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A Brokedown Melody

  • 1. Cave, The - Culver City Dub Collective
    2. Breakdown - Jack Johnson (Film Version)
    3. Know How - Kings of Convenience
    4. We Need Love - Johnny Osbourne
    5. Transfiguration #1 - M. Ward
    6. Let It Be Sung - Jack Johnson/Zach Gill/Matt Costa
    7. Goodbye - Eddie Vedder
    8. Needles in My Eyes - The Beta Band
    9. Heart (Things Never Shared) - Doug Martsch
    10. Road, The - Matt Costa
    11. Vuelvo al Sur - Astor Piazzolla (Koop Remix, By Koop remix)
    12. Home - Jack Johnson
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 79600

  • Credits
    ProducerFranchot Tone; Tom Dumont; Adam Topol; Tim Lynch
    EngineerFranchot Tone

    Personnel: Matt Costa (guitar, piano).
    Audio Mixers: Robert Carranza; Tom Dumont.
    Recording information: Crash Test Studios (07/2006); Mango Tree, HI (07/2006); The Garage Lodge, Long Beach, CA (07/2006).
    Author: Luke Williams.
    In the tradition of films about the secret to happiness via the search for the perfect wave comes BROKEDOWN MELODY, which contains plenty of great surfing footage, commentary, and music. The latter element is showcased on the film's soundtrack, which includes contributions from the Beta Band, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Built to Spill's Doug Marstch, and Jack Johnson, who also appears in the movie. Thankfully, the soundtrack steers away from hackneyed traditional surf music and the in-your-face rock and metal associated with extreme sports. Instead, thoughtful, folk-leaning troubadours like M. Ward and Kings of Convenience are included, reflecting the more spiritual side of surfing, which--as BROKEDOWN MELODY shows--is as much a philosophy as a sport.

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (p.126) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "A BROKEDOWN MELODY maintains a mood so even-keeled that it's hypnotic."
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