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High Fidelity [Soundtrack]

Various Artists Audio CD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (March 28, 2000)
  • Original Release Date: March 28, 2000
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Hollywood Records
  • ASIN: B00004S51T
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,876 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. You're Gonna Miss Me - 13th Floor Elevators
2. Everybody's Gonna Be Happy - The Kinks
3. I'm Wrong About Everything - John Wesley Harding
4. Oh! Sweet Nuthin' - The Velvet Underground
5. Always See Your Face - Love
6. Most Of The Time - Bob Dylan
7. Fallen For You - Shiela Nicholls
8. Dry The Rain - The Beta Band
9. Shipbuilding - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
10. Cold Blooded Old Times - Smog
11. Let's Get It On - Jack Black
12. Lo Boob Oscillator - Stereolab
13. Inside Game - Royal Trux
14. Who Loves The Sun - The Velvet Underground
15. I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever) - Stevie Wonder

Editorial Reviews

Nick Hornby's novel about a middle-aged, obsessive record-store owner and his struggle with growing up in an adult world indifferent to the finer points of soul music was a sharp commentary on life, love, and a decades-long affair with popular music. If any movie has to have a decent soundtrack it's this one. And it does. Perhaps a little light on soul (Stevie Wonder is a hip pick, but how about Arthur Alexander or even Otis Redding?), it specializes in cult and indie bands that should be familiar to many. The Velvet Underground, Love, the 13th Floor Elevators, and the Kinks honor the old school, while Royal Trux, Stereolab, and Smog represent the newest wave. Elvis Costello appears with a strong pick from an odd era (early '80s), and his greatest imitator, John Wesley Harding, is featured as well. This probably should have been a box set--you end up wanting more.--Rob O'Connor

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High Fidelity ~ Soundtrack

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765 of 776 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Partial Soundtrack -- Here's the Full List July 8, 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The official soundtrack is a good listen, but for those who are curious as to what was left off, below is the complete (I think) list of songs used and/or referenced in the movie.
(from DVD credits, in order of appearance in film)
1. "You're Gonna Miss Me", The Thirteenth Floor Elevators
2. "I Want Candy", Bow Wow Wow
3. "Crocodile Rock", Elton John
4. "Crimson and Clover", Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
5. "Seymour Stein", Belle & Sebastian
6. "Jacob's Ladder", Rush (not actually in the film -- Jack Black is "singing" part of guitar solo as he comes in to work late)
7. "Walking On Sunshine", K.C. and the Sunshine Band
8. "Baby Got Going", Liz Phair
9. "Little Did I Know", Brother JT 3
10. "I'm Wrong About Everything", John Wesley Harding
11. "I Can't Stand the Rain", Ann Peebles
12. "The River", Bruce Springsteen
13. "Baby, I Love Your Way", Lisa Bonet
14. "Jesus Doesn't Want Me For a Sunbeam", The Vaselines
15. "Cold Blooded Old Times", Smog
16. "On Hold", Edith Frost
17. "Hyena 1", Goldie
18. "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More, Babe", Barry White
19. "Always See Your Face", Love
20. "Soaring and Boring", Plush
21. "Leave Home", The Chemical Brothers
22. "Four To the Floor", John Etkin-Bell
23. "Loopfest", Toby Bricheno and Jan Cryka
24. "Who Loves the Sun", The Velvet Underground
25. "Robbin's Nest", Illinois Jacquet
26. "Rock Steady", Aretha Franklin
27. "Suspect Device", Stiff Little Fingers
28. "Dry the Rain", The Beta Band
29. "We Are the Champions", Queen
30. "I'm Glad You're Mine", Al Green
31. "Your Friend and Mine", Love
32. "Shipbuilding", Elvis Costello
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131 of 140 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Re: Stuff is missing May 5, 2000
By Mikey
Format:Audio CD
A number of reviewers have voiced concern over the song selection compared to the movie. The biggest reason that all the songs in the movie do not appear on the CD would probably have to do with licensing costs. So, choosing a selection of songs for the cd becomes quite like the process that John Cusack's character goes through when making a tape for someone. Define the audience: Moviegoers who enjoyed the movie and the music, but are not avid record collectors. Main song selection criteria: Balance the familiar names (Kinks, Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello) with the less familiar (13th Floor Elevators, Smog, Royal Trux). Enter personal bias: Stevie Wonder vs. Otis Redding, 2 Velvet Underground songs, 3 Drag City Records (Chicago based recording label) related artists (Stereolab, Smog, Royal Trux). And of finally, of course, make sure that the whole thing flows to help keep you from reaching for the 'skip' button.
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92 of 99 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The real, REAL full song list. May 19, 2005
Format:Audio CD
This is a more extensive list than the one previously mentioned. It includes all songs in the movie, all songs mentioned, and all songs from heard and mentioned in the deleted scenes. Enjoy.

1. "You're Gonna Miss Me" - The Thirteenth Floor Elevators

2. "I Want Candy" - Bow Wow Wow

3. "Crocodile Rock" - Elton John

4. "Crimson And Clover" - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

5. "Seymour Stein" - Belle & Sebastian

6. "Jacob's Ladder" - Rush(guitar solo Barry is singing on entrance)

7. "Walking On Sunshine" - Katrina and the Waves

8. "Little Latin Lupe Lu" - Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels

9. "Baby Got Going" - Liz Phair

10. "Little Did I Know" - Brother JT 3

11. "I'm Wrong About Everything" - John Wesley Harding

12. "I Can't Stand The Rain" - Ann Peebles

13. "I Just Called To Say I Love You" - Stevie Wonder

14. "The River" - Bruce Springsteen

15. "Baby, I Love Your Way" - perfomed by Marie de Sal

16. "Jesus Doesn't Want Me For A Sunbeam" - The Vaselines

17. "Cold Blooded Old Times" - Smog

(18-22 Rob's side 1s, track 1s)

18. "Janie Jones" - The Clash

19. "Let's Get It On" - Marvin Gaye

20. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" - Nirvana

21. "White Light/White Heat" - The Velvet Underground

22. "Radiation Ruling the Nation" - Massive Attack vs Mad Professor

23. "On Hold" - Edith Frost

24. "Hyena 1" - Goldie

25. "I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Babe" - Barry White

(26,27 from deleted scene with Beverly D'Angelo)

26. "Only The Lonely" - Roy Orbison

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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
There are some great songs on this soundtrack, some of which I'd never heard before. I was also excited to see that one of my all-time favorite songs, "Oh! Sweet Nuthin'" by The Velvet Underground was included. It's one of rock's perfect songs and deserves the attention. The fact that everyone will argue about what songs are included or excluded here is completely appropriate given the themes in the movie/book. Everyone feels passionately about the music they love and thinks everybody else is insane. That's exactly how it should be.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Well, okay, I guess "High Fidelity" proves the worth of its own existence every time someone writes one of these reviews. And at the risk of getting laughed out of Championship Vinyl, permit me to add my two cents' worth to this page.
For my money this soundtrack more than amply serves to showcase a goodly cross-section of the film's amazing breadth of music. From Love, the 13th Floor Elevators and the Velevet Underground (2, count 'em, songs!) to gems like Stereolab's "Lo Boob Oscillator", Royal Trux and the Beta Band. What's not to like?
I'm sure there's something I'd like to see here that went missing, but I'm so delighted with this collection, who needs to argue?
The inclusion of Jack Black's wonderful rendition of "Let's Get it On" is absolutely inspired.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars like the movie
just like the movie
Published 1 month ago by K. Paxton
2.0 out of 5 stars aaaaaaaaaa
Sorry, seellllll the muscic on the movie or everyone loses the truth of the moivie soundtract please I tunes is the new it is the old
Published 3 months ago by john roley
5.0 out of 5 stars from our favorite film
We bought this because its our favorite film that we watch EVERY New Years! - All the performances are fabulous.
Published 6 months ago by Lorraine A. Davis
1.0 out of 5 stars soundtrack
Songs that were in the movie were not on the soundtrack. what a rip off and a disappointment.they should have called it a partial soundtrack.Johnboy you let me down.
Published 15 months ago by kathleen
5.0 out of 5 stars High Fidelity
This is one of the greatest movie soundtracks ever created! Each track is totally fitting for each of the scenes that they're put into. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Vaughn Bremer
5.0 out of 5 stars How else would I have heard of the 13th Floor Elavators
An excellent collection of eclectic tracks from the archives. Bob Dylan, The 13th Floor Elevators et al. Tells the story of the movie without words
Published 20 months ago by Frazer Hazlett
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
Such a classic movie! John Cusack is so good in this and the story line is timeless - a must have for movie fans.
Published 21 months ago by Rhonda Azari
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Soundtrack
One of the best movie soundtracks ever - other top contenders are Orange County (the movie, not the show), Pirate Radio, and Love Actually. Read more
Published on February 19, 2012 by Southpaw
5.0 out of 5 stars It really is a like a great mix tape, you can't fit everything you...
But you still try and end up with the last song on the tape on each side getting cut off. If you remember those days you'll love this movie and the soundtrack. Read more
Published on January 22, 2011 by N. Thomas
5.0 out of 5 stars Good variety - good songs
The main reason I purchased this item was for the Dylan song "Most of the Time", but I have been happy with 3/4 of the other songs also. Read more
Published on June 7, 2009 by C. Greenwell
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