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Various Artists - Good Will Hunting

 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)





Product No.:
ACAP 54774
UPC: 602547154774

Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2

Double LP

Movie soundtracks are chancy in that the music is often geared to specific parts of the film that are meant to evoke concurrent emotions; many don't hold up apart from their cinematic context. The trend of the past few years has been to gratuitously traipse down memory lane, with the convenient stance that a hit parade of '70s funk will lend an otherwise bloodless film some street cred.

Thankfully the soundtrack to "Good Will Hunting" doesn't strive for fake urban cool; this film about white, working-class Bostonians gets a mostly white, working-class sound. The soundtrack effectively mirrors the half-filled desires and lives that the film capitalizes on: restlessness, ennui, doubt, and unrequited love rule here. Elliot Smith contributes the most, and the best, songs, beautiful weepers that outshine Danny Elfman's somber original score, which makes only a few appearances.

1. Side 1
2. 1. Between The Bars – Elliot Smith
3. 2. As The Rain – Jeb Loy Nicholas
4. 3. Angeles – Elliot Smith
5. 4. No Name #3 – Elliot Smith
Side 2
7. 5. Fisherman’s Blues – The Waterboys
8. 6. Why Do I Lie? – Luscious Jackson
9. 7. Will Hunting (Instrumental) – Danny Elfman
Side 3
11. 8. Between The Bars – Elliot Smith
12. 9. Say Yes – Elliot Smith
13. 10. Baker Street – Gerry Rafferty
14. 11. Somebody’s Baby – Andru Donalds
Side 4
16. 12. Boys Better – The Dandy Warhols
17. 13. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart – Al Green
18. 14. Miss Misery – Elliot Smith
19. 15. Weepy Donuts – Danny Elfman

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