|Title:||Singles - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack|
|Style:||Alternative Rock, Folk Rock, Grunge, Indie Rock, Soundtrack|
|Category:||Rock / Screen|
|Other format:||DTS DMF MMF ADX AA VQF AUD|
Singles is the original soundtrack album to the film Singles, primarily focused on the ascendant Seattle grunge scene of the early 1990s. It also features contributions from Minneapolis's Paul Westerberg (his first solo material after the breakup of The Replacements), Chicago's The Smashing Pumpkins, and past Seattle rockers Jimi Hendrix and The Lovemongers (Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart). It was released on June 30, 1992. The album has been certified two times platinum by the RIAA in the United States.
Nirvana's Nevermind had symbolically knocked Michael Jackson off the top of the album charts at the beginning of the year, and the underground buzz about Seattle bands like Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, and Pearl Jam was beginning to find its way past circles of indie aficionados and open-minded hard rock fans and into the mainstream
Album · 1992 · 8 Songs. Director Cameron Crowe’s Singles soundtrack plays more like a mixtape than a static assortment. Between the lovely, stormy rock of Screaming Trees’ Nearly Lost You and the snotty self-portraiture of Mudhoney’s Overblown, Crowe shows grunge’s diversity, while cuts from Hendrix and Heart nod to Seattle’s heritage. Pearl Jam’s roiling Breath translates the upsurging excitement of the moment, but it’s Mother Love Bone’s power ballad Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns that stands as an elegy for an era of conflicted feelings. Singles (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Various Artists.
Singles - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. The bonus CD features previously unreleased recordings by Mudhoney, Paul Westerberg, Mike McCready and Chris Cornell in addition to rarities such as Cornell's 1992 EP 'Poncier' (debuting an early rendition of Spoonman") and tracks from the film not included on the original soundtrack album.
The Singles soundtrack remains as good a place to start as any. For the bedrock of a somewhat flaccid rom-com it remains as accurate a historical artefact as any carefully curated Sub Pop compilation. For a start, director Cameron Crowe was smart enough to bridge the gap to what had been before, including two delightfully buoyant tracks by head Replacement Paul Westerberg, Dyslexic Heart and Waiting For Somebody Of the extras included in the inevitable 25th anniversary repackage, there’s a whole battalion of songs still . The Cult’s pivotal She Sells Sanctuary still doesn’t make the cut, nor a host of others, but the scratchy early version of Soundgarden’s Spoonman is fascinating, and you’ll struggle to find a bouncier instrumental than Paul. Westerberg’s previously unreleased Lost In Emily’s Words. A quarter of a century on, Singles is still a landmark.
There’s a natural grace to Cameron Crowe’s Singles. In hindsight, it’s always been a little bizarre seeing the Minneapolis crooner on a soundtrack comprised of ’90s hitmakers, but the singer-songwriter makes sense for two reasons: For starters, it’s long been argued his original outfit, The Replacements, were the true progenitors of alternative rock (Nirvana before Nirvana, essentially).
If you loved grunge, Singles is that film, that soundtrack is your soundtrack. Cameron Crowe’s story of singledom in Chicago is so intertwined with grunge that many of its key players are in the film not just as musicians but as actors. The fact that’s it's 25 years since this film was released, it is being celebrated in a new, enhanced soundtrack with a second disk of extra tracks and live versions. This includes the Poncier EP (named after Matt Dillon’s lead character from the film) by Chris Cornell. State of Love and Trust is a Pearl Jam staple that was left off their debut album and this soundtrack might have the best recorded version. Mudhoney’s Overblown is one of the greatest self aware moments of the grunge era. Soundgarden also contribute their offcut Birth Ritual which is one of Cornell’s strongest vocal performances.
|A1||–Alice In Chains||Would?||3:27|
|A4||–Paul Westerberg||Dyslexic Heart||4:28|
|A5||–The Lovemongers||Battle Of Evermore||5:41|
|A6||–Mother Love Bone||Chloe Dancer / Crown Of Thorns||8:16|
|B2||–Pearl Jam||State Of Love And Trust||3:46|
|B4||–Paul Westerberg||Waiting For Somebody||3:25|
|B5||–Jimi Hendrix||May This Be Love||3:10|
|B6||–Screaming Trees||Nearly Lost You||4:06|
|B7||–The Smashing Pumpkins||Drown||8:17|
|EK 52476||Various||Singles - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (CD, Comp)||Epic Soundtrax||EK 52476||US||1992|
|88985315511||Various||Singles - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2xLP, Comp, RE + CD, Comp, Dlx, Car)||Epic Soundtrax, Legacy, Vinyl Films||88985315511||US||2017|
|ET 52476||Various||Singles - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Cass, Comp)||Epic Soundtrax||ET 52476||Canada||1992|
|CEK 52476||Various||Singles - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (CD, Comp, Club)||Epic Soundtrax||CEK 52476||Canada||1992|
|EPC 471438 2, 471438 2||Various||Singles - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (CD, Comp)||Epic Soundtrax, Epic Soundtrax||EPC 471438 2, 471438 2||Europe||1992|