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High Fidelity: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

4.4 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews

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  • Audio CD (6 Mar. 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Warner
  • ASIN: B000066BML
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 81,461 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Format: Audio CD
I am not a big fan of soundtrack albums - too often they contain 50% strong, recognisable tracks from the film, with the remaining 50% filled with poor quality tracks inserted to ensure that there are enough songs to make a soundtrack CD. There are a few notable exceptions, the best of which is probably Good Morning Vietnam.
Thankfully, High Fidelity manages to capture the essence of both the film and the book. Whilst the songs on the album do not necessarily represent the more popular songs from the artists (The Kinks "Everyboby's Gonna Be Happy", for example), they capture the spirit of the bands, and the energy of the film.
The album, whether by design or by accident, manages to meet the criteria set out in the film for recording a compilation album:
"You have to start out with something really great, something that is going to grab their attention. Then, you gotta take it up a notch. But you don't want to blow your load to soon, so then you have to bring it down..."
There are few "weaker" tracks on the CD, and those few are well supported by timeless Bob Dylan (Most of the time), classic Velvet Underground (Who Loves The Sun), and wonderfully psychadelic Beta Band (Dry The Rain).
All in all, a great album, and well worth its place in any CD rack.
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Wow, what a great soundtrack! Right from the outset the album starts off with the opening track from the film the fabulous 'You're Gonna Miss Me' by The Thirteenth Floor Elevators, and ends with Stevie Wonder's 'I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)'. But I feel the pinnacle of the album is Jack Black's rendition of Marvin Gaye's 'Let's Get It On', great in the movie, great on the soundtrack. Every song on the album is top notch, if you are a fan of the movie make sure you add this to your cd collection!
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I'd actually worn out the UK released CD and on looking for a replacement the US version had a couple of different tracks, including
Love's "Always See Your Face",- not only a superb song in its own right, but its use in the film as Rob seeks to win back Laura from his horrible hippy neighbour, is one of many which mark this as one of the best soundtrack albums ever.
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This soundtrack just gets better and better...A great start with The Jam's "A Town called Malice", and leading to Velvet Underground, Dylan's "Most of the Time", and an excellent version of "Lets Get it on"...you'll find some of you're old faves on this - one for the collection. Great film also...buy this album, you won't be disappointed!
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High Fidelity is (in this order) a great book, a great film, and a great soundtrack. This "uk extra-tracks version", though, is missing the most important piece: Love's "Always See Your Face", one of the best and most underrated songs ever writen. It's still a great CD - Dylan's "Most of the Time" would be good enough reason to buy the record - but it's a pity they didn't thought of fiting the entire movie soundtrack into a box set...
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By A Customer on 8 Mar. 2001
Format: Audio CD
having read the book, and being new to this area of music i was really looking forward to the film. the soundtrack did not disappoint, but to have to cut it down to one cd must have been a complete nightmare. however, the production team behind this have surpassed themselves. it is an excellent album, with a mixture of songs, and deserves every compliment writable. buy it!
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I havn't actually bought this CD but looking at the track list this could have been so much better. The movie has such great mix of different tunes that a double/triple CD was really called for.
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After having seen the film, I decided to buy the book and the soundtrack. I read it while listening and relistening the music and it's really worth it! You get in the mood of the story-teller, which is surely not happy - rather melancholic. Most of all I liked song #7 - Sheila Nicholls makes me have goose-bumps up to this day singing in a Tori Amos - manner. Earwigs are the songs #10 and #14. Besides I knew none of the tracks before. The only negative aspect is that none of the songs is treated in the book and therefore none of the songs treated in the book are on the soundtrack. If I don't err, on the UK-Version there is a track by Aretha Franklin, who made it in the All-Time-Top5. But there are also tracks missing which I wouldn't want to be.
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