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on 3 February 2011
All who have seen The Big Lebowski (1998) will agree it features an excellent, and diverse, collection of music. Most of this music was not that well known before the film's release. If you're a fan of the film then I very much recommend buying this soundtrack - even if you owe money all over town (including to known pornographers).

Some of these tracks are not as enjoyable without the visuals - "Ataypura" being the most obvious example to me. But I didn't realise just how good some of the music in the film was until I heard it on this CD. Both "Traffic Boom" and "Wie Glauben" sound far out, man!

Most of the memorable songs from the film are present here, such as "The Man In Me", "Just Dropped In", "Hotel California" and "Dead Flowers". Yet, sadly, some songs are missing from the CD - such as the excellent "Tumbling Tumbleweeds", "Looking Out My Back Door" and both versions of "Viva Las Vegas". It's a real shame, as including these songs would have really tied the CD together. Maybe there were issues regarding copyright? Or perhaps it was compiled by a bunch of amateurs!

However, all is not lost, as some of the missing songs are available as MP3 downloads here on Amazon. They are:

Sons Of The Pioneers - Tumbling Tumbleweeds (1946 version)
Esquivel - Mucha Muchacha
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Looking Out My Back Door
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Run Through The Jungle
Santana - Oye Como Va
Booker T & MGs - Behave Yourself
Dean Martin - Standing On The Corner
Debbie Reynolds - Tammy

There's also a selection of classical pieces used in the film but not included on the album, though I can't comment on these - or I'd be out of my element.

And if you want to dig even deeper you could try getting hold of Songs Of The Humpback Whale by Roger Payne to listen to in the bath whilst doing a J.

Abide.
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on 15 May 2003
Classic movie, classic soundtrack.. something that the Coen brothers know all too well. Not only are the techniques used in the film brilliant, but the use of music is original and quite possibly unique. (Whenever a track plays, it emments from the object its comming from.. watch the movie again if you dont understand).
Anyway, the music is good fun 'groovy' stuff dude, so if you are looking for some oldie but goodies.. then check this disk out man..
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on 5 September 2001
This is probably one of the best soundtracks around, with some of the grooviest tunes I have ever heard. Turn up the volume and sing to your hearts content! There's plenty of variation in music styles; rock, blues, easy listening. It's fab!!!
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on 27 February 2011
..but the tracklisting on this cd is wrong. The Moondog track is actually 2 separate tracks that the producers of this cd have cobbled together as 1. The entry should read "Theme/Stamping Ground". (These are actually the first two tracks off his eponymously titled 1969 album - you absolutely HAVE to check this album out by the way, it's incredible)

Anyway I'm not gonna review this album as there are plenty to chew on out there but this might give the reader an insight into the kind of care and attention to detail the producers of this disc have invested, hence maybe the missing tracks etc - I guess maybe sometimes cash signs get in the way, the dude would not be impressed...
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on 2 January 2016
One of my favourite films and great to hear the music in full. An eclectic selection. Who would have thought Kenny Rogers and Yma Sumac would ever be together.
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on 20 January 2008
The tracks listed for this disc,with the exception of dylan, Kenny Rogers & Townes Van Zandt are foreign to me as regards the movie.
Where are the tracks by Credence, the beautiful title track "Tumbling Tumbleweed" and the end title track by Shawn Colvin,"Viva Las Vegas"??
Most of the other listings on the disc,have no association with the film for me.
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on 5 May 2015
Some really, well, unlistenable tunes on this. And its missing the title tune "Tumbling weed". Glad I didnt get it on vinyl!
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on 31 August 2014
Excellent soundtrack. A couple of skippables, but mostly excellent.
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on 18 December 2015
Love it as much as the movie!
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on 27 November 2015
Great item and service cheers
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