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Empire Records: The Soundtrack [Soundtrack]

Evan DandoAudio CD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (August 22, 1995)
  • Original Release Date: August 22, 1995
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: A&M
  • ASIN: B000002G3W
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,036 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Til I Hear It From You - Gin Blossoms
2. Liar - The Cranberries
3. A Girl Like You - Edwyn Collins
4. Free - The Martinis
5. Crazy Life - Toad The Wet Sprocket
6. Bright As Yellow - The Innocence Mission
7. Circle Of Friends - Better Than Ezra
8. I Don't Want To Live Today - Ape Hangers
9. Whole Lotta Trouble - Cracker
10. Ready, Steady, Go - The Meices
11. What You Are - Drill
12. Nice Overalls - Lustre
13. Here It Comes Again - Please
14. The Ballad Of El' Goodo - Evan Dando
15. Sugarhigh - Coyote Shivers

Editorial Reviews

Its setting was a record shop, and the soundtrack to this hip comedy was a sort of '90s alt-rock "best-of." You'll hear Till I Hear It from You Gin Blossoms; Liar Cranberries; Free Martinis; Whole Lotta Trouble Cracker, and more!

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690 of 711 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Whole Song List from Empire Records June 4, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Songs on the Soundtrack
Track 1 Gin Blossoms -Till I Hear It From You
Track 2 The Cranberries - Liar
Track 3 Edwyn Collins - A Girl Like You
Track 4 The Martinis - Free
Track 5 Toad The Wet Sprocket - Crazy Life
Track 6 The Innocence Mission - Bright As Yellow
Track 7 Better Than Ezra - Circle Of Friends
Track 8 Ape Hangers - I Don't Want To Live Today
Track 9 Cracker - Whole Lotta Trouble
Track 10 The Meices - Ready Steady Go
Track 11 Drill - What You Are
Track 12 Lustre - Nice Overalls
Track 13 Please - Here It Comes Again
Track 14 Evan Dando - The Ballad Of El Goodo
Track 15 Coyote Shivers - Sugarhigh
Track 15(Film version)
Other Songs From The Movie
The Dirt Clods - Can't Stop Losing Myself
The Cruel Sea - The Honeymoon is Over
Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe
The Buggles - Video Killed the Radio Star
Noah Stone - Dark and Brooding
Quicksand - Thorn in My Side
Ass Ponys - Little Bastard
Sacrilicious - I Don't Know Why
Real - Real
Dishwalla - Counting Blue Cars
AC/DC - If You Want Blood (You Got It)
Dire Straits - Romeo and Juliet
Full Tilt Gonzo - Candy
The Cranberries - How
Peg Boy - Hardlight
Fig Dish - Chew Toy
Fitz of Depression - Power Shack
Daniel Johnston - Rock 'n' Roll/EGA
Gwar - Saddam-a-go-go
Loose Diamonds - Backdown Blues
Mouth Music - Tomorrow
Sponge - Plowed
Billy White Trio - Surround You
Adolescents - LA Girl
Queen Sarah Saturday - Seems
Dead Hot Workshop - Vinyl Advice
The The - This Is the Day
Maxwell Caulfield - Say No More (Mon Amour)
Poster Children - She Walks
Suicidal Tendencies - I Shot the Devil
Sybil Vane - Sorry
Mouth Music - Infinity
Throwing Muses - Snakeface
Flying Lizards - Money (That's What I Want)
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56 of 58 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A little disappointing October 24, 2004
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This soundtrack is filled with quite a number of pulse-raising, fast-paced songs that were typical of the mid-90s. Featured on the CD are "Til I Hear it From You," by the Gin Blossoms, "A Girl Like You," by Edwyn Collins, Better Than Ezra, the Cranberries, "Crazy Life," and "Sugarhigh."

However, I was kind of disappointed with this soundtrack in one major way. Like so many other people, after seeing Empire Records, I found that the soundtrack is missing a number of songs which I wanted to be on it. Where are "Money- thats what I want" by the Flying Lizzards, Dire Straits's "Romeo and Juliet," Maxwell Caulfield's "Say no more, Mon Amour, "Video Killed the Radio Star" and "Counting Blue Cars?" Its because of these omissions that Empire Records needed another soundtrack.

Great movie- only an OK soundtrack.
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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Those infamous missing songs July 14, 2000
By Ally
Format:Audio CD
It's funny when you buy a soundtrack from a movie you're pretty familiar with and discover that you don't recognise half the songs. I think most people have reviewed this album have realised this too. However, that's not to say it's not good. It's a very "grow on you" sort of album. However, I have done a little research and these are some of the songs people have wanted on the album but couldn't find: 'This is the Day' - The The (played at the very end when everyone is dancing on the roof) 'How' - The Cranberries (Corey runs onto the roof crying, after throwing herself at Rex Manning) 'Snakeface' - Throwing Muses (Corey prepares lunch for Rex Manning) 'Plowed' - Sponge (everyone arrives for the big party at Empire) 'I Shot the Devil' - Suicidal Tendencies (Mark and his heavy metal friends are head banging, before Gina turns it off) The song that continues to elude me is the one that Mark puts on after he wins the M&M's game .. the only thing I can suggest is getting the video and reading the end credits and taking a guess. Hope that helps people.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Songs Not Included In the Soundtrack June 19, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
People are interested to know the titles of the songs from the movie that were not included in the soundtrack, so here is a list of them:
'This is The Day' - The The
'Romeo & Juliet' - Dire Straits
'Video Killed the Radio Star' - The Buggles
'Little Bastard' - Ass Ponys
'Saddam a go-go' - Gwar
'Counting Blue Cars' - Dishwalla
'Money (thats what I want)' - Flying Lizards
Hope this was of some use, enjoy!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent disc, but a second volume is needed. June 3, 2002
Format:Audio CD
I have seen this movie numerous times, and when they released the DVD i bought that and the soundtrack simultaneously. I was in the air force at the time and me and my buddies sat around and watched this at LEAST once a day for a couple weeks. When I first listened to the soundtrack i was expecting to hear "Seems" by Queen Sarah Saturday. Stupid me didn't look at the back of the case. Also missing were "Plowed" by Sponge, "Counting Blue Cars" by Dishwalla, "Saddam A Go-Go" by GWAR (not "Gore" as a previous reviewer stated), and most importantly, the duet with Coyote Shivers and Rene Zellwegger on "Sugarhigh". I figure it this way. I can get every song in mp3 form that i want, and make my own second volume, INCLUDING the Shivers/Zellwegger "Sugarhigh" (and once again for the previous reviewer: Coyote Shivers is the guy who played Burko. The guy who sang Sugarhigh WITH Rene on the roof, and yes that is rene's real voice!)Now all of the songs i mentioned before is easy enough to find on cd (except the movie ver of "Sugarhigh" and Queen Sarah Saturday's "Seems"<the album has long since been deleted>), so you could also just buy a few albums by the different artists and maybe learn that you like them as well... Just a thought. I will be getting a copy of Queen Sarah Saturday's album though... soon at that... the perks of working in a record store.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding! Timeless!
A must have for any music library!
Published 1 month ago by stephanie wells
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music
Other than leaving out the AC/DC song, this was great. I love the movie, and the music just makes it more fun.
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Soundtrack
Just a little disappointed that there were no Rex Manning songs on it. And the version of Sugar High from the movie was better than the one on the CD.
Published 8 months ago by J. Henry McDaniel
4.0 out of 5 stars Empire Records soundtrack
I gave this cd four out of five stars because I haven't listened to it yet. But it sounds good from what I heard while watching the movie.
Published 8 months ago by Allison Danielle Burke
5.0 out of 5 stars Empire Record Soundtrack
I bought this for a Christmas gift and I know that the person I bought it for is going to love it. It is one of their favorite movies and the music in this movie is amazingly... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Pixie
3.0 out of 5 stars The best stuff isn't on here...
except the Gin Blossoms' song. Very disappointing to not find some of the awesome songs contained herein. Kind of felt ripped off. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Bad Pony Medicine
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Soundtrack from an OK movie
It s a good mixture of music from the 90s. The movie itself was kinda a cheap rip off of "FM", a movie from the 1970s. I like the soundtrack very much.
Published 15 months ago by D. Simmons
5.0 out of 5 stars got for friend
I got this cd for a friend and she loves it so much. She always has it on in her car. Great soundtrack for one of her favorite movies.
Published 20 months ago by Michelle@Book Briefs
4.0 out of 5 stars i won't give it a 5
because its incomplete. The great thing about empire records is that its got an excellent soundtrack with funny performances that roll along with them. Read more
Published on July 15, 2012 by toby
5.0 out of 5 stars Empire Records
this is a great soundtrack it is fun and enjoyable to listen to. the best songs on this cd are all of them if you have not listened to this soundtrack then i recommend you do
Published on January 28, 2011 by David
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Queen Sarah Saturday - Seems
haha, i have the very same question. have you found it yet?
Nov 10, 2008 by C. Feldman |  See all 6 posts
What is this SONG!
"Hey Joe" covered for the movie by The Dirt Clods.
Nov 20, 2009 by Lucas |  See all 2 posts
Song from the movie "Empire Records"...
i think what you are referring to is "say a prayer for me". If so, check out the song "Plowed" by Sponge. Hope it helps.
Jan 3, 2009 by W. Johnson |  See all 2 posts
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