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Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

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Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

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Original score composed by Jon Brion.

For the soundtrack to Michel Gondry's acclaimed 2004 film about love and memory, ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND, composer Jon Brion contributes a pitch-perfect score that touches on both the melancholy and playful aspects of the movie. Lush string arrangements, dreamy keyboard melodies, and lo-fi acoustic guitar lines wax and wane throughout these selections, and Brion himself even turns in a rare vocal performance on the gentle "Strings That Tie to You." Rounding out the album are tracks by Beck (a wistful take of the Korgis' "Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometimes"), the Polyphonic Spree (the uplifting "Light & Day" and "It's the Sun"), and others. Perhaps the most notable song on the soundtrack, however, isn't even featured in the movie. Electric Light Orchestra's giddily Beatlesque "Mr. Blue Sky" was only used in ETERNAL SUNSHINE's trailers, but this pop classic wonderfully balances out the album's more subdued passages.

What the critics say...

Rolling Stone (p.73) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[An] appropriately introspective and intermittently unhinged soundtrack."
Q (p.110) - 3 stars out of 5 - "Brion is big on understated stature, creating a series of instrumental segments that drift dreamily like whispered rumours."
Uncut (p.104) - 4 stars out of 5 - "If you enjoy the Spree un-ironically, you'll also love ELO's 'Mr Blue Sky', here in all its bombast."

Track Listing:

Disc 1:
  1. Theme - Jon Brion
  2. Mr. Blue Sky - Electric Light Orchestra (not, featured in the motion picture)
  3. Collecting Things - Jon Brion
  4. Light & Day - The Polyphonic Spree
  5. Bookstore - Jon Brion
  6. It's The Sun - The Polyphonic Spree (live, not, featured in the motion picture)
  7. Wada Na Tod - Lata Mangeshkar
  8. Showtime - Jon Brion
  9. Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometimes - Beck
  10. Sidewalk Flight - Jon Brion
  11. Some Kinda Shuffle - Don Nelson
  12. Howard Make It All Go Away - Jon Brion
  13. Something - The Willows
  14. Postcard - Jon Brion
  15. I Wonder - The Willowz (not, featured in the motion picture)
  16. Peer Pressure - Jon Brion
  17. Dream Upon Waking, A - Jon Brion
  18. Strings That Tie To You - Jon Brion
  19. Phone Call - Jon Brion
  20. Nola's Bounce - Jon Brion
  21. Down The Drain - Jon Brion
  22. Row - Jon Brion
  23. Drive In - Jon Brion
  24. Main Title - Jon Brion
  25. Spotless Mind - Jon Brion
  26. Elephant Parade - Jon Brion
Release date Australia
May 18th, 2006
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