High Fidelity: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
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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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
After reading several Nick Hornby books you would expect nothing less than a great soundtrack to a vinyl movie excellentPublished on 22 Oct. 2013 by Lee Hutchinson
Really good soundtrack & brought back the memories of said movie :) Some of the music is quite hard to get so to be able to get it all here is an added bonus!Published on 29 April 2013 by David Alexander Whalley
An inspired movie which has a correspondingly brilliant soundtrack. All killer no filler. Just wish we had all the tracks from the movie. Double cd next time please.Published on 28 April 2013 by david
Ooops! Meant to order Gross Point Blank soundtrack II. Never mind there's some gems on here too - Bob Dylan's 'Most of the Time' being the standout.Published on 10 Aug. 2011 by L. Sleepa
I am a huge fan of the film high fidelity, i therefore felt it was only right that i own the cd. It is actually very good it really captures the feel of the movie if you listen... Read morePublished on 11 April 2005 by Miss E. C. Pritchard
A compilation of eclectic music styles all on one cd. This is one of the best soundtracks in cinema to date. Read morePublished on 8 Nov. 2001