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Elizabethtown [Soundtrack]

Various Artists Audio CD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 13, 2005)
  • Original Release Date: October 14, 2005
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: RCA
  • Run Time: 123 minutes
  • ASIN: B000AA305W
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,546 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. 60B (Etown Theme) - Nancy Wilson
2. It'll All Work Out - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
3. My Father's Gun - Elton John
4. io (This Time Around) - Helen Stellar
5. Come Pick Me Up - Ryan Adams
6. Where to Begin - My Morning Jacket
7. Long Ride Home - Patty Griffin
8. Sugar Blue - Jeff Finlin
9. Don't I Hold You - Wheat
10. Shut Us Down - Lindsey Buckingham
11. Let It Out (Let it All Hang Out) - The Hombres
12. Hard Times - eastmountainsouth
13. Jesus Was a Crossmaker - The Hollies
14. Square One - Tom Petty
15. Same in Any Language - I Nine

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Product Description

The Elizabethtown soundtrack features new tracks from Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham, and My Morning Jacket, who actually appear in the movie as a band called Ruckus. Other tracks featured on the album come from Elton John, the Hollies, and Wheat. Notorious rocker Ryan Adams also gets in on the action, supplying the song 'Come Pick Me' from his breakthrough Heartbreaker album. Singing the Crowe/Wilson penned song 'Same in Any Language' are newcomers I Nine. RCA. 2005.

Director Cameron Crowe is known for paying very close attention to the soundtracks to his movies. For Elizabethtown, in which he revisits his Kentucky roots, Crowe has put together a low-key album full of gently moaning pedal-steel guitars, fretful mandolins, and men in full sensitive-balladeer mode. Whereas Almost Famous reached for the hedonistic 1970s, Elizabethtown tries to evoke a timelessly rootsy vibe through artists new (Ryan Adams, Wheat) and classic (Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham) alike. Petty, Buckingham, and Kentucky natives My Morning Jacket all contribute new tracks, while Crowe and film scorer Nancy Wilson wrote the theme song, "Same in Any Language," for I Nine to perform. But once again, it's Elton John who pulls the chestnuts from the fire. Just as his "Tiny Dancer" was the clear highlight of the Almost Famous soundtrack, an old Elton epic overshadows the rest of the Elizabethtown lineup. Culled from Sir Elton's 1971 album Tumbleweed Connection, "My Father's Gun" is the kind of superb fake-roots song that paradoxically makes the others contributors sound arch. Go figure. --Elisabeth Vincentelli

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193 of 213 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't play this in your PC! November 4, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Sony's copy protection scheme installs harmful rootkit software on Windows machines. This software can crash your machine, and make it easier for viruses to infect you. By design, it is impossible to uninstall without advanced technical skills.

Sony recently released a patch to mitigate these concerns. However, the patch only addresses the issue of potential virus infection. Uninstalling the software is still nearly impossible, and if attempted incorrectly can render your CD drive unusable.

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40 of 46 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Sony's Rootkit November 10, 2005
A Kid's Review
Format:Audio CD
This CD WILL install a rootkit on Windows machines. If you intend to play this on your computer, then you're going to screw up your own PC. Sony will install files on your PC without your permission, files that can't be removed easily. You'll wish you listened to us if you buy this CD. Don't think we're telling the truth, go to

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Journey to a Better Place July 13, 2006
Format:Audio CD
First in regards to the copy protect thing - this cd gave me no problems but that might be cause the drive/computer I have it in has no burner.

One thing can be said for Cameron Crowe...his movies might falter a bit (as Elizabethtown unfortunately did) but he knows how to put together a banging soundtrack. Whether you've seen the film or not you'll probably get the urge to take a spontaneous rural road trip, or to sit out back and start up a campfire with friends, or to just chill with someone special. A mix of folk, blues, and country from today and yesteryear this album is a gem that flows from track to track.

The Nancy Wilson theme for the film sets the tone for the cd right off the hop - lots of guitars with a bit of banjo in there as well. Tom Petty's two contributions (Tracks 2 and 14) are heartfelt, relaxed tunes that are among the best on the cd. Elton John follows Petty & The Heartbreakers with a sweeping 70's power ballad, "My Father's Gun", which flows into the dreamy ethereal "This Time Around".

Ryan Adams provides what I feel to be one of the best tracks on the album with "Come Pick Me Up" a slow blues builder with a fantastic chorus - one of the few recongizable from the film. Country inches its way into the blues circle a bit with My Morning Jacket & Patty Griffin's tunes. "Sugar Blue" by Jeff Finlin is up next and takes on a unique modern country sound with a real bluesy vibe to it.

The 21st century is much more apparent on Wheat's "Don't I Hold You" a light-alt-folk-rock offering. Lindsey Buckingham's tune sounds like it was ripped right from the Garden State soundtrack but fits in equally well here. Then we go back in time again with the upbeat Hombres track "Let It Out".
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28 of 33 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Oh, Come On!!! November 28, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I was so looking forward to the release of this soundtrack. How dissappointing! Good music - BAD technology. I will NOT be purchasing this title until a version is released with copying capabilities. How ridiculous is it, not to be able to play a CD off of your own hard drive!?! 5 stars for the music, but I can't actually rate the product that highly if I can't even play it when and where I want to. I would rather do without Sony CDs, than pay $$ for such an unusable product. Yes, I know I could just use a regular CD player, but that's not the point - and it's not always convenient either.
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116 of 146 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Do Not Buy This CD November 1, 2005
By ctakim
Format:Audio CD
Copy protected CDs are an abomination and should be vigorously boycotted. DO NOT BUY THIS CD.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT! Won't buy it. January 18, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Not when there is malicious copy protection on it. Take it off and I'll buy it. What a shame that adult music (it ain't Hanson) like this has this horrible software on it that can destroy your computer.
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Problem with this CD November 12, 2005
By MarkMac
Format:Audio CD
Sony will not allow you to play this CD in your computer, without installing some very bad software. Read this article for the full story on what Sony is doing: [...]

From this day forward I will never spend another dime on content that I can't use the way I please. If I can't copy it to my hard drive and play it using the devices I want, when and where I want, I won't be buying it. Period.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Itunes version is not copy protected March 10, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Sony CDs that are copy protected should not be bought - however this collection is available on Itunes w/out the nasty program - the music is good - I love Patty Griffen's song - one drawback - only one of the Tom Petty Songs that that were in the movie is on this sound track - "It'll all work out". "Learning to Fly" is Available on his greatest his album if you are interested.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fantastic lineup
Published 7 days ago by David Stone
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love the songs and really loved the movie.
Published 10 days ago by Judy M
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great Music
Published 2 months ago by Hazel Ouellette
4.0 out of 5 stars great music young and old
great music of my youth
Published 2 months ago by Crikey
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 3 months ago by Carolyn Buono
5.0 out of 5 stars Soundtracks are awesome
I like to buy soundtracks, because of the wide range of music. Just listened to this briefly, but am already impressed by it. The movie was great and so is the music.
Published 8 months ago by Angie Luna
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite soundtracks
This has been one of the best soundtracks Ive heard since the movie came out, I listen to it over and over sometimes.
Published 9 months ago by V.Lohness
5.0 out of 5 stars Great soundtrack
Good tunes for good times. I loved the movie and the soundtrack was just the icing on the cake :)
Published 12 months ago by Tanna
5.0 out of 5 stars The soundtrack to "Elizabethtown" is great!
The soundtrack to "Elizabethtown" is great! This is another great soundtrack to a Cameron Crowe film. This has an interesting and eclectic selection of music. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Kris King
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic CD!
I borrowed this CD and then had to buy my own copy. It's a great mix of songs. I've listened to it about 10 times in the last week and it's also the kind of music to have playing... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Julia Rice
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