Original theme composed by Thomas Newman.
Compilation producers: Gary Calamar, Thomas Golubic.
"Six Feet Under-Main Theme" won the 2003 Grammy Awards for Best Instrumental Composition and Best Instrumental Arrangement.
SIX FEET UNDER was nominated for the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Compilation Album For A Motion Picture Or Television.
Ever-adventurous HBO managed to score a hit with an unconventional series about a family of morticians. The series' soundtrack is accordingly unorthodox, resembling either an ADD schizophrenic's mix tape or a particularly eclectic session by a late-night college DJ. Aside from the show's own creepy theme and a couple of remixes thereof, there's big-band swing (Peggy Lee), funk (Shuggie Otis), Cuban music (Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez) and more. On the rock side, there's everything from PJ Harvey's raw, wordless "One Too Many" to the post-Beck hip-pop of the Beta Band and the driving, Stonesy "Bohemian Like You" by the Dandy Warhols. If only commercial radio stations were as cool as this.
What the critics say...
Entertainment Weekly (3/8/02, p.75) - "...Admirably bold..." - Rating: B
Q (11/02, p.118) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...The set works beautifully as a self-contained collection, a credit to a superb show..."
Uncut (1/03, p.97) - Included in Uncut's "100 Best Albums of the Year"
Uncut (11/02, p.132) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...Like the show, a marvel of risk-taking and class..."
- Six Feet Under Main Theme - Thomas Newman
- Heaven - Lamb
- Deep Down & Dirty - Stereo MC's
- I Love Being Here With You - Peggy Lee
- One Time Too Many - PJ Harvey
- Squares - The Beta Band
- Distractions - Zero 7
- Inspiration Information - Shuggie Otis
- Pure & Easy - The Dinning Rooms
- Let's Go Out Tonight - Craig Armstrong/Paul Buchanan
- Spooky - The Classics IV
- Bohemian Like You - The Dandy Warhols
- Mis Dos Pequenas - Orlando Cachaito Lopez
- Waiting - The Devlins (Tom Lord-Alge remix)
- Six Feet Under Main Theme - Thomas Newman (Rae & Christian remix)
- Six Feet Under Main Theme - Thomas Newman (Photek remix)
- Yummy Yummy Yummy - Julie London (bonus track)