's a great compilation of 70s music.
Published 11 months ago by J. Turner
5.0 out of 5 stars way epic
One of the greatest albums of our time. Jam packed with great songs, take me back. Even better movie! yay!
Published 12 months ago by B. Wallen
5.0 out of 5 stars Snapshot of the times
This is a movie you can watch over and over again. The characters are so likable you will want to see the movie again. You will love the soundtrack.
Published 15 months ago by Alfred R. Marzian
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Where are all those Stillwater songs?
If you buy the Almost Famous "bootleg" dvd, you get a Stillwater cd.
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