Friday, June 23, 2006

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.

Until Whenever


Lefty said...

So Million Dollar Hotel is good? Is everyone listening to Rolling Thunder Revue this week? Great Dylan period.

Tosy And Cosh said...

The movie? Never saw it. The soundtrack? A couple of good tracks and a lot of filler. The Thunder Revue disc is what got me REALLY hooked on Dylan.