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Man on the Moon: Music from the Motion Picture [Soundtrack]

R.E.M.Audio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Mighty Mouse Theme (Here I Come To Save The Day)The Sandpipers 1:53Album Only
listen  2. The Great BeyondR.E.M. 5:05$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Kiss You All OverEXILE 3:37Album Only
listen  4. Angela (Theme From Taxi) [Edit]Bob James 1:27Album Only
listen  5. Tony Thrown OutR.E.M. 1:08$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Man On The MoonR.E.M. 5:13$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. This Friendly WorldR.E.M., Andy and Tony 3:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. MiracleR.E.M. 2:53$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Lynne & AndyR.E.M. 1:46$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Rose-MarieAndy Kaufman 2:36Album Only
listen11. Andy Gets FiredR.E.M. 1:07$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. I Will SurviveTony Clifton 1:49Album Only
listen13. Milk & CookiesR.E.M. 1:59$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Man On The Moon (Orchestral)R.E.M. 1:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. One More Song For YouAndy Kaufman 1:16Album Only


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  • Audio CD (November 23, 1999)
  • Original Release Date: November 23, 1999
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Warner Bros UK
  • ASIN: B00002Z883
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #153,726 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Andy Kaufman managed to blur the line between his life and sur-reality. Completely transforming himself into his characters--for better or (more often) for worse--Kaufman viewed limits as something worth being tested. His own death by cancer at first seemed to be just another of his elaborate put-ons, on par with his affection for female mud wrestling. But his very real death guaranteed his legacy. R.E.M. paid him tribute several years ago with the movie's title track, and now they've come back to finish the job, contributing the film's score and "The Great Beyond," a melancholy number that stands as one of R.E.M.'s strongest songs in years. Several tracks of Kaufman himself--leading a spirited romp through the Mighty Mouse theme song, yodeling a sensitive, country-tinged "Rose Marie," singing as Tony Clifton (belting out a terse "I Will Survive"), and then inviting the audience out for milk and cookies--as well as the theme from Taxi and a few other comedic odds and ends, round out the portrait with suitable wackiness and pathos. --Rob O'Connor

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another Achievement For R.E.M. November 23, 1999
Format:Audio CD
Really is there anything R.E.M. can't do? Sure, I'm biased-- I've been a fan for a decade and a half now (God, I'm getting old) so the idea of R.E.M. working the score for a movie really excited me. And they don't disappoint. The title track is easily one of R.E.M.'s best songs and the new track "The Great Beyond" (unveiled on the "Up" tour) came across a lot better live than it does here but it's still an instant classic. R.E.M.'s instrumentals are delicate and moving, especially "Miracle" and "Milk and Cookies". And the orchestral version of "Man On The Moon" doesn't come as close to Muzak as one might expect. What keeps this from getting 5 stars is the bizarre "This Friendly World" which seems like a pretty neat song but the "banter" between Michael, Andy and Tony just doesn't work at all ("Hi Andy, do you want to sing a song together?" "It's a friendly world, don't you think so, Michael?")
That aside, the key here--the real proof of R.E.M.'s brillance--is that the band doesn't dominate the proceedings. Andy is the point of all this after all. When you listen to this, you don't think you're listening to R.E.M., you're thinking about Andy and that's not such a bad thing. Way to go, guys.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Sountrack. R.E.M does it again! November 29, 1999
Format:Audio CD
First off, when people are reviewing this, remember that it is only a soundtrack with the goal of promoting a movie. First, I love the new R.E.M. song, The Great Beyond, and I admit that is the reason I bought this CD. But everything else flows so completely well. The dialogue makes perfect sense where it is, and will probably work even better once I have seen the movie. The brevity of it (37 minutes) bugged me at first, but I have now come to appreciate it as it is easily digested in one sitting and never seems to be dragging on. Remember that this is supposed to be more a timeline of Andy's life and not an R.E.M. album and not a CD full of catchy radio tunes. Just sit back, relax, and remember Andy Kaufman and you will enjoy this immensely.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars IN THE SPIRIT OF ANDY May 6, 2002
Format:Audio CD
This soundtrack composed of mainly R.E.M. songs stays true to the essence that was Andy Kaufman. R.E.M. fan rejoice. Andy fans rejoice. This album was made especially for you. There are several standout tracks such as "The Great Beyond," "This Friendly World," (which is a duet between Michael Stipe and Jim Carrey) and of course "Man on the Moon." But what truly make this album worthwhile are the little skits performed by various members of the cast in between songs. This is an excellent album a far as soundtracks go. It was not composed of hit songs just to make money. It is a well put together album. I give it 5 stars.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awsome, and very powerful! January 1, 2000
By Steve
Format:Audio CD
I have to admit, before I bought this CD I never really heard REM or Andy Kauffmann and now I can`t stop listening to it. "The Great Beyond" and "Man on the Moon" are two very powerful songs. I also never expected a rock group to the score a movie but REM sounds as if they`ve been doing it for years. Just listen to the song "Milk and Cookies" with it`s beautiful string cords and piano interludes. You must buy this CD, even if you haven`t seen the movie yet, because well placed dialogues keep the music flowing in a way that tells the entire story from beginning to end.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good stuff :o) March 28, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I've gotta agree with a previous poster, that hearing the music with the film is the best way this is listened to :o) But even without seeing the film and hearing the music simultaniously {sp??}, if you've seen the film at all it's an enjoyable and emotional experience { it was for me anyway}. "The Mighty Mouse Theme", and "This Friendly World" {i LOVE this!!!!!} are fun to listen to {if that makes any sense}. And of course "The Great Beyond" and "Man On The Moon" are awesome. Tony Clifton's version of "I Will Survive" makes me laugh :o) It's the classical stuff that gets me. If your a fan of Andy, and you can put the music and the scenes together in your head, you may find yourself a bit emotional as well :o) So, if you liked the movie, i definitly recommend the soundtrack. But i can't see getting the same experience out of it without knowing the meanings, stories, and faces behind it :o)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album! February 24, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Just bought this album today, and I simply love it -- of course The Great Beyond is outstanding, but I also love This Friendly World and Man on the Moon. Although a bit short in length this CD is well worth the money to anyone... yeah, well, unless of course you prefer death metal or something like that.
I'm really, really looking forward to the movie coming to Denmark!
One warning though, once you get this album, you'll probably find it hard to press the eject button on your CD player :)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Would the Real Andy Please Stand Up? December 29, 2001
Format:Audio CD
If you are a fan of R.E.M., a fan of Andy Kaufman, or enjoyed watching the movie MAN ON THE MOON, this is a great soundtrack to own. Two of the songs on the album: "The Great Beyond" and "Man on the Moon"; are songs performed by R.E.M. Not only that, but the film's score-much of which is included here-was written by the band as well. For Andy Kaufman fans, the album has a few songs performed by Andy and his alter-ego, Tony Clifton. Well, actually they were performed by Jim Carrey, but Jim Carrey said he actually became Andy while performing the movie, so even though it's him, he (and many others) swear it's Andy (Andy would have loved playing with people like that). Finally, this album has several dialogue clips from the movie. Some suggest that this takes away from the album, but I find it does the exact opposite: the clips enhance the music. And for those of you who aren't R.E.M., Andy Kaufman, or MAN ON THE MOON fans; this is still an enjoyable album to listen to: "The Great Beyond" and "Man on the Moon" are great songs as is the theme from Taxi and the "Mighty Mouse Theme". A real treat.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mighty Mouse is on his way...
This is truly a soundtrack because it contains many soundbites from the movie. The majority of the album is R.E.M. Read more
Published on November 29, 2004 by Stephen Cabral
2.0 out of 5 stars A score by REM? The only highlights are REM's own stuff!
I love R.E.M., I really do. Therefore I bought `their' score of the brilliant movie Man On The Moon, after hearing their single The Great Beyond. Read more
Published on October 4, 2001 by RadioMad
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Soundtrack
Who knew R.E.M. would be so good at film scores? Thier instrumental work on this album is flawless, especially the orchestral version of their classic song "Man On The... Read more
Published on March 1, 2001 by W. Parrish
4.0 out of 5 stars Better then what I exspected...
I bought this CD becuase I thought Jim Carrey did a great job doing Andy Kaufman.But every thing Jim does is great,hehe.The music in it is pretty good. Read more
Published on January 13, 2001 by "tom-delonge-fan"
5.0 out of 5 stars One in a million
A lot of songs have nice melodies and nice beats, but there are only a few songs that can make your heart flutter; Moreover, there are only a few CD's that manage to aggregate many... Read more
Published on January 6, 2001 by Sanjay Bhargava
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Album, for the most part
Hey, lemme start out by saying that I'm open to almost all kinds of music. Overall, this was a very good album. I love "Great Beyond", "Man on the Moon", and "Friendly World". Read more
Published on December 23, 2000 by Fizzy: the real one
3.0 out of 5 stars Eh...
Six of one, half a dozen of the other. Several songs are enjoyable ("Man on the Moon", "Great Beyond", Exile's "Kiss you all Over") and many of the... Read more
Published on September 3, 2000
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good!
It is a very good CD, only if it had more REM songs! 1 or 2 more songs could have gotten a 5Star!
Published on June 23, 2000
2.0 out of 5 stars The Greatest Band of the 80's limps out of the 90's
Perhaps the euphoric, but problematic recording process for UP took to much from there sails, because this is a weak entry into their cataloge. R.E. Read more
Published on June 13, 2000 by Jason Motz
3.0 out of 5 stars I am a huge R.E.M. fan, but this CD just does not flow
Just buy the CD single the Great Beyond, and save the rest of your money. I love R.E.M., and I admidt the score is nice, but it just is not a good CD all and all. Read more
Published on June 5, 2000 by Clifford Forster
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