- Audio CD (March 11, 2003)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Soundtrack
- Label: Hollywood Records
- Run Time: 103 minutes
- ASIN: B00008J2LG
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #86,591 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Laurel Canyon Soundtrack
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I bought the DVD and the soundtrack and probably listened to "In A Funny Way" 20x or more. What a great sound.
It makes me want to chuck it all and move to Laurel Canyon.
There's some other songs from the 70's and the new stuff that the "group" in the movie performed.
A great CD for the car...or when you're feeling disconnected from it all.
Boy, I was glad that I did.
The weather here has just turned to summer. With my windows rolled down, I turned up the music, and it really felt like summer. I'm not saying that if you buy this CD, you will embody the spirit of summer. Rather, it's a great CD to play during the season (and out of, too).
The music reminds me of, namely, Laurel Canyon the movie - a place that is eternally steamily warm and beautiful. Moreover, you can definitely tell that the music is from an arthouse, independent film, ranging from pop, to psychadelic, to fictitous, to French, to mellow. Definitely an original mix. You will be surprised by each and every song on the disc.
I definitely recommend if you enjoyed the film.
We rented the movie Laurel Canyon recently and I was immediately struck by the music. The opening tune by Mercury Rev (In A Funny Way) is as good as anything I've heard recently. The Butthole Surfers song (Good Time)is an edgy gem. Scapegoat Wax (Crawling)adds even more atmosphere.
Also included were seventies goodies by T-Rex (Planet Queen), Steely Dan (Do It Again) and Lee Michaels (Do You Know What I Mean). Even an Eartha Kitt song is thrown in for good measure!
All the ingredients work here. If you saw the movie I think you'll agree. This is by far one of the better soundtracks to come out in some time.
Granted, you really need to see the movie to get the whole experience, but this CD would work well enough on its own.
I challenge anyone to listen to Mercury Rev's "In a funny way" and not be singing it to themselves for days.
From this spellbing beginning, through the Butthole's "the Shame of life", right on through the final track, this CD sets a mood, or should I say tone (or both). It just goes to show that quality music exists within a myriad of genres.
Buy it, live it, love it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great movie. Lisa Cholodenko did a remarkable job on this film.Laurel Canyon is a magical place and the film attempts to capture that.Published 8 months ago by Rick Eager
Decent collection of songs from the film Laurel Canyon. Actually, the soundtrack outshines the film itself. Read morePublished 9 months ago by R. Watts
I had been looking for this soundtrack for sometime and could not find it anywhere. So I was excited to find it, even though only in a used CD. Read morePublished on October 8, 2013 by Orlando Music Lover
I agree with a previous reviewer who said that Serge Gainsbourg's "Bonnie and Clyde" (with Brigitte Bardot) ought to definitely be on this CD. Read morePublished on November 28, 2004 by Kathleen M. Hickman