Friday, January 19, 2007

Doin' the Friday Shuffle

1. "Love Walked In" - Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Gershwin Songbook
Old-school Hollywood style - you can see the orchestra in their tuxes and the dance floor and the romantic leads dancing delicately together and falling in love as she sings.

2. "Childhood Remembered" - Danny Elfman - Batman (Score)
One of the score's less bombastic pieces. All hushed strings and ethereal choir.

3. "The Big Light (Live)" - Elvis Costello - King of America
From the bonus CD on the Rhino re-release. A rollicking, countrified rendition.

4. "Brilliant Disguise" - Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel of Love
A perfect pop song.

5. "Star to Follow" - Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Christmas Eve and Other Stories
Maybe a piece based almost entirely around voice wasn't the best choice for these guys.

6. "Workingman's Blues #2"- Bob Dylan - Modern Times
Sweet and crisp and dusky- you can feel the soft breeze and the setting of the sun.

7. "Let You Down" - Dave Matthews Band - Crash
The wife's. Don't really know this one.

8. "Under Your Spell/Standing (Reprise)" - Joss Whedon - Once More with Feeling
Haven't seen the Scrubs musical yet, but am guessing that this will remain the gold standard.

9. "She Loves You" - The Beatles - 1
Truth? I really don't like this song.

10. "Main Titles (Sommersby)" - Danny Elfman - Music for a Darkened Theater (Vol II)
One of Elfman's lost scores - nothing like his standard style, but more like a John Barry epic Western sound, really.

Until Whenever

1 comment:

myspaceblogger said...

I miss Ella Fitzgerald. I wonder if you guys have some good quality mp3s of her songs. I'd like to upload them for my myspace mp3 player, something I could share with other Ella fans in Myspace.