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listen  1. There Is An End [feat. Holly Golightly]The Greenhornes 3:04Album Only
listen  2. Yegelle TezetaMulatu Astatke 3:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Ride Your DonkeyThe Tennors 2:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. I Want You (Single Version)Marvin Gaye 3:57$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Yekermo SewMulatu Astatke 4:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Not If You Were The Last Dandy On EarthThe Brian Jonestown Massacre 2:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Tell Me Now So I KnowHolly Golightly 2:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. GubelyeMulatu Astatke 4:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Dopesmoker (Edit)Sleep 3:54Album Only
listen10. Requiem, OP.48 (Pie Jesu)Oxford Camerata 3:25Album Only
listen11. EthanopiumDengue Fever 4:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Unnatural HabitatThe Greenhornes 2:08$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 4, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: January 1, 2005
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Decca
  • Run Time: 40 minutes
  • ASIN: B0009XT914
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #44,409 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Broken Flowers by Various Artists

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Will this soundtrack do for Ethiopian composer and musician Mulatu Astatke what Titanic did for Celine Dion? Well...maybe on a much, much smaller scale. Astatke's circle of Western fans has already expanded thanks to the compilation Ethiopiques, Vol. 4: Ethio Jazz & Musique Instrumentale, 1969-¬1974, and Jim Jarmusch's movie puts his hypnotic instrumentals to great use. This isn't surprising, since Jarmusch is a filmmaker with a natural affinity for music and its use onscreen. Here, a three-minute excerpt from stoner-rock legend Sleep's titanic "Dopesmoker" only offers a sample of the song (it actually lasts an hour) but it still sounds awesome, especially stuck between an Astatke track and Gabriel Fauré's "Requiem, Op. 48 (Pie Jesu)." Garage vets the Greenhornes and Holly Golightly contribute tracks together and separately, while indie-rockers Brian Jonestown Massacre's "Not If You Were the Last Dandy on Earth" (an answer song to the Dandy Warhols' "Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth") sounds as bilious now as it did in 1997. This is a rare case of a soundtrack that pulls together a broad range of artists yet remains oddly consistent--no doubt because it was assembled by a director with vision instead of a focus group. --Elisabeth Vincentelli

Customer Reviews

I loved this movie both times I watched it.
Cat Lady
Lovely music, especially from The Ethiopians, like they say in the movie.
JANSSEN AY
The result is easy to listen to and hard to describe.
Jesse Kornbluth

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64 of 66 people found the following review helpful By Jesse Kornbluth TOP 500 REVIEWER on August 11, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Talk about 'heavy rotation' --- I'm already in danger of wearing this CD out. And all because of an aging Ethiopian musician I'd never heard of!

Bear with me on this, because the ingredients sound...odd. Mulatu Astatke grew up in Ethiopia but went abroad to study jazz in America. He was influenced by Miles Davis and John Coltrane --- and by the organist Jimmy Smith. What he brought back to Ethiopia was a blend of soul and jazz. Which he then proceeded to blend, once more, with traditional Ethiopian music.

The result is easy to listen to and hard to describe. The horns play cool jazz figures; you could almost mistake them for clarinets. But under that is a groove that could have been created by Booker T and the MGs. And connecting the two are some Ethiopian chords that sound exotic, space-changing, hypnotic.

Think desert cha cha. Cuba goes to Memphis. Ethiopian trance music.

Like nothing you have ever heard before.

Mulatu Astatke is the man in charge of all of it: He writes the music, arranges it, and plays piano, organ, vibes and percussion. Although the Golden Years of this Ethiopian music were ancient history --- from 1968 to 1974 --- Astatke is still a major figure in Ethiopian music, regularly playing and teaching.

Happily, Jim Jarmusch is one of those directors who not only listens to a lot of music, but looks for a way to integrate it into his films. "Music often leads me," he says. "I discovered Mulatu Astatke's music maybe seven years ago, and I was blown away by a few things I found that he had recorded in the late sixties. I was on a hunt for a number of years: I bought some vinyl; some of his jazz stuff; some Latin jazz recorded in the states; other Ethiopian stuff.
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25 of 31 people found the following review helpful By J. Kramer on August 30, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I saw this movie two weeks ago and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it and found not one bit of it, tedious or "bothersome" as one reviewer said (btw buddy this is a review place for the music not the movie, gosh!). The music just happened to help it move a bit more. I looked around and around for this CD, and finally found it at a Circuit City but I found the price (13.99) way too expensive, so I trotted on over (by that I mean typed in) to iTunes and checked if they had it for download, and it was up for (9.99), I quickly pressed BUY ALBUM and eagerly awaited for it to finish. Flames shot from my hands as I grabbed for my iPod so I could hear it, and once the first track started I was in Heaven! The one song that I cannot get enough of is track 2 called "Yegelle Tezeta", it has such a catchy little sound to it. I can imagine tons of scenes set to this little 4 minute piece of music!!!! Anyway, you should watch the movie and then get the CD, both are worth it!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A. Millett on March 9, 2006
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This soundtrack is full of fabulous lounge music. It really sets a mood and keeps it going. The Mulatu Astatke tracks are your own person soundtrack for driving. You feel like you are in a movie. The haunting "There Is An End" by The Greenhorns with Holly Golightly is destine to be a classic.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Greg Palmer on January 13, 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Bill Murray is one of my favorite actors. This is an understated movie that flows well. I enjoyed the story and enjoyed watching it... twice so far. If you like Bill Murray you'll probably like this movie too. I do, and there are not many movies I really enjoy. This is one that I very much enjoyed.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A. Davis on March 9, 2006
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Even if you found the movie a bit confounding, this cool soundtrack will call to mind the best moments of Bill Murray's strange road trip. Tone prevailed over plot in the film, and was largely created through the songs on this CD. Excellent driving around music even if you haven't seen the film.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael A. Gonsiska on August 13, 2007
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If you dig this soundtrack, look up the Ethiopiques series of CDs. They are available on eMusic, if you have a subscription there. If not, I am sure Amazon will gladly sell you some. :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By zubilee zoo on December 14, 2012
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this album is great.smooth Ethiopian jazz is my new favorite listening. liked the movie too. nothing else to say.hey hey
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Luiz Vladimir Falcao on January 8, 2013
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I loved all tracks of the cd. They remembered me this wonderful film. The quality of the musics and musicians is top
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