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01/21/08
Reviewed by - Matt Rowe


Various Artists
Margot at the Wedding - OMPS

The collected songs from the film, Margot at the Wedding, are like a mix CD of good music, themed to fit a mood, and in this case, the storyline.  But no matter how you shake it, the addition of unsung troubadour, Steve Forbert, always is a treat.  So must have thought the compiler as they put two of them in here.  “Romeo’s Tune” is Forbert’s best known song off of his second album, while the other Forbert tune (“Goin’ Down to Laurel”) comes off of his magnificent debut release.  Both should lead people right to his albums, many of them quite good, although it is quite hard to beat his first two.

Margot at the Wedding uses in-depth characterization and good ole fashioned family dysfunction as a vehicle to discover the realm of finding out about ourselves.  As we watch the interaction between the sisters and a fiancée of one of them, we unearth a range of emotions and personal discoveries.  The songs in use on this soundtrack are a good complement to those scenes as they play forward.



Release Date: November 13, 2007
Produced by: Noah Brumbach
Format: CD
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Track Listing:

Romeo's Tune (Steve Forbert) / Genesis (Jorma Kaukonen) / One Fine Summer Morning (Evie Sands) / The Wagon (Dinosaur Jr) / See How We Are (X) / Sunday Girl (Blondie) / Everything Changes (Lesley Duncan) / Northern Blues (Dean Wareham & Britta Phillips) / Union City Blues (Blondie) / You and Me (Alice Cooper) / Clair (Gilbert O'Sullivan) / Easy to be Around (Diane Cluck) / Nothing is Wrong (The Db's) / On and On (Stephen Bishop) / Teen Angel (Donovan) / Something on Your Mind (Karen Dalton).


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