Archives: Favorite Soundtracks

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Posted by Greg on August 2, 2013 at 8:04 am
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Happy Friday! Cameron shared a few of his favorite soundtracks with Entertainment Weekly back in 2001. It’s great to see the Trouble Man mention, especially with the recent 40th Anniversary release.

Favorite Soundtracks

Like John Cusack in Say Anything…, Cameron Crowe has been holding up a boom box to the world, with his soundtracks for Singles, Jerry Maguire, and Almost Famous. EW asked the director of the upcoming Vanilla Sky to name some of favorite from his own collection.

 

The Graduate (1967)

Can a movie and its music work any better than this?

Friends (1971)

The great forgotten Elton John album is one of his best.

Percy (1971)

The Kinks composed this rock baroque soundtrack after their success with “Lola.” The movie, by the way, is about a penis.

Trouble Man (1972)

Marvin Gaye called this his finest album. It’s an intoxicating, druggy thing of beauty. Oddly, the film barely used the music. Here’s the challenge: Someone make the movie that truly deserves this music.

Over the Edge (1979)

The movie is a gem of a suburban teen classic, and so is the Van Halen and Cheap Trick-laden soundtrack.

The Strawberry Statement (1970)

In the post-Woodstock haze came this great and odd combination of Thunderclap Newman, Neil Young, and classical music.

Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly – Cameron Crowe –  October, 2001

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