Soundtrack : The Bigtop

November 18, 2007 by · 1 Comment
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Musically speaking, soundtracks tend to be a hit or miss affair, Songs From The Bigtop defies the odds and stands up as great soundtrack or even just as a great collection of songs on it’s own. The Bigtop is an indepedent film by Devon Reed and centers on the life of Vincent O’Malley, a young man who runs away with the circus, only to become consumed by his desire for power and the love of a woman. The soundtrack album reflects the arc of the film, which transitions from Vincent’s youthful days on the prairie to the obsessive mania of his later years.

Devon Reed wrote all of the songs for the movie and then handpicked the amazing collection of artists that appear here to perform them. I’ll admit I was pretty skeptical about it myself, but it’s damn good. The whole set flows well as a collection, while each artist convincingly imparts their own style into Devon’s songs. If the movie is half as good as the soundtrack when it arrives early in 2008 it should be pretty successful.

Here’s the track listing :
Magic (Lisa Germano)
Your Song (The Clientele)
I Only Want the Sky (Michael Leviton)
Ashes (Damien Jurado)
Wild (Matthew Sweet)
The Girl Who’s Above Us (Tullycraft)
Falling In Love (Howe Gelb)
I Just Can’t Keep Up With This Pace (The Owls)
Way to Walk (Communique)
Something Nothing Everything (Marbles)
Planning My Escape (Eleventh Dream Day)
Cracked and Crazed (Doug Martsch)
Patience (The Sprites)

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