Ceremony [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Ceremony [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

by Eric Johnson


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Ten of the 16 tracks on the soundtrack album for Max Winkler's romantic comedy Ceremony are cues from the score by Eric D. Johnson, but the disc is billed as a various-artists collection of music from the movie. Johnson, leader of the Fruit Bats, provides background music that includes traditional-sounding Mexican themes ("Dos Gauchos en El Camino") and early guitar jazz à la Django Reinhardt ("Uncle Teddy"), as if he had learned scoring by listening to a collection of Ry Cooder's film music. The other six tracks are pop tunes of different sorts that seem to fit in with some of Johnson's music (Van Dyke Parks' brief instrumental "Plots and Entrees") or address the plot of the film (Ringo Starr's "It Don't Come Easy"). There are familiar songs done in unfamiliar ways, such as the Who song "La La La Lies" as recorded in its original demo by Pete Townshend and a cover of Paul Simon's "Papa Hobo" by Ezra Koenig "of the band Vampire Weekend" (as he is billed). And one of Eric Burdon & the Animals' better if less well-known songs, the B-side "Good Times," is given an airing after decades of neglect. It all adds up to a playful, even mischievous mood for a story of love and deception.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/26/2011
Label: Lakeshore Records
UPC: 0780163417524
catalogNumber: 34175
Rank: 273764

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eric Johnson   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Paul Simon   Composer
Pete Townshend   Composer
Dave Wakeling   Composer
John Weider   Composer
Eric Burdon   Composer
Sam Fishkin   Vocal Producer
Barry Jenkins   Composer
Matt Cartsonis   Producer
Thom Monahan   Engineer
John Bergin   Art Direction
Roger Charlery   Composer
Skip Williamson   Executive Producer
Daniel McCulloch   Composer
Brian McNelis   Executive Producer
Richard Starkey   Composer
Victor Briggs   Composer
Maggie Mull   Illustrations
Michael Billingham   Composer
Max Wimbler   Liner Notes

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