14 Songs, 59 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's 2006 best-seller delivers a soundtrack that fits well with Julia Roberts’ jet-setting across the world on a self-discovery adventure, but it could also perfectly accompany your own vacation, contrasting the stress of airport travel with a consistent mix of mellow, soothing jams throughout. Well that is all except for the hard funk of Sly & The Family Stone’s “Thank You (Fallettin Me Be Mice Elf Agin).” But the rest of these songs sound tailored for sipping fruity cocktails poolside, starting with Josh Rouse’s tranquil “Flight Attendant” from his ever-popular album 1972. The two Eddie Vedder songs here sound like grunge never happened; the rootsy “Better Days” is a gorgeous world music-tinged ballad recorded exclusively for the movie, while “The Long Road” is a droning ear massage that he recorded with Sufi Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Kahnin in 1997 for the film Dead Man Walking. And as proved in the ‘90s, Neil Young’s tunes (“Harvest Moon” and “Heart of Gold”) go with Vedder’s recordings like chocolate and peanut butter.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's 2006 best-seller delivers a soundtrack that fits well with Julia Roberts’ jet-setting across the world on a self-discovery adventure, but it could also perfectly accompany your own vacation, contrasting the stress of airport travel with a consistent mix of mellow, soothing jams throughout. Well that is all except for the hard funk of Sly & The Family Stone’s “Thank You (Fallettin Me Be Mice Elf Agin).” But the rest of these songs sound tailored for sipping fruity cocktails poolside, starting with Josh Rouse’s tranquil “Flight Attendant” from his ever-popular album 1972. The two Eddie Vedder songs here sound like grunge never happened; the rootsy “Better Days” is a gorgeous world music-tinged ballad recorded exclusively for the movie, while “The Long Road” is a droning ear massage that he recorded with Sufi Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Kahnin in 1997 for the film Dead Man Walking. And as proved in the ‘90s, Neil Young’s tunes (“Harvest Moon” and “Heart of Gold”) go with Vedder’s recordings like chocolate and peanut butter.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
178 Ratings

178 Ratings

ve123 ,

The Song in the Trailer

for those who are wondering, the song in the trailer is called "Dog Days Are Over" by Florence + The Machine...I love this soundtrack. It just stinks that that song wasn't put in..thats my only complaint.

Townsend D ,

Excuse me, where

I loved the scene when Liz first arrives in India. She's in the cab as it's racing through the chaotic slums of India! What made it such a great scene was M.I.A.'s upbeat song "Boyz". Why wouldn't it have been included on this soundtrack?! Otherwise, great album.

abtink ,

Songs in trailors

There are 3 different songs in the trailors, none of which are on the soundtrack...Dog Days are Over by Florence + The Machine, Good Life by One Republic, and Oh My God, Whatever, Etc. by Ryan Adams...all wonderful songs that fit the book and the author's experiences...not sure about this soundtrack....will wait until I see the movie to see how each song fits.....

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