Stranger Than Fiction Soundtrack Features Lots of Interesting Names
By: Spacelab Research Staff
The soundtrack to the recently released movie Stranger Than Fiction has a lot of interesting contributors, shaping it up into a full soundtrack with a lot of depth. The movie stars Emma Thompson and Will Ferrell, and the soundtrack plays host to a variety of indie artists.
It was put together by Spoon singer Britt Daniel and Brian Reitzell. Reitzell is a well-known Music Director for soundtracks, with a long list of great works behind him, including Lost In Tranlation, The Virgin Suicides, Thumbsucker, Marie Antoinette, and Logan's Sanctuary, to name a few. He's also the drummer for the French prozac band Air. Brian and Britt worked together to create new material, but Britt Daniel ended up raiding his archive to find material.
"We watched the movie and tried to come up with stuff off the cuff, but we got a little bit more lucky with me coming in with ideas and music I'd had before. Not stuff with words, just music -- stuff I'd shelved," Spoon singer Britt Daniel recently told Billboard.
It also features previously released Spoon songs My Mathematical Mind and The Way We Get By, but Brian Reitzell and Britt Daniel also worked together to create three songs. There's also the Spoon song The Book I Write, that came out of the archive and leads off the soundtrack. It's a pop song sort of thing, kind of Spoonish.
There's a lot of other contributors, namely Maximo Park, Califone, Delta 5, and old school upstarts the Jam. Even the long lost M83 vcontributed a song with a Cyann & Ben remix of In Church. The soundtrack is available now on Columbia Records/Sony Music Soundtrax.
Stranger Than Fiction Soundtrack Track List: 01 Spoon - The Book I Write
02 Maximo Park - Going Missing
03 Wreckless Eric - Whole Wide World
04 Britt Daniel/Brian Reitzell - Flours
05 Spoon - The Way We Get By
06 Delta 5 - Mind Your Own Business
07 Califone - Bottles & Bones (Shade & Sympathy)
08 Britt Daniel/Brian Reitzell - Writer's Block
09 Spoon - My Mathematical Mind
10 Vangelis - La Petite Fille de la Mer
11 The Jam - That's Entertainment (demo version)
12 The Upsetters - Dubbing in the Back Seat
13 Britt Daniel/Brian Reitzell - Auditor
14 Spoon - Vittorio E
15 M83 - In Church (Cyann & Ben Version)