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Boyhood: Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack

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  • Audio CD (7 July 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,620 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Summer NoonTweedy 3:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. YellowColdplay 4:28Album Only
Listen  3. Hate To Say I Told You SoThe Hives 3:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Could WeCat Power 2:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Do You Realize??The Flaming Lips 3:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. CrazyGnarls Barkley 2:58Album Only
Listen  7. One (Blake's Got A New Face)Vampire Weekend 3:13Album Only
Listen  8. Hate It HereWilco 4:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Good Girls Go Bad (feat. Leighton Meester)Cobra Starship 3:16Album Only
Listen10. Beyond The HorizonBob Dylan 5:34Album Only
Listen11. Band On The RunPaul McCartney And Wings 5:11Album Only
Listen12. She's Long GoneThe Black Keys 3:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra)Gotye 4:03Album Only
Listen14. I'll Be AroundYo La Tengo 4:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. HeroFamily of the Year 3:10Album Only
Listen16. Deep BlueArcade Fire 4:27Album Only

Product Description

Nonesuch Records releases the soundtrack to Boyhood—a film written, directed, and co-produced by Richard Linklater.

The film received tremendous critical acclaim when it was shown at the Sundance Film Festival; Linklater also won the Founder’s Directing Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival and Best Director at the Berlin International Film Festival. Shot over 12 years with the same cast, Boyhood is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before the viewers’ eyes.

The film’s soundtrack spans the story’s 12 years, with songs ranging from the year 2000 (Coldplay’s ‘Yellow’ and The Hives’ ‘Hate to Say I Told You So’) to 2013 (Yo La Tengo’s ‘I’ll Be Around’). The album also includes the classic ‘Band on the Run’, by Paul McCartney and Wings (from the 2010 re-mastered album of the same name) and the debut of a new song written by Jeff Tweedy and performed by the father/son duo Tweedy—‘Summer Noon’. The Boyhood soundtrack album was produced by Richard Linklater and Randall Poster.

Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason’s parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, Boyhood charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent. Boyhood is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. Cathleen Sutherland produced the film with Linklater.

Before Slacker, an experimental narrative revolving around 24 hours in the lives of 100 characters, garnered acclaim in 1991, Richard Linklater had made many shorts and completed a Super 8 feature, It’s Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books (1988).

Linklater’s additional credits include the 1970s cult hit Dazed and Confused (1993); Before Sunrise (1995), for which Linklater won the Berlin Film Festival Silver Bear Award for Best Director; Suburbia (1997); The Newton Boys (1998), a western/gangster film set in the 1920s; the animated feature Waking Life (2001); the real-time drama Tape (2001); the hit comedy School of Rock (2003); $5.15 an Hour (2003, HBO), Before Sunset (2004) which earned him an Academy Award nomination; Bad News Bears (2005); A Scanner Darkly (2006); Fast Food Nation (2006); Inning by Inning: A Portrait of a Coach (2008); Me and Orson Welles (2009); Bernie (2012); Up to Speed (2012, Hulu); Before Midnight (2013); and Boyhood (2014).

Linklater also serves as the Artistic Director for the Austin Film Society, which he founded in 1985 to showcase films from around the world that were not typically shown in Austin. Now one of the nation’s top film organizations, The Austin Film Society shows more than 200 films a year, has educational programs, and has given out more than $1,500,000 in grants to Texas filmmakers since 1996.

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By georgie on 15 Oct 2014
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I love this album. Great tracks
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By Ben on 4 Dec 2014
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quick delivery, good price
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By P. J. Sharp on 19 Nov 2014
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Dull film, over rated amercian schmaltz, and an over rated soundtrack of middling, non classic tunes. Yes it is clever to film over 12 years - but the 14 year old plus Mason is a ridiculous spoilt, moody, stereo typical 'cool' american teenager that adds no interest to the film. the soundtrack reflects that.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Soundtrack of my life! 20 July 2014
By Jake - Published on
Format: Audio CD
For most of the movie, i had chills watching the movie. I, like most people, hear a song and know what I was doing in my life when that song was popular.

The movie really hit home for me, since I also grew up in the region where the lead character did at around the same time. I grew up as a child in Houston and moved to San Marcos to attend college.

So, for the soundtrack of the movie, it was basically the soundtrack of my life on the silver screen. Ah, I can't praise this movie enough!
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
I can't wait to see this movie the soundtrack is excellent. 18 July 2014
By Chuck Bittner - Published on
Format: Audio CD
In my opinion one of the greatest movie soundtracks was Garden State. Just a great collection of great songs by relatively unknown artists. It is my favorite movie soundtrack album ever and Boyhood is my second.

At the time of writing this review I haven't had the opportunity to see the movie in theaters because it's a limited release. If you're viewing this three months later and I haven't seen the movie yet, I'm very upset.

I am familiar with the many of the artists and songs on this album. And I'm very excited to see how they play out over the course of the film. The one song that I have fallen in love with over all others is Hero by Family of the Year. It has such an excellent melody and hook; once I heard I was hooked. It is the song that plays on the trailer for the movie. It really can almost justify the purchase of the CD in my opinion.

Thanks for reading and I hope you get to see it in theaters, I hope I get to see it in theaters.
11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
The soundtrack to "Boyhood" is excellent! 15 July 2014
By Kris King - Published on
The soundtrack to "Boyhood" is excellent! This is an impressive collection of songs that are terrific picks of music. This is one of the best movie soundtracks of the year to one of the most anticipated (independent film, filmwise) films of the summer season. All (16) tracks on here are excellent!

Track Listing:
1. Summer Noon - Tweedy (4 out of 4 stars)
2. Yellow - Coldplay (4 out of 4 stars)
3. Hate To Say I Told You So - The Hives (4 out of 4 stars)
4. Could We - Cat Power (4 out of 4 stars)
5. Do You Realize?? - The Flaming Lips (4 out of 4 stars)
6. Crazy - Gnarls Barkley (4 out of 4 stars)
7. One (Blake's Got A New Face) - Vampire Weekend (4 out of 4 stars)
8. Hate It Here - Wilco (4 out of 4 stars)
9. Good Girls Go Bad (feat. Leighton Meester) - Cobra Starship (4 out of 4 stars)
10. Beyond The Horizon - Bob Dylan (4 out of 4 stars)
11. Band On The Run - Paul McCartney And Wings (4 out of 4 stars)
12. She's Long Gone - The Black Keys (4 out of 4 stars)
13. Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra) - Gotye (4 out of 4 stars)
14. I'll Be Around - Yo La Tengo (4 out of 4 stars)
15. Hero - Family of the Year (4 out of 4 stars)
16. Deep Blue - Arcade Fire (4 out of 4 stars)
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Brillantly put together soundtrack for one of the best movies of the 21st century 13 Aug 2014
By Frank L. Greenagel Jr. - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Richard Linklater achieved film-making history with this mesmerizing film that follows four major characters over 12 years: from 2002 through 2014. He made Dazed and Confused in 1993, and it capture what it was like to be a teenager in the 1976. The soundtrack to that was from his own youth. Linklater is a huge musical connoisseur, but because he is 54, he didn't trust himself to come up with the music to define the era his film covers.

So he asked a bunch of kids who grew up during those years to speak on what songs resonated with them throughout their lives and that they remember from those years. He ended up with this soundtrack, which blends so wonderfully with the film that you feel a sense of awe and supreme appreciation for what he has done.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Outstanding soundtrack for the best movie of the year 9 Aug 2014
By Paul Allaer - Published on
Format: Audio CD
I saw "Boyhood" in the theater this weekend (more on that later). As I was watching the movie, I was astonished to hear so many great songs in the movie, so I made a mental note to check out the soundtrack.

"Boyhood: Music From the Motion Picture" (16 tracks; 61 min.) starts off with the only new song on here, "Summer Noon", by Wilco's front man Jeff Tweedy (strangely the song is accredited to "Tweedy", period). If I recall correctly, the song actually plays at the very end of the movie. It is followed by the song that opens the movie, Coldplay's "Yellow", playing as we see Mason laying on the grass and looking up into the sky. "Yellow" is now 15 years old if you can believe it... There are so many great tracks on this soundtrack, it's like an embarrassment of riches. Check out Vampire Weekend's "One (Blake's Got A New Face)" (from their outstanding debut album--now already 6 years ago!), Bob Dylan's "Beyond the Horizon" (from his underappreciated "Modern Times" album), Wilco's excellent "Hate It Here" (from their "Sky Blue Sky" album), the Black Keys' hard charging "She's Long Gone" (from their "Brothers" album), and so on. Paul McCartney & Wings' "Band On the Run" is a fun reminder of the excellent scene in the movie where Ethan Hawke's character gives Mason a birthday gift in the form of the Beatles' "Black Album" mix album (the best of the solo output of the Beatles post-breakup). The soundtrack concludes with the wistful and ever-effective "Hero" from Family of the Year (destined to be used in movie soundtracks for decades to come), and Arcade Fire's "Deep Blue", which plays over the movie's end titles. In all, what a fantastic soundtrack!

A couple of words about the movie: "Boyhood" brings the everyday struggles of a family over a 12 year period, and filmed in real time over that period, just amazing. That said, if that were the only remarkable thing about the movie, I'd call it a "stunt". Instead, writer-director Richard Linklater is able to weave an emotional story line that most of us can completely relate to, and then lets his lead performers shine. Check out Patricia Arquette as the mom, Ethan Hawke as the dad, Lorelei Linklater (the daughter of Richard) as Sam, and last but certainly not least, Ellar Coltrane as Mason. Keep your eye out as well for a small role from Charlie Sexton as the musician buddy of dad's. Sadly, Sexton's song, which he dedicates to Mason in the movie, is not included on the soundtrack. But it's a minor quibble. This is the best movie of the year, and the soundtrack is a must-have, period.
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