Various Artists - Jackie Brown Original Motion Soundtrack (Vinyl)

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Jackie Brown: Music from the Miramax Motion Picture is the soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino's motion picture Jackie Brown. It was originally released on December 9, 1997. The film's score was composed by James Newton Howard. The soundtrack uses a variety of music genres, including soul. The soundtrack also includes dialogue from the motion picture and a lack of typical film score, similar to the other soundtracks of Tarantino films.

Quentin Tarantino established himself as one of the few filmmakers to effectively use pop music with his first film Reservoir Dogs, a movie where the music was integral to the success of the film yet also worked well as a collection of songs. Jackie Brown, Tarantino's long-awaited third feature, finds him exploring new territory, creating an homage to blaxploitation flicks as well as a surprisingly subtle character study and love story, and its soundtrack appropriately finds him in new territory as well. The soundtrack still features snippets of dialogue, which simply aren't as effective separated from the film as those from Pulp Fiction, but the unified collection of '70s soul and funk is refreshing. He has wisely selected a batch of songs that haven't been worn out by oldies radio, building the bulk of the album with cult favorites like Bobby Womack's "Across 110th Street," Bill Withers' "Who Is He (And What Is He to You?)," Randy Crawford's "Street Life," Minnie Riperton's "Inside My Love," the Vampire Sound Inc.'s "The Lions and the Cucumber" and Pam Grier's "Long Time Woman." Only "Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time," "Strawberry Letter 23" and "Natural High," as well as the Grass Roots' "Midnight Confessions," are familiar oldies items, but they play an integral part in the film itself and help make the soundtrack a thoroughly enjoyable, compulsively listenable experience.

 

Tarantino has said that in developing the script for Jackie Brown, he decided on the majority of the songs during the writing stage. He added:

"More or less the way my method works is you have got to find the opening credit sequence first. That starts it off from me. I find the personality of the piece through the music that is going to be in it [...] It is the rhythm of the film. Once I know I want to do something, then it is a simple matter of me diving into my record collection and finding the songs that give me the rhythm of my movie."



Had this on CD many years ago along with Reservoir Dogs & Pulp Fiction. Picked it up on vinyl at a decent price to add to the collection. Some great songs on here, however I wish that it had some more snippets of dialogue from the film as that's what I really like about a Tarantino soundtrack. He's obviously got a great knowledge of music and although there are quite a few well known songs on here I like it when he picks a few obscure ones. The important thing is that the songs go so well together which really add to his movies.

By: Alexis


A1 –Bobby Womack Across 110th Street 3:48
A2 –Samuel L. Jackson & Robert DeNiro* Beaumont's Lament 0:50
A3 –Brothers Johnson Strawberry Letter 23 4:58
A4 –Samuel L. Jackson & Robert DeNiro* Melanie, Simone And Sheronda 0:32
A5 –Bill Withers Who Is He (And What Is He To You?) 3:12
A6 –Johnny Cash Tennessee Stud 2:54
A7 –Bloodstone Natural High 4:54
A8 –Pam Grier Long Time Woman 2:52


B1 –No Artist Council Gargle / Detroit 9000 0:07
B2 –Foxy Brown (Holy Matrimony) Letter To The Firm 3:26
B3 –Randy Crawford Street Life 4:18
B4 –The Delfonics Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time 3:21
B5 –The Grass Roots Midnight Confessions 2:43
B6 –Minnie Riperton Inside My Love 3:56
B7 –Samuel L. Jackson, Robert DeNiro* & Bridget Fonda Just Ask Melanie 0:43
B8 –The Vampire Sound Inc.* The Lions And The Cucumber 5:07
B9 –Elliot Easton's Tiki Gods Monte Carlo Nights 3:25



Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
Product Dimensions : 31.19 x 31.19 x 0.41 cm; 265.07 Grams
Manufacturer : Rhino
Manufacturer reference : unknown
Original Release Date : 2016
Label : Rhino
ASIN : B019GEFHGM
Number of discs : 1

 

Includes download code for MP3 version of the album.

Made in E.U.

℗ & © 1997 A Band Aprt Records, Inc./Maverick Recording Company. Motion Picture Artwork, TM & Copyright © 1997 Miramax Film Corp. Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company

Vinyl Collector according to sticker.

Some differences between back cover and disc's labels:
Tracks A2, A4, B1 and B7 (dialogues) don't mention artist on back cover but only on labels (as artists, not as voice actors).
Track B1 is written "Detroit 9000" on back cover, "Council Cargle/Detroit 9000" on label.
Track B2 is written "(Holly Matrimony) Letter To The Firm" on back cover, "(Holly Matrimony)/Letter To The Firm" on label.
Track B8 is credited to "The Vampire Sound Inc." on back cover, to "The Vampire Sound Incorporation" on label.