This 1998 film brought the Dickens classic to the age of alt-rock, and this soundtrack keeps pace with Sunshower Chris Cornell; Her Ornament Verve Pipe; Lady, Your Roof Brings Me Down Scott Weiland, and Life in Mono Mono. But it also adds tunes by Tori Amos, Iggy Pop, Grateful Dead and even Cesaria Evora!
Whether the movie Great Expectations
was any good or not, the soundtrack excelled, crossing generations and cultures as Cesaria Evora nestles next to the Dead's "Uncle John's Band," and Mono's breathless "Life in Mono" leads into former Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell's surprising "Sunshower." A new song from Pulp, the first solo release by former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland, and Great Expectations
offers a wealth of surprises, the mood constantly changing, the only constant being the quality of the music, whether from established figures or relative newcomers. From Tori Amos to the Verve Pipe, this is an album that has it all. --Chris Nickson