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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy [Soundtrack]

Joby Talbot Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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listen  1. The DolphinsJoby Talbot 1:00$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. So Long & Thanks For All The FishHilary Summers 2:26$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Arthur Wakes UpJoby Talbot 2:53$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Shoo-Rah! Shoo-Rah!Betty Wright 2:51Album Only
listen  5. Here I Am (Come And Take Me)Al Green 4:13Album Only
listen  6. Destruction Of EarthJoby Talbot 1:31$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Journey Of The SorcererJoby Talbot 1:15$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The GalaxyJoby Talbot 1:14$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Inside The Vogon ShipJoby Talbot 2:46$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Vogon PoetryJoby Talbot0:48$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. SpaceJoby Talbot 1:00$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Vogon Command CentreJoby Talbot 1:00$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Trillian & Arthur ReunitedJoby Talbot 1:45$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Pan Galactic Gargle BlasterJoby Talbot 1:40$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. Tea In SpaceJoby Talbot 1:08$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. Deep ThoughtJoby Talbot 2:06$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen17. Infinite Improbability DriveJoby Talbot0:55$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen18. Viltvodle Street MusicJoby Talbot0:45$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen19. Huma's HymnGabriel Crouch 1:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen20. Capture Of TrillianJoby Talbot 4:27$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen21. VogcityJoby Talbot 1:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen22. LoveJoby Talbot 1:44$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen23. The WhaleJoby Talbot 1:53$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen24. Planet Factory FloorJoby Talbot 2:29$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen25. Earth Mark IIJoby Talbot 6:29$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen26. Magic MomentsPerry Como 2:37Album Only
listen27. ShootoutJoby Talbot 3:23$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen28. FinaleJoby Talbot 1:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen29. Blast OffJoby Talbot0:16$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen30. So Long & Thanks For All The Fish (Reprise)Neil Hannon 2:54Album Only
listen31. Careless TalkJoby Talbot 1:42$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen32. Vote BeeblebroxNeil Hannon 3:27Album Only
listen33. Reasons To Be Miserable (His Name Is Marvin)Stephen Fry 3:37$1.29  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Composer: Joby Talbot
  • Audio CD (April 26, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Hollywood Records
  • ASIN: B0007Z9RDY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #66,232 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Soundtrack to the Douglas Adams' best selling novel. Feature's tracks by Jamie Cullum, Al Green, Betty Wright & Perry Como. Universal. 2005.

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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Zarquad! What A Hoopy Soundtrack! June 1, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Joby Talbot's score for the film version of the Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy is phenomenal. I mean, wow! Really incredibly phenomenal! I mean, you may think Danny Elfman's score to Spider-Man 2 was phenomenal, but that's just peanuts to this score! Okay, I may be exaggerrating a bit, but that should not distract from the fact that this is a great score for a wonderful film. Not only does the music work well with the film, but I would suggest it as a companion to other versions of the Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy you may come across. Try listening to it while reading one of the books, for instance. Or playing the text adventure from Infocom.

Some notable points:

The introduction about Dolphins, read by Stephen Fry, who of course played the voice of the Book in the film. And of course, the brassy, Broadway-style show-stopping musical number "So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish" which serves as a wonderfully ridiculous setpiece for the opening credits. The melody appears several times throughout the score, usually whenever Arthur or Trillian are thinking of Earth. It is also reprised as a slow, jazzy, lounge singery song during the first part of the closing credits.

The cue from when the Vogons destroy the earth, which is appropriately tense and dramatic, and climaxes with a panicked-sounding string section playing imposibly high, abrubt notes, and ends abruptly as the earth is destroyed.

To fans of the original radio and TV series, I say to you Don't Panic, because Bernie Leadon's "Journey of the Sorcerer" (Which, for those of you that don't know, served as the theme to both the TV and radio series) is on the soundtrack with a faithful and reverent arrangement, complete with banjo.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Movie with a Fantastic Soundtrack May 8, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I saw this movie the day it came out, being a ravid fan of the entire series. Almost immediately afterwards I ran out to pick up the soundtrack. While a good two thirds of it is standard soundtrack orchestral fare, which is definitely good and entertaining, it is the one third of totally off the wall stuff that makes the purchase worth it. From the opening, to the Journey of the Sorcerer, to any song that plays during the "Guide" entries, to the last four songs (So Long and Thanks is reprised as a lounge act, "Careless Talk" is the "Guide" music that plays over the entry shown during the credits, "Vote Beeblebrox" is incredibly campy 70's rock campaign music that is friggin' hilarious, and "Reasons to be Miserable," a techno beat, driven on by Steven Fry's delicious voice, about Marvin The Paranoid Android's poor lot in life), and especially "Humma's Hymn," something that can only be heard in the background of a scene, and not in it's entirety in the movie. I love everything about this soundtrack, and am unable to remove it from my CD player. Go buy it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars That's It --- I'm Voting for Beeblebrox! November 2, 2005
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By now, you've probably seen the "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" movie in a theater, or at least on DVD (if not both.) Now check out the movie's amazing soundtrack.

The two major standouts of this album in my opinion are "Journey of the Sorcerer" and "Vote Beeblebrox." Anyone who's more than a casual fan of "Hitchhiker's" will immediately recognize "Journey of the Sorcerer" as the classic "Hitchhiker's" theme by the Eagles played on both the radio and television versions and now the movie as well. This version is enhanced and sounds great. It was a treat hearing it at the theater and it's awesome on this CD as well. "Vote Beeblebrox" --- I about died laughing when I heard this one. This is a sort of campaign song for Zaphod Beeblebrox that unfortunately never made it into the movie. "Don't believe the rumors / don't believe the vicious lies" it says, talking about how Zaphod isn't stupid. It continues in this vain with a hilarious spoken part from Zaphod saying that he "y'know, just wants to say all the things that presidents say, y'know." Has to be heard to be believed.

Following close behind these are definitely both versions of the wondrous "So Long and Thanks for All the Fish." Personally, I prefer the second version, a sort of upbeat lounge number, but both are great. "So long and thanks for all the fish / So sad that it should come to this / We tried to warn you all, but oh dear."

This album also includes a couple of what I guess could called Golden Oldies --- "Shoo-Rah! Shoo-Rah!" and "Here I Am (Come and Take Me)." Of these two, I thought "Shoo-Rah! Shoo-Rah!" was definitely better and more fun.

The bulk of the CD is the instrumental tracks from the film. Composed by Joby Talbot, these tend to suit the scenes they come from well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Can't stop listening May 17, 2005
Format:Audio CD
If you're looking for a soundtrack like Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, you may be disappointed. This is by no means an epic soundtrack. Most of the tracks are short and silly, with a few exceptions. However, I love this soundtrack. I never thought a song like "So Long..." would get stuck in my head, "Viltvodle Street Music" is just silly in its bounciness. "Vogon Poetry", if you've seen the movie, the BBC TV series, or know the scene in the book, will make you laugh.

The vocal songs are great, as well. I never thought I'd listen to a Perry Como song, "Vote Beeblebrox" is absolutely excellent, and I really like "Reasons to Be Miserable". That may be because I've not heard the original like others here seem to have, but I love the lyrics and the beat is catchy. It really depends on whether or not you can stand techno. If you can't, it might get on your nerves.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ah-HA ... Quite a pleasure, really.
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If you enjoyed the movie [and we will assume that you did since you're here] you will love this soundtrack! It's got Everything!

Much of the work is orchestral. Read more
Published on March 4, 2006 by Keith A. Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars A Pleasant Surprise
The Hitchhiker's Guide movie,for all its stupendous obserdity, had a surprisingly good score that one doesn't usually find in a comedy. Read more
Published on November 12, 2005 by Casey Germane
5.0 out of 5 stars So long, that's all
When I saw the film and heard that catching tune "So Long & Thanks For All the Fish" I immediately decided to have this soundtrack, no doubt. Read more
Published on October 1, 2005 by Matti Mattila
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm listening to it right now
I've recently become a huge hitchhiker's fan and, after seeing the new movie, felt that I had to have the sound track. Read more
Published on May 29, 2005 by Philip Bomzer
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good, fun!
The CD is quite good for a soundtrack, Joby Talbot does some really great stuff, not exactly Williams for Orcestral music, but obviously since its about space, more CGA audio... Read more
Published on May 24, 2005 by Peter Weinschenk
1.0 out of 5 stars A singular disappointment
I thourougly enjoyed the movie, but these cuts remind you singularly forgettable the music sound track is (with the exception of one or two tunes such as "So Long and Thanks for... Read more
Published on May 11, 2005 by S. Case
4.0 out of 5 stars That Wholly Remarkable Soundtrack
First off, I would like to say that I hope the movie finds the audience it needs. Afterall if a movie like Napoleon Dynamite can be a success, why not Hitchhikers? Read more
Published on May 2, 2005 by gordonblu
4.0 out of 5 stars very well rounded soundtrack
This soundtrack has it all and is very well-rounded. Most of the music is composed by Jolby Talbot and is very imaginative and very very well integrated into the feature... Read more
Published on May 1, 2005 by Brassguy88
5.0 out of 5 stars Trailer music source
I just wanted to correct Chaya J. Anderson "SecretAgent00K9" incorrect source for the music from the trailer. Read more
Published on April 29, 2005 by Mercury
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