Vanilla Sky Soundtrack

Track Listing:
1.  All The Right Friends – R.E.M.
2.  Everything In Its Right Place – Radiohead
3.  Vanilla Sky – Paul McCartney
4.  Solsbury Hill – Peter Gabriel
5.  I Fall Apart – Julianna Gianni
6.  Porpoise Song – The Monkees
7.  Mondo ’77 – Looper (Featuring Francis MacDonald)
8.  Have You Forgotten – Red House Painters
9.  Directions – Josh Rouse
10. Afrika Shox – Leftfield/Afrika Bambaataa
11.  Svefn-G-Englar – Sigur Rós
12.  Last Goodbye – Jeff Buckley
13.  Can We Still Be Friends – Todd Rundgren
14.  Fourth Time Around – Bob Dylan
15.  Elevator Beat – Nancy Wilson
16.  Sweetness Follows – R.E.M.
17.  Where Do I Begin – The Chemical Bros.

Produced By: Danny Bramson and Cameron Crowe
Mastered By: Carl Kaller
Released: December 11, 2001
Label: WEA/Warner Bros.

Notes:

  • You can read the soundtrack production notes here.
  • By popular demand, here’s the song listing for Vanilla Sky, in order of appearance (and running time):
    • Everything In Its Right Place – Radiohead (59 seconds)
    • From Rusholme With Love – Mint Royale (3:08)
    • Vanilla Sky – Paul McCartney (4:16)
    • Have You Forgotten – Red House Painters (5:58)
    • All The Right Friends – REM (6:37)
    • My Robot – Looper (15:09)
    • My Favorite Things – John Coltrane (17:13)
    • Keep On Pushin’ – The Impressions (19:16)
    • Mondo ’77 – Looper (21:16)
    • Directions – Josh Rouse (22:38)
    • Wrecking Ball – Creeper Lagoon (24:11)
    • Solsbury Hill – Peter Gabriel (31:56)
    • Last Goodbye – Jeff Buckley (37:22)
    • I Fall Apart – Julianna Gianni (39:35)
    • Earthtime Tapestry – Spacecraft (43:33)
    • Svefn-G-Englar – Sigur Rós (47:29)
    • Agaetis Byrjun – Sigur Rós (54:44)
    • Indra – Thievery Corporation (58:59)
    • Loops Of Fury – The Chemical Brothers (59:35)
    • Afrika Shox – Leftfield featuring Afrika Bambaataa (61:22)
    • Rez – Underworld (63:30)
    • Too Good To Be Strange – Andrea Parker/Two Sandwiches Short Of A Lunchbox (64:24)
    • Sweetness Follows – REM (69:21)
    • One Of Us – Joan Osborne (75:45)
    • Fourth Time Around – Bob Dylan (80:04)
    • Wild Honey – U2 (82:08)
    • I Might Be Wrong – Radiohead (93:00)
    • Porpoise Song (theme from ‘Head’) – The Monkees (99:39)
    • Western Union – The Five Americans (100:45)
    • Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms (101:03)
    • Can We Still Be Friends – Todd Rundgren (101:46)
    • Heaven – The Rolling Stones (106:33)
    • The Healing Room – Sinead O’Connor (110:07)
    • Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys (112:33)
    • Doot Doot – Freur (114:31)
    • Summer’s End (from ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’) – Elmer Bernstein (116:49)
    • Elevator Beat – Nancy Wilson (117:53)
    • Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space – Spiritualized (120:05)
    • The Nothing Song (aka njósnavélin) - Sigur Rós (126:01)
    • Where Do I Begin – The Chemical Brothers (131:53)
  • “I Fall Apart” by Julianna Gianni (Cameron Diaz) features music and lyrics by Cameron Crowe and Nancy Wilson. Here’s Cameron Diaz’s comments: “Well, that was Cameron’s request that I sing it. It was a huge fear to conquer … standing in that booth in front of Nancy Wilson, who has been my goddess since I was a child. My sister and I would just sit with their Heart albums and just be like, “These beautiful creatures making rock ‘n’ roll, are you kidding me?” So, when Cameron said Nancy wrote a song, I was like, “I couldn’t!” I had chills. I was so excited to sit in front of her and she just sat there and sang and strummed a guitar and I was just like, “I can’t believe this is happening. And then to actually go into the studio and record with her … she had to lay down her own voice underneath mine to help carry the song because there was no way I was surviving on my own.”
  • Vanilla Sky features three songs by Icelandic band Sigur Rós. Cameron talks about the use of “njósnavélin” [formerly known as 'the nothing song] during the film’s climax: ” We struggled to find an appropriate track to end the film with and then I went to see Sigur Rós perform in Los Angeles and they played this song, Njosnavelin, that was just perfect. I had to have it. It wasn’t on any album, so I had to get the band’s permission to use a bootleg. It completed the film for me.”
  • Cameron also requested a copy of the group’s atmospheric filmed live backdrop so that he could cut footage direct from their show into the final cut of Vanilla Sky. The material was originally shot in Iceland by singer Jonsi Birgisson on his hand-held video camera.
  • Here’s another quote from Cameron: “Sigur Rós is one of the great bands to know this simple fact — the best music creates a movie in your mind. Making Vanilla Sky, we played Sigur Rós constantly. It inspired us and gave us grooves that became part of the DNA of our own movie. But that’s just us. Play Sigur Rós yourself. In every sound and song, they will reach deep into your soul. Sigur Ros is some of the best filmmaking you’ll ever hear”.