Doin' the Friday Shuffle
1. "Sara" - Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan Live 1975 (The Bootleg Series Volume 5)
A loose, relaxed, fiddle-flecked live rendition.
2. "March" - Beethoven - Fidelio (Opera)
A short, well, march from Beethoven's sole opera.
3. "Pump It Up" - Elvis Costello - This Year's Model
Quintessential Costello - tongue-twisting lyrics, a driving keyboard part, emphatic bass line.
4. "Thunder Road" - Bruce Springsteen - The Essential Bruce Springsteen
Springsteen in epic mode.
5. "The Quidditch Match" - John Williams - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Big action cue from the first Potter film.
6. "I Used to be Color Blind" - Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook
Swinging and sweet.
7. "Movement II" - Philip Glass - Symphony No. 2
A slow, evocative, very typically "Glass-ian" movement.
8. "Captured" - James Newton Howard - King Kong (Film Score)
Regrettably kind of generic bit of dramatic music from the hastily composed Kong score.
9. "Poor Thing" - Stephen Sondheim - Sweeney Todd (Original Broadway Cast)
A marvel of storytelling skill, as Angela Lansbury gives us a meaty plateful of exposition through a delightfully regretful, wistful song.
10. "Tom Tom's Room" - U2 - The Million Dollar Hotel
Moody, ambient, Eno-esque bit from the soundtrack.